Manners And Customs Of Mankind V1: An Entirely New Pictorial Work Of Great Educational Value Describing The Most Fascinating Side Of Human Life
2. The Parsees in Persia.
3. Manners and customs.
4. Laws and internal government of the Parsees.
5. Commercial pursuits.
From the preface: "The vast empire known in Europe as the "East Indies" holds a population of one hundred and eighty millions of persons, the bulk of whom are either followers of Mahomed or Professors of Hindooism. Scattered over the continent, but especially in Bombay, another race is, however, to be met with, differing essentially from both Mahomedans and Hindoos.
The members composing this race are known as Parsees, and are the descendants of the ancient Persians who emigrated to India on the conquest of their country by the Arabs. Compared with the number of the other natives of India, the Parsees add so insignificant a quota to the population, that their existence to very many Europeans is not even known, while those who are(less)
2. Off to England.
3. Briefless Barrister.
4. In the 'dark continent'.
5. The young politician.
6. Satyagraha Struggle in South Africa.
7. The making of the Mahatma.
8. Return to India.
9. Gandhi's Ashram.
10. World War I.
11. Rowlatt Bills.
12. Non-violent non-cooperation.
13. Arrest and imprisonment.
14. Reaction and recovery.
15. Declaration of complete independence.
16. Gandhi-Irwin Pact.
17. Round Table Conference.
18. In London.
19. Resumption of struggle.
20. Campaign against untouchability.
21. A new deal for the village.
22. The new constitution.
23. Hindu-Muslim Antagonism.
24. Non-violence in a violent world.
25. Cripps Mission.
26. "Quit India".
27. Simla Conference.
28. Cabinet Mission.
29. Communal conflagration.
30. Partition of India.
31. Mission of peace.
32. The end.
33. Gandhi and non-violence.
"This is a pictorial biography of Gandhi in which the narrative-concise, readable and incisive-is illustrated with photographs and facsimiles of letters, newspaper reports and(less)
Sea Turtles: i. Tortoise, turtle or terrapin.
v. Breeding habits.
vi. Threats diversity.
II. Sea Snakes: i.
Sea snake or Eel? iii. Food.
v. Where are they found? vi.
Sea snakes: a threat to fisherfolk and divers? viii. Distribution.
x. Sea snakes as food.
III. An updated checklist of the marine reptiles of India (with common names).
IV. Accounts of species: i.
Sea Turtles: Family Dermochelyidae. 1.
Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli). Family Cheloniidae.
2. Caretta caretta (Linnaeus).
3. Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus).
4. Eretmochelys imbricata (Linnaeus).
5. Lepidochelys olivacea (Eschscholtz).
ii. Sea Snakes: Family Hydrophiidae.
Subfamily Hydrophiinae. 1.
Astrotia Stokesii (Gray). 2.
Enhydrina schistosus (Daudin). 3.
Hydrophis caerulescens (Shaw). 4.
Hydrophis cantoris (Gunther). 5.
Hydrophis cyanocinctus Daudin. 6.
Hydrophis fasciatus (Schneider). 7.
Hydrophis gracilis (Shaw). 8.
Hydrophis lapemoides (Gray). 9.
Hydrophis mamillaris (Daudin). 10.
Hydrophis nigrocinctus Daudin. 11.
A night in the jungle. 2.
The legend of Manas. 3.
Boundaries and rivers. 4.
Observing wildlife. 6.
The people of Manas. 7.
The Rhinoland that was. 8.
Manas Biosphere Reserve. 10.
Royal Manas National Park. Appendices: 1.
Manas Fact file. 2.
Checklists: i. Mammals.
"Manas National Park in the north east of India, is one of the oldest protected areas in the country. This almost 520 sq km of pristine forest is also the core zone of the sprawling Manas Tiger Reserve that extends for 230 km from east to west.
The Richly wooded Bhutan hills form the Northern boundary of this National Park. In addition to the big five, namely Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic elephant, Asiatic water buffalo, Great Indian one-horned rhino and Gaur, Manas is also home to 5 species of deer, almost 40 other kinds of mammals, 36(less)
Maiden Safari: 1. Untamed majesty.
2. Paradise in pink.
3. Lost in the Mara.
II. Second Foray: 1.
The Cauldron. 2.
Cradle of mankind. 3.
Land of endless plains. 4.
Mara revisited. Biography.
From the Foreword: “The African wildlife safari is indeed a great experience for any wildlife and photo enthusiast. In this book Diinesh has not only brought about a “Photographers’ Delight” of capturing the wild in various behavioural moods but also shown that one can enjoy a “Dream Safari” in a span of two weeks.
It is indeed a “Dream Safari” as Diinesh has been able to capture the Big Five (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard) pictorially and illustrate beautifully their behavioural patterns. Through this pictorial book, Diinesh shares some of his experiences and joys of witnessing and photographing what can only be termed as nature’s miracles.
The famed elephants of Amboseli amidst the expansive backdrop of(less)
McLeod. Preface and acknowledgements.
Note on orthography. 1.
Reconstructing a religious biography. 2.
Situating the Guru in Indian history. 3.
Vehicles to the past: the sources. 4.
'Divine presence' in history and memory: the life of Guru Arjan. 5.
'Sacred' city and the 'Divine court': the Darbar Sahib. 6.
The Adi Granth: fixing the divine word. 7.
Crystallization of a religious tradition: the Sikh Panth. 8.
The martyrdom of Guru Arjan. 9.
The teachings of Guru Arjan. 10.
Narrating the person: images of the Guru. Glossary.
Index. "A comprehensive study of the life and work of Guru Arjan (1563-1606), the Fifth Guru of the Sikhs, this volume reconstructs his life based on history, memory, tradition, and mythic representation.
Pashaura Singh focuses on the major influences that shaped Guru Arjan's thought. He discusses the socio-political conditions that moulded the Guru's life, inspiring him to become one of the greatest religious leaders of the world(less)
And Some Of The Most Glorious Results Of This Assimilation Took Shape In The Kitchen, The Territory Of The Memsahib And Her Trusted Khansamah. Anglo-Indian Cuisine Is A Delicious Blend Of East And West, Rich With The Liberal Use Of Coconut, Yogurt And Almonds, And Flavoured With An Assortment Of Spices.
Roasts And Curries, Pulaos And Breads, Cakes And Sweetmeats, All Have A Distinctive Flavour. The Western Bias For Meats And Eggs Is Offset By The Indian Fondness For Rice, Vegetables, Curds, Papads, Pickles And Chutneys.
And There Is A Great Deal Of Innovation And Variety In Soups, Entrees, Side Dishes, Sauces, Salads And Desserts(less)
Family Nemipteridae: Key to the Genera. Genus Nemipterus Swainson: Key to the species: 1.
Nemipterus bipunctatus (Valenciennes, 1830). 2.
Nemipterus furcosus (Valenciennes, 1830). 3.
Nemipterus hexodon (Quoy and Gaimard, 1824). 4.
Nemipterus japonicus (Bloch, 1791). 5.
Nemipterus nematophorus (Bleeker, 1853). 6.
Nemipterus peronii (Valenciennes, 1830). 7.
Nemipterus randalli (Russell, 1986). 8.
Nemipterus zysron (Bleeker, 1856). Genus Parascolopsis Boulenger: Key to the species: 1.
Parascolopsis aspinosa (Rao and Rao, 1981). 2.
Parascolopsis boesemani (Rao and Rao, 1981). 3.
Parascolopsis eriomma (Jordan and Richardson, 1909). 4.
Parascolopsis inermis (Temminck and Schlegel, 1843). 5.
Parascolopsis townsendi (Boulenger, 1901). Genus Scolopsis Cuvier: Key to the species: 1.
Scolopsis aurata (Park, 1797). 2.
Scolopsis bilineata (Bloch, 1793). 3.
Scolopsis bimaculata (Ruppell, 1828). 4.
Scolopsis ciliata (Lacepede, 1802). 5.
Scolopsis frenatus (Cuvier, 1830). 6.
Scolopsis ghanam (Forsskal, 1775). 7.
Scolopsis lineata (Quoy and Gaimard, 1824). 8.
Scolopsis margaritifera (Cuvier, 1830). 9.
Scolopsis taeniatus (Cuvier, 1830). 10.
A note on the use of Indian terms. 1.
Introduction: Aesthetic space and the pictorial language. 2.
Rock art: pre-linguistic expressions. 3.
Tribal art: language of the primitives. 4.
Folk diagrams Jhoti and Cita: language with a rural sensibility. 5.
Temple murals: language of mytho-religico discourse. 6.
Pata paintings: language of new devotion. 7.
Palm leaf illustrations: language of the poet Elite: 8. Silpa Sastra and Citra Sastra illustrations: inner language of structural forms.
9. Easel paintings, installations and happenings: language alien.
10. Conclusion: towards the formation of art linguistics.
"Aesthetics of Pictorial Language epitomizes a fine piece of scholarship, both in terms of its presentation and documentation. In trying to signify the qualities embodied in the aesthetic space, the author has effortlessly ransacked the cupboards of the rich Orissan art forms-from the tribal to the modern and postmodern.
The book unravels the ubiquitous, and almost indefinable, connection between the(less)
Framework for regulation of biotechnology. 2.
Health and human services. 3.
Environmental protection agency. 4.
Applicability of biological agents to microbial products. 5.
Applicability of the toxic substances control act. 6.
Research and development exemption. 7.
Department of agriculture. 8.
Diabetes and biotechnology. 9.
Human replacement parts and somatic gene therapy. 10.
Biopesticides and biotechnology pesticide products. 11.
Insect resistance management in Bt crops. Bibliography.
Index. "The impact of biotechnology on human life and economic progress of various nations world over has given a major impetus to accelerate research, development and application of this field in relevant socio-economic sectors.
The cell fusion techniques, recombinant DNA technology, protein engineering and structural biology have made phenomenal progress as priority research areas. The country today has excellent expertise in more than 25 institutions, including the universities.
In addition to basic research, the scientists are actively engaged in fermentation based activities, production of valuable biologicals, plant(less)
1. John Kotelawela (1954-1956).
D. Bandaranaike (1956-1959).
Dahanayake (1959 - 1960). 4.
Dudley Senanayake (March 1960 - July 1960). 5.
Sirimavo Bandaranaike (1960 - 1965). 6.
Dudley Senanayake (1965 - 1970). 7.
Exile: 1970 - 1976. 8.
Jayewardene Presidency (1977-89). 9.
Voluntary exile (1984 - 1989). 10.
Ranasinghe Premadasa (1989 - 1993). 11.
Dingri Banda Wijetunga (May 1993 - December 1994). 12.
Ranil Wickremesinghe (2001 - 2004). Epilogue.
"Rendering Unto Caesar is Bradman Weerakoon's unique first-person account of fifty years of public service as Official Secretary and Senior Advisor to Sri Lankan Prime Ministers and Presidents. His insightful, often entertaining memoir captures nine of Sri Lanka's most historic figures in revealing public and private moments.
As we follow his self-effacing narrative, we trace the unfolding of one of Sri Lanka's most respected civil servants' career. Biographies have been written about most of these politicians but(less)
About the Author : Jr Paul Maher has contributed to Kerouac: His Life and Work as an author. Pal Maher, Jr.
is the author of Kerouac: His Life and Work and the editor of the critically acclaimed collection Empty Phantoms: Interviews and Encounters with Jack Kerouac. One of today's top Kerouac scholars, Maher is a book critic for the Toronto Star and served as the editor of the Kerouac Quarterly.
He has been hailed by historian Douglas Brinkley as "one of the new leaders" of Kerouac scholarship. Maher lives in Fitchburg, MA(less)
Introduction. Systematic list.
Systematic account: I. Order Anura: 1.
Family Bufonidae: i. Genus Bufoides Pillai and Yazdani, 1973.
ii. Genus Bufo Laurenti, 1768.
iii. Genus Pedostibes Gunther, 1876.
2. Family Dicroglossidae: i.
Genus Euphlyctis Fitzinger, 1843. ii.
Genus Fejervarya Bolkay, 1915. iii.
Genus Hoplobatrachus Peters, 1863. iv.
Genus Limnonectes Fitzinger, 1843. v.
Genus Nanorana Gunther, 1896. vi.
Genus Ombrana Dubois, 1992. vii.
Genus Occidozyga Kuhl and Van Hasselt, 1822. 3.
Family Hylidae: i. Genus Hyla Laurenti, 1768.
4. Family Megophryidae: i.
Genus Leptobrachium Tschudi, 1838. ii.
Genus Scutiger Theobald, 1868. iii.
Genus Xenophrys Gunther, 1864. 5.
Family Microhylidae: i. Genus Kalophrynus Tschudi, 1838.
ii. Genus Kaloula Gray, 1831.
iii. Genus Microhyla Tschudi, 1838.
iv. Genus Micryletta Dubois, 1987.
v. Genus Uperodon Dumeril and Bibron, 1841.
6. Family Ranidae: i.
Genus Amolops Cope, 1865. ii.
Genus Clinotarsus Mivart, 1869. iii.
Genus Humerana Dubois, 1992. iv.
Genus Hylarana Tschudi, 1838. v.
Genus Odorrana Fei,(less)
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