‘India To The Rescue’ by Sushant Singh & Shruthi Rao

India To The Rescue

Author: Sushant Singh & Shruthi Rao

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9789391165000

Date: 3 May 2021

No. of Pages: 108

Genre: Children’s

Price: £7.99 / $12.99

Do you think history is BOOORRRING? Here’s a book that’s an action-packed as your favourite TV show – and it’s all true! The Indian Armed Forces are among the bravest in the world. Read about one of their most existing military operation as they save the beautiful island state of Maldives from a surprise attack. You’ll step right inside this thrilling adventure and see how our tough, daredevil soldiers get into action!

In this book you’ll

  • Take a secret flight on a fighter jet with a team of paratroopers.
  • Get on a tiny boat and sail through the darkness in the ocean.
  • Free an island county with only a battalion of men!

Sushant Singh is a journalist and senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research. He is the author of Mission Overseas.

Shruthi Rao is a Children’s writer who has authored over ten books.

‘The Formation and History of Telangana: A Collection of Nine Critical Essays’ by Gautam Pingle

The Formation and History of Telangana: A Collection of Nine Critical Essays Author: Gautam Pingle Publisher: Orient BlackSwan ISBN: 978-93-5442-048-1 Date: 26 April 2021 No. of Pages: 304 Genre: History, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, and Archival Studies. Price: £21.99 / $35.95 The creation of a separate state of Telangana was the culmination of the aspirations of its people. Although much has been written on the reasons for this popular aspiration for statehood, its historical roots have remained unclear. The Formation and History of Telangana fills this gap by identifying the causes and events that led to the formation of the state. The essays study the origins and growth of the Kakatiya empire, the foundational dynasty on which Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were built, and its two defining elements: the feudal structure and the rule of the Kakatiya feudal elite. The critical issue of land tax in South India, agricultural productivity and income, and wealth and taxation in Telangana for over 700 years, are also explored. Gautam Pingle is Dean of Studies and Head of the Center for Telangana Studies at the MCR HRD Institute of Telangana, Hyderabad.

The Formation and History of Telangana: A Collection of Nine Critical Essays

Author: Gautam Pingle

Publisher: Orient BlackSwan

ISBN: 978-93-5442-048-1

Date: 26 April 2021

No. of Pages: 304

Genre: History, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, and Archival Studies.

Price: £21.99 / $35.95

The creation of a separate state of Telangana was the culmination of the aspirations of its people. Although much has been written on the reasons for this popular aspiration for statehood, its historical roots have remained unclear. The Formation and History of Telangana fills this gap by identifying the causes and events that led to the formation of the state.

The essays study the origins and growth of the Kakatiya empire, the foundational dynasty on which Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were built, and its two defining elements: the feudal structure and the rule of the Kakatiya feudal elite. The critical issue of land tax in South India, agricultural productivity and income, and wealth and taxation in Telangana for over 700 years, are also explored.

Gautam Pingle is Dean of Studies and Head of the Center for Telangana Studies at the MCR HRD Institute of Telangana, Hyderabad.

‘The History of Science: A Comparative Study of Western and Indian Science’ by Dr. Mahendra R. Awode

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The History of Science: A Comparative Study of Western and Indian Science

Author: Dr. Mahendra R. Awode

Publisher: Dattsons Publishers

ISBN: 978-8171922062

Date: 2021

No. of Pages: 390

Genre: Science

Price: £37.99 / $59.95

Science is about seeking rational explanations of the world. The history of science is a critical narrative of the important scientific events that have taken place from the ancient times to the present. It tells us where the scientific explanation had gone wrong, and how the past mistakes were corrected as the scientific ideas developed, and the experimental techniques modified.

The book aims to address these issues:

1) It gives the idea what mistakes we commit in dealing with science, and how we have been able to overthrow the wrong ideas to be replaced by rational ones, as science evolved.

2) History of Science, like other kinds of Histories of mankind, is a dynamic process, and it takes place from simple notions to complex ones. For example, the Human Genome Project opened up the complexities of inherent transmission of human traits, and it has also opened the field of gene therapy.

3) It is only by understanding the history of science we come to know the basic process of science, and how it advanced by organization and intellectual mutation.

As it is important to know the history of mankind, so it is necessary to know the history of science, for science is an important part of human culture, it gives us deeper insight into the understanding of men and his scientific ideas as they evolved through ages. We may add that if we are blind to our past we are condemned to repeat mistakes.

In this book I have traced the history of Western and Indian science from a very early period, about 3000 years ago up to the beginning of the 21st century. It is hoped that this book will incite the interest of the readers to understand the evolution of science from rudimentary ideas such as those practiced in alchemy and medicine, to the sophisticated and complex ideas in the modern time, not only to understand the world but also to apply them in engineering and biotechnology to solve human problems, most of which are created by irrational public policies.

Dr. Mahendra Awode was born in Raipur, which was then in Madhya Pradesh, in 1946. He migrated with his parents to Nagpur when he was two years old. He studied in St Francis de Sales school, which was then having Senior Cambridge. He did his matriculation from this school in 1965, and BSc from St Francis de Sales College, Seminary Hills Nagpur. He then joined the Post Graduate Teaching Department of Nagpur University as a student, and from there he obtained MSc degree in 1971 and PhD degree in 1982. In 1971 as soon as he earned MSc, he joined Dr Ambedkar College Nagpur as a lecturer in Chemistry.

Later he became Reader and Head of the Department of Chemistry in the same College. While in service, and as a UGC fellow, he joined PGTD, Nagpur University, as a research student for PhD with the guidance of the renowned Physical Chemist Professor M V Kaulgud. Dr Awode earned a PhD, in Solution Chemistry in 1982.

He retired from Dr Ambedkar College in June 2003. He went to France to attend a Conference BioVision held at Lyon and there he took part in an important discussion as a delegate from India. After retirement he continues to write books. He believes in the unity of knowledge and his interest ranges from Philosophy of Science and Religion. He has published a book, The Free Man’s Worship, in which he deals with subjects like the Extinction of Human Race and Wealth Against Nature.

He is influenced by the thoughts of the 20th century philosopher and Winner of Nobel Prize Bertrand Russell, Albert Einstein, Francis Crick and Steven Weinberg. He believes that a democratically elected government should not merely represent the will, but more importantly the wisdom of the people, without which the circumstances may lead to anarchy. This goal of wise government as envisioned by Plato, can be achieved only through good education and free healthcare.

‘Eastward Ho? India’s Relations with the Indo-Pacific’ by E. Sridharan

Eastward Ho? India’s Relations with the Indo-Pacific

Eastward Ho? India’s Relations with the Indo-Pacific

Volume Editor: E. Sridharan

Publisher: Orient BlackSwan

ISBN: 978-93-5442-054-2

Date: 26 April 2021

No. of Pages: 512

Genre: International Relations, Security Studies and South Asian Studies.

Price: £49.50 / $79.50

Eastward Ho? analyses India’s relationships with the countries lying to its east. It explores India’s ‘Look East Policy’ launched in the early 1990s, later renamed ‘Act East’ in 2014. Against the backdrop of deepening intra-Asian economic integration, combined with security tensions and rivalries, both related to the economic and strategic rise of China, this volume asks: What are India’s relationships like with countries to its east, and what are its challenges, possible roles and options?

Parts I and II study the political and economic consequences of the growing Asian integration; the evolving Asian ‘security architecture’, today’s buzzword for institutions and processes; China’s ever-changing perceptions of India; and India’s emerging relations with Japan and Korea.

Part III studies India’s economic and strategic relations with Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Myanmar, and focuses on India and China’s tussle for influence over the Himalayan states of Nepal and Bhutan. Part IV concludes the discussion by analysing India’s evolving relations with Southeast Asia, namely Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

 E. Sridharan is Academic Director and Chief Executive of the University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advanced Study of India (UPIASI), New Delhi.

‘How India Votes And What It Means’ by Pradeep Gupta

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Title: How India Votes And What It Means

Author: Pradeep Gupta

Publisher: Juggernaut Publications

ISBN: 9789353451394

Date: 19th April

No. of Pages: 192

Genre: Social Sciences

Price: £17.50 / $28.95

Does polarization help win elections? How have smartphones changed Indian politics? Did the balakot strike make the difference in 2019?

Why are women a distinct voting Bloc in some states but not in others?

Why does GDP growth have almost no impact on election outcomes?

Since 2014, Pradeep Gupta and axis My India have established themselves as India’s most accurate and trusted election forecasts between 2013 and 2020, The axis My India forecast was the most accurate in 95 per cent of state and General elections.

Now Gupta takes us on a journey through the art and science of elections in the world’s largest democracy. Based on years of field interviews and analysis, he gives us a master Class – provocative, entertaining, and enlightening – in how and why Indians choose their leaders.

Pradeep Gupta is India’s top psephologist and chairman and managing director of Axis My India, which has successfully predicted 44 out of 46 exit polls since 2013. A Harvard Business School (USA) alumnus, Gupta is a leading name in market research. He is a first-generation entrepreneur from a dusty village in Madhya Pradesh, and believes his humble beginnings give him an insight into human behaviour.

‘Full Circle – Yuletide in Patna’ by Capt. Narendra

Full Circle – Yuletide in Patna

Author: Capt. Narendra

Publisher: Turning Point India

ISBN: 978-81-952669-0-6

Date: 21/04/21

Genre: Military History

Price: £26.99 / $42.95

This book is a unique treatise on the heroic sacrifices made by the gallant Biharis – sung and unsung in history! The author has researched deeply digging into the official records of 1857 War of Indian Independence from libraries, musea and relics from India, Britain, Guyana and Trinidad. The heroic battles of Babu Kunwar Singh and Amar Singh besides, Capt. Narendra brings the reader on the ring- side of the uprising of the Bengal Native Infantry at Danapur Cantt and the Irregular Cavalry at Bhagalpur in August 1857.

The failed victory sees some of these heroes disguising and sneaking out to far-off lands as ‘Indentured labourers.’ The author, truly a ‘puppeteer of words’, takes you along on that voyage. You witness the incredible events of 164 years unfold before your eyes in graphic details.

Full Circle – Yuletide in Patna is indeed a masterpiece in the contemporary Indian English fiction. In fact, calling it ‘fiction’ would be a misnomer. Veritably, it is a discovery of the Bihari valour and patriotism that has been left unsung by the western historians.

Author Bio: Captain Narendra is a decorated veteran of the Indian Armed Forces who participated in the 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak wars. He was awarded the prestigious President’s Police Medal and Fire Services Medal for gallantry for winning back an outpost across the Ravi River, which had been earlier captured by the Pakistan Army.

After an exemplary service of 20 years, he took voluntary retirement in 1981 and moved to England. He worked in London for about 18 years and retired as a Director of Services for children with disabilities in the Social Services Department of a Metropolitan London Council. His memoirs about the service in the Armed Forces of India was awarded a prize by Gujarat Sahitya Academy, Gandhinagar.

Narendra is a graduate of Gujarat University. He continued his research and studies, obtained a Post-graduate Diploma in Applied Social Studies from London South Bank University, and also a diploma in management from the Management College, Henley-on-Thames.

The author currently lives with his family in California, USA.

‘Legal Language and Legal Writing’ by Dr. Hema Menon

Legal Language and Legal Writing

 

Author: Dr. Hema Menon

Publisher: Dattsons Publishers

ISBN: 978-8171922031

Date: 2021

No. of Pages: 128

Genre: Law/Legal

Price: £12.50

Clarity of thought, lucidity, conciseness, thoroughly researched and properly organised are stated to be the characteristics of good legal writing. This book about legal language and legal writing by Dr (Mrs) Hema V Menon, possesses all these characteristics. Authored by an experienced teacher of the subject, the book will be of immense help to anyone trying to learn the basics of legal language and legal writing.

Based on university curriculum and designed to satisfy the needs of students of law, the book covers topics like meaning, functions & kinds of law, sources of law, evolution, and characteristics of legal language& and also the problems of legal language. Discussion on rules of statutory interpretation, fundamentals of legal writing, synopsis writing and case comments with examples makes study of the subject interesting.

Basics of legal drafting too, find a place in the book. Maxims and Latin terminology provide a quick reference. The book is thus well-equipped to lay a strong foundation for a student of law who aspires to enter the field of law, may it be, practicing law in the Courts, teaching law, being a researcher, a consultant, an advisor, a civil servant, a counsellor or any other such profession.

AUTHOR BIO:

Professor Dr.Hema V Menon has been teaching Legal Language, Labour Laws, Corporate Laws and International Trade laws both at the Undergraduate and Post Graduate levels for the past 21 years. She holds three Post Graduate Degrees namely, MA- Sociology, MA- Public Administration and LLM. A Doctorate in law, she is a Professor and Head of the Department of Law, Dr.Ambedkar College, Deekshabhoomi, Nagpur.

Her core areas of research are in the field of Gender Issues, Domestic Violence against women, Human Rights, Child Rights, Rights of the Elderly, Surrogacy and Corporate Laws. She has published two books on law namely, “Unorganized Women Workers and Social Security” published by Satyam International, N.Delhi and A Commentary on “Marriage and Divorce Laws in India” published by All India Reporter Ltd.

 

‘Bitcoin Blockchain’ – Kapil Jain

Author: Kapil Jain

Publisher: BPB Publications

ISBN: 9389898099

Date: 04-Aug-2020

No. of Pages: 358

Genre: Computer Science

Price: £21.99

In 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto released a codebase and whitepaper for a network that came to be known as the Blockchain. It was the first successful attempt to create electronic money after decades of failed attempts across the world. However, the basis of its success is not just the digitalization of currency into electronic form, but its peer-to-peer node network and the public storage of all transactions in time-stamped blocks chained together called as Timechain in the whitepaper. It also introduces a non-trusted third-party transaction processor, which replaces the current centralized trust-based systems. What happened next is history, and today, it is a multi-billion-dollar industry across the world. Bitcoin Satoshi Vision Blockchain restored the original version of the Bitcoin protocol and it is now a thriving developer, business and enterprise ecosystem.

This book offers a practical deep dive into every aspect of the Bitcoin protocol. It includes the math behind the Cryptography and a detailed overview of the application-level protocol, which works on top of the Bitcoin Blockchain network. It also focuses on the core principles and fundamental concepts of Bitcoin to explain the constructs of a Blockchain type system.

AUTHOR BIO 

Kapil Jain is a technology professional working in the IT departments of large US and European organizations working in the Banking and Financial industry. He has done his engineering degree from Sri GS institute of technology and sciences, Indore, and has played the role of programmer, business analyst, architect, project, and program manager over the 18 years of his experience in the industry. He continues to work in his professional capacity for a global bank’s core payment department.

He comes from a wealth of experience in Financial applications built on Mainframes and works to modernize those applications using Microsoft and Java-based tech stacks, cloud infrastructure, including building serverless applications. He has also developed applications with open-source tech stack like MERN and experimented with AI/ML algorithms. He has been deeply involved in the Bitcoin protocol for the last 3 years and also has experimented with various other blockchains like Ethereum, Hyperledger and Ripple.

He has also been a panel member at a couple of conferences organized by Alliance University on blockchain and AI. In his leisure time, he likes to attend workshops and conferences and likes to play chess.

‘Artificial Intelligence For Managers’ – Malay A. Upadhyay

Author: Malay A. Upadhyay

Publisher: BPB Publications

ISBN: 9389898382

Date: 17-Sep-2020

No. of Pages: 180

Genre: Computer Science

Price: £13.99

AUTHOR BIO:

Malay A. Upadhyay is a Customer Journey executive, certified in Machine Learning. Over the course of his role heading the function at a N. American AI SaaS firm in Toronto, Malay trained 150+ N. American managers on the basics of AI and its successful adoption, held executive thought leadership sessions for CEOs and CHROs on AI strategy & IT modernization roadmaps, and worked as the primary liaison to realize AI value on unique customer datasets. It was here that he learnt the growing need for greater knowledge and awareness of how to use AI both responsibly and successfully.

Malay was also one of 25 individuals chosen globally to envision the industrial future for the Marzotto Group, Italy, on its 175th anniversary. He holds an MBA, M.Sc. and B.E., with experiences across India, UAE, Italy and Canada.

DESCRIPTION:

Most AI initiatives in organizations fail today not because of a lack of good AI solutions, but because of a lack of understanding of AI among its end users, decision makers and investors. Today, organizations need managers who can leverage AI to solve business problems and provide a competitive advantage. This book is designed to enable you to fill that need, and create an edge for your career.

The chapters offer unique managerial frameworks to guide an organization’s AI journey. The first section looks at what AI is; and how you can prepare for it, decide when to use it, and avoid pitfalls on the way. The second section dives into the different AI techniques and shows you where to apply them in business. The final section then prepares you from a strategic AI leadership perspective to lead the future of organizations.

By the end of the book, you will be ready to offer any organization the capability to use AI successfully and responsibly – a need that is fast becoming a necessity.

‘Machine Learning for Beginners’ – Harsh Bhasin

Machine Learning for Beginners Harsh Bhasin

Author: Harsh Bhasin

Publisher: BPB Publications

ISBN: 9789389845426

Date: 21-Aug-2020

No. of Pages: 262

Genre: Educational

Price: £17.50

This book covers important concepts and topics in Machine Learning. It begins with Data Cleansing and presents an overview of Feature Selection. It then talks about training and testing, cross-validation, and Feature Selection. The book covers algorithms and implementations of the most common Feature Selection Techniques. The book then focuses on Linear Regression and Gradient Descent.
Some of the important Classification techniques such as K-nearest neighbors, logistic regression, Naïve Bayesian, and Linear Discriminant Analysis are covered in the book. It then gives an overview of Neural Networks and explains the biological background, the limitations of the perceptron, and the backpropagation model. The Support Vector Machines and Kernel methods are also included in the book. It then shows how to implement Decision Trees and Random Forests.
Towards the end, the book gives a brief overview of Unsupervised Learning. Various Feature Extraction techniques, such as Fourier Transform, STFT, and Local Binary patterns, are covered. The book also discusses Principle Component Analysis and its implementation.
Author Bio:
Harsh Bhasin is an Applied Machine Learning researcher. Mr. Bhasin worked as Assistant Professor in Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, and taught as a guest faculty in various institutes including Delhi Technological University. Before that, he worked in C# Client-Side Development and Algorithm Development.
Mr. Bhasin has authored a few papers published in renowned journals including Soft Computing, Springer, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, AI and Society, etc. He is the reviewer of prominent journals and has been the editor of a few special issues. He has been a recipient of a distinguished fellowship.
Outside work, he is deeply interested in Hindi Poetry, progressive era; Hindustani Classical Music, percussion instruments.
His areas of interest include Data Structures, Algorithms Analysis and Design, Theory of Computation, Python, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning.