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Ageing, Indian Perspective
Rs.550.00
The old and aged in a society represent the bedrock of its existence: symbolising the past. They are the carriers of tradition, values and experience, the guiding light for the young without whom society is not total and lose its stability. And progress that a society makes, culturally and morally, ...
Ao Naga World-view
Rs.625.00
The book, as the title says, consists of a series of dialogues about the Ao Naga world-view, their traditions, rituals and ethical norms, and their ideas of history and objects of veneration. The dialogue took place in specially organized meetings and participants were drawn from elders of the Ao Na...
Bharatiya Samajshastra ke Parmukh Sampardaya
Rs.660.00
‘Bharatiya Samaj Shastra ke Pramukh Sampradaya’ is a book in Hindi language that deals with the advent, teaching and development of Sociology in India.It is an original book that deals with the major Sociologists in India. This book divides the whole history of sociology in India into nine inter...
Bharatiya Samajshastra ke Parmukh Sampardaya
Rs.380.00
‘Bharatiya Samaj Shastra ke Pramukh Sampradaya’ is a book in Hindi language that deals with the advent, teaching and development of Sociology in India.It is an original book that deals with the major Sociologists in India. This book divides the whole history of sociology in India into nine inter...
Bhog-Moksha Sambhava — Kashi Ka Samajika-Samskritika Svarupa
Rs.800.00
This book contains 57 essays on the history of Kashi. They highlight the important religions, sects, factions of Kashi and their involvement in cultural traditions — social and economic....
Chanted Narratives — The Living ‘Katha-Vachana’ Tradition
Rs.900.00
Every region/community of the world has its sahre of oral creativity, in varying measures though. And, accordingly, has its own legacy of ‘chanted narratives’: epical, hostorical, mythical, romantic, or even ritualistic. Which have long survived in the collective memory of its people, having bee...
Cultural Dimension of Ecology
Rs.600.00
Urbanization. Industrialization. Market Economy. Technocentric Lifestyles. Degenerated Consumerism. Air, Water and Land Pollutions. These are some of the tell-tale expressions, recurringly surfacing in the concerns about ecological disturbances across the continents. Today, however, as we are headed...
Cultural Dimension of Education
Rs.700.00
Traditional education strives to expand the spheres of existence through social awareness (forming kinship with the entire world), cosmological awareness (expansion of the being by self-transformation), and technological awareness (relating creativity to the ritual enforcement of life). In contrast,...
Empowerment and Disempowerment of the Olds
Rs.600.00
The book emphasises on a deeper understanding of ageing in the society of today, viewing it as a precarious process, both at the individual and at the societal level. It takes into consideration the position of the aged within the family and in the society, and the changes that have come about over ...
Essential Forest Produce in Orissa
Rs.450.00
This volume is the 4th in the ongoing “Man and Forest” series – a series trying to highlight the relevance of ‘indigenous knowledge’ of various tribal communities in the sustainable management of forests and local resources – more specially against the growing challenges of economic deve...
Ethnobotany of The Kondh, Poraja, Gadaba and Bonda of the Koraput Region of Odisha, India
Rs.1,250.00

Understanding the ecological knowledge of tribal and rural societies is necessary to conserve and sustain natural resources. This volume discusses the history and importance of ethnobotany with specific reference to four tribal communities of Odisha, India. It begins with an account of t...

Folk Narratives Rituals and Performances
Rs.1,800.00
Folk Narratives: Rituals and Performances reflects the world-view of the traditional societies and it is considered as an Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of a particular community or society. This study investigates the culture, in a particular sociocultural context, of the multifaceted Tamil soc...
Forest Tribe of Borneo — Resource use among the Dayak Benuaq
Rs.800.00
Here is the third volume in the series Man and Forest: a series trying to highlight the relevance of ‘indigenous knowledge’ of various tribal communities in the sustainable management of forests/local resources against the growing challenges of environmental hazards and a declining resource base...
Forest Tribe of Orissa: Vol. 2: The Kuttia Kondh
Rs.1,100.00
In the management of renewable resources, forests have undeniably a vital role, and today, as never before, their conservation is an urgency. In view of this dire necessity the series Man and Forest tries to highlight the relevance of indigenous knowledge of various South Asian tribal communities in...
Forest Tribes of Orissa —  Life style and Social Conditions of Selected Orissan Tribes.
Vol. 1: Dongaria Kondh Forest
Rs.800.00
In the management of renewable resources, forests have undeniably a vital role and today, as never before, their conservation is an urgency. In view of this dire necessity, the series Man and Forest tries to highlight the relevance of indigenous knowledge of various South Asian tribal communities in...
Forest Tribes of Orissa —  Life style and Social Conditions of Selected Orissan Tribes.
Vol. 3: The Juang
Rs.900.00
In the management of renewable resources, forests have undeniably a vital role, and today, as never before, their conservation is an urgency. In view of this dire necessity the series Man and Forest tries to highlight the relevance of indigenous knowledge of various South Asian tribal communities in...
Forestry Research in India
Rs.1,250.00

Forestry research is a niche segment in India and has yet to find a deserving place as a science. Many universities/premier institutes haven't realized its potential and, therefore, are not keen to offer courses on it. This book is an effort to highlight the importance of the topic and t...

Forgotten Identities — Women Artisans of Kashmir
Rs.500.00
The contribution of women to sustenance and survival of cultures and civilization, as such, has assumed new proportions in the last century or so, with women engaging themselves in a range of activities for livelihood in urban centres. Their contributions have, however, largely gone unacknowledged d...
Gender, Space and Resistance: Women and Theatre in India
Rs.1,800.00
This book explores the presence and contribution of women to the recorded history of Indian theatre. It provides a platform to raise, discuss and debate issues, aesthetics and techniques connected with the Indian theatre in the backdrop of political, social and moral values of women in theatre. An a...
Hill Bhuiyas of Orissa
Rs.650.00
Bhuiyas, numbering around two million, are the aboriginal tribes of Central Hill Belt of India. These primitive Pauri or Hill Bhuiyas of Keonjhar, Bonai and Pal Lehera states, and the Hinduized Bhuiyas of Himgir and Nagra of Gangpur State of Orissa in British India are the subject of this study, del...
Hindus and Tribals — Quest For Co-existence: Social Dynamics in Medieval Orissa
Rs.250.00
The complex process of tribal absorption into the Hindu society and the mobility of jatis in the varna scale has been keenly studied by scholars in the past under various labels — ‘Sanskritization’, ‘Brahmanization’ and so on; however, there has resulted a tediousness owing to use of the s...
Human Rights as a Western Concept
Rs.120.00
Whether the discourse on Human Rights constitutes an authentically universal discourse, or merely Western discourse masquerading as such, is an issue which has persisted ever since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in 1948, and shows no signs of letting up. This book presents an ...
Indian Diaspora: Hindus and Sikhs in Australia
Rs.1,500.00
Since the late 1990s, the Indian community in Australia has grown faster than any other immigrant community. The Indian Diaspora has made substantial contributions to the multi-ethnic and multi-religious diversity within Australia. The growth of Hinduism and Sikhism through gurus, temples, yoga and ...
Indian Family System
Rs.700.00
The joint family system has ancient roots in India, being traceable to the Vedic times when four generations lived together. The tradition helped in maintaining strong bonds of kinship and keeping alive customs and traditions of the past. This book seeks to examine the joint family system in India: ...
Indian Thought Between Tradition and the Culture of Technology
Rs.160.00
The book is a brilliant socio-cultural study of the contemporary Indian society in the context of the invasion of the “culture of technology”. The recent spate of technological advancements involves much more than the mere use of lifeless mechines. It is an inculcation of a constellation of valu...
India’s Rural Transformation and Development
Rs.500.00
This book, a collection of updated articles presented in an international conference on India's ‘Rural Transformation and Development: Issues, Processes and Direction' organized by the Cordia Group of Institutes and Sanghol community on 17-18 November 2011, talks about the criticality of different...
Indigenous Knowledge, Forest Management and Forest Policy in South Asia
Rs.750.00
Reflecting the latest findings of a large research project that began about a decade ago this volume, the 5th in the ongoing “Man and Forest” series, highlights the relevance of ‘indigenous knowledge’ of various South Asian tribal and rural communities in the sustainable management of forest...
Integration of Endogenous Cultural Dimension into Development
Rs.560.00
From the post-World War II decolonization to about mid-1980s, mainstream development thinking has focussed on ‘economics’, on the one-dimensional abstraction of homo economicus, to the exclusion of all else: specially the socio-cultural context in which development might take place. This divorce...
Interface of Cultural Identity and Development
Rs.600.00
From the post-World War II decolonization to about mid-1980s, mainstream development thinking has focussed on ‘economics’, on the one-dimensional abstraction of homo economicus, to the exclusion of all else: specially the socio-cultural context in which development might take place. This divorce...
Jyotiba Phule: A Modern Indian Philosopher
Rs.170.00
Caste conflicts ruled the roost in the nineteenth-century India. It housed many social evils like untouchability, discrimination against women and the underprivileged, and sati. Education was the prerogative of the mighty Brahmins and the upper-class society, resulting in the perennial exploitation ...
Kamakhya — A Socio Cultural Study
Rs.950.00
This is a comprehensive work on the Kamakhya temple complex in Assam: the complex processes of the deity's sanskritization and the temple's role in integrating the people of this region with the mainland. Incorporating details from interviews with temple priests and other temple staff and from liter...
LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer)
Rs.800.00
The invisibility accorded to queer literary works in India has a systematic sinister agenda of silencing. Such a hidden target can be countered only by cataloguing the still unexplored queer texts in various Indian languages and by developing unique critical tools to analyse these texts in a such a ...
Life-style and Ecology
Rs.600.00
As one of its significant programmes, the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) has, for sometime, focussed on the lifestyle studies addressing the fundamental questions concerning Man’s relationship with Cosmic Order, his perceptions of Space and Time through the ages and across cult...
Lifestyle of the Vedic People
Rs.500.00
Based on a deep analysis of the Vedic literature, the book deals with aspects of everyday life of the Vedic people: their housing, mode of production and occupations, social organisation, education, food and drink, entertainment, dress and cosmetics, etc. Tracing the influence of Vedic learning on U...
Local Initiatives — Collective Water Management in Rural Bangladesh
Rs.700.00
This book illustrates how people in rural Bangladesh, without any institutional or material support, manage their water resources to make their environment safer or more productive. Case studies of over seven hundred local initiatives show that people have an underestimated capacity to design, cons...
Man in the Forest — Local Knowledge and Sustainable Management of Forests and Natural Resources in Tribal Communities in India
Rs.450.00
In the management of renewable resources, forests have undeniably a vital role. And today, more than ever before, their conservation is an urgency. In view of this dire necessity, Man in the Forest tries to highlight the high relevance of indigenous knowledge of Indian tribal communities in the sust...
Manu Smriti: A Critical Study and Its Relevance in the Modern Times
Rs.1,000.00
Manu-Smriti is one of the most coveted and popular works of ancient India. It comprises codes that are needed for an ideal, peaceful and harmonious society. The entire Manu-Smriti revolves around the Vedic concept of rita or dharma. The concepts of purusharthas, ashramas and varnas have their roots ...
Marwari Community in Eastern India — A Historical Survey focussing North Bengal
Rs.550.00
The migration of a community to a specific region and its prosperous growth there, is dependent on a number of socio-economic factors that require in-depth research to understand the nuances of change and complexities of the community’s interaction with the society, economy and polity of the regio...
Material Culture of the Orissan Tribals
Rs.480.00
The book contains the material culture of the three sub-groups of the Kondhs, a major tribal community of Orissa, situated in the districts of Koraput, Kalahandi and Phulbani. It examines the cultural life aspects of the Kutia Kondhs, the Dongaria Kondhs and the Malia Kondhs which remarkably differs...
Material Culture of the Orissan Tribals
Rs.260.00
The book contains the material culture of the three sub-groups of the Kondhs, a major tribal community of Orissa, situated in the districts of Koraput, Kalahandi and Phulbani. It examines the cultural life aspects of the Kutia Kondhs, the Dongaria Kondhs and the Malia Kondhs which remarkably differs...
Maukhika Mahakavya
Rs.260.00
This volume is based on the great stories of the heroes of Rajasthan like Nanda, Jagar, Rupavel, Salhes, Kaaras Dev, etc. The writer has tried to explain how the public knowledge, public tradition and mass popularity is linked to these stories and their effect on society. ...
Morality and Social Justice
Rs.1,000.00
The highly stratified Indian society, with a history of domination by a few on all the sections of the society, is going through a predicament. There is a crisis for justice in every section of the society, particularly in those who have been tormented for centuries. In spite of many giant thinkers ...
Nation, Nationalism and Social Structure in Ancient India — A Survey Through Vedic Literature
Rs.800.00
The concepts of nation and nationalism are generally considered as having their genesis in western modes of thought. However, in this book, Dr. Shiva Acharya attempts to show that the theories of nation and nationalism can be traced to the Vedic era on the basis of a painstaking study of the Vedic c...
Patient-Physician Relationship
Rs.480.00
The papers presented at a workshop on ßpatient-physician relationship,û organized by Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University, have thinkers from various disciplines like religion, philosophy and law discussing a range of issues involved in patient-physician understanding. The concept is view...
Philosophical Understanding of Human Rights
Rs.500.00
Human rights is a topic that gets vividly and seriously debated at varied platforms, globally. The concept of human rights has a rich philosophical and theoretical tradition, and its philosophical dimension deserves proper attention. Having given an account of the origins and historical development ...
Primitive Tribes of Orissa and their Development Strategies
Rs.380.00
Tribal people living in the remote areas of the territory forms an indispensable part of the Indian population. More than 250 different tribal groups inhabit in India, of which 62 tribal groups live in Orissa, each varying in culture, language, economic life and level of literacy. The thirteen triba...
Primitive Tribes of Orissa and their Development Strategies
Rs.750.00
Tribal people living in the remote areas of the territory forms an indispensable part of the Indian population. More than 250 different tribal groups inhabit in India, of which 62 tribal groups live in Orissa, each varying in culture, language, economic life and level of literacy. The thirteen triba...
Reconstructing Folk Psychology
Rs.320.00
Reconstructing Folk Psychology is the outcome of a research that looks into the possibility of locating folk psychological structures and issues within the domain of classical Indian philosophy. Starting from the concepts of belief, desire to perception and the consciousness of time and even the way...
Saga of Agony and Shame — Child Labour and Child Abuse in India and the SAARC Countries
Rs.280.00
In this book Dr M.S. Bhattacharya offers nothing less than a comprehensive account of child labour and child abuse in almost the entire South Asia. It began with the days of the Raj when newly set-up industries and plantations started employing children on a large scale to augment production which c...
Social Ecology
Rs.1,000.00
This book of Radhakamal Mukerjee, with an “introduction” of Klaus Seeland, is an authoritative study on “social ecology”. Social ecology is different in scope from human ecology. Since there is whole gamut of confusion about the term social ecology and its relation with sociology, here is an...
Social History of the Tamils (1707-1947)
Rs.850.00
Notwithstanding the prolificity of indepth researches in contemporary historiography, Professor Subramanian’s book is the first concentrative effort to track down the social history of the Tamils. Today, the Tamils, over fifty million of them, live in the south-eastern state of the Indian peninsul...
Social History of the Tamils (1707-1947)
Rs.450.00
Notwithstanding the prolificity of indepth researches in contemporary historiography, Professor Subramanian’s book is the first concentrative effort to track down the social history of the Tamils. Today, the Tamils, over fifty million of them, live in the south-eastern state of the Indian peninsul...
Social Justice — Philosophical Perspectives
Rs.300.00
Civilisational history, in a way, has been man’s unending quest for social justice, leading him to strive not only for equality, but also for the abolition of discriminations in every form. Social justice, however, has defied a precise definition. And, as a concept, has been viewed differently in ...
Society in Ancient India: Evolution since the Vedic Times based on Sanskrit, Pali, Prakrit and Other Classical Sources
Rs.650.00
It is a fascinating, meticulously documented study unveiling, for the first time, the ancient Indian society in all its variegated evolutionary expressions across about two-and-a-half millennia: since the Vedic times (c. 1500 BC) — with a beautifully well-knit account of its religions and cultic p...
Society in the Atharvaveda
Rs.225.00
Of the Vedas the Atharvaveda, the Veda of the masses, is unique. Unlike the Rig, Sama and Yajur Vedas, the Atharvaveda delineates the life of the common man in the ancient Indian village community — the village farmer, craftsman and others who formed the core of the agriculturist society of the ti...
Socio-Legal Philosophy of Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar: In Context of Weaker Section
Rs.580.00
An in-depth study of the thoughts of Babasaheb Ambedkar on the social, economic and legal system of India, this book examines the relevance of Ambedkar’s thoughts today when societies have disparities and are going through conflicts. It deals with aspects of Ambedkar’s life, his social and econo...
Stonemill and Bhakti — From the Devotion of Peasant Women to the Philosophy of Swamis
Rs.750.00
Tangible patrimony usually attracts attention and efforts of preservation. Intangible cultural traditions do often go with the winds of history when their social and material setting disappears. Such is the case with the songs that women in India, while grinding before dawn, have kept singing for ag...
Sustainable Development — Issues and Perspectives
Rs.1,200.00
Sustainable Development is a major thrust area adopted for all development interventions initiated by different National Governments of the world as a follow up initiatives to resolutions of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The First Global Knowledge Conference at Toronto (1997) encouraged world...
The Kela: A Nomadic Caste of Orissa
Rs.800.00

This monograph provides a vivid socio-economic account of a nomadic community, the Sapua Kelas or the snake-charmers of Orissa. Of all the nomadic castes and communities of Orissa, the Sapua Kelas have, perhaps, a unique traditional social organization and interesting lifestyle. Amidst t...

Tradition and Modernity
Rs.600.00
The anthology Tradition and Modernity: Essays on Women of India includes essays ranging from the philosophical and analytical to the descriptive and the explorative and the experimental perspectives. It explores the lived experiences and positioning of women in diverse Indian social, religious and c...
Women's Status in North-eastern India
Rs.1,100.00
The vast socio-economic and cultural diversity of the north-east region of India remains a largely unexplored area of academic research. Within it, the status of women continues to be a neglected aspect. This book contributes to the slowly expanding body of literature on the subject of the status of...