‘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.

‘Cultural Studies: Texts and Contexts’ by Dr. Prantik Banerjee   

Cultural Studies: Texts and

Author:  Dr. Prantik Banerjee

Publisher: Dattsons Publishers

ISBN: 978-8171922000

Edition: Paperback

Year: 2021

No. of Pages: 232

Genre: English Literature/ Criticism/ Cultural Studies

Price: £13.99

This book provides a critical analysis of important essays written by leading theorists in the interdisciplinary field of cultural studies. These essays are an essential component of English Studies curriculum in most universities in India and abroad.

The book includes detailed commentary on path-breaking writings by Raymond Williams, Stuart Hall, Walter Benjamin, Stephen Greenblatt, Judith Butler, Donna Haraway, Arjun Appadurai and others. It explains major ideas, trends and applications, bringing out the text’s affiliation to politics, culture and society.

While locating each text in its own time and place, the commentary also shows its relevance by citing examples from the contemporary world. It is written in a lucid style that will be easily understood by the specialist as well as the lay reader. The book will be immensely helpful to students, teachers, research scholars, and those interested in cultural studies.

About the Author:

Dr. Prantik Banerjee is Associate Professor of English, Hislop College, Nagpur. He is a member of Board of Studies, RTM Nagpur University and external expert to Board of Studies, V.G. Vaze Autonomous College, Mumbai.

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‘Encountering Trauma Through Literature’ by Dr. Priya Wanjari & Dr. Neehal Sheikh

Encountering Trauma Through Literature

Editors:  Dr. Priya Wanjari & Dr. Neehal Sheikh

Publisher: Dattsons Publishers

ISBN: 978-8171921942

Edition: Hardbound

Year: 2021

No. of Pages: 280

Genre: English Literature/Criticism/Trauma Studies

Price: £13.99

The primary aim of literature is to bring forth the issues the individuals or society is dealing with. Trauma is one of the most horrific experiences faced in different manners in varied situations and circumstances and this has been reflected by eminent writers through their point of views. Prominent writers like Amrita Pritam, Toni Morrison, Arundhati Roy, Jhumpa Lahiri and many others have discussed the themes resulting out of traumatic experiences.

The study of Trauma through the Psychoanalytic Theory of Sigmund Freud is highlighted to develop a fair understanding about Trauma Studies. The co-relationship between Trauma Studies and Dalit Literature has also been shown Baby Kamble’s ‘The Prison We Broke’. Recent terrorist attacks by Al-Qaeda have also resulted into trauma.

The writers, from India and abroad, have been constantly depicting not only such horrific experiences but suggesting appropriate remedial measures. It can be seen in the book that the remedial measures suggested are according to the prevailing circumstances in a particular geographical area. The Topic has been studied from different approaches like race, sex, gender, nationality, terrorism and ethnicity to show how these factors affect differently in a particular geographical area. The book voices views of those radical writers who want to put an end to mental and physical torture so that nobody falls prey to Trauma.

It is a unique collection of scholarly papers which will prove to be extremely helpful to Teachers, researchers and students interested in Trauma Studies.

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Two New Titles From Konark Publishers

Two New Titles From Konark Publishers

Making of a General – Lt Gen. (Dr) Konsam Himalay Singh

ISBN: 9788194201885

Size: 23.5cm X 15.5cm

Format: Royal HB

Page Count: 248

Genre: Memoirs

Price: £24.99

Pub. Month: Nov-2020

Making of a General is about the unique journey of a village boy from a small hamlet of Manipur and his ascendance to become the first Three Star General of the Indian Army from North East India. The book takes the reader through the myriad places traversed by the author during his eventful career in the army. The chapter on the Kargil War gives a vivid portrayal of happenings that bring out the deep sense of pride, honour and valour of the men he commanded. The book brings to light the intrinsic challenges faced by those holding superior command posts in one of the most formidable forces in the world.

LT GEN. (DR) KONSAM HIMALAY SINGH (Retd) PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, is the first Lieutenant General of the Indian Army from the North Eastern Region of India. He commanded his unit in Turtuk Sector and Siachen Glacier during the 1999 Kargil War and was awarded the Yudh Seva Medal for his role in the conflict. After serving nearly 40 years in the Indian Army, he went back to his home state Manipur to serve the people. He was the Chairman of the Manipur Public Service Commission.

Two New Titles From Konark Publishers

The Scientific Muslim – Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz

ISBN: 9788194201847

Size: 22.5cm X 15cm

Format: Royal PB

Page Count: 208

Genre: Religion & Science

Price: £19.99

Pub. Month: Oct-2020

The Scientific Muslim is an interesting work that aims to dispel negative perceptions and stereotypes regarding science and Islam. The author argues in the book that the Qur’an places immense emphasis on scientific knowledge and many of the misconceptions prevalent in society are due to the misinterpretation of the Qur’an. He urges readers to look to the Qu’ran for revelations about science. He has a scientific understanding of the Qur’an and attempts to understand the message of the holy book by deriving the meaning of words through their roots and usage at different places and contexts, the latter being described in the Qur’an as Tasreef-e-Aayat or diversification of verses. He has shown how the meanings of words were lost in translation.

Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz was the Vice-Chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad. He has more than 35 years of experience in teaching, research and administration. He is a science communicator and has five books and more than 350 popular science write-ups to his credit.

‘365 Nature Stories’ – By Ranjit Lal

365 nature stories by ranjit lal

365 Nature Stories is the latest instalment in the 365 Series, with other titles such as 365 Wonders of the World and 365 Adventure Stories. This instalment in the 365 series is authored by Ranjit Lal – he is the author of over forty-five books – fiction and non-fiction – for children and adults who have children. His abiding interest in natural history, birds, animals and insects is reflected in many of his books.

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