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  • Talat Mahmood – The Velvet Voice

    Talat Mahmood was one of the most important and significant singers of the golden era of Hindi film music. His songs are recalled by music lovers, generation after generation. The quality of his voice and the richness of his expression made him a great singer both in cinema and outside it. His melodies are a precious part of any music connoisseur’s repository and for several people around the world his is the most moving and soul-stirring voice ever. It’s a little known fact that as much as a third of his work is non-film recordings, which consists of several songs of absolutely stunning and magical melodies to touch the listener’s heart. There has never been someone quite like Talat till today and it is to his credit that he sang his songs softly and left deep impressions on our psyche. Because Talat Mahmood was handsome, he also acted in a few films, being cast opposite many beautiful ladies of the time, including Nutan, Suraiya, Nadira, Mala Sinha, Shyama et al. However, it is not as an actor but as a singer that he will be remembered. Inside the present work, tributes from his son and daughter find space. This is a focused effort to look at the life and times of this amazing singing-actor, seen from the perspective of many music lovers who either knew him or understood his music. His entire repertoire of songs is tabulated and can be readily referenced. Plus there is a great deal of trivia related to the films in which his songs were featured. This is one book on the gentleman singer in which the readers or music lovers will find everything they always wanted to know about Talat, presented in a fun-to-read way, while continuing to fulfill its task of being an exhaustive work of reference.

  • R Manual for Health Science Researchers

    This book provides a step-by-step approach to the use of R software. R is an open source programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics, and is widely used by statisticians for developing statistical software and data analysis. R is freely available under the GNU General Public License and pre- compiled binary versions are provided for various operating systems. R uses a command line interface. This manual is intended to serve as a self-teaching resource for health science researchers, who shy away from biostatistics and its analysis by statistical softwares. An explanation to the statistical concept is provided prior to the R demonstration. A beginner can start with the exploratory data analysis and then step up to the advanced areas.

  • Quality in Pharmaceutical Education, Research and Practice (vision 2020)

    The book discusses the topics related to quality in education and research. It begins with a topic on Good Science, Education, and Teaching. Next chapter on Total Quality Management in pharmacy education highlights the importance of quality pharmacy education. There are focused chapters emphasizing the importance of quality education in pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical biotechnology, pharmaceutical services, and pharmacognosy. The book includes a brief note on scope and potential in pharmacovigilance and quality of pharmaceutical sciences journals.

  • Pharmaceutical Marketing Management

    The book begins with a brief overview of Indian and Global Pharmaceutical Market. It discusses unconventional topics related to pharmaceutical marketing. Most of the chapters like Segmentation, Promotional Mix, Consumer Behaviour and Pricing etc, explain the basic concepts with an emphasis on the Phrama perspective. Chapters are updated with recent developments in those fields. Clinical Research has always been under scan, the chapter on clinical research covers the latest amendments and discusses the future trends. Chapter Cosmeceutical gives an overview of Cosmeceutical market scenario and the growth drivers. The book includes a brief note on Ethics.

  • Mutualistic Interaction between Flowering Plants and Animals

    The plant-animal interactions, both mutualistic and antagonistic, play a crucial role in the diversification of plants and animals, and are important in functioning of communities in their natural habitats. The mutual interactions between the flowering plants and the animals, in pollination and seed dispersal, largely determine the reproductive success of the flowering plants. Maintenance of these eco-services is critical for the sustainability of our biodiversity. India, with its rich biodiversity and leveling of crop yields in recent years would benefit from research in the area of plant-animal interactions. This volume includes chapters on various aspects of mutualistic plant-animal interactions. In particular the fundamental and applied aspects of ecoservices – pollination and seed dispersal are covered comprehensively. It also covers tritrophic interaction and the potential of genomics in studies on the plant-animal interactions. The book will be of interest to post-graduate students, teachers and researchers in the areas of Biology, Ecology, Botany,
    Zoology, Agri-horticulture, Forestry, and Conservation Biology.

  • Master Story Tellers of India

    Master Storytellers of India is a close study of miniatures in Indian English literature – miniatures from life that have the power to light up a face with a smile and touch hearts. It is a critical study of the short stories of seven major Indo-Anglian short story writers of India and traces the beginnings of short story writing in India, the influences on the writers, the themes used and the techniques employed in writing the short story in English. The primary objective of the study is to identify thematic similarities in the stories and study the various techniques used to present the themes. The broader purpose is to showcase the varied hues of life portrayed in Indian English literature.

  • Maru and the Maple Leaf

    Maru and the Maple Leaf follows Priti Moghe as she reads through three cartons of writings that she has inherited from Maru Sivaraman. Priti and Maru are themselves characters from the author’s oeuvre. Ingeniously, she has interwoven a biography of her own writing life into Priti’s relationship with her fellow doctor, Stephen Woodhouse.

  • Manipal Manual of Adolescent Language Assessment

    Manipal Manual of Adolescent Language Assessment has been developed as an assessment tool to identify subtle semantic and morphologic language deficits in both auditory and visual modalities in adolescents with language disorders. This manual also intends to provide a strong theoretical background of adolescent language development and disorders.

  • Manipal Manual for Swallowing Assessment

    Manipal Manual for Swallowing Assessment covers a broad range of basic aspects on swallowing in a comprehensive manner. The manual provides a theoretical description of clinical relevance and also offers a simple way of systematically assessing swallowing abilities, with clear direction for intervention planning. The manual is expected to effectively meet the clinical challenges and give a firm foundation for future research in the area of swallowing.

  • Manipal Manual for Cognitive Linguistic Abilities

    Manipal Manual for Cognitive Linguistic Abilities has been proposed as an assessment tool for tapping specific cognitive-linguistic processes namely perception, memory and executive functions. The manual also provides an insight into the theoretical aspects of cognition and language, cognitive-linguistic disorders and an outline of assessment and treatment.

  • Manipal Laboratory Manual for Biotechnologists

    Manipal Life Sciences Centre (MLSC), constitute institution of Manipal University (MU) is recognized for its education, research and diagnostic activities. MLSC is identified as TIFAC-CORE (Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council Centres of Relevance and Excellence) under vision 2020 in the area of Pharmacogenomics. The fundamental laboratory skills and knowledge are vital for a student of biotechnology. The present manual is class-tested and offers clear and concise laboratory fundamental experiment protocols that reinforce understanding of concepts, where emphasis is on foundation skill. The faculty members of MLSC have compiled various protocols in subjects such as Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Toxicology and Plant Tissues Culture in this Manipal Laboratory Manual for Biotechnologists. This, we believe, will serve as a guide that can be used for quick reference.

  • Last Bench Se

    This is a collection of poems by Abhinav Grover which are well illustrated with sketches by some of his friends in this book. It is a collection of poems that he wrote while in engineering classes, as the author confesses. Some of them have already found appreciation in terms of prizes in competitions and praises by known poets.

  • India-China Relations: Prospects for Synergy Building in the Twenty First Century

    This book is the report on a National Seminar on the theme India – China Relations: Prospects for Synergy Building in the Twenty First Century organized by the Manipal Centre for Asian Studies, Manipal University, Manipal in collaboration with Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies Kolkata during 2, 3 December 2011.

  • Exploring Nanotechnology in Healthcare

    Exploring Nanotechnology in Healthcare is a reference book written with a view to providing a comprehensive understanding of various facets of nanotechnology in healthcare. Spread over fifteen chapters, this book gives a clear overview of various nano products in diagnosis and therapy, methods used in their preparation as well as various frontiers of application. This book may be considered unique in incorporating aspects of nano chemistry and characterization methods for documentation of new behaviour exhibited by matter at these dimensions, their influence on environment, toxicity aspects, impact on the Indian economy and global initiatives in regulating nanotechnology based products.

  • Comets – Nomads of the Solar System

    This book introduces the general reader to the world of comets – those celestial visitors from the outer Solar System that occasionally visit the Earth’s neighbourhood and put up spectacular shows in the night sky. The world had geared up for just such a show at the end of 2013, when Comet ISON was expected to light up the night sky. Using the occasion to bring the world of comets to those interested, this book is a delightful read about the quirky world of these unpredictable visitors. Apart from lucidly and accurately updating the reader about what comets are, where they come from, why is it that they assume the fantastic shapes they do etc. “Comets” also regales the reader with myths about comets in various cultural contexts, snippets about famous comets in the history of mankind, anecdotes on comet discoveries and discoverers, the bewildering procedures followed while naming comets and much more. The book takes a hard look at the hype surrounding the fiery expectations about Comet ISON an cautions the reader that, while there was a good chance of the comet blazing forth in the skies of December 2013, there was a realistic chance that the comet would not survive its close encounter with the Sun. Sadly, the pessimistic predictions came true and the comet disintegrated as it went around the Sun. As we wait for chance to throw us a Great Comet to gaze at in the future, “Comets: Nomads of the Solar System” is an excellent guide to prepare for the event!

  • Childhood Cancer

    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.

  • Basic Concepts of Intellectual Property Rights

    This book on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) is aimed at undergraduate and post graduate students, research scholars and faculty members. The objective is to sensitize undergraduate and post graduate students regarding various aspects of IPRs, provide guidance to research scholars regarding safeguards to put in place for potentially patentable research and serve as a ready reckoner to faculty members interested to apply for patents but do not have a comprehensive information in various aspects of filing a patent application.
    The book aims to simplify the complex issue of patent through hypothetical examples. This will help readers comprehend subject in an easy way. The book deliberately avoids the discussion on history of IPRs, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) negotiations and its background, culmination of GATT round of negotiations into World Trade Organization (WTO). These issues need a comprehensive discussion and are not the objectives of the book. The book is divided into eight short and simple chapters. At the end of the chapter a few Self Study Exercises are given for readers to recapitulate what they have read in that chapter. This may provide required foundation in understanding what is commonly referred to as “dry subject” of IPR. Overall, the book aims to provide required information regarding Intellectual Property Rights, focusing on patents, in simple and easily understandable language.

  • Ancient Stone Riddles: Megaliths of the Indian Subcontinent

    Ancient Stone Riddles is an introduction to the fascinating but less-known monuments called megaliths in the context of the Indian subcontinent. The book seeks to present the current understanding among archaeologists and other researchers in a lucid manner to the general reader, while stimulating thought on the many questions that linger about these remnants from our distant past and the people and cultures that built them. It also discusses recent research about the knowledge systems possessed by the megalith builders, including the possibility that some of these monuments were erected to observe celestial cycles.

  • A Valiant Journey Through the Silk Route

    A Valiant Journey through the Silk Route is a travelogue that covers the incredible travel across the ancient Silk Route with the most alluring halts in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and China to achieve a lifetime dream of a vagabond. The journey that starts in New Delhi and ends in Beijing opens up new vistas that are fascinating. The route covers historical monuments, museums, ancient oases, cemeteries, rural settings, public marketplaces, and several other landmarks and attractions. The travel continues through the deserts, passes by the rivers, treks up on the mountainous terrains – the path through which the great ancient travellers trudged.

  • A Modern Introduction to Madhva Philosophy

    The author has made this treatise on Madhva’s realistic school of Vedānta philosophy convincing to the modern mind by employing western logical apparatus in substantiating Madhva’s ideas. Following the Indian classical tradition, the author has examined the validity of Advaitavedānta, the Absolute Monism of Śaṅkara and Bhāskara as Pūrvapakṣa, and logically proved its inconsistencies. He has then established the Dvaitasiddhānta i.e., the Monotheistic Dualism of Madhva. He has successfully brought out the nuances of the realistic school of Indian philosophical thought in this work. A Modern Introduction to Mādhva Philosophy is Prof B H Kotabagi’s posthumous publication.

  • Changing Times, Shifting Norms: My Reflections

    Acharya Mamidipudi Venkatarangaiya’s autobiography Marutunna Samaajam – Na Gnapakaalu, written in Telugu, is a significant document reflecting on eventful nine decades in India’s history. Venkatarangaiya bears witness to a society in transition and offers astute commentary on the state of India’s politics and history. He was a towering luminary of his generation and was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1968. His contribution to society, especially in the field of education was exemplary. A new translation of this work into English by his grandson Venkata Ramana Alladi will be important for the present generation to learn how the early and mid 20th century society transformed at the confluence of tradition and modernity.

  • Body Awareness for Children with Autism: A Guidebook for Parents

    Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder which develops during the early years of a child?s development. Interoception is one of the major areas which is affected among children with autism (CWA). A failure in this area leads to an inability to sense the internal state of the body like hunger, thirst, heartbeat, respiration, various emotions, self-awareness, and self-regulation. The book focuses on guiding parents and teachers through various visual schedules, strategies, simple pictures, games, and activities to teach body awareness, body safety, basic functional skills, general strategies, and tips to teach daily living activities to CWA right from 2-3 years of age so as to help them achieve independence in life.

  • Saamaajika Neeti Kaavya Guchchhah

    The book S?m?jika N?ti-K?vya Guccha? contains five ?atakams (sets of hundred verses) on social ethics, inspired by the ancient Sanskrit poet, Bhart?hari?s Niti-?atakam. They are on environmental ethics, Gandhi?s ethical philosophy, Hinduism from the ethical perspective of Gandhi, humanitarianism, and ethical philosophy of democracy including human rights. There are also two da?akams (sets of ten verses), being prayers to goddess Sharada and goddess Mahalakshmi, one at the beginning and the other at the end of the ?atakams, respectively; seeking wisdom and end to poverty and inequality in the world. Though the original compositions are in Sanskrit, the book provides their lucid translation into English with word-to-word meaning and annotation.

    The book is a short but comprehensive introduction to social, political, economic, and environmental ethics, and can be an aid in learning Sanskrit through modern problems showing the language as relevant for contemporary concerns as well.

  • Administrative and Social History of Mysore Under the Wodeyars of Mysore (1600-1800 CE)

    ವಿಜಯನಗರ ಸಾಮ್ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಉತ್ತರಾಧಿಕಾರಿಗಳೆಂದು ಹೆಸರಾಗಿರುವ ಮೈಸೂರಿನ ಒಡೆಯರು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಇತಿಹಾಸಕ್ಕೆ ನೀಡಿದ ಕೊಡುಗೆ ಅನನ್ಯವಾದುದು. ರಾಜಕೀಯ ರಂಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾತ್ರವಲ್ಲದೆ, ಸಾಂಸ್ಕöÈತಿಕ, ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯಿಕ ಹಾಗೂ ಕಲಾರಂಗಗಳಲ್ಲೂ ಮೈಸೂರು ಅರಸರು ವಿಜಯನಗರದ ಶ್ರೇಷ್ಠ ಪರಂಪರೆಯನ್ನು ಮುಂದುವರೆಸಿದರು. ರಾಜಒಡೆಯರ್, ರಣಧೀರ ಕಂಠೀರವ, ಚಿಕ್ಕದೇವರಾಜ ಒಡೆಯರ್ ಅವರ ಆಳ್ವಿಕೆಯ ಕಾಲಘಟ್ಟದಲ್ಲಿ ಮೈಸೂರು ಸರ್ವಾಂಗೀಣ ಪ್ರಗತಿ ಸಾಧಿಸಿತು. ಈ ವಂಶದ ಮೊದಲ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಅರಸು ರಾಜ ಒಡೆಯರ್‌ರಿಂದ ಆರಂಭಿಸಿ ಮೈಸೂರು ಆಂಗ್ಲರ ಅಧೀನವಾಗುವವರೆಗಿನ ಆಡಳಿತ ಹಾಗು ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ಇತಿಹಾಸ ಇಲ್ಲಿದೆ. ಮೈಸೂರು ಸಂಸ್ಥಾನದ ಎರಡು ಮಹತ್ವಪೂರ್ಣ ಶತಮಾನಗಳ ಕಾಲದ ಆಡಳಿತ, ಕಂದಾಯ ನೀತಿಗಳು, ನ್ಯಾಯಾಡಳಿತ, ಸೈನ್ಯ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆ, ಪ್ರಾಂತೀಯ ಹಾಗೂ ಸ್ಥಳೀಯ ಆಡಳಿತ, ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ಜೀವನ ಹಾಗೂ ಧರ್ಮ, ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ, ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ, ಕಲೆ ಮತ್ತು ವಾಸ್ತುಶಿಲ್ಪ ಮತ್ತು ಆಸ್ಥಾನ ಸಂಸ್ಕöÈತಿ ಹೀಗೆ ಬಹುಮುಖೀ ನೆಲೆಗಳ ವಿಸ್ತಾರವಾದ, ಅಧ್ಯಯನಪೂರ್ಣ ಸಂಶೋಧನಾ ವರದಿಯಾಗಿ ಇದು ಸ್ವಾತಂತ್ರೋತ್ತರ ತಲೆಮಾರಿನ ವಿದ್ವಾಂಸರ ಸಂಶೋಧನಾ ವೈಖರಿಗೆ ಒಂದು ಅತ್ಯುತ್ತಮ ಉದಾಹರಣೆ ಎನ್ನಬಹುದು. ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಅದರಲ್ಲೂ ಮೈಸೂರಿನ ಒಡೆಯರ ಇತಿಹಾಸದ ಬಗೆಗೆ ಸಂಶೋಧನೆಗಳು ಇನ್ನೂ ಕಣ್ತೆರೆಯುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಕಾಲದಲ್ಲಿ ಡಿ. ಎಸ್. ಅಚ್ಯುತರಾಯರ ಈ ಸಂಶೋಧನ ಕಾರ್ಯ ಮಹತ್ವಪೂರ್ಣವಾದುದು. ಅಂದಿಗೆ ಲಭ್ಯವಿದ್ದ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಬಗೆಯ ಮೂಲ ಹಾಗೂ ಆನುಷಂಗೀಕ ಆಕರಗಳನ್ನು ಬಳಸಿಕೊಂಡು, ಸಂಶೋಧನೆಯ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಚೌಕಟ್ಟಿನೊಳಗೆ ವಸ್ತುನಿಷ್ಠವಾಗಿ ರೂಫುಗೊಂಡಿದೆ ಈ ಕೃತಿ. ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ಇತಿಹಾಸವನ್ನು ಪುನರ್ ರೂಪಿಸುವಾಗಲಂತೂ ಸಮಕಾಲೀನ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯದ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ರೂಪಗಳನ್ನೂ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಬಳಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಅಗತ್ಯ ವಿರುವೆಡೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದಕ್ಕಿAತ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಯಲ್ಲಿನ ಉಲ್ಲೇಖಗಳು, ಟಿಪ್ಪಣಿಗಳೂ, ವಿವರಣೆಗಳೂ ಈ ಸಂಶೋಧನೆಯ ಮೌಲ್ಯವನ್ನು ಹೆಚ್ಚಿಸಿವೆ. ಸಂಶೋಧನೆಗೆ ಪೂರಕವಾಗಿ ಗ್ರಂಥಋಣ, ನಕ್ಷೆಗಳು, ಸಂಕ್ಷೇಪಾಕ್ಷರಗಳು ಹಾಗೂ ಒಡೆಯರ ವಂಶಾವಳಿ ನೀಡಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಆಧಾರಗಳ ಮೇಲಿನ ಟಿಪ್ಪಣಿಯು ಸಂಶೋಧಕರಿಗೆ ತಮ್ಮ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ಷೇತ್ರದ ಮೇಲಿನ ಒಡೆತನದ ದ್ಯೋತಕ. ಅಪಾರ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಯ ಹಸ್ತಪ್ರತಿಗಳ ಮತ್ತು ಶಾಸನಗಳ ಬಳಕೆ ಈ ಕೃತಿಯ ಹೆಗ್ಗಳಿಕೆ.