Parkinson?s Disease in India: From Clinic to Bench
The book fills a void in the knowledge about difference in Parkinson?s disease as seen India, if any from the rest of the world. It will provide a reference for any student of neurology wanting to learn the finer nuances of Parkinson?s disease in India. The book is written by Indian authors who have studied different aspects of Parkinson?s disease in depth, covering all aspects of Parkinson?s disease. The book is painstakingly drafted to cover all aspects of Parkinson?s disease from demography, etiology, clinical features (both motor and non-motor), complications, treatment modalities, its impact on the sufferer and the family and the financial aspect.
Linear Algebra with Applications
Linear Algebra with Applications portrays selected articles published earlier by Prof Ravindra B Bapat in various reputed journals. This volume published in honour of Prof Bapat, on the occasion of his 60th birthday, consists of his original research articles written in the area of (i) Permanent, Determinant and their applications, (ii) Non-negative Matrices, (iii) Matrix Methods in Statistics and Graph theory, and (iv) Generalized Inverses of a Matrix. Starting with an article A Generalization of a Theorem of Ky Fan on Simplicial Maps, his first article published in 1980, several articles probing the properties of permanent and determinant, characterization of generalized inverses, spectral properties of graphs, and applications of matrix methods in statistics are compiled in this volume. The articles selected in this book will certainly inspire the young linear algebraists and provide several matrix techniques to solve different problems in the area of applied linear algebra.
Writing the self in Illness: Reading the Experiential through the Medical Memoir
Writing the Self in Illness: Reading the Experiential Through the Medical Memoir is MUP?s refreshing venture into the developing fields of Medical and Health Humanities with an aim to consider the necessity of the narrative knowledge as complementary to the contemporary notions of well-being, illness, and healthcare.
Is individual happiness contingent on health and well-being? How does one find happiness in the throes of illness? In the present-day scenario, wherein medical practice is largely dominated by evidence-based understanding, diagnostic language, and problem-solving methods, the discipline of Medical Humanities emerges with a reciprocal dialogue between Humanities, Social Sciences, Health, and Medicine. The study of varied experiential narratives ? literary works and unmediated accounts of patients and healthcare professionals, is foregrounded in Medical Humanities to amplify knowledge and understanding about the complexity of encounters with illness and their transformational quality in a nuanced manner. Both thought-provoking and informative, this publication brings about the anecdotal form of personal narratives in the light of medical discourses along with the specific cultural context of the narrative.
The present publication seeks to be an important reading for students and academics in the field of medical humanities, health professionals or medical practitioners, as well as scholars aspiring to venture into this flourishing field.
Childhood Cancer is a major medical problem in most of the societies of the modern world. Though enough literature is available on the subject, it is not easily intelligible to common people. An ordinary parent whose ward is affected by any form of childhood cancer would beat a loss without the basic information. This book is aimed at educating a non-professional who wishes to grasp the problem in detail and in a simple way. The book primarily deals with the signs and symptoms of cancer in children which enable early detection. It is written in a lucid manner to remove the myth among parents that diagnosis of cancer in children amounts to a death sentence. Many of the childhood cancers, if detected early, can be cured completely, and the patients can live the rest of their lives like any other normal people. The book is an attempt to create this awareness among parents through proper information about the disease. Further, the book would also serve as a manual for MBBS students and professionals in other fields for primary treatment and management of the childhood cancer patients.
Biomedical Spectroscopy is the output of the intensive discussions of the authors and the medical professionals of Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University. The ?Centre for Laser Spectroscopy?, a centre for developing biomedical applications of laser spectroscopic methods, was established at Manipal University in 1997. The scientists of the Centre, together with the physicians, surgeons, and pathologists of the KMC, initiated a number of research programs in this area. The main aim of the Centre was to develop spectroscopic methods for early detection, screening, monitoring therapy and identification of disease markers, with special emphasis on various cancers, so that these techniques can be applied for routine healthcare applications. Outcome of these research activities are covered in the book. A common platform of information can provide a more open communication enabling faster and better evolution of the spectroscopic methods for biomedical applications.
Kathana Bharathi is a collection of twenty literary critical essays on modern classics written in various Indian languages viz., Kannada, Hindi, Bengali, Guajarati, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi and Urdu. Indian authors discussed in the book include the popular writers like Alok Bhalla, Amrita Pritam, Begum Roquia Sakhawat Hussain, Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, Bhisham Sahni, Chandrashekhara Kambara, Girish Raghunath Karnad, Gopinath Mohanty, Janaki Srinivasa Murthy (Vaidehi), Kamala Surayya, Kota Shivaram Karanth, Laxman Mane, Mahasweta Devi, Masti Venkatesha Iyengar, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Munshi Premchand, Pannalal Nanalal Patel, Rabindranath Tagore, Saadat Hasan Manto, Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai, Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy and Yashpal. The twenty literary critical essays review, introduce, discuss and interpret their selected writings. These articles examine how the great Indian writers have reacted and responded to their time and space in the last one hundred and fifty years. Colonial experience, the trauma of partition and the socio political developments of the post-independence era have found expression in the form of powerful narratives and metaphors in the writings of these writers. T P Ashoka?s Kathana Bharathi is a critique of these writings. These studies in modern Indian literature are valuable contribution to modern Indian literary criticism. The book provides an interesting reading not only to students of literature, researchers and teachers but also appeals to the general readers.
Mysore History(Christa Shaka 1800 Ra Modalina Mysooru ithihaasa)
೧೮೦೦ ಕ್ರಿ. ಶ. ದ ಹಿಂದಿನ ಮೈಸೂರು ಇತಿಹಾಸವು ಪ್ರೊ. ಡಿ ಎಸ್ ಅಚ್ಯುತ ರಾವ್ ಅವರ ಜೀವನ ಮತ್ತು ಕೆಲಸದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ. ಮೈಸೂರು ಇತಿಹಾಸದ ಕುರಿತಾದ ಅವರ ಸಂಶೋಧನೆಯು 1940-65ರ ಅವಧಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅವರು ಪ್ರಕಟಿಸಿದ ಹತ್ತು ಸೂಚ್ಯಂಕ ಲೇಖನಗಳಿಂದ ಪ್ರತಿನಿಧಿಸುತ್ತದೆ. ಅವರು ಭಾರತದ ಇತಿಹಾಸ ಮತ್ತು ಅದರ ಅದ್ಭುತ ಭೂತಕಾಲವನ್ನು ಸಕ್ರಿಯವಾಗಿ ಜನಪ್ರಿಯಗೊಳಿಸಿದರು. ಮಹಾರಾಜಾಸ್ ಕಾಲೇಜ್ ಹಿಸ್ಟರಿ ಸೊಸೈಟಿ, ಭಾರತದ ವಸಾಹತು ಸಂಶೋಧಕರು ಮತ್ತು ಕನ್ನಡ ವಿಶ್ವಕೋಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಮೈಸೂರು ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಉಪಕ್ರಮದಿಂದ ಭಾರತೀಯ ಇತಿಹಾಸದಲ್ಲಿ ಉಪಕ್ರಮಗಳನ್ನು ಪ್ರಸ್ತುತಪಡಿಸುವುದರಿಂದ ಅಂತಹ ಮೂರು ಲೇಖನಗಳನ್ನು ಸೇರಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಎರಡನೇ ಭಾಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಅವರ ಜೀವನಚರಿತ್ರೆಯಲ್ಲಿ, ಅವರ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಮಕ್ಕಳು ಶಿಕ್ಷಕ ಮತ್ತು ತಂದೆಯಾಗಿ ಅವರ ಜೀವನದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಬರೆದಿದ್ದಾರೆ, ಅವರ ಅವಧಿಯ ಸಂದರ್ಭವನ್ನು ಒದಗಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಪುಸ್ತಕವು ಕಳೆದ ಶತಮಾನದ ಮಧ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಇತಿಹಾಸ ಸಂಶೋಧನೆಗೆ ಆಸಕ್ತಿದಾಯಕ ವಿಂಡೋವನ್ನು ಪ್ರಸ್ತುತಪಡಿಸುತ್ತದೆ.
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.
Performing Self/Performing Gender: Reading the lives of Women Performers in Colonial India
This book explores the shifting identity of the female performer in India, starting from the late 19th century to the early years of independence, through the study of autobiographies and memoirs. It attempts to make visible the actress figure by entering the history of performance, guided by the voice of the female performer. The discussion on performing woman in this book spans across the performing traditions of the tawaif, actresses in public theatre, early Indian film actresses, and actresses in the Indian People?s Theatre and the Prithvi Theatre. Sheetala Bhat is an actress and a writer from Sirsi, a small town in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. She holds an MA in English Literature from Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities, Manipal University, Manipal. She worked with Chintana repertory, exploring the possibilities of theatre in education in government schools in Karnataka. She writes short stories and poetry in Kannada. Being a reclusive reader and an enthusiastic actress, she often finds herself rummaging and weaving in between the fields of theatre and Indian literature, with an emphasis on the gender concerns in these areas. Performing Self, Performing Gender: Reading the Lives of Women Performers in Colonial India is her first book.