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  • The Pollen Waits on Tiptoe

    Author: Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre  Translator: Madhav Ajjampur

    The book presents English translations of 26 selected poems of 20th-century Kannada literature’s varakavi (heaven-touched poet) and one of the greatest lyric poets to have lived: Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre.

    Although no selection of Bendre’s poems, even in the original Kannada, can ever be representative of the astonishing range of his poetry, the poems in this book give the reader a sampling of some of the different types of poems Bendre wrote – including the blank verse of his sonnets, the free verse of some of his later poetry, and the overwhelmingly-euphonic lyric poems of his first period. Several of the included poems are also acknowledged classics.

    A standout feature of this book is its character as a multimedia presentation. Given the exceptional aural quality of Bendre’s poetry, a provision has been made for the reader to listen to audio recordings of each poem, in both its original and translated forms. Also included are Afterwords which, among other things, contain stories about Bendre, interesting anecdotes related to the poems, and reflections on the process of translation.

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  • The Wisdom Behind Surgical Aphorisms
    What the masters tell us

    This book aims to accomplish the following goals:

    – To provide timely advice to surgeons both young and old in times of clinical dilemma

    – To reiterate the well-established principles of clinical surgery like meticulous history taking, diligent examination, and keen observation

    – To reassure budding surgeons that apprehension and self-doubt are not new and can be overcome by perseverance

    – To warn the younger generation that the basic principles like a thorough knowledge of anatomy have not become obsolete with the advent of technology

    – Above all, to emphasize that surgery is as much an art as it is science and is a vocation that is fulfilling in the truest sense

    Hands-on training in clinical skills is being increasingly neglected. The advent of competitive MCQ-based exams to gain entry into postgraduate training has made young medical graduates more intent on collecting facts than skills. Hence, young surgeons of today are ill-prepared to face the real world filled with uncertainties. This book is written primarily to guide these young and unsure surgeons, through the fatherly advice contained in the aphorisms. Of course, the wisdom behind the aphorisms is timeless and could be inculcated by the young and the old alike.

  • The King Who Got Lost
    A Historical Play about Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar

    Young Mummadi, put on the throne by the British after the last Mysore war in 1799, was brought up under the watchful guidance of the far-sighted and shrewd Dowager Maharani Lakshmammanni. After falling into the hands of the powerful and politically experienced Dewan Purnaiah, he had a tortuous and tortured life. The young prince was never able to outgrow the influence of two of these mentors. To add to this, Mummadi, fell prey to an easy and rather voluptuous life. He was married but in addition to his many wedded consorts, he was caught in the spying and quarrelsome domestic life. Mummadi could never, despite valiant efforts, free himself and grow into a self-confident king.

    The pressures of the ruthless British administration and the local, disruptive, and rebellious chieftains made Mummadi’s life a sad, tragic tale bordering on the ridiculous and the pathetic.

    What doctors, patients, and hospitals should know

    The title Medical Negligence is sufficient to illustrate the contents of the book which helps retain knowledge and information about the field of Medicine and Health Science. The author gives an introductory note on several important medical specialities, with relevant case laws in, as many as, 37 chapters which are categorized into five sections. The book covers several important subjects such as the doctor-patient relationship, salient features of the Consumer Protection Act, the concept of medical negligence – civil and criminal, the importance of valid informed consent and the principle of res ipsa loquitur, etc. The chapters on almost every branch of Medicine and Surgery contain a wealth of up-to-date information on the current scientific understanding of the subject, which intends to present medical malpractice in the larger context of the admirable advances in medicine and which have made life much safer and better in the last few decades. The book contains detailed guidelines for doctors, patients, and hospitals in three different chapters with a concluding chapter on Medical Insurance. The book is written in a lucid style that can be understood not only by physicians and lawyers but also by the public.

  • Unheard Sounds Flow On

    In spite of being one of the oldest members of the Dravidian family of languages, Tulu, unfortunately, has not yet found the recognition that it richly deserves in the modern world. Since modernity privileges the written over the spoken, the Tulu language that is abundantly blessed with oral literature has been placed on the fringes of modern literary world. Ironically, Tulu is still engaged in a desperate fight for official status in a country that boasts of its cultural and linguistic diversity. The motives behind the translation of Nanajjer Sude Tirgayer, hailed as the first modern Tulu novel, into English refuse to remain apolitical in this context.

    The novel, which has already been translated into Kannada, Konkani and Malayalam, beautifully captures the pulse of rusticity that characterizes the life of a village community that lived its life with its love-hate relationship with nature, more than 75 years ago in a Tulu speaking village in the south-western part of Karnataka. Besides bringing alive the socio-cultural practices that find their articulation through the natural linguistic plurality ingrained in the village psyche, the novel touches upon the duality of human nature that leaves man perennially condemned to an inner crisis.

  • Inti Dvadasha Akhyana

    ಸತ್ಯವತಿ ಹರಿಕೃಷ್ಣನ್ ಹಾಸ್ಯಬರವಣಿಗೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸುಮಾರು ಎರಡು ದಶಕಗಳಿಂದ ತನ್ನನ್ನು ತೊಡಗಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿರುವ ಕವಯಿತ್ರಿ. ಇವರ ಹಾಸ್ಯಲೇಖನಗಳು ತರಂಗ, ತುಷಾರ, ಮಯೂರ, ಕರ್ಮವೀರದಂಥ ನಿಯತಕಾಲಿಕಗಳಲ್ಲಿ, ಉದಯವಾಣಿ, ಪ್ರಜಾವಾಣಿ ಮುಂತಾದವುಗಳಲ್ಲಿಯೂ ಪ್ರಕಟಗೊಂಡಿವೆ. 2002ರಲ್ಲಿ ಡೆಟ್ರಾಯಿಟ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆದ “ಅಕ್ಕ” ವಿಶ್ವ ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಮ್ಮೇಳನದ ಸ್ಮರಣ ಸಂಚಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಇವರ “ಗುಂಡ್ರಾಮನ ಚಿಕಿತ್ಸಾಯಣ’ ಎಂಬ ಕೃತಿ ಪ್ರಕಟವಾಗಿದೆ. ಸನ್ಮಾನ್ಯರಾದ ದೇಜಗೌ ಮತ್ತು ಜಿಟಿನಾರವರ ಸಂಪಾದಕತ್ವದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಕಟವಾದ “ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಪ್ರಪಂಚ’ದಲ್ಲಿ ಇವರ ಅನುವಾದಿತ ಲೇಖನಗಳು ಪಡಿಮೂಡಿವೆ. “ಕುಂಬಾಸ’, “ನುಗ್ಗೇಹಳ್ಳಿ ಪಂಕಜ’ವೇ ಮೊದಲಾದ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿಗಳನ್ನು ಪಡೆದಿರುವ ಸತ್ಯವತಿಯವರು ಈಗಾಗಲೇ ಐದು ಹಾಸ್ಯ ಸಂಕಲನಗಳನ್ನು ರಚಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಅವರ ಆರನೆಯ ಹಾಸ್ಯ ಸಂಕಲನವೇ – “ಇಂತಿ ದ್ವಾದಶ ಆಖ್ಯಾನ’. ಹಾಸ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಅಪಹಾಸ್ಯ, ತಿಳಿಹಾಸ್ಯ, ವ್ಯಂಗ್ಯ ಮುಂತಾದ ಪ್ರಭೇದಗಳಿವೆ. ವ್ಯಂಗ್ಯಮಿಶ್ರಿತವಾದ ತಿಳಿಹಾಸ್ಯ ಒಂದೇ ಕಾಲದಲ್ಲಿ ಎರಡು ಉದ್ದೇಶಗಳನ್ನು ಹೊಂದಿರುತ್ತವೆ. ಅದು ಮೇಲ್ನೋಟಕ್ಕೆ ಮನೋರಂಜನೆಯಾಗಿ ಕಂಡರೂ, ಅದರ ಇಂಗಿತ ಓದುಗರನ್ನು ಗಂಭೀರ ಚಿಂತನೆಗೆ ತೊಡಗುವಂತೆ ಮಾಡುವುದಾಗಿರುತ್ತದೆ. ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿಯನ್ನು ನೋಯಿಸದೇ ಲಘುಹಾಸ್ಯ-ವ್ಯಂಗ್ಯಗಳಿಂದ ಸ್ವವಿಮರ್ಶೆ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವಂತೆ ಪ್ರೇರೇಪಿಸುವುದು ಹಾಸ್ಯದ ಕಲಾತ್ಮಕ ಪ್ರಕ್ರಿಯೆ. ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ಸತ್ಯವತಿಯವರ ಈ ಕೃತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಇಂತಹ ಒಂದು ಪ್ರಯತ್ನವನ್ನು ನಾವು ಕಾಣಬಹುದು. “ಇಂತಿ ದ್ವಾದಶ ಆಖ್ಯಾನ’ದಲ್ಲಿ ಹನ್ನೆರಡು ವೈವಿಧ್ಯಮಯ ಸಣ್ಣ ಹಾಸ್ಯಲೇಖನಗಳಿವೆ. ಸತ್ಯವತಿಯವರು ನಮ್ಮ ಜೀವನದ ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಘಟನೆಗಳನ್ನೇ ರಂಗುರಂಗಾಗಿ ತಿಳಿಹಾಸ್ಯದ ಮೂಲಕ ಈ ಕೃತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ತೋರಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಕಾಲ್ಪನಿಕ ಘಟನೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಹಾಸ್ಯದ ಪಾತ್ರಗಳನ್ನು ಸೃಷ್ಟಿಸಿ, ಗಂಭೀರ ವಿಚಾರಗಳನ್ನು ಮನಮುಟ್ಟುವಂತೆ ನಿರೂಪಿಸುವ ಲೇಖಕಿಯ ಶೈಲಿಯು ಅಪೂರ್ವವಾದದ್ದು. ಪ್ರತಿ ಕತೆಯ ಶೀರ್ಷಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲೇ ಹಾಸ್ಯ ತುಂಬಿರುವ ಈ ಕೃತಿಯು ಓದುಗರನ್ನು ನಗಿಸುವಲ್ಲಿ ಯಶಸ್ವಿಯಾಗುತ್ತದೆ.

  • Lamp Light in the Sun

    A witty and fascinating account of the life of a civil servant, this book is a candid memoir of a life well-lived and a career well-accomplished. The career of Dr P D Shenoy, an IAS officer of the 1967 Karnataka cadre, spans some of the most interesting and significant periods in the Indian political scenario. Thus, this book is an observation of individuals, events and administrative affairs of changing times and politics. Along with narratives on family and friends, humorous anecdotes on famous personalities mingle with matters of bureaucracy in this book. In the end, this is also the story of small-town dreams, of aspirations and desires.

  • Sumi and the Dance of the Dark Spirits

    Join the shy Moi, spirited S?mi and brave Vikai in this folk-fantasy adventure of self-discovery, bravery, mystery, and above all loyalty and friendship as they embark on a journey into unfamiliar territories and encounter supernatural beings, get chased by spirits, befriend dragonflies, meets the wind family, and fight the dark spirits.

  • Nanna Parni Shaale

    Author:   Translator: N T Bhat

    ನನ್ನ ಪರ್ಣ ಶಾಲೆ ಠಾಕೂರ್ ಎಸ್ ಪಡೆಯಲು ಅವರು ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷಿನಲ್ಲಿ ರಚಿಸಿದ ಪುಸ್ತಕದ ಕನ್ನಡ ಅನುವಾದ, ಭೂತಾನ್ ರಾಜ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರವ್ಯಾಪಿಯಾಗಿ ಅಳವಡಿಸಲಾದ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ಯೋಜನೆಯನ್ನು ಪೌಡಿಯಲ್ “ಮೈ ಗ್ರೀನ್ ಸ್ಕೂಲ್” ಎಂಬ ಹೆಸರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ವಿವರಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಮೂಲದ ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷ್ ಶೀರ್ಷಿಕೆ ಹೊಂದಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವಂತ ಈ ಅನುವಾದಕ್ಕೆ ಪರ್ಣ ಶಾಲೆ ಎಂಬ ಶೀರ್ಷಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ನೀಡಲಾಗಿದೆ. ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿತ್ವ ವನ್ನು ಸರ್ವಾಂಗೀಣ ವಾಗಿ ರೂಪಿಸುವ ಉದಾತ್ತ ಧೈರ್ಯವನ್ನು ಶಿಕ್ಷಣವು ಹೊಂದಿರಬೇಕೆಂಬುದನ್ನು ಈ ಪುಸ್ತಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಗಂಭೀರವಾಗಿ ಪ್ರತಿ ಪಾದಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಮನುಷ್ಯನು ಪ್ರಕೃತಿಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ತಾದಾತ್ಮ್ಯ ಭಾವವನ್ನು ಹೊಂದಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವುದು ಸರ್ವಾಂಗೀಣ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿತ್ವದಲ್ಲಿ ಆಂತರ್ಗತವಾಗಿದೆ. ಶಿಕ್ಷಣಕ್ಕೆ, ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಈ ಲಕ್ಷ್ಯವೂ ಇರಬೇಕೆಂಬುದು ಸ್ವತಸ್ಸಿದ್ದ. ಈ ನಿಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಉದಾತ್ತ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ನೀಡುವ ಶಾಲೆಯನ್ನು ಗ್ರೀನ್ ಸ್ಕೂಲ್ ಎಂದು ಕರೆಯುವುದು ಸರ್ವಥಾ ಸ ರಿ. ಅಂತೆಯೇ ಈ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ನೀತಿಯನ್ನು ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲೂ ವ್ಯಾಪಕವಾಗಿ ಅಳವಡಿಸುವುದು ಅಪೇಕ್ಷಣೀಯ.

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  • U-Turn

    The Marathi play. U-Turn has won millions of hearts with more than 585 shows across Maharashtra and beyond. Its translation in Gujarathi has seen more than 115 shows and the one in Hindi over 50 shows. This success encouraged Prof Neeta Inamdar to take up the translation of this work in Kannada with the support of Mrs Savita Sastri. The play has only two characters throughout and has a couple of voices other than the two who are on the stage for the entire duration. The central idea of the play is the differences in the acceptance of modernity and the conflicts associated with this in two different generations. A companionship between a divorced army Major and a widow both in their late 50s is resisted by their children and expressed in different ways though they embrace modernity for themselves. Neeta Inamdar is the Head at the Department of European Studies (DES) at Manipal University (MU) and the Chief Editor of Manipal University Press (MUP). Music and theatre are her interests that made her take up this work with the assistance of Mrs Savita Sastri. Savita Sastri is a woman entrepreneur from Manipal, who also facilitates funds for Baba Amte?s Anandavana. She is a voracious reader of books and plays in Marathi, Hindi and English, who extended her support towards this translation project.

  • A Handful of Sesame

    With a captivating start, A Handful of Sesame plunges us into the heart of the dying years of the 1857 mutiny. But the mutiny is largely a backdrop to the novel. When Kamalanabh of Kashi is manipulated by an impoverished Brahmin of Navalgund into marrying his daughter, the novel becomes basically the story of an internal migration. This is rare, and it remains one of the strengths of the novel. We are so used to speaking of migration across the postcolonial bridge and accredited national borders that we forget that India is a country of endless internal migrations – in the past and the present.

  • Journalism and Journalism Education in Developing Countries

    Free and fair media are at the heart of any democratic set up. A thriving field of journalism and zealous and ethical journalists in that sense become torch bearers of a brighter and promising tomorrow. In this light, the status of journalists, the most important actors in the field becomes increasingly important as a matter of study. They act as gatekeepers of information that is flooding in the era of new media, a wave that is not so new anymore. Their roles remain intact and even becomes prominent in the chaos of many-to-many communication.
    Not concentrating on specific countries, selected contributions in the book reflect on the developments of media and journalism education across different countries. Introducing the book with an overview about the state-of-the-art of journalism education and the research on a meta level, the book moves on to talk about media studies in the Asian countries and in Arab world, the African States and Brazil.
    The recent economic and social developments present both opportunities and risks for journalism. Freedom of expression and freedom of press, even in democratic countries, are under pressure. This book provides an international perspective on the different aspects of journalism ? the situation in which journalists work, their working conditions, educational backgrounds, struggles and successes. It is aimed at an international public interested in the field of journalism and freedom of speech. It addresses journalists, trainers and academics. Furthermore, institutions in the field of development cooperation, education or cultural policy and cultural education are the focus of this work. Though the book is focused on journalism and journalism education in developing countries, contributions are from across the globe. This book is an interesting read for all those who care about a vital media landscape and an open democratic society.

  • A Birder’s Handbook to Manipal 3rd Edition

    The third edition of A Birder’s Handbook to Manipal documents 260 species of birds observed in Manipal since 2009. It is more concise and informative than the previous editions, covers more species and has up-to-date maps and documentation notes. This edition also comes with a waterproof quick-ID guide for easy use in the field, as well as bird sounds. Ramit Singal is a former student of Manipal Institute of Technology. He founded the Manipal Birders’ Club and authored the first and second editions of this book. In the past, he has been associated with Centre for Wildlife Studies and Nature Conservation Foundation as well as a number of short-term projects across the country. He enjoys spreading the love for birds amongst others and has been working with bird-related citizen science projects over the past few years.

  • The Other Face

    Author:   Translator: N T Bhat

    Set in a fictitious village called Kanthapura in Kasaragod district, Mukhāntara spans across the life of seven generations of a Havyaka Brahmin family. A story about the realities of living in a society marked by caste distinctions, the desire to find communal harmony and the tribulations of the characters through the entirety of the novel, it is also a tale of changing times and people. After unexpectedly coming into possession of a huge portion of land, Thirumalēshwara Bhat of Īshwarīmūle becomes a satisfied man. But childless, Thirumalēshwara Bhat and his wife Pārvathakka decide to adopt Venkappaiah and also give shelter to his widowed mother, Rathnamma. Venkappaiah is to inherit Thirumalēshwara’s vast wealth but when Krishnaiah, the illegitimate child of Thirumalēshwara and Rathnamma is born, rivalry ensues. Through the overlapping narratives of the characters, we get a glimpse into their journey from tradition to modernity. The characters strive to reshape new values when old values are slowly questioned and erased as they move on and are swept along in the waves of globalization.

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  • Bhāratīya Trikoṇamiti Śāstra

    Indian Trigonometry was developed as a powerful mathematical tool for Siddh?ntic Astronomy. The book, Bh?rat?ya Triko?amiti ??stra (Hindu Trigonometry) deals with all the relevant topics of Indian trigonometry, including trigonometrical identities and other formulas, trigonometrical tables, methods of interpolation and trigonometrical series, etc. The subject matter is discussed in eleven chapters divided into 80 sections and 50 sub-sections, involving translations of 250 verses spread over in 38 classical Sanskrit works and based on 42 research articles published in 16 research journals. By including material of the late ?ryabha?a School or Kerala ?ryabha?a School, the author has made the book comprehensive and up-to-date. Indeed, the book is fascinating and significant. It is a definite contribution in the study of the history of Indian mathematics. The book is the English version of the Kannada book of the same title.

  • Ayurvedic Inheritance- A Reader’s Companion

    In ancient India, learning spanned four quarters of one?s life. Learning was sought from the teacher, from one?s individual effort, from fellow students and in the last quarter, from the school of life itself. This book belongs to the third quarter for students of Ayurveda regardless of their background in medicine, science, or humanities. Apart from topics in the eight branches of Ayurveda, the book also deals with ?yurvedic Biology which seeks to study the concepts and procedures of Ayurveda with the tools of modern biology. M S Valiathan is a National Research Professor of the Government of India. He is a medical graduate from the University of Kerala and completed his postgraduate training in general surgery from the University of Liverpool and other hospitals in the UK. He did his specialisation in cardiac surgery from the Johns Hopkins and Georgetown University Hospitals in the US. He was a cardiac surgeon for over three decades. His shift to Ayurvedic studies resulted in the publication of three volumes on Caraka, Su?ruta and V?gbha?a, and an Introduction to ?yurveda. The Department of Science and Technology set up a Task Force in Ayurvedic Biology under his chairmanship to promote research in the nascent discipline.

  • Vaidehi Kathana

    Vaidehi Kathana is the first full-length literary critical study of the fictional, non fictional and poetic narratives of Vaidehi, who is considered to be one of the most celebrated contemporary Indian writers in Kannada. This work reviews, introduces, discusses and interprets all the writings of Vaidehi, which include short stories, poems, essays and a novel. The book examines how this great Indian writer has been reacting and responding to her time and space for the last four decades. The book shows how Vaidehi?s poetics has so subtly blended with her politics thereby creating some of the outstanding masterpieces in poetry and fiction of our times. The book discusses the special features of Vaidehi?s feminist perspectives as well as the uniqueness of her narrative skills. Arguing that Vaidehi?s spiritual triumph is demonstrated in her technical triumph, the book draws the attention of the non-Kannada readers to the entire body of Vaidehi?s writings. Lucidly translated into English by the noted translator O L Nagabhushana Swamy, T P Ashoka?s Vaidehi Kathana provides a meaningful opportunity for the non-Kannada readers to familiarize themselves with one of the greatest contemporary writers of India. T P Ashoka?s Vaidehi Kathana is a significant contribution to modern Indian literary criticism. The book provides an interesting reading not only to the students of literature, researchers and teachers but also appeals to the general readers.

  • A Bond So Sacred

    A Bond So Sacred tells the story of Raman, a satyagrahi, who adopts Kokila, an orphan. He leaves the five year old in the care of his mother while he plunges into the freedom struggle. His nationalist fervour, however, clashes with his love for Amina, his charming neighbour who wants parental approval to their marriage. Raman’s mother is as staunch a Brahmin as Amina’s father is a Muslim. Will Raman be able to get their consent? The joy of India becoming an independent nation is marred by Gandhiji’s death. Raman’s fellow satyagrahis have gone their ways and he finds himself with no role to play in a rapidly changing country. Meanwhile, Kokila, his protégée, has her own battles to fight. As the years bring them together again, Kokila discovers truths about Raman that she would never have imagined. She is forced to confront the ghosts of the past, his and hers.

  • The Ramayana of Valmiki (A condensed version of Valmiki’s epic)

    The world’s greatest epic poem Valmikiramayana, composed over 2,500 years ago, is loved by countless millions of men and women of all religions. The present book is the first condensed version in English of the most reliable version of Valmikiramayana, the Critical Edition prepared by Baroda Oriental Research Institute, India.