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Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Occupational Stress: Strategies for Management in Work Place

Title: Occupational Stress: Strategies for Management in Work Place
Editor: Khumukcham Tomba Singh
Language: English
Edition: 1
Year: 2017

Entrepreneurial Successful Factors in SME Sector

Title: Entrepreneurial Successful Factors in SME Sector
Editor: Khumukcham Tomba Singh
Language: English
Edition: 1
Year: 2017

Democratic Decentralization and the Tribals in North East India

Title: Democratic Decentralization and the Tribals in North East India
Editor: Thathang Vaiphei
Language: English
ISBN:  978-81-933068-7-1
Edition: 1
Year of Publication: 2018

About the Editor:
Dr. ThathangVaiphei completed his BA (Hons) in Political Science from Kirorimal College, University of Delhi, MA in Political Science from Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), MPhil and PhD from Centre for South Asian Studies, School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi. He is serving as an Assistant Professor (Political Science) in the Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Manipur University. He is undertaking intense research on Decentralization, Political Exclusion, Tourism and Tribal Polity in the North East India especially Manipur and presented score of papers on these areas in Regional, National, International and more importantly at the grass root level seminars. He had published some of these papers in reputed books and Journals.

He recently completed one Major Research Project of UGC on the topic Democratic Decentralization in the North East: An Analytical Study of the Working of Panchayati Raj Institution and Autonomous District Council in Manipur and presently working on another major research project on “Gaps Identification on Skill Development in the Hill Areas of Manipur” under Tribal Research Institute, Department of Tribal Affairs and Hills, Government of Manipur. He also has few edited books and working papers on the theme Social Exclusion to his credit.


1. .  Functioning of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India among the Tribals of North East India and the Related Autonomy Movements – Jangkhongam Doungel
2. Constitutional Scheme of Democratic Decentralization in North East India:
Limitations and
– N. Somorendro Singh
3. Naga Political Movement for Different – M. Thanmung
4. Land Rights of the Plains Tribal of Assam: Special Reference to Bodo Territorial Council Areas  Redian Narzary
5. Autonomous District Councils: Functioning, Problems and Prospects – Goshaimayum Chanu Sapna
6. Tribal Traditional Polity vis-a-vis Democratic Decentralization in Indian State of Manipur – Sheikhohao Kipgen
7. Traditional Administrative and Political System of the Paite Society: A Critical Study – H. Thangtungnung
8. Working of the Autonomous District Councils in the Hill Areas of Manipur: The Challenges Ahead – Lunthang Hangshing
9. Chieftainship: Traditional Administrative System of the Vaiphei Tribe in Manipur – Henna Vaiphei
10. Globalization and Act East Policy: The Role of Tribal Community – Tejmani N & Chinglen P
11. Tribal Development Programmes in Manipur: Evidence from Tamenglong District – KG Ngamgongrei & Kh. Tomba Singh
12. Globalisation and Tribals: A Critical Note on Tribal Rights and Welfare Programmes under Neo-Liberal Growth Trajectory with a Focus on Manipur – Chinglen Maisnam & Goshaimayaum Chanu Sapna
13. The Hill Areas Committee of the Manipur Legislative Assembly: A Constitutional Safeguard of the Hill People – Gaikhamsin Riamei
14. Mode of Land Acquisition:  Basis of Traditional Ownership and Rights – Benjamin Gangmei
15. Road Development: Need for Rural Development in Manipur – Tongkholal Baite
16. The Status of Tribal Women in Northeast India: Responding to India’s Social Challenges  - Asha Sougaijam
17. Relationship between Traditional Kuki Chieftainship and Customary Law – Sonthang Haokip
18. Decentralization and Political Exclusion: A Case Study of the Autonomous District Council in Manipur – Thathang Vaiphei

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Deconstructing Colonial Ethnography: An Analysis of Missionary Writings in North East India

Title: Deconstructing Colonial Ethnography: An Analysis of Missionary Writings in North East India
Authour: Hoineilhing Sitlhou
Category: Sociology
Language: English

Edition: 1
Year: 2017

About the Book: 

The book is an effort to understand the transnational encounter between two different societies, which was made possible by the experiences of British colonialism in India, particularly the North Eastern Part of India. It is a comprehensive history of the North East in relationship to the twin contexts of colonialism and indigenous interactions. It tries to understand the origin and reason for the flourishing of Christianity in these regions within the context of a dominant Hindu society of the Indian Nation-State. 
The question of India is then fraught with how differential histories play a part in our understanding of religion, territory, borders, language and dialect. In trying to understand Christianity as introduced by the Colonial Missionaries, the book compares it to the case of South India, where mission history is represented by the Church Missionary Society. The focus is on the four North Eastern states of India where the degree of proselytisation was most effective namely, the states of Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Manipur and concentrates on the experiences of the American Baptist and the Welsh Presbyterians.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Heroine in R.K. Narayan's Novel

Title: Heroine  in R.K. Narayan's Novel
Author: Sarita Khumallambam
Category: Literature
Language: English
Edition: 1
Year: 2016

Monday, 16 May 2016

Portrayal of Indian Performing Arts

Title: Portrayal of Indian Performing Arts
Editor: Pukhrambam Lilabati Devi & Dr. M.S. Siva Raju
Language: English
First Edition: 2016
Binding: Hard Cover
Cover Design: TamoLai

Friday, 13 May 2016

Death: A Necessary End Will Come When It Will Come (Aging, Suicide, Palliative Care, Advance directive, Funeral, Grief)

Title: Death: A Necessary End Will Come When It Will Come (Aging, Suicide, Palliative Care, Advance directive, Funeral, Grief)
Author: Saheb Sahu, M.D.
ISBN: 9789382395898
Binding: Hard Cover
First Edition: 2016

About the Book

The word death comes from the Proto-Indo-European stern dheu-meaning the “Process, act, condition of dying.” Other socially accepted term for death are – expired, passed away, passed on or deceased. Deprived of life, the dead person is then referred as a corpse, a cadaver or a dead body. Death is the cessation of all biological function that sustains a living organism. Phenomena which bring about death include biological aging (Senescence), predation, starvation, disease, suicide, murder and accidents or trauma resulting in terminal injury.

Beginner’s Handbook on Corporate Social Responsibility

Title: Beginner’s Handbook on Corporate Social Responsibility
Author: Viral M. Pandya
ISBN: 978-93-82395-18-8
Binding: Hard Cover
First Edition: 2016

About the Book
Today, CSR has become a buzzword for corporate professionals and citizens across the world. In developed as well as developing world, the emphasis has been put a lot on social and environmental development. Along with the efforts of government machinery to take care of such issues, the responsibility of business house is as well expected as they deploy the society’s resources for earning profit. With this prime argument, CSR is increasing its spread across the globe and is well acknowledged. In short, this beginners’ handbook on CSR provides the fundamental understanding with strategic way of managing it and provides real life examples of best CSR practices. 

Terrain Evaluation And Land Use Planning

Title: Terrain Evaluation And Land Use Planning
Author: Lunghim Rongmei
ISBN: 978-93-82395-48-5
Binding: Hard Cover
First Edition: 2016

About the Book
Terrain evaluation is regarded as synonymous with mapping of land system, a procedure to classifying the landscape by dividing it into landform assemblage with similarities in terrain, soil, vegetation and geology (Mitchellet al., 1973). It is the complete appraisal of the capabilities and limitations of an area of ground in relation in a particular kind of land use (P.J.Beaven and C. J.Lawrence, 1973). Traditionally land use is usually controlled by the terrain condition and the choice of human being is limited by extreme land form system.

Adjustment and Academic Achievement

TitleAdjustment and Academic Achievement
Author: Ch. Beda Devi 
ISBN:  978-93-82395-41-6
Binding: Hard Cover
First Edition: 2017

About the Book
Adjustment is considered to be an important issue for every individual. In the life of an individual adjustment disorder can develop at any time, people are particularly vulnerable during their adolescence. This is the time people start facing real challenges in life.
The present study is an attempt to examine the nature of relationship between adjustment and academic achievement of secondary level tribal and non-tribal students of tribal dominated and non-tribal dominated districts. 
The knowledge of relationship between the variables under study and awareness about the role of socio-economic background, adjustment in academic achievement may be of importance to teachers, parents and guidance workers in modifying adolescents’ behaviour patterns.

About the Author

Dr.Ch. Beda Devi (b.1980) completed her Post Graduation, M.Ed. and Ph.D in Education from Assam University, Silchar. Her areas of interest are Educational Psychology and Special Education. She has published papers in national and international referred journals. Presently she is working as faculty in the Department of Education, Manipur University, Canchipur.

Women in Entrepreneurship

TitleWomen in Entrepreneurship
Editor: Prof. Elangbam Nixon Singh
Binding: Hard Cover
First Edition: 2016

About the book
Women, in the twenty first century, are considered by sociologists and Government as equal partners in the development process but the status of women as entrepreneur particularly in the entire North East India seems to be bleak. Although Government sponsored schemes for development of entrepreneurship in the region are in operation, geographical isolation, fragility of the existing infrastructure, scarcity of finance and micro social environment of the entrepreneurs pose formidable challenges in the path of entrepreneurship development in entire region.

It is a fact that woman in entrepreneurship is not a new concept in India. Women had taken many enterprising roles right from ancient times. History talks about many women leaders who had fared well in many spheres of life. However, women have never been regarded on the same status as their male counterparts. There is a perception that women are less capable, less entrepreneurial, or less enterprising. In fact in some conservative societies it is believed that they should not be entrepreneurs at all. Women are taken to be homemakers. In many societies around the world, there are expectations that women will be home to care for families, and therefore the burden of child care falls squarely on their shoulders.
India’s North Eastern Region can be said to be the least economically developed area of the country because of many reasons. Even if the pace of industrial and entrepreneurship development in the region is slow. However, the developmental process is going on. For the development of industrial and entrepreneurial sector in the region, many of the government agencies as well as non-governmental agencies are taking the initiative in this regard. Besides this, women in this region are very active in entrepreneurial activities.

The present book entitled ‘Women in Entrepreneurship’ is a collection of 19 research papers based on women entrepreneurship which has tried to identify some of the important issues relating to the women enterprises in North East India. Though the papers are mainly confined to the region, the findings and suggestions of the different papers shall be equally applicable to all over the country, particularly for the development of women in entrepreneurship. The editor has tried to include research papers dealing with women in entrepreneurship in micro level, which can also be widened to macro level. The findings of the papers will help policy-makers to formulate policies and programmes for the upliftment of women through entrepreneurship. At the same time, the present findings derived from the study will immensely help the various policy makers in the various states to formulate women-centric policies which can motivate and generate economic resources of the women who constitute half of the society.

About the Editor
Prof. Elangbam Nixon Singh is the Head, Department of Management, Mizoram Central University, Aizawl. He has contributed many articles and research papers in referred journals and books of social sciences, apart from presenting a number of papers at various national and international conferences. Prof. Singh has already published five books, viz., ‘Small Scale Industries and Entrepreneurship’, ‘Industrial Sickness in Manipur-Causes and Remedies’, ‘Savings and Investment in Rural India’, ‘Entrepreneurship for Economic Development’ and ‘Women Entrepreneurship in Northeast India: Issues and Challenges’. He has successfully completed and submitted 3 (three) Major Research Projects reports under the funding of ICSSR, New Delhi (2) and UGC, New Delhi (1).
At present, he is an Associate Editor of ‘Management Convergence’, an international journal of management, published by the Department of Management, Mizoram University, Aizawl. His areas of interest are Entrepreneurship, Small Business Management, Finance and Accounting.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Abject Poverty of Odisha: The Way Out

Title: Abject Poverty of Odisha: The Way Out
Author: Dr. Saheb Sahu
ISBN: 978-93-82395-46-1
Binding: Hard Cover
First Edition: 2016

About the Book:
The literature in the area of poverty eradication is vast. The problems are varied and complex (nation to nation, region to region) and the proposed solutions are many. None of the solution is easy. In this book, the author has stated the problems and provided some solutions to the low Human Development Status of Orissa. Economic prosperity comes not from government programs but from entrepreneurial activities. Government of Orissa while felicitating the entrepreneurial activities of all Oriyas, should pay special attention to the bottom 50% who live below the national poverty guidelines. The book has outlined some of the measures keeping above goal in mind. 

Dating with River Terraces: Technique of Luminescence

Title: Dating with River Terraces: Technique of Luminescence 
Author: Bidyaswor Singh, Raheijuddin Sheikh, Nabachandra Singh, Nabadwip Singh
ISBN: 978-93-82395-47-8
Binding: Hard Cover
Language: English
First Edition: 2016

About the Book:

Thermoluminescence (TL), Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) and Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) dating, collectively known as Luminescence dating has emerged as a technique by itself to directly determine the age not only of ancient pottery, bricks and terracotta but also the burial age of the main mineral constituents in unheated Quaternary Sediments. Luminescence dating has a proud history of association with archaeology, beginning almost more than half a century ago. Even since the pioneering work of Farrington Daniels (University of Wisconsin, USA) who in early 1950 suggested the possibility of using TL to date geological and archaeological age.
Fluvial deposits and landforms are important archives of river response to climate, tectonics and base level change and are commonly associated with archaeological sites. Unlike radiocarbon dating, the target material for luminescence dating (sands and silts) is nearly ubiquitous in fluvial deposits and the age range for luminescence spans the last glacial – interglacial cycle, a time period of interest to many Quaternary scientists. Recent advances in luminescence dating techniques and the development of single-grain (in the case of OSL) dating capabilities have now allowed fluvial deposits, and other deposits commonly afflicted with incomplete zeroing of the luminescence signal, to be dated. The application of luminescence dating to fluvial deposits is discussed with respect to its potential to provide important contributions to research in the fields of geomorphology, palaeo-seismology and archaeology.
It is very important to date the formation ages of terraces, because a terrace surface is a good datum of cart for evaluation of fault activity and uplift-subsidence. Fluvial sequences (terrace stair cases) represent archives of Quaternary paleoclimatic fluctuation and can serve as stratigraphical frameworks for geochronology and for correlation with other depositional environments. The need of a new method for terrace dating, as dating data of terraces whose ages are estimated to be 104-106 years are lacking also, have been solved by the introduction of a new dating method like TL, OSL and ESR dating. These new methods are advantageous as a lot of quartz grains are contained in sediments.

Corporate Governance & Corporate Social Responsibility in India: Issues And Perspectives

Title: Corporate Governance & Corporate Social Responsibility In India: Issues And Perspectives
Editor: Rajkumar Giridhari Singh
ISBN: 978-93-82395-88-1
Binding: Hard Cover
First Edition: 2016

About the book

The present book is a compilation of articles related to the study of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility in India. In this book the issues from a number of different perspectives as a means of contributing towards the understanding and development of good corporate governance system and corporate social responsibility is attempted. This book can help in understanding the theoretical and practical insights into the issues of the corporate governance and corporate social responsibility and will be of assistance to practitioners and theoretical benefits to researchers, academics and students.
About the Editor 
Dr. Rajkumar Giridhari Singh holds a Ph.D in Commerce from Manipur University. He did his Post graduate (M.Com -Business Management) from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He is currently serving as Assistant Professor in the Department of Management, Mizoram University. He has a teaching experience of more than eight years to MBA students. He taught courses like Strategic Management, Management Accounting, Financial Management, Security Analysis and Portfolio Management. He has already authored a book entitled ‘Private Hospitals Management in India: A Strategic Perspective’ published by Ruby Press and Co., New Delhi in 2014. He has published his research papers in international and national journals. He also has attended many conferences and seminars held in the country.  Prior to his joining in Mizoram University he had worked in organization like the Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur, The Trident Hilton, Gurgaon and Shija Hospitals and Research Institute, Langol, Imphal. The author was awarded the prestigious Best Business Academic of the Year (BBAY) – Gold Medal in the year 2014 by Indian Commerce Association in its 67th AICC held at KIIT University, Bhubaneswar.