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WISDOM

Author: Adhikarla S. Rao
Publisher: Gyan Books Pvt Ltd
(Pp 154, ISBN 978-93-8022-330-8, Rs 540)

India is highly populated and diverse and has numerous problems and attitudes. Present book helps people from wide variety of backgrounds to improve their wisdom by reflecting on the contents and actively participate in the process of nation’s building. Book attempts to appraise in the form of short and sensible sentences numerous view points and issues relevant to the country.


GENDER INEQUALITY 
A MULTIDIMENSIONAL
STUDY

Author: Swapan Kumar Kolay & Sushila D Mahant
Publisher: Gyan Publishing House
(Pp 333, ISBN 978-81-212-1487-2, Rs 1140)

The authors argue that sexual equality may have proved an evolutionary advantage for early human societies, as it would have fostered wider-ranging social network and closer cooperation between unrelated individuals. It gives a far more expansive social network with a wider choice of mates, so inbreeding would be less of an issue, and persons come into contact with more people and they can share innovations, which is something that humans do par excellence.


SITA RETURNS MODERN
INDIA THROUGH HER EYES

Author: Charu Walikhanna
Publisher: Niyogi Books
(Pp 310, ISBN 978-93-86906-59-5, Rs 495)

Sita is worshipped in India as a paragon of virtue. However, it is rarely mentioned that Sita often flouted the conventions and norms of her time; she defied Ram’s aspersions, stood up to Ravan, and raised two children as a single mother.

Sita Returns illustrates Sita’s journey to learn about the condition of women in twenty-first century India. Epitomizing the struggles of women in Indian society. Sita relates her own experiences to those of women today, creating a contrast between past and present.


GST
EXPLAINED FOR
COMMON MAN

Author: Sumit Dutt Majumder
Publisher: Niyogi Books
(Pp 458, ISBN 978-93-86906-69-4, Rs 650)

GST in India has touched the lives of common people too. This book has explained for them the critical issues and concepts of GST in a simple language, often in a story-telling style. It covers the concepts of supply. Input Tax Credit, IGST for inter-state trade, the Business Processes like Registration, Returns- Filing, etc, and subjects like Composition Levy, Reverse, Charge Mechanism, and many more. Besides manufacturing, services and trading, this book has also explained the GST application issues in sectors like education, health care, cooperative housing, telecom, tourism, etc. The narration has been backed by FAQs, to facilitate easy understanding. This book will also help the beginners among the consultants, GST officers and students.


EDUCATION AT THE
CROSSROADS

Author: Apoorvanand & Omita Goyal
Publisher: Noyogi Books
(Pp 237, ISBN 978-93-86906-34-2, Rs 495)

This volume asks a fundamental question: What is education? While there can be no one answer, the contributors provide a clear understanding of the current state of education in India, which stands at a crossroads. This volume is essential reading for those in the field of education, of course, but also public policy and the nongovernment sector.


THE SARKARI MUSSALMAN

Author: Lt Gen Zameer Uddin Shah
Publisher: Konark Publishers Pvt Ltd
(Pp 202, ISBN 9789322008307, Rs 695)

In this book, Lt Gen Zameer Uddin Shan explains the intriguing title of The Sarkari Mussalman (Government stooge), which those in government service are often accused of being when they ‘go by the rules’. The book would interest a wide cross section of readers, especially, the young who wish to opt for a military career and of course those who wish to know what soldiering is all about.


GENDER IN
CONTEMPORARY
EDUCATION RESEARCH

Author: Ratna M Sudarshan
Jandhyala BG Tilak
Publisher: Gyan Publishing House
(Pp 435, ISBN 978-81-212-1362-2, Rs 1400)

This book, describing key ways in which contemporary education research has framed the questions of gender equality in and through education, is aimed at scholars interested in research on education and gender and related issues. While each piece stands on its own, taken together this collection offers a coherent overview of what has been examined, and remains to be examined, in this field.


DEMOCRATISATION IN
MYANMAR

Author: Sonu Trivedi
Publisher: Gyan Publishing House
(Pp 261, ISBN 978-81-212-1345-5, Rs 545)

The 2015 verdict in Myanmar was the result of the first free and fair election after a gap of six decades. These writings have been noteworthy in shaping our understanding of the process of democratisation. With this background, the book looks into the progress and prospects of democratisation in Myanmar. It identifies the internal crisis and contradictions in the regime and its role in the ‘guided’ transition and establishment of a ‘disciplined’ democracy in Myanmar.


LOVE AFTER BREAK UP
IS IT POSSIBLE?

Author: Prakash Goenka
Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd
(Pp 189, ISBN 978-93-5296-211-2, Rs 195)

We look at every person’s “present” but do not try to look in his past; this story is about those three people who gave new dimensions to love, who didn’t give just one but many such definitions which can show the right path to the confused and misguided generation of today.


MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS

Author: Rajendra Shekhar
Publisher: Notion Press
(Pp 243, ISBN 978-1-64324-024-4, Rs 370)

The book is peppered with endearing characters that flit through the pages perpetrating wellmeaning indiscretions from Mansukha to Mansoon and of course Amma (author’s mother) who is naive enough to think that Eton is just a pile of bricks. Shekhar’s forte is character delineation. As such, the unique aspect of this book is that it is replete with delightful characters having a bearing on human interest.

This touching tale of times gone by will strike a heart-warming chord with its readers, as they go along to discover the humane facet of a ‘uniformed service’, otherwise known for its severe approach.


KASTURBA GANDHI

Author: Giriraj Kishore
Publisher: Noyogi Books
(Pp 424, ISBN 978-93-86906-48-9, Rs 795)

Kasturba Gandhi is the fictionalised biography of Kasturba Gandhi, a lady as strong and great as Mahatma Gandhi. The book gives a glimpse of how a strong woman can empower herself staying within the folds of tradition and convention.

It offers a rarely portrayed facet of Gandhi – a family man, a father, a husband. It shows how his transformation from Mr Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi to Mahatma Gandhi happened with the support of a woman who was a silent partner in the struggle.

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