|| THE BOOK
|| 1 Gupta, Abhijit (ed)
Founts of knowledge : book history in India / Abhijit
Gupta and Swapan Chakravorty.-- New Delhi: Orient
vi, 366p. , 23cm.
ISBN : 9788125060536.
002.0954 GUP 144035
This book carries the second instalment of the four-part
study of censorship of print during the Raj. It also
examines print modernity and book entrepreneurs in
colonial Benares, the complex history of Konkani print
culture, the re-configuration of the community and
building of a reading public by the coming of print in
undivided Bengal through studies of the Bhagavata Purana
and the literary journal Bangadarsan, the construction of
childhood through Hindi children s periodicals in north
India in the early twentieth century, early travels of
the Bible in the Gangetic plain, and problems relating to
the import of British educational texts in colonial
India, especially Bengal.
** Books -- India -- History , Book industries and trade
- India -- History , Books and reading -- India --
|| 2 Carroll, Noel
Humour : a very short introduction / Noel Carroll.--
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
126p. , 18cm.
ISBN : 9780199552221.
152.43 CAR 144037
Humour is a universal feature of human life. In this Very
Short Introduction Noel Carroll considers the nature and
value of humour, from its leading theories and its
relation to emotion and cognition, to ethical questions
of its morality and its significance in shaping society.
** Wit and humor
|| SOCIAL PROCESSES
|| 3 Grint, Keith
Leadership : a very short introduction / Keith Grint.--
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
142p. , 18cm.
ISBN : 9780199569915.
303.34 GRI 144039
What is leadership? Are leaders born or bred? How do
leaders lead? In this book, the author considers these
questions, prompting the reader to rethink their
understanding of what leadership is. He examines the way
leadership has evolved over time and explores how it is
perceived, and used, in society today.
|| SOCIAL PROBLEMS and SOCIAL WELFARE IN GENERAL
|| 4 Palsetia, Jesse S
Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy of Bombay : partnership and public
cullture in empire / Jesse S Palsetia.-- Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 2015.
209p. , 23cm.
ISBN : 9780199459216.
361.74092 JAM 144034
This book details the life and public career of one of
India-s legendary individuals--Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, the
first Indian knight and baronet. Born of humble origins,
he went from collecting and selling empty bottles to
building a business empire through the nineteenth-century
China trade. Hailed as one of India-s greatest
philanthropists of the colonial era, Jejeebhoy utilized
his wealth for copious charity for the people of Bombay
and western India. But he was also an ambitious and canny
actor within the colonial framework, whose ambitions went
beyond altruistic desires to benefit society. Jejeebhoy
belonged to the collaborationist class that emerged under
early colonialism. This class--which also included
prominent figures like Dwarkanath Tagore, the merchant-
prince from Bengal--served as an important medium between
the imperial and Indian cultures. However, the limits of
collaboration for Indians were evident--Jejeebhoy faced
many bureaucratic and cultural obstacles in his
encounters with the imperial order. His efforts to
promote himself and indigenous capabilities bear
testimony to Indian ingenuity under the colonial regime.
** Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, -- 1783-1859 , Businesspeople --
India -- Biography , Philanthropists -- India --
|| 5 Anderson, Stephen R
Languages : a very short introduction / Stephen R
Anderson.-- Oxford: Oxford University press, 2012.
xiii,135p. , 18cm.
ISBN : 9780199590599.
410 AND 144038
How many languages are there? What differentiates one
language from another? Are new languages still being
discovered? Why are so many languages disappearing? These
are some of the questions considered in this Very Short
Introduction. In this book, the author answers the above
questions by looking at the science behind languages.
Considering a wide range of different languages and
linguistic examples, he demonstrates how languages are
not uniformly distributed around the world, just as some
places are more diverse than others in terms of plants
and animal species, the same goes for the distribution of
languages. Exploring the basis for linguistic
classification and raising questions about how we
identify a language, as well as considering signed
languages as well as spoken, he examines the wider social
issues of losing languages, and their impact in terms of
the endangerment of cultures and peoples. .
** Language and languages , Linguistics
|| GENERAL MANAGEMENT
|| 6 Hendry, John
Management : a very short introduction / John Hendry.--
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
xii, 138p. ,18cm.
ISBN : 9780199656981.
658 HEN 144040
In this book, the author provides a lively introduction
to the nature and practice of management. Tracing its
development over the last century, he looks not only at
what managers do, but also provides an insight into
modern management theory, considering the influences of
national and organizational culture, the relationship
between power and domination, and managing in different
** Management , Industrial management , Business and
|| SPORTS,GAMES and ENTERTAINMENT
|| 7 Wood, Michael
Film : a very short introduction / Michael Wood.-- Oxford
: Oxford University Press, 2012.
xiv, 138p. , 18cm.
ISBN : 9780192803535.
791.43 WOO 144036
Film is considered to be the dominant art form of the
twentieth century. It can be considered many other things
a record of events, a modern mythology, a career, an
industry, an art, a hobby, and much else. Michael Wood
explores the history of film, its venture into the
digital age, and its role and impact on modern society.
** Motion pictures , Motion pictures -- History , Motion
pictures -- Social aspects