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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Movies on or from India

Over the past 3 years we've added nearly 400 movies on or about India, more than doubling the size of our collection. These include films of all types from Bollywood to regional cinema to documentaries to art films, old and new.

Click here for a complete list of our India film holdings.

The DVDs and VCDs are housed in the Walter Library Smart Learning Commons and you can check them out for either personal or classroom use. Find out more about Media Collections here.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Talk: Math in China, India, and the West-- Can We Compare Their Achievements Objectively?

Math in China, India, and the West

Can We Compare Their Achievements Objectively?

lecture by David Mumford

Brown University

Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: 175 Willey Hall

From Victorian England until quite recently, it was accepted that math began in Greece, then languished until the Renaissance when it took off in Europe. Now with "political correctness" and chauvinism in the reborn great powers of the East, the pendulum has swung and some claim that the key ideas originated in the East and migrated to the West. To make a balanced and scholarly assessment is not easy. First, one must look equally at both applied and pure math and at the role of rigor versus other forms of argument across cultures. During his lecture, Mumford will present a series of vignettes of actual math from Babylon, Vedic India, Han China, Baghdad, and Kerala (India) to illustrate how rich the full picture is and how the idiosyncrasies of each culture profoundly altered the math they developed. His lecture will also cover what was unique to the math of ancient Greek culture, and why, finally, math exploded in 17th century Europe.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Selected New Titles in Ames Library - February 2013

Below you can read a list of selected new titles added to the Ames Library of South Asia in January 2013. Or click here to download a copy.

Quarto AM73.A2.M87 2012 Museum studies: festschrift to Dr. M.L. Nigam. Delhi: Sharada Pub. House, 2012.
B132.K6 J39313 2011 Jayatirtha. The path of proofs = Pramanapaddhati of Sri Jayatirtha: a monograph on the Dvaita epistemology. Manipal: Manipal University Press, 2011.
B2798.B47 2011 Bhattacharyya, Krishnachandra. Implications of the philosophy of Kant = Kantdarsaner tatparya. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2011.
BD215.K48 2012 Khushwant Singh. Agnostic Khushwant: there is no god!. New Delhi: Hay House India, 2012.
BJ1589.H37 2012 Hassan, Amina. Chronicles of an unanchored mind. Lahore: Sang-e-Meel Publications, 2012.
BL1112.26.N54 2011 Nigamakalpataru. Nigamakalpataru: Dr. Gautam Patel felicitation volume on Vedic studies. Ahmedabad: Sanskrit Seva Samiti, 2011.
BL1139.R35 2011 Rajakhowa, Bijaya Baruwa. A comparative study on oral Ramayani tradition of Assam, Bengal & Orissa. Kamrup: Post-Graduate Dept. of Assamese, Dimoria College, 2011.
BL1215.C76 P83 2012 Public Hinduisms. New Delhi; Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE Publications, 2012.
BL1226.15.M34 S56 2012 Simhadeba, Jitamitra Prasada. Sankhya darshan and Tantra originated from Mahanadi river valley of India. Kolkata: Punthi Pustak, 2012.
BP190.5.A7 S24 2012 Saeed, Yousuf. Muslim devotional art in India. New Delhi: Routledge, 2012.
BP195.I8 V35 2012 Valliani, Amin. Modernization and social change: a case study of Ismaili community of Pakistan, 1950-2010. Karachi, Pakistan: Royal Book Company, 2012.
CJ1391.R35 2012 Raja Reddy, D. Unique Andhra coins. Delhi: B.R. Publishing Corp., 2012.
DS339.4.I53 2012 Indian diaspora and transnationalism. Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2012.
DS340.M36 2012 Mapping subaltern studies and the postcolonial. London; Brooklyn, NY: Verso, 2012.
DS354.58.K43 2010 Khatak, Raj Wali Shah. An introduction to Pakhtun culture: a collection of essays. Peshawar: University Publishers, 2010.
DS356.K3313 2013 Katib Hazarah, Fayz Muhammad. The history of Afghanistan: Fayz Muhammad Katib Hazarah's Siraj al-tawarikh. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2013.
DS371.412.S53 2011 Shafqat, Saeed. Pakistan, Afghanistan & US relations: implications and future directions. Lahore: Centre for Public Policy & Governance, 2011.
DS389.H874 2012 Hussain, Iqbal S. Tears for Pakistan: restoring the dream that has gone sour. Lahore: Humanity International, c2012.
Quarto DS392.B28 B3564 2012 Balochistan: civil-military relations. Islamabad: Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency, 2012.
DS418.K43 2011 Keay, John. To cherish and conserve: the early years of the Archaeological Survey of India. New Delhi: Archaeological Survey of India in collaboration with the National Culture Fund, 2011.
DS422.C3 K43 2012 Khan, Najibul Hasan. Upliftment of OBCs: human rights perspective. Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2012.
DS425.D325 2010 Danino, Michel. The lost river: on the trail of the Sarasvati. New Delhi: Penguin Books India, 2010.
DS432.G6 T78 2012 Tsunashima, Hiroyuki. An alternative way of agricultural development by the Koya people in Andhra Pradesh, India. Dhaka: Rubi Enterprise, 2012.
DS435.7.K67 M36 2011 The many careers of D.D. Kosambi: critical essays. New Delhi: LeftWord Books, 2011.
DS436.K43 2012 Khan, Mubarak Ali. What history tells us?. Lahore: Tarikh Publications, 2012.
DS450.A35 B87 2012 Burton, Antoinette M.. Brown over black: race and the politics of postcolonial citation. Gurgaon: Three Essays Collective, 2012.
DS463.I53 2012 India and the British Empire. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
DS475.2.T24 D48 2011 Devsare, Hari Krishna. Tatya Tope: immortal fighter of 1857. New Delhi: Publication Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India, 2011.
DS479.M464 2012 Memon, Gohar. Pakistan since, 1857-2012. Lahore: Fiction House, 2012.
DS480.45.A788 2012 Amin-Khan, Tariq. Genealogy of the post-colonial State in India and Pakistan. Lahore: Vanguard Books, 2012.
DS480.45.W33513 2011 Wali Khan, Khan Abdul. The struggle & the aftermath. Peshawar: Baacha Khan Trust Research Centre, 2011-
DS481.A1 A45 2012 Ali, Khalid. Journalist Ali brothers: the life and times of Maulana Mohamed Ali and Shaukat Ali. Karachi: Royal Book Co., 2012.
DS484.65.S82 2012 Subbarayalu, Y. South India under the Cholas. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2012.
DS485.B48 P35 2011 Palit, Chittabrata. Tensions in rural Bengal: landlords, planters and colonial rule. Delhi: Foundation Books, 2011.
DS485.B5 S85 2012 Sultan Jahan Begam, Nawab of Bhopal. An account of my life = Akhtar Iqbal. New Delhi: Niyogi Books, 2012.
DS485.K27 C43 2012 Chandhoke, Neera. Contested secessions: rights, self-determination, democracy, and Kashmir. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2012.
DS486.A6 S55 2013 Shimada, Akira. Early Buddhist architecture in context: the great stupa at Amaravati (ca. 300 BCE-300 CE). Leiden: Brill, 2013.
DS486.A96 D83 2012 Dubey, Scharada. Portraits from Ayodhya: living India's contradictions. Chennai: Tranquebar Press, 2012.
DS486.D3 S56 2011 Singh, Dhirendra. Sentinels of Raisina Hill. New Delhi: Timeless Books, 2011.
GR305.5.A5 A36 2012 Ahmed, Kasim Ali. Folklore of Assam. Guwahati: EBH Publishers (India), 2012.
Quarto GR880.S56 2012 Singh, V. K. Contemporary folk medicines of India to combat human and veterinary diseases and conditions. New York: Nova Science Publishers, c2012.
HB501.S952 2010 Suresh, R. R. Economy and society: evolution of capitalism. New Delhi, India; Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE, c2010.
HC430.6.S68 2011 South Asia and global financial crisis: issues and challenges. New Delhi: Pentagon Press, 2011.
HC435.F68 2011 Four essays on writing economic history of colonial India. Kolkata: Published by Institute of Development Studies in association with Progressive Publishers, 2011.
HC440.5.Z7 P897 2012 Zafar, Hajra. Industrial policy in Punjab: a case study of Sundar Industrial Estate. Lahore: Centre for Public Policy and Governance: Forman Christian College, 2012.
HD75.N33 2011 Nadkarni, M. V. Ethics for our times: essays in Gandhian perspective. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2011.
HD1698.I4 B36 2009 Bandyopadhyay, J. Water, ecosystems and society: a confluence of disciplines. New Delhi, India; Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE, 2009.
HD3538.R69 2011 Roy, Durgadas. Cooperation and rural development in India. Kolkata: Gangchil, 2011.
HD5710.85.I4 P88 2012 Puthenkalam, John Joseph. Human development strategy of MGNREGA. Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2012.
HD7219.S63 2012 Social security for unorganised workers in India: issues and concerns. Gurgaon: Madhav Books, 2012.
HD7289.I42 C45 2012 Gangaiah, C. Rural housing schemes and policies: a study. New Delhi: Serials Publications, 2012.
HD9016.N35 B57 2012 Bishokarma, Miriam. Assessing "dependency": food security and the impact of food aid on livelihood in Mugu. Kathmandu: Vajra Publications: Distributor, Vajra Book Shop, 2012.
HE879.G85 2011 Gujarat and the sea. Vadodara: Darshak Itihas Nidhi; Ahmedabad: Available at Rangdwar Prakashan, 2011.
HE8689.9.I4 B34 2011 Baghel, Meenal. Death in Mumbai: a true story. Noida: Random House India, 2011.
HF486.E6 M25 2010 Makepeace, Margaret. The East India Company's London workers: management of the warehouse labourers, 1800-1858. Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK; Rochester, NY: Boydell Press, 2010.
HF3786.5 O64 2011 Openness and growth of the Indian economy: an empirical analysis. [Mumbai]: Export-Import Bank of India, 2011.
HF3788.S6 M47 2011 MERCOSUR: a study of India's trade and investment potential. [Mumbai]: Export-Import Bank of India, 2011.
HG178.33.B3 M35 2011 Mallick, Debdulal. Where NGOs go and do not go?. Dhaka: BRAC Centre, 2011.
HG1235.B43 2012 Bhavani, T. A. Financial Access in Post-reform India. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Quarto HG2051.B3 K35 2011 Kamal, M. A. Institutional credit for rural development in Bangladesh. Dhaka: National Academy for Planning and Development, 2011.
HM1272.C85 2012 Cultural narratives: hybridity and other spaces. Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2012.
HN683.5.P36 2011 Pande, Mrnala. The other country: dispatches from the mofussil. New Delhi: Penguin Books, 2011.
HN683.5.S63 2012 Social development: perspective, issues and dimensions for India. New Delhi: Global Research Publications, 2012.
HN690.T36 V46 2012 Venkatacalapati, A. Ira. The province of the book: scholars, scribes, and scribblers in colonial Tamilnadu. Ranikhet: Permanent Black; Bangalore: Distributed by Orient Blackswan, c2012.
HN690.Z9 C617 2011 Abdul Kalam, A. P. J. Target 3 billion: PURA: innovative solutions towards sustainable development. New Delhi: Penguin Books, India, 2011.
HQ792.I5 V46 2012 Venugopal, K. R. The Integrated Child Development Services: a flagship adrift. New Delhi: Konarak Publishers in association with Council for Social Development, c2012.
HQ799.B3 B43 2011 Bhattacharjee, Anindita. Profile of the adolescent girls: findings from the baseline survey for Social and Financial Empowerment of Adolescents (SoFEA) programme. Dhaka: BRAC Centre, 2011.
HQ1075.5.I4 H36 2012 Handbook of gender. New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press, 2012.
HQ1236.5.I4 M87 2011 Murthy, Laxmi. Our pictures, our words: a visual journey through the women's movement. New Delhi: Zubaan, 2011.
HQ1236.5.S66 W664 2010 Women deprivation to land in South Asia: women right to property, Inheritance & land, a comparative study of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Kathmandu: South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication; Lahore: Women Workers Help Line, [2010]
HQ1741.N55 2012 Nijhawan, Shobna. Women and girls in the Hindi public sphere: periodical literature in colonial North India. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, c2012.
HQ1745.5 A38 2011 Aftab, Asma. Gender politics: falsifying reality, feminism: another perspective. Islamabad: EMEL Publications, 2011.
HT169.I4 P53 2011 Planning development for metropolitan region. New Delhi: Indian Institute of Public Administration, 2011.
HT720.C43 2010 Chatterjee, Debi. Ideas and movements against caste in India: ancient to modern times. Delhi: Abhijeet Publications, 2010.
HT720.M367 2010 Mani, T. M. End of casteism. Chennai: Vergal Publication, 2010.
HV395.B6 P73 2010 Priyadarshni Academy (Bombay, India) 25 glorious years. Mumbai: Priyadarshni Academy, c2010.
HV800.I42 B35 2011 Balakrishnan, Vijayalakshmi. Growing up and away: narratives of Indian childhoods memory, history, identity. Oxford; New Delhi Univ. Press, 2011.
Quarto JC599.N35 J8 2011 Justice and security sector reform in Nepal: strengthening the gender responsiveness of security and justice agencies in Nepal. Lalitpur: Antenna Foundation Nepal, 2011.
JZ1318.S533 2011 Sharda, Sadhu Ram. UN, polity, and states: peace and social cohesion. Chandigarh: Arun Pub. House, 2011.
JZ5538.U437 2012 Javaid, Umbreen. Peace building in South Asia: limitations and prospects. Lahore: Centre for South Asian Studies, University of Punjab, 2012.
KNS1208.C37 2010 Cassels, Nancy Gardner. Social legislation of the East India Company: public justice versus public instruction. New Delhi; Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 2010.
KNS2140.C58 2012 Citizenship and the flow of ideas in the era of globalization: structure, agency, and power. New Delhi: Samskriti, 2012.
LA1153.E68 2012 Equalizing access: affirmative action in higher education in India, United States, and South Africa. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Quarto LB1556.7.B3 E38 2010 Education under Gram Daridro Bimochan Committee: present status and future directions. Dhaka, Bangladesh: BRAC Centre, c2010.
LC67.S66 G56 2012 Globalization, culture, and education in South Asia: critical excursions. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Quarto N7301.B34 2012 Bahl, Sushma. 5000 years of Indian art. New Delhi: Lustre Press: Roli Books, c2012.
Quarto N7310.C54 A4 2011 Mallik, Sanjoy Kumar. Chittaprosad: a retrospective 1915-1978. New Delhi: Delhi Art Gallery, c2011.
N7310.7.M64 2010 Mohatta Palace Museum. The rising tide: new directions in art from Pakistan 1990-2010. Karachi: Mohatta Palace Museum, 2011.
ND1004.K48 2011 Album of Patna Qalam paintings at Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library. Patna: Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library, 2011.
Quarto ND1010.K43 L67 2012 Losty, Jeremiah P. Delhi 360: Mazhar Ali Khan's view from the Lahore Gate. New Delhi: Lustre Press: Roli Books, c2012.
PK1569.A4 C85 2012 Culture, ideology, politics: Jyotiprasad Agarwala and his vision for social transformation. Guwahati: DVS Publishers, 2012.
PK1716.5.E5 B37 2012 Barbed wire fence: stories of displacement from the Barak Valley of Assam. New Delhi: Niyogi Books, 2012.
PK2141.E8 H47 2011 Her piece of sky: contemporary Hindi stories. New Delhi: Zubaan, 2011.
PL4659.B34 A2 2010 Kalaburgi, Em. Em. Fall of Kalyana: a historical and religious play. New Delhi: Sarup Book Publishers, 2010.
PL4780.9.C3835 A6 2012 Caso. Dolls' wedding and other stories. New Delhi: Penguin Books India, 2012.
PN1991.4.D46 M37 2012 Masani, Zareer. And all is said: memoir of a home divided. New Delhi: Penguin Books, 2012.
PN5376.A1 M35 2012 Making news, breaking news, her own way: stories by winners of the Chameli Devi Jain award for outstanding women mediapersons. Chennai: Tranquebar, 2012.
PR990.G67 2012 Goswami, Supriya. Colonial India in children's literature. New York; London: Routledge, c2012.
PR9420.9.A33 L5413 2011 Ahamada, Jasima Uddina. Life spectrum in poems. Dhaka: Polak Publishers, 2011.
PR9489.6.O84 2012 The other India: narratives of terror, communalism and violence. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2012.
PR9499.3.D35 A2 2010 Kamala Surayya. The kept woman and other stories. Noida: Om Books International, 2010.
PR9499.3.D465 A88 2011 Desai, Anita. The artist of disappearance: three novellas. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2011.
PR9540.9.R39 W75 2012 Raza, Sadaf. Write me in red. Islamabad: Ideas for Life Trust, 2012.
QL76.5.P182 B34 2010 Amean J. BHV zoo: life at Bahawalpur zoo. Karachi: Markings, c2010.
RA529.N38 2012 Tribal health and nutrition. Jaipur: Rawat Publications, 2012.
SD646.O7 S46 2010 The semantic of CFM: people's narration, case studies from Odisha: an effort to bring recognition and credibility to people's initiatives. Bhubaneswar: Vasundhara, 2010.
Folio TR655.B2272 2012 Bailey, David. Delhi dilemma. Gottingen, Germany: Steidl, 2012.
TX103.T43 2012 Technologies for rural homes and communities. Udaipur: Agrotech Publishing Academy, 2012.