New Books List

Publisher:

New York : Simon & Schuster, 2004.

Call Number:

KIC 923.2973 I738B 2004

Pages:

x, 590 pages, [16] p. of plates : illustrations (some col.) ; 25 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Einstein and Steve Jobs, shows how the most fascinating of America's founders helped define our national character. Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us, the one who seems made of flesh rather than marble. In a sweeping narrative that follows Franklin¿s life from Boston to Philadelphia to London and Paris and back, Walter Isaacson chronicles the adventures of the runaway apprentice who became, over the course of his eighty-four-year life, America¿s best writer, inventor, media baron, scientist, diplomat, and business strategist, as well as one of its most practical and ingenious political leaders. He explores the wit behind Poor Richard¿s Almanac and the wisdom behind the Declaration of Independence, the new nation¿s alliance with France, the treaty that ended the Revolution, and the compromises that created a near-perfect Constitution. In this colorful and intimate narrative, Isaacson provides the full sweep of Franklin¿s amazing life, showing how he helped to forge the American national identity and why he has a particular resonance in the twenty-first century.
Publisher:

Lucknow : Eastern Book Company , 2014.

Call Number:

KIC 923.4954 M214C 2014

Pages:

viii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 20cm

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
In this classic work Dr. V.D. Mahajan sketches Chief Justice Mahajan¿s life as a lawyer, a Judge and a politician. The book gives a fair idea of what that great man was; what he thought and what he did. Keeping in view the contemporary relevance of the Kashmir issue, readers will find the biography interesting as it discusses the prominent role played by Dr. Mahajan in the history of Kashmir. Some of his papers and addresses on important issues concerning the country that affirm his love for the country and some of his most famous judgments have been discussed by the author.
Publisher:

Lucknow : Eastern Book Company , 2016.

Call Number:

KIC 923.4954 K459J 2016

Pages:

xxxviii, 486 pages : illustrations ; 20cm

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Justice at Heart: Life Journey of Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer by Salman Khurshid and Dr. Lokendra Malik is the story of a crusader against injustice, a legendary judge who lived and worked for social justice for the people of India. Justice Krishna Iyer was a towering and a multifaceted personality having a varied experience of life. He has inspired many persons by his philosophy of life, and his insatiable hunger for socio-economic justice. An ardent advocate of change for better, a person with simple habits, he was a friend of all. If one has to sum up in one sentence this incredible personality one would simply say that he too wrote the Constitution through his judicial pronouncements enriching it immensely and indeed explicating the intent and aspiration of the noble framers, making it truly a living document of our nationhood. The work will be a welcome addition to any library.
Publisher:

London, England : Arthur Probsthain, 2012.

Call Number:

KIC 934 M697 2012

Pages:

3 volume set : illustration, map, plates ; 34 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Publisher:

New York : Palgrave Macmillan , 2010.

Call Number:

KIC 950 I649B 2010

Pages:

xv, 268 pages : illustrations ; 20cm

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
With a focus on colonial Bengal, this book demonstrates how the dynamics of agrarian prosperity or decline, communal conflicts, poverty and famine can only be properly understood from an ecological perspective as well as discussions of state's coercion and popular resistance, market forces and dependency, or contested cultures and consciousness.
Publisher:

Cambridge [England] ; Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Call Number:

KIC 709 L287 1993

Pages:

x, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
The first volume in the series Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and the Arts offers a range of responses by distinguished philosophers and art historians to some crucial issues generated by the relationship between the art object and language in art history. Each of the chapters in this volume is a searching response to theoretical and practical questions in terms accessible to readers of all human science disciplines. The editors, one a philosopher and one an art historian, provide an introductory chapter which outlines the themes of the volume and explicates the terms in which they are discussed. The contributors open new avenues of enquiry involving concepts of 'presence', 'projective properties', visual conventions and syntax, and the appropriateness of figurative language in accounting for visual art. The issues they discuss will challenge the boundaries to thought that some contemporary theorising sustains.
Publisher:

Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2019.

Call Number:

KIC 954.005 S495W 2019

Pages:

xiv, 289 pages : illustrations ; 20cm

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Censorship has been a universal phenomenon through history. However, its rationale and implementation has varied, and public reaction to it has differed across societies and times. This book recovers, narrates, and interrogates the history of censorship of publications in India over three crucial decades - encompassing the Gandhian anti-colonial movement, the Second World War, Partition, and the early years of Independent India. In doing so, it examines state policy and practice, and also its subversion, in a tumultuous period of transition from colonial to self-rule in India. Populated with an array of powerful and powerless individuals, the story of Indians grappling with free speech and (in)tolerance is a fascinating one, and deserves to be widely known. It will help readers make sense of global present-day debates over free speech and hate speech, illustrate historical trends that change - and those that don't - and help them appreciate how the past inevitably informs the present.
Publisher:

London : I.B. Tauris , 2019.

Call Number:

KIC 939.4956 B726W 2019

Pages:

xviii, 250 pages : illustrations ; 20cm

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
In the 'encyclopaedic' fourteenth century, Arabic chronicles produced in Mamluk cities bore textual witness to both recent and bygone history, including that of the Fatimids (969¿1171CE). For in two centuries of rule over Egypt and North Africa, the Isma'ili Fatimids had left few self-generated historiographical records. Instead, it fell to Ayyubid and Mamluk historians to represent the dynasty to posterity. This monograph sets out to explain how later historians preserved, interpreted and re-organised earlier textual sources. Mamluk historians engaged in a sophisticated archival practice within historiography, rather than uncritically reproducing earlier reports. In a new diplomatic edition, translation and analysis of Mamluk historian Ibn al-Furat's account of late Fatimid rule in The History of Dynasties and Kings, a widely known but barely copied universal chronicle of Islamic history, Fozia Bora traces the survival of historiographical narratives from Fatimid Egypt. Through Ibn al-Furat's text, Bora demonstrates archivality as the heuristic key to Mamluk historical writing.