Introductions

  • British Empire

    In a short and concise manner, this book puts forward a definitive account of the impact of the British Empire on the world at large and how, in turn, it changed Britain itself. Less than one percent of the world’s landmass and its population that is Britain controlled nearly a quarter of the world’s geography and a quarter of mankind.  How did the British manage to create and rule an empire of such gigantic proportions? These pages attempt an answer.

    295.00 | 9.99
  • Michel Foucault

    In a hundred and fifty pages, this is essential Foucault. A must have for an academic and researcher in the social sciences. Michel Foucault can be counted as one of the greatest thinkers of twentieth century, his intellectual influence crossing over well into the twenty-first. His books, The Order of Things, Discipline and Punish, The Archeology of Knowledge, The Birth of the Clinic, Madness and Civilisation or the four-volume History of Sexuality have enlightened us on the relations between power and knowledge, on society's treatment of the insane, on the system of controls in the institution of hospital and on many such fascinating as well as deeply disturbing aspects of what we know as the modern world. Few can match his influence on the social sciences. In the tradition of French intellectuals like Jean-Paul Sartre, Foucault was an academic and a political activist. He researched, wrote and fought for causes he believed in, all at the same time. In this book, Jean-Francois Bert has provided a fantastic introduction to Foucault's thought.

    295.00 | 9.99
  • Global Environmental History

    Worldwide human societies are struggling with the disastrous effects that man's unbridled economic growth has brought to our planet. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY is a concise account of the diverse ways in which environment has been destroyed and reshaped by man. The authors discuss the development of 'Environmental History' as a discipline and go on to document the various historical periods and phenomena where environmental damage was caused. They discuss the havoc European imperial forces created in the Americas and how the conquest of Americas by Europeans had unleashed ecological imperialism. They also discuss how environment was destroyed and reshaped during industrialization in England and France. The book discusses the environmental history of the world from the Americas to Europe to Asia and Africa. In a short span of a hundred and fifty pages it unravels the long history of environment and how a handful of militarily and economically powerful nations have created unimaginable damage to environment with devastating impacts. The book will act as an in-depth informative guide for researchers of environment as well as students of history, sociology, economics, world politics and is a fascinating introduction to the subject for any lay reader.

    225.00 | 7.99
  • History and Literature

    How do history and literature relate to one another, where do they converge, and where do they diverge? This relatively small text on History and Literature by Ashin Das Gupta throws up ideas on these questions and explores an entire gamut of ideas that constitute conceptions of history and of literature. He takes the reader through his readings and thoughts on Indian and western writers and texts. His analysis and reflections sensitize us to the nuances of historical thinking and literary imagination. In a short span of less than hundred pages a world of thousand conceptions unfolds for the reader.

    150.00 | 7.99