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From Cauvery to Neela

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Some six centuries ago, waves of families from one of the most conservative communities of the Cauvery basin took the remarkable decision to migrate across the peninsula to an un-known land. What drove them from the comforts and privileges of life in Thanjavur? What drew them to the wooded banks of a river on the other side of the mountains? What did they find when they arrived? What kind of life did they build? From Cauvery to Neela tells the history of the Tamil agraharams along the Neela River in Palakkad. In crisp and readable prose, the author sketches a community dedicated to scriptur-al tradition and traces its forays over time into politics, science and the arts. Like all perpetual students of human history, he also looks into the future—what does it hold for the ever-changing agraharams and their people?

Climate Change and Island and Coastal Vulnerability

Climate Change and Island and Coastal Vulnerability Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. Sundaresan,S. Sreekesh,AL Ramanathan,Leonard Sonnenschein,Ram Boojh
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Climate Change and Island and Coastal Vulnerability by J. Sundaresan,S. Sreekesh,AL Ramanathan,Leonard Sonnenschein,Ram Boojh Summary

"Climate Change and Island and Coastal Vulnerability” is the outcome of a selection of peer reviewed edited papers presented at the International Workshop on Climate Change and Island Vulnerability (IWCCI) held at Kadmat Island, Lakshadweep, India in October 2010. Marine and coastal biodiversity, sea level rise vulnerability, fisheries, climate change impact on livelihood options, water and sanitation in island ecosystem and mitigation, adaptation and governance are the focal themes. The basic concept conveyed in the book is that biodiversity of islands is to be protected as a natural mechanism to mitigate climate change. Probability recurrence of mass coral bleaching and the management of coral reefs and their future protection are discussed in this book. Marine productivity and climate change for the last ten thousand years in the Arabian Sea have been examined with core records. Green technology is suggested as an important tool for mitigation and adaptation programmes in climate change. Measures taken to project biomass utilisation of islands as an energy source is delineated. Climate change may pose a potential threat on human health. Improved sanitation packages and models that are cost effective and environment-friendly for islands are uniquely presented in this book.

India's New Capitalists

India's New Capitalists Pdf/ePub eBook Author: H. Damodaran
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India's New Capitalists by H. Damodaran Summary

In order to do business effectively in contemporary South Asia, it is necessary to understand the culture, the ethos, and the region's new trading communities. In tracing the modern-day evolution of business communities in India, this book uses social history to systematically document and understand India's new entrepreneurial groups.

Proceedings of International Conference on Remote Sensing for Disaster Management

Proceedings of International Conference on Remote Sensing for Disaster Management Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peddada Jagadeeswara Rao,Kakani Nageswara Rao,Sumiko Kubo
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Proceedings of International Conference on Remote Sensing for Disaster Management by Peddada Jagadeeswara Rao,Kakani Nageswara Rao,Sumiko Kubo Summary

The natural disasters are the killer agents which can/can't be predicted even though we have modern technology. Every year, in one place or another, disasters striking which is devastating the area and surroundings, leading to ecological disruption besides huge loss of life and property. India is vulnerable to cyclones, landslides/avalanches, earthquakes, floods, droughts, forest fires, epidemics, etc. The 5700-km long coast of India, with its dense population is vulnerable to cyclones/low depressions, tsunamis, etc. The 2400-km long rugged Himalayan terrain is vulnerable to landslides, avalanches and earthquakes. India is not only vulnerable to natural disasters, it is also experiencing industrial accidents. The Bhopal Gas tragedy is one of the major man-made disasters in the world. The state of Andhra Pradesh has 970-km long coastline with two major rivers, etc. The conference is conducted in Visakhapatnam, is famous for industries and tourism. Recently, several industrial accidents took place, besides major natural disasters like Hud-Hud, etc. Disaster management shall be implemented from the grass root level in vulnerable areas to improve the capacity building, so as to minimize the losses. The capacity building coupled with technology results in reduction of loss of life and property.

Water Governance and Management in India

Water Governance and Management in India Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Girish Chadha,Ashwin B. Pandya
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Water Governance and Management in India by Girish Chadha,Ashwin B. Pandya Summary

This book highlights the need for effective water governance in India given the fact that the country has been facing serious water stress in recent years. The water management in the country needs a serious scientific understanding coupled with the cooperative approach rather than a competitive one. It looks at current water regulations and underlines the need for overhaul of some laws to ensure that high water usage efficiency is attained, groundwater depletion is arrested and management of available resources is carried out in a disciplined manner. It also looks at the role of stakeholder engagement and pricing as a mechanism to manage demand in the wake of rapid population growth and industrialization.

Intelligent Computing, Communication and Devices

Intelligent Computing, Communication and Devices Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lakhmi C. Jain,Srikanta Patnaik,Nikhil Ichalkaranje
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Intelligent Computing, Communication and Devices by Lakhmi C. Jain,Srikanta Patnaik,Nikhil Ichalkaranje Summary

In the history of mankind, three revolutions which impact the human life are the tool-making revolution, agricultural revolution and industrial revolution. They have transformed not only the economy and civilization but the overall development of the society. Probably, intelligence revolution is the next revolution, which the society will perceive in the next 10 years. ICCD-2014 covers all dimensions of intelligent sciences, i.e. Intelligent Computing, Intelligent Communication and Intelligent Devices. This volume covers contributions from Intelligent Communication which are from the areas such as Communications and Wireless Ad Hoc & Sensor Networks, Speech & Natural Language Processing, including Signal, Image and Video Processing and Mobile broadband and Optical networks, which are the key to the ground-breaking inventions to intelligent communication technologies. Secondly, Intelligent Device is any type of equipment, instrument or machine that has its own computing capability. Contributions from the areas such as Embedded Systems, RFID, RF MEMS, VLSI Design & Electronic Devices, Analog and Mixed-Signal IC Design and Testing, MEMS and Microsystems, CMOS MEMS, Solar Cells and Photonics, Nano Devices, Single Electron & Spintronics Devices, Space Electronics and Intelligent Robotics are covered in this volume.

The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution

The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sujit Choudhry,Madhav Khosla,Pratap Bhanu Mehta
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The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution by Sujit Choudhry,Madhav Khosla,Pratap Bhanu Mehta Summary

The Indian Constitution is one of the world's longest and most important political texts. Its birth, over six decades ago, signalled the arrival of the first major post-colonial constitution and the world's largest and arguably most daring democratic experiment. Apart from greater domestic focus on the Constitution and the institutional role of the Supreme Court within India's democratic framework, recent years have also witnessed enormous comparative interest in India's constitutional experiment. The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution is a wide-ranging, analytical reflection on the major themes and debates that surround India's Constitution. The Handbook provides a comprehensive account of the developments and doctrinal features of India's Constitution, as well as articulating frameworks and methodological approaches through which studies of Indian constitutionalism, and constitutionalism more generally, might proceed. Its contributions range from rigorous, legal studies of provisions within the text to reflections upon historical trends and social practices. As such the Handbook is an essential reference point not merely for Indian and comparative constitutional scholars, but for students of Indian democracy more generally.

Ecodocumentaries

Ecodocumentaries Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rayson K. Alex,S. Susan Deborah
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Ecodocumentaries by Rayson K. Alex,S. Susan Deborah Summary

This book features ten critical essays on ecodocumentaries written by eminent scholars from India, USA, Ireland, Finland and Turkey in the area of ecocinema studies. Situating social documentaries with explicit ecological form and content, the volume takes relational positions on political, cultural and conservational aspects of natures and cultures in various cultural contexts. Documentaries themed around issues such as electronic waste, animal rights, land ethics, pollution of river, land grabbing, development and exotic plants are some of the topics ecocritiqued in this volume.

Advances in Computing and Information Technology

Advances in Computing and Information Technology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Natarajan Meghanathan,Dhinaharan Nagamalai,Nabendu Chaki
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Advances in Computing and Information Technology by Natarajan Meghanathan,Dhinaharan Nagamalai,Nabendu Chaki Summary

The international conference on Advances in Computing and Information technology (ACITY 2012) provides an excellent international forum for both academics and professionals for sharing knowledge and results in theory, methodology and applications of Computer Science and Information Technology. The Second International Conference on Advances in Computing and Information technology (ACITY 2012), held in Chennai, India, during July 13-15, 2012, covered a number of topics in all major fields of Computer Science and Information Technology including: networking and communications, network security and applications, web and internet computing, ubiquitous computing, algorithms, bioinformatics, digital image processing and pattern recognition, artificial intelligence, soft computing and applications. Upon a strength review process, a number of high-quality, presenting not only innovative ideas but also a founded evaluation and a strong argumentation of the same, were selected and collected in the present proceedings, that is composed of three different volumes.

Data Management, Analytics and Innovation

Data Management, Analytics and Innovation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Valentina Emilia Balas,Neha Sharma,Amlan Chakrabarti
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Data Management, Analytics and Innovation by Valentina Emilia Balas,Neha Sharma,Amlan Chakrabarti Summary

The book presents the latest, high-quality, technical contributions and research findings in the areas of data management and smart computing, big data management, artificial intelligence and data analytics, along with advances in network technologies. It discusses state-of-the-art topics as well as the challenges and solutions for future development. It includes original and previously unpublished international research work highlighting research domains from different perspectives. This book is mainly intended for researchers and practitioners in academia and industry.

Sustainable Agriculture, Forest and Environmental Management

Sustainable Agriculture, Forest and Environmental Management Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Manoj Kumar Jhariya,Arnab Banerjee,Ram Swaroop Meena,Dhiraj Kumar Yadav
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Sustainable Agriculture, Forest and Environmental Management by Manoj Kumar Jhariya,Arnab Banerjee,Ram Swaroop Meena,Dhiraj Kumar Yadav Summary

The recent technologies for sustainable development and maintaining ecological integrity in the field of agriculture, forestry and environmental management for the green future. Describes the recent technologies and issues to generate awareness among the global scientific community towards sustainable development. Covers various eco-friendly approaches for successful management of soil, water, forest, agriculture, and other natural resources. Addresses the policy issues promoting conservation, protection and management of various natural resources. Presents the issues of climate change and sustainable strategies to combat such a mega event. The existence of life on the earth primarily depends upon the agriculture, forest and environment. The changing climate is imposing the multifaceted challenges in front of human civilization. The agroecosystem management practices and technologies leads to higher productivity with destruction of agricultural, forest and environmental habitat leading to soil-water-air pollution. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) plays a key role in the promoting research and developmental activities in various sectors to achieve the sustainable development goals under 2030 agenda. Gradual growth of science and technology has imposed a significant pressure on the different ecosystem. In this context, approaches such as sustainable agriculture, forestry and eco-friendly technologies need to be address across the world. Keeping view of these facts this book underlines scientific chapters dealing with the issues with proper explanation, and accompanied by illustrative diagrams, tables, database as required. The editors have tried to provide a brief scenario about the current issues related to the agriculture, forestry and environment. Therefore, the book would be a very useful resource for academicians, scientists, and policy makers of the related field.

One Part Woman

One Part Woman Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Perumal Murugan
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A vibrant fable of marriage, caste and social convention from a major Indian writer Kali and Ponna are perfectly content in their marriage, aside from one thing, they are unable to conceive. As their childlessness begins to attract local gossip and family disapproval, they try everything from prayers to potions, but none of the offerings or rituals helps. Increasingly unhappy and desperate, they consider a more drastic plan: the annual chariot festival, a celebration of the half-male, half-female god Maadhorubaagan. For one night, the rules of marriage are relaxed, and consensual sex between unmarried men and women is overlooked, for all men are considered gods. But rather than bring them together, this scheme threatens to drive the couple apart. Selling over 100,000 copies in India, where it was published first in the original Tamil and then in this celebrated English translation, One Part Woman has become a cult phenomenon in the subcontinent, jump-starting conversations about caste and female empowerment. Tender, deeply poignant, and bitingly critical, One Part Woman is a powerful exploration of a loving marriage under strain. Perumal Murugan is an Indian author and professor of Tamil literature. He has written six novels and four collections each of short stories and poetry. His best-known novel One Part Woman, highly controversial in India, won the ILF Samanvay Basha Samman, and Aniruddhan Vasudevan's English rendering won the Translation Prize from India's National Academy of Letters.

Biodiversity of Semiarid Landscape

Biodiversity of Semiarid Landscape Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sunil Nautiyal,Katari Bhaskar,Y.D. Imran Khan
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Biodiversity of Semiarid Landscape by Sunil Nautiyal,Katari Bhaskar,Y.D. Imran Khan Summary

This study presents authentic data compiled from field experiments and investigations, and provides a point of reference for any future changes associated with anthropogenic activity in semiarid ecosystems. Three years of continuous and rigorous empirical research on biodiversity (from phytoplankton to higher plants and from zooplankton to higher animals – all flora and fauna) in India’s semiarid region have culminated in this work. Though there are many studies available on issues related to biodiversity, the majority cover either specific groups of plants or groups of animals; with the exception of this book, studies that include all flora and fauna including the phyto- and zooplanktons in a given ecosystem are not readily available. Further, the book focuses on an extremely important topic, firstly because semiarid landscapes are highly vulnerable to climate change, and secondly because other developmental activities will be undertaken in the region in an effort to meet its energy requirements. As such, the results of the current study will provide a standard protocol for subsequent monitoring and mapping of biodiversity for conservation and management. The book explores, quantifies and surveys plant and animal species from aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, assessing and quantitatively analyzing the diversity indices of different vegetation strata. Further, it investigates the conservation status of each species (flora and fauna) in keeping with IUCN categories. The study also examines landscape dynamics using RS and GIS for vegetation analysis, and discusses traditional ecological knowledge related to the use, conservation and management of biodiversity. As such, it offers a unique and valuable resource not only for researchers from the environmental/ecological sciences but also for conservationists and policymakers.