Trade and Politics on the Coromandel Coast: Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries addresses the breakdown of the political structures within which the merchants operated, and the impact of the arrival of the Europeans, especially the English. In so doing, it explores the transitional nature of the seventeenth century and the ways in which the European trading companies, Indian states, and merchants interacted with each other.
Situated within the larger historical context of the trading world of the Coromandel Coast, this regional history challenges accepted notions about the place of merchants and the state, and through a detailed economic history, sheds new light on the political and transitional nature of the period. *(less)
1. The history of ancient and medieval Ceylon.
2. The beginnings.
3. The ancient period.
4. The early medieval period.
5. The Polonnaruva period.
6. The decline of the Sinhalese Kingdom.
Epilogue. Appendix: 1.
List of kings with dates. 2.
Key to illustration: the development of the Sinhalese script. 3.
From the preface: "This book, therefore, does not pretend by any means to be exhaustive or correct in all its details. It will take a long time before it will be possible to write such a history, as the amount of research yet to be done is very great.
Though the Mahavansa has been edited and translated with critical notes, most of the other literary works have not received sufficient attention at the hands of scholars. A large number of inscriptions have still to be edited and published, and therefore even this certain source of information cannot yet be(less)
1. Geographical and historical background.
2. Towns, cities and markets.
3. Identification of trade items for import and export.
4. Merchants and guilds.
5. Mode of travel and transportation.
6. Methods and medium of payment.
Index. "The thirteenth century opened new vistas in the world history, particularly Asia.
It witnessed the rise and fall of different dynasties and ultimately allowed the Mongols to survive as the mightiest power in China, Russia (Kipchak), Central Asia, and Persia for more than a century. They brought under their sway the Islamic lands of the orient except India where the Turks had already established themselves as a powerful state during this period.
The present study is the first of its kind dealing with India's overland trade with Central Asia and Persia during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The book seeks to interpret the working of the political forces in India and her(less)
Despite this lofty goal, however, the essays themselves remain down to earth, highly readable, and full of stories and ideas that make us think differently about the business world around us.The majority of these essays were written in the 1960s, and in them Drucker specifically examines that turbulent decade, yielding conclusions that are as timeless as they are fresh.
He places the merger mania of the decade in the context of business history of the twentieth century, and arrives at fundamental questions about mass market economies. He questions the personal and political values of 1960s adolescents, and ends up relating them to the concurrent rise of big complex modern institutions.
He examines with equal vigor Japan's management successes, the role of politics and economics in American identity, and the "real" Kirkegaard(less)
Visible facts: 1. The role of 'Stupa-art' (Fine arts dedicated to the Stupa).
2. The basic composition of stupa-art.
3. A consideration of the visible facts.
III. Possible interpretations: 1.
The religious aspects. 2.
The artistic aspects. 3.
The political aspects. IV.
The concept of the empty throne: 1. Its meanings for Buddhist people.
2. Its categories in comparative religion.
3. A discovery of its modernity.
Appendix: What is the purpose of comparative religion? A five-point ethics to be obtained through the field-work. A list of visuals.
A guide to the visuals. Tables.
Plates. Select bibliography.
Index. "It is next to impossible today to even think of Buddhism without the presence of the Buddha image! The image of the Buddha, in truth, has not only come to symbolise the essence of Buddhism but is also a brilliant expression of the cultural/artistic achievements of the Buddhists since(less)
Part V. Thinkers subsequent to the Brahma-sutra: 1.
General remarks. 2.
Tibetan citations of Bhartrhari's verses and the problem of his dates. 3.
Tanka (Brahmanandin). 6.
Fragmentary transmissions of various differing theories. Part VI.
The Mandukya-karika: Introduction. 1.
Interpretations of some words and phrases of the Mandukya- Upanisad and Karika. 2.
Textual analysis. 3.
Thought. Part VIII.
The Vedanta philosophy of the Grammarian Bhartrhari: 1. The Grammarian Bhartrhari: the man and his works.
2. The position of Bhartrhari in the history of thought.
3. Bhartrhari's the scholar.
Part VIII. Conclusion: 1.
The position of Sankara in the history of Vedanta philosophy. 2.
A summary of the history of early Vedanta philosophy. Appendices.
"The history of the Vedanta school is well-known since the time(less)
History, Literature, and Identity discusses issues like conscious conceptualization of a new dispensation, processes of community formation, social transformation and politicization leading to the emergence of a new political order. It brings out the cumulative implications of these processes on the evolution of Sikh identity.
Interpretation of the Sikh past arising from J.S.
Grewal’s lifelong engagement with history and historiography is also built into this study. Written by one of the foremost scholars of Sikh history, the book highlights the intricate connections between literature and historical processes.
Lucidly written and illustrated with rare paintings and photographs,(less)
India's involvement in anti-dumping cases in the first decade of WTO/K.D.
Calculating normal value as way of protection: some evident from Turkish dumping investigations/Cengiz Bahcekapili and Murat Cokgezen. 3.
Anti-dumping procedures: lessons for developing countries with special emphasis on the South African experience/Nicola Theron. 4.
The growing problem of intra-developing country anti-dumping actions in world trade/Kofi Oteng Kufuor. 5.
The rhetoric and reality of US Anti-Dumping Law/Brink Lindsey and Daniel Ikenson. 6.
Anti-Dumping in the European Union/Fredrik Erixon. 7.
Why is China the world's number one Anti-Dumping Target?/Yuefen Li. 8.
Misuse of Anti-Dumping Provisions: what do the WTO disputes reveal?/Debashis Chakraborty. Index.
"The increasing use of anti-dumping measures covering a wide range of sectors, both by developed and developing countries in recent years, indicates a policy substitution to protect domestic industries in the face of tariff reforms. While the developing countries are demanding special and different treatment to(less)
2. The concept of Bodhisattahood.
3. The Bodhisatta practice as depicted in Pali sources.
4. The origin and development of the Bodhisattva doctrine.
5. The concept of Sunnata as depicted in Pali Nikayas.
6. The concept of Sunyata in Mahayana Sutras.
7. The conduct of Bodhisattva - Carya.
8. The Buddha's major characteristics through Buddha body perceptions.
9. The conclusion.
The Boddhisattvas' names in Sanskrit and Chinese. Bibliography.
Index. "The two concepts most profound, sublime and influential of all Mahayana (The Developed Buddhist Tradition) texts are the concepts of Bodhisattva and Sunyata.
In fact, both concepts had their seeds first in the Pali Nikayas (The Early Buddhist Tradition). In other words, while reading this book, the reader can discover the doctrines of Mahayana along with those of Pali Nikaya which are essentially the same in origin, nature and purpose.
He can also recognize how the term Sunyata sounds negative but the true(less)
The book provides an account of the different ports and dominions that existed during that period. It highlights the role played by the different dynasties such as the Cholas and Pallavas in the overall development of international trade.
The book paints a picture of the business connections that the Tamil provinces shared with different parts of the world, from Rome to the South East. It further divulges the factors that led to the administrative developments during this period and the pivotal role played by the traders in bolstering the economy in Southern India(less)
Concept of trade. 2.
The backdrop. 3.
Trade and finance. 4.
Traits of business. 5.
Conduction of business. 6.
Rules for sales. 7.
Technique of setting prices. 8.
Economic matters and law. 9.
Relevance of Islamic economy. 10.
Economic policy in Islam. Bibliography.
Index. "Islam considers business and trade to be the best mode of earning.
And, among the different types of trade, Halal business is recommended as the best by Islam. Money earned through hard work and fair means is full of benefits.
On the one hand, hard work is vitalizing and keeps the body active and ready to work; on the other hand, it promotes a healthy life. During the time of the Prophet (Pbuh), people would go from city to city in groups (called carvans) to trade.
This involved travel to far-off places where people sold their commodities and brought back the products available there. There are advantages of(less)
Responding to a prolonged crisis of imperial legitimacy, British officials in Bengal tried to build their authority on the basis of an 'ancient constitution', supposedly discovered among the remnants of the declining Mughal Empire. In the search for an indigenous constitution, British political concepts were redeployed and redefined on the Indian frontier of empire, while stereotypes about 'oriental despotism' were challenged by the encounter with sophisticated Indian state forms.
This highly original book uncovers a forgotten style of imperial state-building based on constitutional restoration, and in the process opens up new points of connection between British, imperial(less)
I. The formative period: 1.
Sanskrit and Indo-Persian literature on music/Emmie Te Nijenhuis and Francoise 'Nalini' Delvoye. 2.
Music patronage in the Indo-Persian context: a historical overview/Madhu Trivedi. 3.
Musical forms in medieval India/Emmie Te Nijenhuis. 4.
The emergence of Dhrupad/Richard Widdess. 5.
Collections of lyrics in Hindustani music: the case of Dhrupad/Francoise 'Nalini' Delvoye. 6.
The origins and early development of Khayal/Katherine Butler Brown. II.
The modern period: 7. Hindustani music: a historical overview of the modern period/Joep Bor and Allyn Miner.
8. A mine of music history from nineteenth-century Lucknow/Regula Burckhardt Qureshi.
9. Thumri, Ghazal, and modernity in Hindustani Music culture/Peter Manuel.
10. Dhadhis and other Bowing Bards/Daniel Neuman.
11. Rampur as a centre of music/Sulochana Brahaspati.
12. Representing "Hindu" music to the colonial and native Elite of Calcutta/Charles Capwell.
13. Music schools and societies in Bombay c.
1864-1937/Michael D. Rosse.
14. The All-India Music Conference of 1916-1925: cultural transformation(less)
I. Critically Endangered: 2.
Pygmy Hog. 3.
Wroughton's free-tailed Bat. 4.
Jenkin's Shrew. II.
Endangered: 5. Asiatic Lion.
6. Indian Rhinoceros.
7. Red Panda.
10. Golden leaf Monkey.
11. Snow Leopard.
12. Nilgiri Tahr.
13. Kondana Soft- Furred rat.
14. Servant Mouse.
15. Particolored Flying Squirredl.
16. Nicobar Shrew.
17. Nicobar Tree Shrew.
18. Capped Leaf Monkey.
19. Hispid hare.
20. Lion- Tailed Macaque.
21. Malabar Civet.
22. Marsh Mongoose.
23. Nilgiri Leaf Monkey.
24. Asiatic Black Bear.
25. Indian Elephant.
26. Wild Asian Water Buffalo.
III. Vulnerable: 27.
Asiatic Wild Ass. 28.
Nilgiri Marten. 29.
Nonsense Rat. 30.
Palm Rat. 31.
Himalayan Crestless Porcupine. 33.
Sloth Bear. 34.
Himalayan Musk Dear. 35.
Indian Giant Squirrel. 36.
Brown Bear. 37.
Slow Loris. 38.
Clouded Leopard. 39.
Himalayan Tahr. 42.
Wild Yak. 43.
Kahjuria's Leaf-nosed Bat. 44.
Kerala Rat. 45.
1. I see no stranger: early Sikh art and devotion.
2. Catalogue: i.
Searching for answers. ii.
All is one. iii.
A light moving across time. iv.
Meditations on the true name. v.
Faith in labor. 3.
Selected bibliography. "No one is a Hindu; no one is a Muslim.
With these radical words Guru Nanak (1469-1539) founded the Sikh religion, calling for the recognition of one God, by whatever name devotees chose to call him, and the rejection of superstition, avarice, meaningless ritual, and social oppression. In his embrace of all religions, Guru Nanak envisioned a loving God that was outside the bounds of any one religion.
He upheld the truth of equality among all beings and practiced the quiet heroics of holding up a mirror to foolishness. Meditation and devotion were identified as the work of the private domain and charity, honest work, and service to humanity as the(less)
The texts. 1.
The mystical significance of the sacrificial horse (BAU (M) 1:1). 2.
A creation myth associated with the Agnicayana and Asvamedha (from BAU (M) 1:2). 3.
'Lead me from untruth (or non-being) to truth (or being)..
. (from BAU (M) 1:3).
4. Another creation myth: The underlying oneness (BAU (M) 1:4).
5. A Brahmin turns to a Ksatriya as teacher, and the parable of the sleeping man (from BAU (M) 2:1).
6. Yajnavalkya and Maitreyi (BAU (M) 2:4).
7. Yajnavalkya's disputations at the assembly of King Janaka, 1: The cows and the hotr Asvala (BAU (M) 3:1).
8. Yajnavalkya's disputations at the assembly of King Janaka, 2: Release from "re-death" (BAU (M) 3:3).
9. Yajnavalkya's disputations at the assembly of King Janaka, 3: Vacaknavi Gargi challenges Yajnavalkya (BAU (M) 3:8).
10. Yajnavalkya's disputations at the assembly of King Janaka.
11. The beginning of Svetaketu's instruction in the transcendental unity of everything(less)
Introduction/Reeta Grewal. 1.
Foundation of the Sikh faith/J.S.
The earliest manual on the Sikh way of life/Karamjit K. Malhotra.
3. Martial and political culture of the Khalsa/Iqtidar Alam Khan.
4. Sikh patronage of painting/B.
5. Sikhs in the early census reports/Anurupita Kaur.
6. Transition from socio-religious to political concerns: Sikh periodicals of the early twentieth century/Joginder Singh.
7. Mission abroad: Sant Teja Singh in the western world/Darshan S.
The Nabha affair: Akali interest in a Sikh princely state/Mohinder Singh. 9.
The Patiala enquiry: Paramount Power protects its Sikh protege/Kuldeep Kaur Grewal. 10.
Sikh spatial dispersal (1881-2001)/Gopal Krishan. 11.
Punjab agrarian economy: role of remittances by the Sikhs overseas/Shinder Singh Thandi. 12.
Sikh identity and the issue of Khalistan/J.S.
Five Hundred years of the Sikh educational heritage/Gurinder Singh Mann. Glossary.
"These pathbreaking essays by historians, geographers, economists and scholars in(less)
Dynamics of Trade Liberalisation in Bangladesh. 2.
Trade Liberalisation and economic growth: a review of theory and evidence. 3.
Trade Liberalisation in Bangladesh: overview of the policies and programmes. 4.
Bangladesh's Trade Liberalisation in a changing perspective: a time-series evaluation. 5.
Bangladesh's Trade Liberalisation in a global prospective a comparative analysis. 6.
Trade Liberalisation and growth nexus: a dynamic panel econometric study on Bangladesh manufacturing industries. 7.
Short-run vs. Long-run Macro impacts of Trade Liberalisation: an inter-temporal computable general equilibrium model of Bangladesh.
8. Summary and conclusions.
"Trade Liberalisation has been one of the major policy reforms in Bangladesh. This book aims to assess the dynamics of Trade Liberalisation, which include an examination of the theoretical and empirical literature on the 'Trade Liberalisation--Growth Nexus', an evaluation of the changes in the policy regimes in Bangladesh, an examination of the changes in the extent of Trade Liberalisation in Bangladesh(less)
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