|| MENTAL PROCESSES and INTELLIGENCE
||1 Blackmore, Susan
Consciousness : a very short introduction / Susan
Blackmore.--2nd ed.-- New York: Oxford University Press,
2017. xv,146p., 18cm.
(very short introduction , 121).
ISBN : 9780198794738.
153 BLA 146197
This controversial book clarifies the potentially
confusing arguments, and the major theories using
illustrations, lively cartoons, and experiments. Topics
include vision and attention, theories of self and will,
experiments on action and awareness, altered states of
consciousness, and the effects of brain damage and drugs.
||2 Priest, Graham
Logic : a very short introduction / Graham Priest.--2nd
ed.-- New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.
xxiii,156p., 18 cm.
(very short introduction , 29).
ISBN : 9780198811701.
160 PRI 146207
Logic is often perceived as having little to do with the
rest of philosophy, and even less to do with real life.
In this lively and accessible introduction, this book
shows how wrong this conception is and explores the
philosophical roots of the subject, explaining how modern
formal logic deals with issues ranging from the existence
of God and the reality of time to paradoxes of
probability and decision theory.
** Logic , Philosophy
|| OTHER RELIGIONS
||3 Bhatia, Varuni
Unforgetting Chaitanya : Vaishnavism and cultures of
devotion in colonial Bengal / Varuni Bhatia.-- Oxford:
Oxford University Press, 2018.
xiii, 291 p. , 25 cm.
ISBN : 978019087376.
294.5512095414 BHA 146204
In Unforgetting Chaitanya, Varuni Bhatia examines late-
nineteenth-century transformations of Vaishnavism--a
vibrant and multifaceted religious tradition emanating
from the Krishna devotee Chaitnaya (1486-1533)-in Bengal.
Drawing on an extensive body of hitherto unexamined
archival material, Bhatia finds that both Vaishnava
modernizers and secular voices among the educated middle-
class invoked Chaitanya, portraying him simultaneously as
a local hero, a Hindu reformer, and as God almighty.
** Vaishnavism-India--West Bengal , Chaitanya
|| SOCIAL INTERACTION
||4 Aldridge, Meryl
Understanding the local media / Meryl Aldridge.--
Maidenhead: Open University Press, 2007.
193p. , 23cm.
ISBN : 9780335221721.
302.230941 ALD 146269
This book addresses explains how regional newspapers and
broadcast news are owned, regulated and organized, how
these factors produce the outputs we see and hear, what
we know of audiences’ attitude to them, and discusses
local media as places of work. The author brings issues
alive by the extensive use of real examples and offers a
fascinating insight into this media sector for students
and teachers on academic and professional media courses.
It also provides stimulating reading for anyone
interested in UK media today.
** Local mass media -- Great Britain , Social sciences ,
|| FACTORS AFFECTING SOCIAL BEHAVIOR
||5 Lutz, Wolfgang (ed)
World population and human capital in the twenty-first
century : an overview / Wolfgang Lutz, William P Butz and
Samir KC.-- Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.
Xv,1056p. , 25cm.
ISBN : 9780198813422.
304.60112 LUT 146299
Using a selection of continent-wide datasets, this book
provides an in-depth analysis of past trends in
fertility, mortality, migration, and education. It
examines relevant theories and identifies key determining
factors to emphasize alternative trends in human capital.
** Population forecasting , Educational attainment --
Forecasting , Educational attainment -- Statistics
|| SOCIAL GROUPS
||6 Gilbertson, Amanda
Within the limits : moral boundaries of class and gender
in urban India / Amanda Gilbertson.-- New Delhi: Oxford
University Press, 2018.
ix, 235 p. , 23cm.
ISBN : 9780199477425.
305.55095484 GIL 146206
The book charts how diverse understandings of the moral
limits of middle-class being shape consumption patterns,
education strategies, attitudes toward caste, shifting
marriage ideals, and youth cultures of fashion and dating
in the city.
** Middle class--Conduct of life , Middle class women ,
Social conditions , India--Hyderabad
||7 Jodhka, Surinder S. (ed)
A Handbook of rural India / Surinder S. Jodhka.--
Hyderabad: Orient BlackSwan, 2018.
xvi, 472 p., 24 cm.
(Readings on the economy, polity and society).
ISBN : 9789352871988.
307.14120954 JOD 146253
Rural and urban are the foremost categories through which
social life has been visualised and engaged with in
modern and contemporary times. The idea of the rural or
the village has been of particular significance in India.
British colonisers represented India to the world as a
land of village republics. This representation was so
influential that even the nationalist leaders accepted it
uncritically. A Handbook of Rural India, brings together
36 research papers written by some of the leading social
scientists, from the early 1950s to the present. It
provides a historical perspective on the subject of the
rural and covers a wide range of topics that have been
critical to the imaginings and empirics of village life
in contemporary India.
** Rural development , Rural development-Government
|| POLITICAL SCIENCE
||8 Roy, Indrajit
Politics of the poor : negotiating democracy in
contemporary India / Indrajit Roy.-- New Delhi: Cambridge
University Press, 2018.
xix, 521p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9781107117181.
320.954086942 ROY 146278
Based on diverse sorts of data and fieldwork in India,
this book analyses how the poor participate in a
** Poor -- Political activity -- India , Democracy --
Social aspects -- India , Marginality, Social --
Political aspects -- India
||9 Honore, Bo (ed)
Advances in economics and econometrics : Eleventh World
Congress / Bo Honore and others.-- Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 2017.
ix, 337p. , 23cm.
(Econometric Society monographs , 58).
ISBN : 9781108400008.
330 HON 146282,V1
This is the first of two volumes containing papers and
commentaries presented at the Eleventh World Congress of
the Econometric Society, held in Montreal, Canada in
August 2015. These papers provide state-of-the-art guides
to the most important recent research in economics. The
book includes surveys and interpretations of key
developments in economics and econometrics, and
discussion of future directions for a wide variety of
topics, covering both theory and application. The first
volume includes theoretical and applied papers addressing
topics such as dynamic mechanism design, agency problems,
** Econometrics -- Congresses , Economics -- Congresses,
10 Farmer, Roger E A
Prosperity for all : how to prevent financial crises /
Roger E A Farmer.-- New York: Oxford University Press,
xiv, 277p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9780190621438.
330.156 FAR 146279
In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, economists
around the world have advanced theories to explain the
persistence of high unemployment and low growth rates.
According to the author, these theories can be divided
into two leading schools of thought: the ideas of pre-
Keynesian scholars who blame the recession on bad
economic policy, and the suggestions of "New Keynesian"
scholars who propose standard modifications to select
assumptions of Keynes- General Theory. But he eschews
both these schools of thought, arguing instead that in
order to mitigate current financial crises-and prevent
future ones-macroeconomic theory must become attuned to
** Economic policy , Monetary policy
||11 Wetzstein, Michael E
Microeconomic theory : concepts and connections / Michael
E Wetzstein.--2nd ed.-- London: Routledge, 2013.
vi,1098p. , 26cm.
ISBN : 9780415603706.
338.5 WET 146297
This book introduces the main concepts of microeconomics
to upper division undergraduate students or first year
graduate students who have undergone at least one
elementary calculus course. The book fully integrates
graphical and mathematical concepts and offers over 150
analytical examples demonstrating numerical solutions.
The book has a strong theoretical basis but shows how
microeconomics can be brought to bear on the real world.
** Economics, Mathematical , Microeconomics
12 Subbu, B V R
Santro : the car that built a company / B V R Subbu.--
Gurgaon: Hachette India, 2017.
x, 254p. , 23cm.
ISBN : 9789351952084.
338.76292220954 SUB 146280
In this book, the author reveals the hitherto untold
story of how this small car made such a big impact and
firmly established a relatively unknown Korean car
manufacturer as a market leader in the Indian automobile
industry. Vivid anecdotes detail the thrills and
challenges of introducing a new product in a new market,
the canny business decisions that overthrew the
competition, the unforgettable marketing campaign with
Shah Rukh Khan that made the car the household name it
became, and the high-stakes power battles and everyday
drama that characterize corporate India.
** Hyundai Motor India Limited, Hyundai automobile,
Automobile industry and trade -- India , Automobile
industry and trade
13 Tarp, Finn (ed)
Growth, structural transformation, and rural change in
Viet Nam : a rising dragon on the move / Finn Tarp.--
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.
xxviii, 304p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9780198796961.
338.95970091734 TAR 146284
Many developing countries--Viet Nam included--continue to
struggle to raise incomes per capita. A common feature of
the growth and development process is a fundamental
change in the pattern of economic activity, as households
reallocate labour from traditional agriculture to more
productive forms of agriculture and modern industrial and
service sectors. Broad structural transformation and
widespread poverty reduction is the combined result of
these large-scale shifts in work and labour allocation
when they realise desired development goals. The roots of
this book grow from when the first pilot Viet Nam Access
to Resources Household Survey (VARHS) was carried out in
** Rural development -- Vietnam , Economic history
|| MACROECONOMICS and RELATED TOPICS
||14 Hamilton, Kirk (ed)
National wealth : what is missing, why it matters / Kirk
Hamilton and Cameron Hepburn.-- Oxford: Oxford University
xxiv, 468p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9780198803720.
339.2 KIR 146298
This book assembles a collection of high-quality
contributions to define the key concepts and address the
economic and policy issues around national wealth. It
considers insights from economic history, addresses the
impacts of the changes to national accounting, and teases
out the policy implications for both rich and poor
countries and the institutions within them. The book
evaluates the progress that has been made in measuring
national wealth, as well as the recent developments in
theory and practice which tell us that the change in real
wealth (net saving) is an essential indicator of economic
** Wealth -- Econometric models , Economics
15 Jappelli, Tullio
The Economics of consumption : theory and evidence /
Tullio Jappelli and Luigi Pistaferri.-- New York: Oxford
University Press, 2017.
xv, 294p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9780199383153.
339.47 JAP 146281
In this book, the authors provide a comprehensive
examination of the most important developments in the
field of consumption decisions and evaluate economic
models against empirical evidence. The first part of the
book provides the basic ingredients of economic models of
consumption decisions. The central part reviews the
empirical literature on the effect of income and wealth
changes on consumption and on the relevance of
precautionary saving and credit market imperfections. The
last chapters extend the basic framework to such
important areas as bequests, leisure, lifetime
uncertainty, and financial sophistication.
** Consumption (Economics)
|| GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
||16 Das, Pranab Kumar (ed)
Decentralisation, governance, and development : an Indian
perspective / Pranab Kumar Das.-- Hyderabad: Orient
xxx, 282 p.,22cm.
ISBN : 9789386296887.
352.283095414 DAS 146254
India believed it could take development closer to its
people, make the government more accountable, and empower
women and oppressed communities through
decentralisation-the provision of political and financial
autonomy at the local level through the three-tier
Panchayati Raj structure. Fifteen years after the 73rd
and 74th Amendments that brought in this innovation, what
is the performance of the local government in India?
Decentralisation, Governance and Development provides a
comprehensive assessment that answers this question.
Drawing from the examples of the two states where
decentralisation has been most successful-Kerala and West
Bengal-this volume explores the causes and effects of
failures in implementation and issues of governance.
** Decentralization in government-India-West Bengal ,
||17 Rose-Ackerman, Susan
Corruption and government : causes, consequences, and
reform / Susan Rose-Ackerman and Bonnie J. Palifka.--2nd
ed.-- New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016.
xxii,618 p., 23 cm.
ISBN : 9781107081208.
364.1323 ROS 146252
The second edition of Corruption and Government updates
Susan Rose-Ackerman-s 1999 book to address emerging
issues and to rethink old questions in light of new data.
The book analyzes the research explosion that accompanied
the fall of the Berlin Wall, the founding of Transparency
International, and the World Bank-s decision to give anti
corruption policy a key place on its agenda. Time has
vindicated Rose-Ackerman-s emphasis on institutional
reform as the necessary condition for serious progress.
The book deals with routine payoffs and with corruption
in contracting and privatization. It gives special
attention to political corruption and to instruments of
accountability. The authors have expanded the treatment
of culture as a source of entrenched corruption and added
chapters on criminal law, organized crime, and post-
** Political corruption, Political corruption --Economic
|| INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE
||18 Acharyya, Rajat
Trade and environment / Rajat Acharyya.-- New Delhi:
Oxford University Press, 2013.
xiii, 167 p., 19 cm.
(Oxford India short introductions).
ISBN : 9780198075424.
382 ACH 146203
This introduction studies the spiralling growth-
production trade relationship which is continuously
putting pressure on environmental resources, making
pollution abatement a bone of contention amongst the
developed and the developing nations.
** International trade-Environmental aspects ,
Environmental economics , Investments, Foreign
|| GENERAL MANAGEMENT
||19 Lloyd, Richard
Successful integrated planning for the supply chain : key
organizational and human dynamics / Richard Lloyd.--
London: Kogan Page, 2018.
xv, 260 p.,24cm.
ISBN : 9780749477684.
658.7 LLO 146288
This book evaluates different approaches to change
interventions and explores how Integrated Business
Planning could be implemented in any organization to
create sustainable improvements.
** Business logistics. , Organizational change
20 Leboff, Grant
Digital selling : how to use social media and the web to
generate leads and sell more / Grant Leboff.-- London:
Kogan Page, 2016.
viii, 208p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9780749475079.
658.872 LEB 146283
This book makes sense of the new paradigms in which a
salesperson now operates. It outlines the new strategies
required to make the most of the plentiful opportunities
that exist, and provides the practical advice salespeople
need to use the social web effectively, generate leads
and sell more.
** Internet marketing , Selling , Internet marketing