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  1. 1. LATEST ADDITIONS TO MAHATMA GANDHI UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Plain Tales for the British Empire: images of British India, Africa and South East- Asia by Charles Allen, Ed. Plain Tales from the British Empire gathers together Charles Allen’s best loved books: Plain Tales from the Raj, Tales from the South China Seas and Tales from the Dark Continent. They are first hand recollections from taped reminiscences broadcast by BBC. At the start of the Second World War, British empire was the most extensive the world have ever known, with approximately a quarter of the world’s population under its sway. Within three decades that empire had been almost totally dismembered. As newly decolonized countries set out to recover their national identities or to construct new ones, beginning with Indian and Pakistan in 1947, it was inevitable that those who had been associated with colonial rule took on the role of scapegoats, to be vilified as oppressors or mocked as stock figures of fun. The book challenges these simplistic attitudes – not by glorifying or mythologizing the Raj but by humanizing the colonial experience. British rule was made up of many constituent parts, some negative and damaging, others positive and beneficial. It was a self serving exercise in throwing national weight about, but it was also about people and the gambles they took with their lives, their interaction with other cultures and its results that continues to affect both sides to this day. The book gives an evocative and unique glimpse into the lost days of the Empire across India, Africa and the territories fringing the South China Sea. It is a highly valuable record of colonial life in the east. The content is intimate, vivid and immensely enjoyable'. London, Abacus, 2009. (Location: MG University Central Library, First floor, Shelf No. 909.09712141 P8) New Books New Books New Books New Books New Books New Books New Books September 2010 Philosophy, Religion, Sociology, Political Science, Economics 113.8/ P8 Ashvin Desai Between eternities: ideas on life and the cosmos. - Penguin, 2008 181.452/ P81 Patanjali Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra. - Penguin, 2008 181.452 09/ P3 Osho The essence of yoga. - Penguin, 2003 294.382 322/ N6 Eknath Eswaran, Tr The Dhammapada. - Penguin, 1996 294.592 18/ P0 Roebuck, Valerie J, Tr The Upanishads. - Penguin, 2000 294.592 2/ N5;1 Narayan, R K The Indian epics retold. - Penguin, 2000 294.5922045/ P2 Sundaram, P S, Tr Kamba Ramayana. - Penguin, 2002 294.5922046/ P8 Devdutt Pattanaik The book of Ram. - Penguin, 2008 294.5923045/ P92 Namita Gokhale The Puffin Mahabharata. - Puffin Books, 2009 294.5926/ 111N1;1 Manu The laws of Manu. - Penguin, 2000 294.638/ P8 Khushwant Singh Songs of the Gurus: from Nanak to Gobind Singh. - Penguin, 2008 297.095 4/ P8 Gill, S S Islam and the Muslims of India. - Penguin, 2008 297.122/ P6 Dawood, N J, Tr The Koran. - Penguin, 2006 297.409/ P81 Osho Just like that: talk on Sufi stories. - Penguin, 2008 301.095 4/ P61 Sudha Murty The old man and his God. - Penguin, 2006 305.8924095483/ P8 Fernandes, Edna The last Jews of Kerala. - Penguin, 2008 320.9540905/ P9 Mani Shankar Aiyar A time of transition: Rajiv Gandhi to the 21st century. - Penguin, 2008 320.954 91/ P8 Zahid Hussain Frontline Pakistan: the path to catastrophe and the killing of Benazir Bhutto. - Penguin, 2008 330/ P9 Levitt, Steven D Freakonomics. - Penguin, 2009 338.954/ P5 Abdul Kalam, A P J Mission India: a vision for Indian youth. - Penguin, 2005 363.738 74/ P91 Walker, Gabrielle The hot topic: how to tackle global warming and still keep the lights on. - Bloomsbury, 2009 398.245 4/ P8 Bibek Debroy Sarama and her children: the dog in Indian myth. - Penguin, 2008 Astronomy, Zoology, Medicine, Management, Arts 523.1/ P82 Mani Bhaumik The cosmic detective. - Puffin Books, 2008 590/ P8 Ranjit Lal Wild city: nature wonders next door. - Penguin, 2008 615.538/ P1;1 Wujastyk, Dominik, Tr The roots of Ayurveda: selections from Sanskrit medical writings. - Penguin, 2001 658.4/ P7 Handy, Charles Gods of management. - Penguin, 2007 1
  2. 2. 658.406 3/ P8 Lafley, A G The game-changer: how every leader can drive everything innovation. - Penguin, 2008 741.5/ P8 Amruta Patil Kari: graphic novel. - HarperCollins, 2008 745.67/ P7 Mamta Dalal Mangaldas The kidnapping of Amir Hamza. - HarperCollins, 2007 Literature 808.068:294 5922/ N8 Milly Acharya The Ramayana for young readers. - HarperCollins, 2004 808.0683 ROW/H5/ P7 Rowling, J K Harry Potter and the order of phoenix. - Bloomsbury, 2007 808.068 31/ N8 Aesop The complete fables. - Penguin, 1998 808.068 31/ P8 Kipling, Rudyard Just so stories. - Puffin Books, 2008 808.803254147/ P8 Amit Chaudhuri, Ed Memory’s gold: writings on Calcutta. - Penguin, 2008 In 820.8/ P5.4 First proof: the Penguin book of new writing from India 4. - Penguin, 2008 In 821 KAM/S/ P4 Kamala Das Summer in Calcutta. - D C Books, 2009 In 823 AMI/G/ P0 Amitav Ghosh The glass palace. - HarperCollins, 2009 In 823 AMI/H/ P0 Amitav Ghosh The hungry tide. - HarperCollins, 2009 In 823 ANI/VI/ M4 Anita Desai The village by the sea. - Puffin Books, 1984 In 823 DEV/P/ P8 Devdutt Pattanaik The pregnant king. - Penguin, 2008 In 823 KAM/H/ P8 Kamala Markandaya A handful of rice. - Penguin, 2008 In 823 KEK/F/ P9 Keki N Daruwalla For pepper and Christ. - Penguin, 2009 In 823 MEE/Y/ P8 Meenakshi Reddy You are here. - Penguin, 2008 Madhavan In 823 MUL/P/ P8 Mulk Raj Anand Private life of an Indian Prince. - HarperCollins, 2008 In 823 NAR/MAL/ P6 Narayan, R K Malgudi days. - Penguin, 2006 In 823 NAR/S/ P2 Narayan, R K Malgudi school days. - Puffin Books, 2002 In 823 TIM/I/ P9 Timeri N Murari The imperial agent. - Penguin, 2009 In 824 ARU/A/ P2 Arundhati Roy The algebra of infinite justice. - Penguin, 2002 813 PUZ/S/ P9 Puzo, Mario Six graves to Munich. -Maclehose Press, 2009 823 CHR1/B/ P2 Christie, Agatha The big four. - HarperCollins, 2002 823 CHR1/DEA/ P1 Christie, Agatha Death in the clouds. - HarperCollins, 2001 823 CHR1/DU/ P2 Christie, Agatha Dumb witness. - HarperCollins, 2002 823 CHR1/O/ P2 Christie, Agatha One, two, buckle my shoe. - HarperCollins, 2002 823 CHR1/PA/ P3 Christie, Agatha Parker pyne investigates. - HarperCollins, 2003 823 CHR1/SA/ P1 Christie, Agatha Sad cypress. - HarperCollins, 2001 823 CHR1/TA/ P2 Christie, Agatha Taken at the flood. - HarperCollins, 2002 823 DIC/MY/ P2 Dickens, Charles The mystery of Edwin Drood. - Penguin, 2002 823 DIC/PI/ N8 Dickens, Charles Pictures from Italy. - Penguin, 1998 823 FIE/H/ P5 Fielding, Henry The history of Tom Jones, a foundling. - Penguin, 2005 823 KIP/A/ P9 Kipling, Rudyard The adventures of Mowgli. - Puffin Books, 2009 823 RAT/M/ P8 Rathbone, Julian The mutiny: novel. - Abacus, 2008 823.01 STO/D/ P3 Stoker, Bram Dracula. - Penguin, 2003 823.0872 DOY/A/ P9 Doyle, Arthur Conan The adventures of Sherlock Holmes. - Penguin, 2009 843 HUG/L/ 111M2 Hugo, Victor Les miserables. - Penguin, 1982 843 LEC/F/ 111P8 Le Clezio, J M G The flood; tr by Peter Green. - Penguin, 2008 843 LEC/FE/ 111P8 Le Clezio, J M G Fever; tr by Daphne Woodward. - Penguin, 2008 843 LEC/T/ 111P8 Le Clezio, J M G Terra Amata; tr by Barbara Bray. - Penguin, 2008 863 MAR/C/ 111N6 Marquez, Gabriel Garcia Chronicle of a death foretold. - Penguin, 1996 863 MAR/LO/ 111M8;1 Marquez, Gabriel Garcia Love in the time of cholera. - Penguin, 1988 863 MAR/ON/ 111N6;1 Marquez, Gabriel Garcia One hundred years of solitude. - Penguin, 1996 869.3 COE/A/ 111N8;1 Coelho, Paulo The alchemists. - HarperCollins, 2009 869.3 COE/L/ 111P6 Coelho, Paulo Like the flowing river. - HarperCollins, 2006 869.3 COE/P/ 111N8;1 Coelho, Paulo The pilgrimage. - HarperCollins, 2008 869.3 COE/V/ 111N8;1 Coelho, Paulo The valkyries. - HarperCollins, 2010 869.3 COE/W/ 111P7 Coelho, Paulo The witch of Portobello. - HarperCollins, 2007 891.21 KAL 08/ Kalidasa The loom of time: selections of his plays and poems; tr by 111M9 Chandra Rajan. - Penguin, 1999 891.23 DAN/D/ 111P8 Dandi Tales of the ten Princes; tr by A N D Haksar. -Penguin,2008 891.230 1 NAR/H/ Narayana The hitopadesa; tr by A N D Haksar. - Penguin, 1998 111N8 891.230 1 SIV/V/ Sivadasa The five and twenty tales of the genie. - Penguin, 1995 111N5 891.230 1 SOM/K/ Somadeva Tales from the Kathasaritsagara. - Penguin, 1994 111N4 891.230 1 VIS/P/ Vishnusarma The panchatantra; tr by Chandra Rajan. - Penguin, 1993 111N3 2
  3. 3. 891.304 1 SAT/G/ Satavahana Hala The absent traveler: Prakrit love story. - Penguin, 2008 111P8 891.40430108/ 111P31 Khushwant Singh, Ed Best Indian short stories (v. 2). - HarperCollins, 2008 891.431 KAB/W/ 111P3 Kabir The weaver’s songs. - Penguin, 2003 891.433 DEV/C/111P8 Devakinandan Khatri Chandrakanta; tr by Deepa Agarwal. - Puffin Books, 2008 891.433 KAM/K/ 111P6 Kamaleshwar Partitions: novel; tr by Ameena Kazi Ansari. - Penguin, 2006 891.433 RAH/A/ 111P3 Rahi Masoom Reza A village divided. - Penguin, 2003 891.433 01 PRE/C/ Premchand The co-wife and other stories. - Penguin, 2006 111P8 891.439 3 MIR1/B/ Mir Amman A tale of four dervishes. - Penguin, 1994 111N4 891.441 JIB/S/ 111P6 Jibanananda Das Selected poems; tr by Chidananda Das. - Penguin, 2006 891.443 ROK/S/ 111P5 Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain Sultana’s dream and Padmarag. - Penguin, 2005 891.443 SUK/A/ 111P8 Sukumar Ray Wordyguardyboom. - Puffin Books, 2008 891.443 TAG/G/ 111P5 Tagore, Rabindranath Home and the world. - Penguin, 2005 891.443 TAG/S/ 111P7 Tagore, Rabindranath He; tr by Aparna Chaudhuri. - Penguin, 2006 891.443 01 PAR/S/ Parashuram Selected stories; tr by Sukanta Chaudhuri. - Penguin, 2006 111P6 891.443 01 SAT/D/ Satyajit Ray The diary of a space traveller and other stories. -Penguin, 111P8 2008 891.443 01 SAT/O/ Satyajit Ray One dozen stories. - Puffin Books, 2008 111P8 891.479 301 VIJ/N/ Vijai Dan Detha New life: selected stories. - Penguin, 2008 111P8 891.73 DOS/C/ 111P3 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Crime and punishment. - Penguin, 2003 891.730 1 TOL/CO/ Tolstoy, Leo The cossacks and other stories. - Penguin, 2006 111P6 894.811 105 NAM/H/ Nammalvar Hymns for the drowning: poems for Visnu. - Penguin, 1993 111N3 894.811 105 08/ Richman, Paula, Tr Extraordinary child: poems from a south Indian devotional 111P8 genre. - Penguin, 2008 894.8121008/ 111P9 Poonthanam Two measures of bhakti. - Penguin, 2009 Travelogue, Biography, History 909.097 124 1/ P8 Allen, Charles, Ed Plain tales from the British Empire. - Abacus, 2008 915.404/ P9 Vassanji, M G A place within: rediscovering India. - Penguin, 2008 915.420 4/ P8 Vikramajit Ram Dreaming Vishnus: a journey through central India. -Penguin, 2008 915.483 04/ P9 Dominique-Sila Khan Sacred Kerala: a spiritual pilgrimage. - Penguin, 2009 915.496 04/ P8 Timeri N Murari Limping to the centre of the world. - Penguin, 2008 920 GAN/ P9 Fischer, Louis The life of Mahatma Gandhi. - HarperCollins, 2009 920.054/ P9 Dalrymple, William Nine lives: in search of the sacred in modern India. - Bloomsbury, 2009 923.036 25 BIN/ P9 Cool, Steve The Bin Ladens: oil, money, terrorism and the secret Saudi world. - Penguin, 2008 923.1 RAN/ P8 Khushwant Singh Ranjit Singh: Maharaja of the Punjab. - Penguin, 2008 923.2 KHA/ P8 Rajmohan Gandhi Ghaffar Khan. - Penguin, 2008 923.2 KRI1/ P8 Krishna Bose An outsider in politics. - Penguin, 2008 923.2 MAD/ P9 Vir Sanghvi Madhavrao Scindia. - Penguin, 2009 923.4 SHA/ P8 Shanti Bhushan Courting destiny. - Penguin, 2008 923.6 AMB/ P8 Gail Omvedt Ambedkar: towards an enlightened India. - Penguin, 2008 924 CHO/ P8 Chomsky, Noam The essential Chomsky; ed by Anthony Amove. - Penguin, 2008 926.1 ATU/ P7 Atul Gawande Better: a Surgeon’s notes on performance. - Penguin, 2007 927.914 3 ROS/ P8 Dileep Padgaokar Under her spell: Roberto Rosselini in India. - Penguin, 2008 928 BAN2/ P9 Banarasidas Ardhakathanak. - Penguin, 2009 928 KAM/ 111P3;1 Kamala Das A childhood in Malabar. - Penguin, 2003 928 MUL/ P5 Mulk Raj Anand Seven summers. - Penguin, 2005 928 SHA1/ P7 Bryson, Bill Shakespeare: the world as a stage. - HarperCollins, 2007 938.03/ P3 Herodotus The histories. - Penguin, 2003 945.632/ N6 Tacitus, Cornelius The annals of imperial Rome. - Penguin, 1996 954.035/ P8 (R) Pavan K Varma, Ed The illustrated history of the freedom struggle. -Penguin,2008 954.04/ P01 Bipan Chandra India since independence. - Penguin, 2008 954.051/ P9 Khushwant Singh Why I supported the emergency. - Penguin, 2009 954.2/ P8 Tillotson, Giles Taj Mahal. - Penguin, 2008 954.56/ P7 Ranjana Sengupta Delhi metropolitan. - Penguin, 2007 954.83/ P71 Sreedhara Menon, A A survey of Kerala. - D C Books, 2008 3
  4. 4. Theses awarded by M G University 006.693/ Q0 Bindu, K Improved methods for computer generation of realistic images of three dimensional scenes 332.672 52/ Q0 Johnson Varghese Investments of state governments: a study with reference to Government of Kerala 338.479 109 548 3/ Q0 Preemy P Thachil The economic impact of CIAL in the development of tourism in Kerala with special reference to Cochin 370.711/ Q0 Anita Mathai Effect of reflective teaching strategies on communicative competence of teacher educands at primary level 371.07115095483/ Q0 Elizabeth Kuruvilla Educational activities of the Mar Thoma Syrian church of Malabar in Kerala 372.708 694/ Q0 Gokuladasan Pillai, C A study of effectiveness of remedial programmes in mathematics for the disadvantaged children of primary schools 373.246 095 483/ Q0 Reene Kuncheria A study on the educational and vocational problems and needs of students in the vocational higher secondary schools of Kerala 381.41383095483/ Q0 Thomas, T P Problems and prospects of the spices trade in Kerala 519.24/ Q01 Uma, P Ramifications and applications of generalized Alpha-Laplace distributions and process 530.413/ P3 Isaac Paul Invitro studies on the growth and properties of urinary crystals 539.752/ Q0 Jose P Abraham Studies on environmental impact of atomic minerals processing in Cochin backwaters 571.962 96/ Q0 Meera, C R Studies on the antineoplastic properties of polysaccharides isolated from a wood rotting macrofungus Phellinus Rimosus (BERK) Pilat 578.755 275 3/ Q0 Jojo George Roadside vegetation in relation to heavy metal contamination in Kottayam district, Kerala 616.9940610724/ Q0 Manu, K A Effect of natural products on the activation of NF-kB and expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase gene during tumor specific angiogenesis and metastasis 660.284 24/ Q0 Jissy Mathew Development and pressure driven transport studies of polyelectrolyte membranes In 823 NAR 09/ Q0 Dominic, K V East-west conflict in the novels of R K Narayan with special reference to The vendor of sweets, Waiting for the Mahatma, The painter of signs and The guide 821 THO 09/ Q0 Mary Paul Ambivalent contours in the poetry of R S Thomas Chakachamparambil 823 BRO 09/ Q0 Lata Marina Varghese The storm and the calm: Emily Bronte’s Wuthering heights and Arundhati Roy’s The God of small things- a thematic and stylistic study 891.433 010 9/ Q0 Soosy Joseph Dalit saahithya: ek sarvekshan- Hindi katha saahithya ke vishesh sandarbh mem Full text of all Doctoral Dissertations accepted by Mahatma Gandhi University from 1983-2008 can be accessed at the web site: All Research Guides and scholars are requested to check the site as well as the printed draft bibliography of Doctoral Dissertations of MGU available at the University Library and provide data for updating the site and the bibliography Book suggestions can be made using formats available at the MG University Library Websites. List of New Additions during earlier months also can be had from the library web site. We would like to receive your comments on the titles selected during the month. Your remarks on any book with content of inferior quality; (Given in writing or as e-mail to can help us to control the quality of collection development. Please visit library news in sites and for further details. Please participate in the qualitative improvement of collection development. Prepared by Technical Section, Mahatma Gandhi University Library, Priyadarshini Hills, Kottayam – 686560, Kerala India. URL:, E-mail: Telephone: 0481 2731018. 4