Author Archives: R I E Library, Mysore

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Magic in Education


Nagaraj, G. And Others

Publisher: Kanishka Publishers

ISBN: 978-81-8457-292-6

Acc No.: 72916         Call No.: 371.33 N147


Book Description:  The book review various teaching strategies adopted by various investigators for the child cantered joyful learning. It makes an attempt to find out whether magic tricks can be used to teach science concepts at primary level and revealed with empirical evidences that magic can be used as an effective, joyful teaching as well as motivational strategy at primary level. It also analysis the teachers opinion about this magical teaching strategy and suggests various books and sources to the interested teachers for learning magic and to use in their classroom transactions. Further this book also reveals that magic can be used as tool to measure the scientific attitude of school children.

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Feminist Theory Reader: Local and Global Perspectives

Edited by

McCann, Carole R. And Kim, Seung-kyung

Publisher: Routledge Taylor and Francis Group 

ISBN: 978-0415-99477-4

Acc No.: 73820        Call No.: 305.42 M111


Book Description:  Feminist Theory Reader, second edition, continues its unique approach of anthologizing the important works of feminist theory within a multiracial transnational framework. Classic works in feminist theory by scholars such as Simone De Beauvoir, Gloria Anzaldua, Judith Butler, belle hooks, Nancy Hartsock, Deniz Kandiyoti,and Chandra Talpade Mohanty appear alongside cutting-edge scholarship by Paula Moya, Aiwha Ong, Raewyn Connell, Suzanne Walters, Mrinalina Sinha, and Rhacel Parreñas. The new edition significantly updates both the local and global perspectives that distinguished the first edition, incorporating themes and debates on the rise in the contemporary feminist scholarship.

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M. N. Roy: Marxism and Colonial Cosmopolitanism


Manjapra, Kris

Publisher: Routledge Taylor and Francis Group

ISBN: 978-0-415-44603-7

Acc No.: 73918            Call No.: 954.035092 M266


Book Description:  This is a work of South Asian intellectual history written from a transnational perspective and based on the life and work of M.N. Roy, one of India’s most formidable Marxist intellectuals. Swadeshi revolutionary, co-founder of the Mexican Communist Party, member of the Communist International Presidium, and a major force in the rise of Indian communism, M.N. Roy was a colonial cosmopolitan icon of the interwar years. Exploring the intellectual production of this important thinker, this book traces the historical context of his ideas from 19th-century Bengal to Weimar Germany, through the tumultuous period of world politics in the 1930s and 1940s, and on to post-Independence India.

In this book the author makes a number of valuable theoretical contributions. He argues for the importance of conceiving the ‘deterritorial’ zones of thought and action through which Indian anti-colonial political thought operated, and advances a new periodisation for Swadeshi on this basis. He also argues against viewing ‘international communism’ of the 1920s as a single monolith by highlighting the fractures and contestations that influenced colonial politics worldwide.

A fresh and insightful perspective on the history of India in the interwar years, this book will be of great interest to scholars and students of the modern history of South and East Asia, America and Europe, and to those interested in anti-colonial struggles, Communist politics and trajectories of Marxist thought in the 20th century.

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On Space and Time

Edited by

Majid, Shahn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 978-1-107-69303-6

Acc No.: 73889          Call No.: 530.1 C743


Book Description:  This book gets to the heart of science by asking a fundamental question about its essence: what is the true nature of space and time? Both defy modern physics, and scientists find themselves continually searching for answers. This unique volume brings together world leaders in cosmology, particle physics, quantum gravity, mathematics, philosophy and theology, to provide fresh insights into the deep structure of space and time. In an attempt to understand the question, subjects ranging from dark matter to the philosophical and theological implications of spacetime are covered, ensuring that the issue is thoroughly explored. Interesting and thought-provoking answers provide a well-rounded read.

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The Mystery of the Last Supper: Reconstructing the Final Days of Jesus


Humphreys, Colin J.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107661196

Acc No.: 73879       Call No.: 232.957 H927


Book Description:   For hundreds of years, we thought we knew what happened during Jesus’ last days. Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday are not only observed by Christians around the world, but are also recognized in calendars and by non-practitioners as commemorating the true timeline of events in the life of Christ. But apparent inconsistencies in the gospel accounts of Jesus’ final week have puzzled Bible scholars for centuries. In The Mystery of the Last Supper, Colin Humphreys uses science to reveal the truth about Jesus’ final days. Reconciling conflicting Gospel accounts and scientific evidence, Humphreys reveals the exact date of the Last Supper in a definitive new timeline of Holy Week.

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Introductory Economics


Hoag, Arleen J. And Hoag, John H.

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 978-81-7596-717-5

Acc No.: 73895       Call No.: 330  H679


Book Description:  This carefully constructed textbook empowers the reader with an understanding of fundamental economic concepts. There are 31 “one-concept” chapters. Each short chapter highlights one economic principle. The student can study one concept and be reinforced by the learning process before proceeding to another. The writing is lucid and at the student’s level. Self-review exercises conclude each chapter. The text is well integrated to show the relationship among the basic concepts and to offer a comprehensive overview of economics. The one-concept chapters provide organizational flexibility for the instructor. There are eight modules: The Economic Problem; Price Determination; Behind the Supply Curve; Measuring the Economy, The Level of Income; Money; Trade; Conclusion. A study guide is available on line without charge. Each chapter in the text has a corresponding chapter in the study guide as well as an introduction to graphing.

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The Conquests of Alexander the Great


Heckel, Waldemar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107637528

Acc No.: 73896        Call No.:938.07 H448


Book Description:  In this book, Waldemar Heckel traces the rise and eventual fall of one of the most successful military commanders in history. In 325 BCE, Alexander and his conquering army prepared to return home, after overcoming everything in their path: armies, terrain, climate, all invariably hostile. Little did they know that within two years their beloved king would be dead and their labours seemingly wasted. Tracing the rise and eventual fall of one of the most successful military commanders in history, Heckel engagingly and with great detail shows us how Alexander earned his appellation, The Great.