1. The national and international context.
2. Plant variety protection and the convention on biodiversity.
3. Viewpoint of the plant breeding industry.
4. Viewpoint of public sector plant breeding institutions.
5. Tribal and rural farmer-conservers.
6. Role of the mass media.
Recommendations of participants. Annexure: 1.
Financial arrangements for the realisation of farmers' rights. Appendix: 1.
Plant variety protection and farmers' rights act. 2.
National income accounts. Annexure: 2.
Uncommon opportunities for achieving sustainable food and nutrition security. "The term agrobiodiversity refers to genetic variability in plants, animals and micro-organisms of economic value.
In the past, several thousand plants were used for purposes of food, feed, fibre, fuelwood, fertilizer and medicine. As agriculture advanced, the human food security systems began to depend not only on fewer and fewer plant species, but also on a small number of varieties.
Such genetic homogeneity enhanced genetic vulnerability to pests and diseases as well(less)
2. Sugreeva sends Hanumaan to find the intentions of Raama.
3. Hanumaan meets Raama and Lakshmana; Narrates about Sugreeva.
4. Raama and Lakshmana go to meet Sugreeva.
5. Raama-Sugreeva's treaty of friendship.
6. Raama wails seeing Seetha's ornaments.
7. Sugreeva consoles Raama.
8. (Raama) resolves to kill Vaali.
9. (Sugreeva) narrates how he incurred (Vaali's) wrath.
10. (Story of how Vaali) drove Sugreeva from kingdom.
11. (Sugreeva) describes Vaali's prowess.
12. (Raama) instills confidence in Sugreeva.
13. (Raama) sees Sapthajana hermitage.
14. Sugreeva invites Vaali for combat.
15. (Vaali's wife) Thaara's advice.
16. The killing of Vaali.
17. Vaali censures Raama.
18. (Raama) justifies killing of Vaali as 'a war'.
19. Thaara comes to battle field.
20. (Vaali's wife) Thaara wails.
21. Hanumaan consoles Thaara.
22. Vaali gives up his life.
23. Thaara Wails again.
24. Raama consoles Thaara.
25. Last rites for Vaali.
26. (Raama) crowns Sugreeva(less)
2. God Bramma's visit (he appears before Vaalmeeki).
3. Vaalmeeki perceives the history of Raama.
4. The arrival of Lava and Kuscha in Raama's court (council hall).
5. Description of (the capital of) Ayodhya.
6. King Dhascharatha's rule described.
7. (Vaalmeeki's) description of Dhascharatha's ministers.
8. Dhascharatha decides to perform Ashwamedha.
9. Sumanthra narrates story told by old Sanathkumaara.
10. Decision to invite Rischyaschringa.
11. The bringing of Rischyaschringa by Dhascharatha (to Ayodhya).
12. Procurement of Yaaga materials.
13. The ceremonial Yaaga center: entry into this Yaaga center.
14. (King Dhascharatha) performs the Ashwamedha Yaaga.
15. Performance of rituals for progeny: the vow to kill Raavana.
16. The offer of 'Paayasa'-sacred milk.
17. The creation of bears and monkeys.
18. Birth of Raama (the scene shifts to Ayodhya).
19. Raama's assistance sought by Vischwaamithra.
20. And Dhascharatha refuses (to send his son).
21. Under assurance of Vasishta, Raama(less)
Adhvara Kanda: Chapter 1: 1. Brahmana I.
Agnistoma--Construction of Yagasala; restrictions enjoined on the Yajamana to be initiated. 2.
Brahmana II. Agnistoma--Process of initiation or diksa, starting with shaving.
Chapter 2: 1. Brahmana I.
Agnistoma--Krsnajina or black antelope's skin; Mekhala or waistband of Munja grass as symbols of diksa; tying of the horn of antelope. 2.
Brahmana II. Agnistoma--Rules governing the movements and routine of the Yajamana.
. Chapter 3: 1.
Brahmana I, II, III. Agnistoma--Purchasing of soma plants.
2. Brahmana IV.
Agnistoma--Bringing the soma plant to the Yagasala. Chapter 4: 1.
Brahmana I, II, III. Agnistoma--Atithyesti, Pravargya, Tanunaptra or oath-taking by touching ghee by the Rtviks and Yajamana for mutual cooperation.
2. Brahmana IV.
Agnistoma--Upasad Istis. Chapter 5: 1.
Brahmana I. Agnistoma--Making of the vedi for Soma; measurement of the high altar.
2. Brahmana II.
Agnistoma--Sprinkling the vedis with special chants, enclosing the vedi with Palasa Sticks..
2. (Dhascharatha) seeks counsel regarding Raama's coronation.
3. Preparation for royal coronation.
4. Fixing date and time for coronation.
5. Vasishta instructs (Raama) about rituals.
6. Raama takes vows.
7. (Hunchback) Manthara Bemoans.
8. (Manthara) disturbs Kaikeyi's mind.
9. Strategy to send Raama to forest: Kaikeyi enters house of sorrow.
10. (Dhascharatha tries to) pacify Kaikeyi.
11. Kaikeyi demands the two boons.
12. (Dhascharatha) curses Kaikeyi.
13. (Dhascharatha) again tries to pacify Kaikeyi.
14. (Kaikeyi) sends for Sumanthra to fetch Raama.
15. Sumanthra enters Raama's abode.
16. Raama goes (to see his father).
17. Raama's arrival (at Dhascharatha's palace).
18. (Kaikeyi) orders Raama to go to forest.
19. (Raama) vows to go to forest.
20. Kowsalya's bemoaning.
21. (Raama) swears to honour his father's command.
22. The 'way' of fate and destiny.
23. Lakshmana's wrath.
24. (Raama) enlightens Kowsalya.
25. (Raama) receives mother's blessings.
26. Raama gives advice to Seetha.
Raman. Peace without Process: Sri Lanka's Dilemma: 1.
Muni. Ground Realities: 1.
Pitfalls and possibilities/Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu. 2.
Negative peace/N. Ram.
Reconciling Various Ethnic Aspirations: 1. Sri Lankan nationalism, ethnic identity and community/Devanesan Nesiab.
2. Prospects for reconciliation/V.
Suryanarayan. Intentions, Capabilities of the Govt and LTTE: 1.
Security implications for Sri Lanka, India and the South East Asia Region/Iqbal Athas. 2.
Intentions and capabilities of reluctant partners/R. Hariharan.
Role of External Powers: 1. Of phases and paces/Gamini Samaranayake.
2. Dilemmas of external actors/K.
Venkataraman. Where from Here?: 1.
Peace dynamics/M. Rasgotra.
2. No alternative, but.
3. The tsunami and the LTTE/B.
Internal dimensions to Sri Lanka's peace process/Kalpana Chittaranjan. 5.
The future beckons/N. Sathiya Moorthy.
Annexures: 1. Ceasefire agreement.
2. Oslo declaration.
3. Tokyo declaration.
4. Prabhakaran's Hero's Day Speech.
4. President's speech.
Index. "The Sri Lankan pot continues to boil.
Although the ceasefire agreement of February 2002(less)
2. (Hanumaan) enters Lanka at night.
3. (Hanumaan) overcomes (lady protector of) Lanka.
4. (Hanumaan) roams around Lanka (search of Seetha).
5. Hanumaan takes a good look at demons and demonesses.
6. (Hanumaan) enters Raavana's abode.
7. Hanumaan sees Pushpak aircraft-station.
8. (Hanumaan) takes a (good) look at Pushpak.
9. Description of Pushpaka Vimaana.
10. (Hanumaan) 'sees' Mandodhari.
11. (Hanumaan) searches banqueting hall.
12. Hanumaan's depression.
13. Hanumaan crestfallen.
14. (Hanumaan) searches Asoka forest.
15. (And Hanumaan) sees Seetha.
16. (Hanumaan) grieves over Seetha.
17. (Hanumaan) takes a look at demonesses.
18. Raavana's visit (to Aschoka forest).
19. The description of (the plight of) tormented Seetha.
20. Raavana's entreaty.
21. (Seetha) rejects Raavana.
22. (Raavana) gives respite (to Seetha).
23. The demoness impel (Seetha).
24. Demonesses threaten Seetha.
25. Seetha's despondency.
26. (Seetha) wants to kill herself.
27. (Demoness) Thrijata's dream.
28. (Seetha's) effort to Hang herself with tresses.
54. (Raama) goes to Bharadhwaja's hermitage.
55. They cross Yamuna river.
56. (Raama) goes to Chithrakoot.
57. Sumanthra enters Ayodhya.
58. (Sumanthra) conveys Raama's message (to Dhascharatha).
59. Dhascharatha wails.
60. Sumanthra consoles Kowsalya.
61. (Kowsalya) rebukes Dhascharatha.
62. Dhascharatha consoles Kowsalya.
63. (Dhascharatha'a anecdote): his killing of a son of a Muni.
64. King Dhascharatha dies.
65. The royal ladies cry.
66. Preserving the body of Dhascharatha in herbal oil.
67. The suffering of a kingless kingdom.
68. Messengers sent to Fetch Bharatha.
69. Bharatha's bad dream.
70. Bharatha rushes back (to Ayodhya).
71. Bharatha enters (city of Ayodhya).
72. Bharatha wails.
73. Bharatha censures his mother Kaikeyi.
74. (Bharatha) condemns (his mother) Kaikeyi.
75. Bharatha vows (to bring back Raama).
76. Last rites of Dhascharatha performed.
77. Bharatha and Schathrugna lament.
78. Schathrugna attacks Manthara.
79. (Bharatha) orders preparation for journey.
80. Preparation of the route (towards(less)
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Participation of women in science and technology. 2.
Empowering women in science and technology. 3.
Women and scientific excellence. 4.
Discrimination for women in science. 5.
Gender equality in science and technology. 6.
Women in scientific leadership. 7.
Women in scientific research. 8.
Women and information technology. 9.
Women in computer science. 10.
Women and online communication. 11.
Women and innovations in science. Bibliography.
Index. "Women play vital role in every facet of modern society.
In numerous areas of scientific and technological development, women have historically been responsible for crucial advances, yet they remain severely under-represented in all major scientific areas. There have been improvements in access for women to science over the last two decades, but many female students at school and university still find the prospect of a career in science to be profoundly unappealing.
It is essential that the barriers that discourage women from studying science and choosing it(less)
2. Importance of livestock in Indian perspective.
3. Heritage of Indian agriculture.
4. Vrkshayurvedic farming.
5. Organic farming.
6. Cow--the sacred animal.
8. Panchagavya and crop production.
9. Scientific rationale for efficacy of Panchagavya on crop growth and productivity.
10. Revalidation research on Panchagavya.
11. Conclusion and future thrusts.
Selected references. Appendices.
Subject index. "Agriculture in India has a long history which dates back to the Neolithic age of 7500-6500 BC.
In those days farming system adopted aimed at maintaining the livelihood of farmers on a sustainable basis along with livestock with minimum damage to the environment. In the past decades, agricultural development focused on short-term productivity based on external inputs resulting in neglect and improper use of local resources.
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2. Demon Viradha seizes Seetha.
3. Viradha beaten up.
4. Viradha's salvation.
5. Scharabanga immolates himself.
6. Raama leaves for Dhandaka forest.
7. Raama meets Sutheekshana.
8. Raama leaves for (dense) Dhandaka forest.
9. Seetha begs Raama to give up 'arms'.
10. Raama tells why he has to take up 'arms'.
11. Agasthya's greatness described.
12. Raama meets Agasthya.
13. Raama leaves for Panchavati.
14. (Raama) meets (divine bird) Jataayu.
15. Establishment of hermitage at Panchavati.
16. Description of winter season.
17. Wicked Schoorpanaka visits.
18. (Maiming) cutting of nose and ear lobes of Schoorpanaka.
19. (Schoorpanaka) narrates to Khara about her disfigurement.
20. The 14 demons (of Khara) killed.
21. (Schoorpanaka) informs Khara about killing of demons.
22. Khara leaves for battle.
23. (Khara) sees III omens.
24. Raama's war with Khara's army.
25. (Raama) Annihilates Khara's army.
26. Killing of Dhooshana.
Ekapatkanda: Brahmana: I. 1.
Sambhara Brahmana. 2.
Naksatra Brahmana. 3.
Rtu Brahmana. 4.
1. Purnahuti offering and pavamanesti at the completion of adhana.
2. Details of daksina to be offered at the adhana; transferring of the kindled fires into oneself; observance of truthfulness by an Ahitagni.
2. Agnihotra continued.
3. Caturmasya Yaga--(a).
Caturmasya Yaga--(b). 2.
Caturmasya Yaga--(c). 3.
3. Caturmasya Yaga--(d).
4. Caturmasya Yaga--the importance and significance of all the four Parvan.
Pathavimarsa. "It is for the first time that a complete critical edition of the Satapatha Brahmana of the Kanva school of the Sukla Yajurveda alongwith its English translation is published.
This edition has taken into account the readings available in a few more manuscripts, besides those in the published edition in(less)
2. Brahmana II.
Ploughing of the ground for the Ahavaniya altar. .
Chapter 2: Brahmana I. Soma krayana (purchasing of soma plant) -- its timing; placing of logestakas (unbaked clods of earth) got from all the four sides outside the site of the yaga; building of the uttara vedi or high altar and spreading sand evenly over it.
Brahmana II. Atithya, Pravargya and Upasad offerings; horse, Yajamana and Rtviks advancing towards the fire place; making the horse go round the altar.
Chapter 3: Brahmana I. Construction of the first layer of the citi; invoking Agni from inside his own body by Yajamana.
Brahmana II. Placing of a lotus-leaf and a gold-piece in the contra of the altar.
. Chapter 4: Brahmana I.
Piling up the naturally perforated istakas; placing the durvestaka (brick in the form(less)
2. Raama cheered up by Sugreeva.
3. (Hanumaan) describes defences of Lanka.
4. Accompanied by Army Raama reaches ocean.
5. Raama wails.
6. Raavana seeks ministerial counsel.
7. Demons' counsel.
8. Prahastha speak.
9. Vibheeshana's words (of advice).
10. Vibheeshana's salutary words.
11. Raavana seeks ministerial counsel again.
12. Kumbhakarna's vow.
13. Dialogue between Raavana-Mahaapaarswa.
14. Vibheeshana tells Raavana to return Seetha.
15. Indhrajit-Vibheeshana verbal exchange.
16. Raavana abuses Vibheeshana.
17. Vibheeshana's surrender (to Raama).
18. (Raama's) acceptance of Vibheeshana.
19. Lying on bed of grass.
20. (Raavana) sends message through Schuka.
21. Raama's wrath: turbulence in ocean.
22. Building of bridge: crossing of ocean.
23. They go to Lanka.
24. Raavana's self praise.
25. Schuka-Saarana's advice.
26. Seeing the formation of army of monkeys.
27. (Saarana) describes the prowess of monkeys.
28. Narration of size of army.
29. Spies like Schaardhoola sent.
30. Names of monkey (chiefs) revealed.
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