||1 Baldock, John
Women in the Bible : miracle births, heroic deeds,
bloodlust and jealousy / John Baldock.-- London: Arcturus
208p. , 30cm.
ISBN : 9781788283960.
R 220.082 BAL 147248(Ref.)
This book covers a great number of important questions
about the role of women in religion and society. It
includes fascinating stories ranging from accounts of
miraculous births to tales of scheming intrigue and
bloodlust. There are but a few women in the Bible who
have similar standing to their more famous male
counterparts. This dismal state of affairs mirrors the
position of women generally in Western society over the
last two thousand years. The author is at pains to rescue
the reputation of women in the Bible, revealing that they
were once on an equal footing with men - even that women
were once personified as wisdom.
** Women in the Bible , Bible
|| SOCIAL GROUPS
2 Parulkar, Ashwin
Dispossessed : stories from India-s margins / Ashwin
Parulkar and others.-- New Delhi: Speaking Tiger
xiv, 242p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9789386582539.
305.560954 PAR 147252
Drawn from interviews and conversations as part of a
study on destitution by the Centre for Equity Studies,
this book takes a wide-ranging view of what it means to
be destitute, displaced and marginalized in contemporary
India. Equally importantly, through these personal
accounts of their research, the authors explore their own
privileges in comparison.
** Marginality, Social -- India , People with social
disabilities -- India , Poverty -- India
|| FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
3 Madura, Jeff
Financial institutions and markets / Jeff Madura.--10th
ed.-- Delhi: Cengage Learning, 2015.
xxxiv, 714p. , 26cm.
ISBN : 9788131525272.
332 MAD 147264
This book emphasizes securities traded by financial
institutions and the scope of participation of those
financial institutions within each market. This edition
also focuses on the management, performance, and
regulatory aspects of financial institutions and explores
the functions of the Federal Reserve System, the major
debt and equity security markets, and derivative security
** Financial institutions , Money market , Capital market
|| ECONOMICS OF LAND and ENERGY
4 Sengupta, Ramprasad
Ecological limits and economic development : creating
space / Ramprasad Sengupta.-- New Delhi: Oxford
University Press, 2013.
xxvi, 365p. , 25cm.
ISBN : 9780198081654.
333.7 SEN 147263
This book presents a comprehensive coverage of the role
of ecological constraints in limiting the availability of
natural resources for economic development. It discusses
in detail the notion of sustainable development, the
concept of ecological footprints, and population theory.
It also analyses how the development of technology,
policies, and institutions can relax these constraints in
the context of major resources. The book engages with the
dynamics of and policies for conservation of an entire
range of major resources-land and soil, water, forests,
biodiversity, energy, non-energy, material, and waste
absorption. It identifies the role of knowledge, values,
human capital, and institutions in overcoming nature-s
** Economic development -- Environmental aspects ,
|| SOCIAL PROBLEMS AND SERVICES;ASSOCIATIONS
||5 Cawthorne, Nigel
The History of the Mafia / Nigel Cawthorne.-- London:
Arcturus Publishing, 2017.
208p. , 26cm.
ISBN : 9781788280709.
R 364.106 CAW 147243(Ref.)
The History of the Mafia is full of blood-chilling
characters, from Al Capone, who ran Chicago during
Prohibition, and hitmen Louis Lepke and Alberto Anastasia
who founded Murder, Inc, to Toto Riina, "boss of bosses,"
John Gotti, "the Teflon don," and Bernardo "The Tractor"
Provenzano, who hid out from the law in a farmhouse for
43 years. These were extraordinary men who lived through
extraordinary times. This book tells the story of their
lives, their families, their codes, their crimes and
their cold-blooded murders.
** Mafia -- History , Mafia
|| DRAWING and DECORATIVE ARTS
||6 Barber, Barrington
Through the eyes of Leonardo da Vinci : revealing the
genius of the great Renaissance master / Barrington
Barber.-- London: Arcturus Publishing, 2015.
128p. , 28cm.
ISBN : 9781784044718.
R 741.092 LEO 147245(Ref.)
Selected from the vast range of Leonardo-s drawings, this
book presents an inspiring collection that is testament
to the artist-s accurate eye and unfailing hand. Once you
have studied these images, you will begin to understand
why Leonardo believed the eye was the perfect instrument
for absorbing the laws of nature and that the artist was
the perfect instrument for their expression.
** Leonardo, -- da Vinci, -- 1452-1519 -- Criticism and
interpretation , Artists- preparatory studies , Drawing,
Italian , Drawing, Renaissance
7 Barber, Barrington
Through the eyes of Vincent Van Gogh / Barrington Barber.
-- London: Arcturus Publishing, 2015.
128p. , 28cm.
ISBN : 9781784044725.
R 741.092 GOG 147246(Ref.)
Vincent Van Gogh took as his subjects the places and
people around him. This collection of his most touching
and intimate works spans his entire lifetime and comes
with insightful commentaries by artist-teacher,
Barrington Barber. Van Gogh was productive as an artist
for a mere ten years but his output was prodigious and
varied, ranging from portraits of working people
performing simple tasks, landscapes infused with the
brilliant light of the Midi to everyday objects. This
book presents examples of these genres and places them in
the context of the artist-s life at the time. It is a
beautiful introduction to the artist, his life and his
** Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890 , Artists- preparatory
studies , Drawing, Renaissance
|| ENGLISH and OLD ENGLISH LITERATURES
8 Tully, Mark
Upcountry tales : once upon a time in the heart of India
/ Mark Tully.-- New Delhi: Speaking Tiger, 2017.
287p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9789386582690.
823 TUL 147247
This book brings us stories from the end of an era-a time
that preceded the economic liberalization of 1991, when
India was at a crossroads, and a time that may not be as
firmly in the past as we imagine. Set in the villages of
eastern Uttar Pradesh during the second half of the
1980s, these stories are about memorable people-unlikely
rebels, delightful pragmatists, bunglers and bumblers,
quiet heroes-finding ways to deal with bad governance,
corruption and social hierarchies. A timid, elderly Dalit
challenges tradition to build a temple to Sant Ravi Das,
a clear-headed, clever farmer-s wife saves her family
from her husband-s follies, a former headmistress leads
the battle to save an endangered railway line, a
politician-s son learns what it means -to eat the dust of
UP-, a peaceable, comfort-loving policeman defies
political pressure to solve a murder, an agnostic becomes
** India -- Social life and customs -- Fiction , Manners
9 Bond, Ruskin
Lone Fox dancing : my autobiography / Ruskin Bond.-- New
Delhi: Speaking Tiger Publishing, 2017.
277p. , 23cm.
ISBN : 9789386338907.
823.914 BON 147256
In this brilliantly readable autobiography, one of India-s
greatest writers shows us the roots of everything he has
written. He begins with a dream and a gentle haunting,
before taking us to an idyllic childhood in Jamnagar by
the Arabian Sea-where he composed his first poem-and New
Delhi in the early 1940s-where he found material for his
first short story. It was a brief period of happiness
that ended with his parents- separation and the untimely
death of his beloved father. A search for companionship
and security, undercut by a fierce independence and a
tendency for risk-taking, would inform every choice he
made for the rest of his life. With effortless intimacy
and candour, Bond recalls his boarding school days in
Shimla and winter holidays in Dehradun, when he tried to
come to terms with a sense of abandonment, made friends,
discovered great books and found his true calling.
** Bond, Ruskin , Authors, Indic -- 20th century --
|| HISTORY OF ASIA
10 Vajpeyi, Ashok (ed)
India dissents : 3,000 years of difference, doubt and
argument / Ashok Vajpeyi.-- New Delhi: Speaking Tiger
553p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9789385755958.
954 VAJ 147254
Throughout Indian history, various individuals and groups
have questioned, censured and debated authority-be it the
state or empire, religious or political traditions, caste
hierarchies, patriarchy or even the idea of god. These
dissenting voices have persisted despite all attempts
made to silence them. They have inspired revolutions and
uprisings, helped preserve individual dignity and
freedom, and promoted tolerance and a plurality in
thought and lifestyle. This book brings together some of
these voices that have sustained India as a great and
** India -- Civilization , Dissenters -- India ,
Dissenting opinions -- India