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A Companion to the Anthropology of India
by Isabelle Clark-Decès

A Companion to the Anthropology of India offers a broad overview of the rapidly evolving scholarship on Indian society from the earliest area studies to views of India’s globalization in the twenty-first century.

  • Provides readers with an important new introduction to the anthropology of India
  • Explores the larger global issues that have transformed India since the end of colonization, including demographic, economic, social, cultural, political, and religious issues
  • Contributions by leading experts present up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of key topics such as population and life expectancy, civil society, social-moral relationships, caste and communalism, youth and consumerism, the new urban middle class, environment and health, tourism, public and religious cultures, politics and law
  • Represents an authoritative guide for professional social and cultural anthropologists, and South Asian specialists, and an accessible reference work for students engaged in the analysis of India’s modern transformation

The FINTECH Book
by Susanne Chishti, Janos Barberis

A front-line industry insider’s look at the financial technology explosion

The FINTECH Book is your primary guide to the financial technology revolution, and the disruption, innovation and opportunity therein. Written by prominent thought leaders in the global fintech investment space, this book aggregates diverse industry expertise into a single informative volume to provide entrepreneurs, bankers and investors with the answers they need to capitalize on this lucrative market. Key industry developments are explained in detail, and critical insights from cutting-edge practitioners offer first-hand information and lessons learned.

The financial technology sector is booming, and entrepreneurs, bankers, consultants, investors and asset managers are scrambling for more information: Who are the key players? What’s driving the explosive growth? What are the risks? This book collates insights, knowledge and guidance from industry experts to provide the answers to these questions and more.

  • Get up to speed on the latest industry developments
  • Grasp the market dynamics of the ‘fintech revolution’
  • Realize the sector’s potential and impact on related industries
  • Gain expert insight on investment and entrepreneurial opportunities

The fintech market captured over US$14 billion in 2014, a three-fold increase from the previous year. New startups are popping up at an increasing pace, and large banks and insurance companies are being pushed toward increasing digital operations in order to survive. The financial technology sector is booming and The FINTECH Book is the first crowd-sourced book on the subject globally, making it an invaluable source of information for anybody working in or interested in this space.


Integrated Indian Public Library System
by Dr. Kapil Singh Hada, Dr. R. p. Bajpai

The main feature of the book is which library is beneficial for the user especially in the Indian scenario. Public libraries or electronic librariesboth libraries work. A public library working under the Directorate of Public Instruction (DPI) and an e-library were established under the Sarve Shiksha Mission under the project of GIAN (General Information Access Network) in 2002. The study gave comprehensive information about both libraries and also compared different areas and gave historical background on public libraries in India and also electronic libraries. Which types of collection are available, the status of manpower, infrastructure, services provided to the user, and other related areas and uses by both libraries gave some suggestions to improve the present conditions of existing libraries.

Access to Knowledge in India
by Ramesh Subramanian, Lea Shaver

This is the third volume in our Access to Knowledge series. India is a $1 trillion economy which nevertheless struggles with a very high poverty rate and very low access to knowledge for almost seventy percent of its population which lives in rural areas.

This volume features four parts on current issues facing intellectual property, development policy (especially rural development policy) and associated innovation, from the Indian perspective. Each chapter is authored by scholars taking an interdisciplinary approach and affiliated to Indian or American universities and Indian think-tanks. Each examines a policy area that significantly impacts access to knowledge. These include information and communications technology for development; the Indian digital divide; networking rural areas; copyright and comparative business models in music; free and open source software; patent reform and access to medicines; the role of the Indian government in promoting access to knowledge internationally and domestically.


Investing in India, + Website
by Rahul Saraogi

A practical, real-world guide to investing in India

India’s rapid economic growth offers obvious opportunities for foreign investors, but making wise investing decisions can be difficult for any investor without a deep knowledge of the country and its culture. With a vibrant democracy and an active press, India can be a complex and chaotic place in which investors can find it difficult to make investing decisions with confidence. This book offers an on-the-ground perspective on India from one of India’s most successful value investors. Looking deeply into the internal realities that impact India’s investment climate, Investing in India helps investors both inside and outside the country cut through the noise and find the facts that truly matter for anyone who wants to invest there.

  • Features charts of stocks, markets, and other helpful Indian economic indicators
  • Offers a real-world look at India’s politics and governance; its financial system and capital markets; its asset classes and equity markets; the private equity scene; and the real estate market
  • Written by Indian value investing guru Rahul Saraogi

Value Chain Struggles
by Jeff Neilson, Bill Pritchard

Adopting a ‘global value chain’ approach, Value Chain Struggles investigates the impact of new trading arrangements in the coffee and tea sectors on the lives and in the communities of growers in South India.

  • Offers a timely analysis of the social hardships of tea and coffee producers
  • Takes the reader into the lives of growers in Southern India who are struggling with issues of value chain restructuring
  • Reveals the ways that the restructuring triggers a series of political and economic struggles across a range of economic, social, and environmental arenas
  • Puts into perspective claims about the impacts of recent changes to global trading relations on rural producers in developing countries

India Briefing
by Alyssa Ayres, Philip Oldenburg

Since 2001, India has gained new attention as an emerging world power with a rapidly growing economy, a world-class science and technology sector, and a huge English-speaking labor pool. After a period of escalating tension with neighbor Pakistan, wide-ranging peace talks are underway. Within India, there is an unprecedented mood of optimism about the future. At the same time, the nation wrestles with difficult questions about the place of secularism in society, the role it sees for itself globally and within Asia, and the reality that millions of Indians still live at the subsistence level. This volume of India Briefing examines India’s changing fortunes through chapters that cover the economy; the twists and turns of domestic politics; labor in the large informal sector; the cultural roots of Hindu nationalism; the foreign relations rollercoaster; the business of Bollywood; and a special chapter on the range of new resources about India available on the web.

Capital Markets of India
by Alan R. Kanuk

Capital Markets in India: An Investor’s Guide aims to provide the first comprehensive book on investing in the India markets. India is right now at the forefront of globalization. The book’s focus is on the equity market, but it also addresses derivatives, fixed income, and foreign direct investments. Chapter topics include facts about the Indian economy; the Foreign Institutional Investor (FII) regulations, registration process, and applications; detail about the market regulation and the regulator; the very important market safeguards built into the Indian market systems; and lists of companies ranked by various criteria such as capitalization, turnover, industry, and earnings. The book even supplies investors and traders with contact information for many of the key institutions and market players. Readers will not only gain basic information about how the markets in India work, but also the contacts and facts to help them with their own investing plan.


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