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  • Budget Deficits and Economic Activity in Asiaby Kanhaya Gupta

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    The growth and persistence of government budget deficits is causing increasing concern in both developed and developing countries. They have provoked extreme responses: some economists hold that they have devasting effects, others that they have no real impact at all. Budget Deficits and Economic Activity in Asia examines both of these claims in... more...

  • Re-Reading Harry Potterby Suman Gupta

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 40.00

    This is the first extended text-based analysis of the social and political implications of the Harry Potter phenomenon. Arguments are primarily based on close readings of the first four Harry Potter books and the first two films - in other words, a 'text-to-world' method is followed. This study does not assume that the phenomenon concerns children... more...

  • Empiricism and Experienceby Anil Gupta

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 27.99 US$ 24.07

    This book offers a novel account of the relationship of experience to knowledge. The account builds on the intuitive idea that our ordinary perceptual judgments are not autonomous, that an interdependence obtains between our view of the world and our perceptual judgments. Anil Gupta shows in this important study that this interdependence is the key... more...

  • Creating Agile Business Systems with Reusable Knowledgeby A. Mitra; A. Gupta

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 144.00 US$ 118.08

    The authors describe how business knowledge can be identified, encapsulated and shared using a modular approach to building business systems. more...

  • Six Sigma Business Scorecardby Praveen Gupta

    McGraw-Hill Education 2003; US$ 39.95 US$ 32.76

    Six Sigma has become a widely recognized strategic tool to improve business performance and profitability. Many books cover basic Six Sigma concepts, but none detail the most critical element of its improvement methodology: performance measurements. Without a strong grasp of performance metrics, a company can have no clear, quantitative indication... more...

  • Social Constructionist Identity Politics and Literary Studiesby Suman Gupta

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 123.00

    This study presents a critique of social constructionist identity politics, which is distinguished from specific identity-based political positions, from within and with social constructionist commitments. Gupta examines the institutionalization of social constructionist identity politics in literary studies, considering the notions of canonicity. more...

  • Large Riversby Avijit Gupta

    Wiley 2008; US$ 346.00 US$ 299.87

    Large Rivers: Geomorphology and Management explores an important topic in geomorphology and sedimentology: the form and function of major rivers. Our knowledge of the big rivers of the world is limited. It is currently difficult to recognise large rivers of the past from relict sedimentary deposits or to structure management policies for long international... more...

  • The Physical Geography of Southeast Asiaby Avijit Gupta

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 399.99 US$ 343.99

    This will be the first comprehensive and detailed volume on the physical environment of Southeast Asia and will be essential reading for geographers, ecologists, and environmental managers. As the definitive reference work on the region it will cover all aspects of the biophysical environment and its current environmental problems and mangement practices.... more...

  • Notions of Nationhood in Bengal: Perspectives on Samaj, c. 1867-1905by Swarupa Gupta

    BRILL 2009; US$ 144.00

    This book opens fresh ways of rethinking colonial nationalisms, qualifying derivative, political and modernist paradigms. Introducing the category of samaj (cultural entity), it shows how indigenous socio-cultural origins were reconfigured in modern Bengali-Indian nationhood to conceptualise unities and mediate fragmentation. more...

  • Caste in Questionby Dipankar Gupta

    SAGE India 2004; US$ 64.95

    This important volume provides an alternative perspective on caste. It demonstrates that the traditional view of caste—as a single hierarchy, with Brahmins at the top and the untouchable castes at the bottom—is no longer valid. From politics to gender to economic interaction, the contributors reveal how the erstwhile single, pure hierarchical... more...