India Calling

An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking

Author: Anand Giridharadas

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429950626

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Reversing his parents' immigrant path, a young American-born writer returns to India and discovers an old country making itself new Anand Giridharadas sensed something was afoot as his plane from America prepared to land in Bombay. An elderly passenger looked at him and said, "We're all trying to go that way," pointing to the rear. "You, you're going this way?" Giridharadas was returning to the land of his ancestors, amid an unlikely economic boom. But he was interested less in its gold rush than in its cultural upheaval, as a new generation has sought to reconcile old traditions and customs with new ambitions and dreams. In India Calling, Giridharadas brings to life the people and the dilemmas of India today, through the prism of his émigré family history and his childhood memories of India. He introduces us to entrepreneurs, radicals, industrialists, and religious seekers, but, most of all, to Indian families. He shows how parents and children, husbands and wives, cousins and siblings are reinventing relationships, bending the meaning of Indianness, and enduring the pangs of the old birthing the new. Through their stories, and his own, he paints an intimate portrait of a country becoming modern while striving to remain itself.

India Calling

The Memories of Cornelia Sorabji

Author: Cornelia Sorabji,Elleke Boehmer,Naella Grew

Publisher: Nottingham Trent Univ

ISBN: 9781842330777

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 205

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Cornelia Sorabji (1866-1954), the pioneering Indian lawyer and woman of letters, spent her life in a long struggle to open public institutions to women in India. She was the first woman to graduate from Bombay University and the first to be granted a B.C.L. degree from the University of Oxford. She worked for many years in Imperial India as ladies' legal advisor, representing women 'behind the veil'. Parsee by background, yet 'brought up English', an imperial civil servant mistreated by the imperial bureaucracy, a pro-woman non-feminist, Cornelia Sorabji embodied some of the most powerful contradictions of empire of her time. This is her story. -- book cover.

India Calling

A Decade of Perceptions

Author: Sando Shaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615419855


Page: N.A

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Cultural, spiritual, social exploration of contemporary India

Women, Identity and India's Call Centre Industry

Author: J.K. Tina Basi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134016352

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 5457

This book examines the concept of globalised identities and the way in which agency is exercised over identity construction by women working in India’s transnational call centre industry. Drawing on qualitative empirical data and extensive original fieldwork, the book provides a nuanced analysis of the experiences of Indian women call centre workers and the role of women’s participation in the global labour market. The author uses social, cultural, and historical factors to create a framework for examining the processes of identity construction. Within this framework, the book explores the impact of the call centre labour process on the social landscape of urban centres in India and the way in which this has impacted upon transformations and shifts in society with relation to gendered, sexual, and generational relationships. Highlighting the significance of identity in a globalised world, the author argues that identity acts as one of the most powerful constructs in transforming global ‘scapes’ and flows of culture and economics. This book will be of interest to academics working on South Asia, gender and labour studies and issues of globalization, identity and social change.

Calling India calling me

Ein Reisetagebuch und Erlebnisbericht über Südindien

Author: Reiko Krause

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3844849963

Category: Travel

Page: 180

View: 6144

Indien? Dieser ewige Traum aus schillernden Farben, zahlreichen Gerüchen, himmlischen Düften und unbekannten Gewürzen? Wo Momente voller Sehnsucht die Magie der Wirklichkeit kreuzen? Ein bezauberndes Land, voller Rätsel – mystisch und geheimnisvoll. Jeden Tag überraschende Erkenntnisse, neue Erfahrungen, außergewöhnliche Begegnungen. Begleiten Sie Reiko Krause auf einer vierwöchigen Rucksackreise und entdecken Sie den Süden des indischen Subkontinents, ohne Joint in der Hand, dafür stets mit Neugierde auf das Leben der Inder, voller Spannung auf dieses einzigartige Land. Farbenprächtig, schrill, faszinierend, anders. Indien – ein aufregender Trip in die Welt der Gegensätze!

Global Call Center Employees in India

Work and Life between Globalization and Tradition

Author: Mayank Kumar Golpelwar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3658118679

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

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Mayank Kumar Golpelwar analyses why Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) units and their young employees found themselves to be the target of severe criticism from India’s middle classes. Using social and organizational psychological frameworks as well as ethnographic and variance analytic research, the author takes a look at the validity of the criticism against the BPO industry. He uses the framework of cultural theories to analyze and present the gap between the mainstream Indian culture and its rapidly emerging and globalized BPO sub-culture.

Call centre offshoring to India

Author: Andreas Klein

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638619850

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 8

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Essay from the year 2006 in the subject Business economics - Personnel and Organisation, grade: A, University of Bradford, course: MBA, 19 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper provides a critical review of Taylor, P., Bain, P. (2005). ‘”India calling to the far away towns”: the call centre labour process and globalization’, Work, employment and society, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 261-282.

Miss Gladys und ihr Astronaut


Author: David M. Barnett

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843717117

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 457

Die Geschichte einer unglaublichen Freundschaft! Die gute Miss Gladys kann sich nicht mehr alles merken, aber dieser Telefonanruf ist unvergesslich: Der Astronaut Thomas Major ist am Apparat, gerade auf dem Weg zum Mars. Er hat sich natürlich verwählt und will am liebsten gleich wieder auflegen. Aber Miss Gladys und ihre Enkel brauchen seine Hilfe. Zögerlich und leise fluchend wird der Mann im All zum Helfer in der Not. Tausende von Kilometern entfernt, führt er die drei auf seine ganz eigene Art durch schwere Zeiten, denn Familie Ormerod droht ihr Zuhause zu verlieren. Miss Gladys und ihr Astronaut brauchen einen galaktisch guten Plan … „Eine lustige, bewegende, lebensbejahende Geschichte“ Sunday Express

The Rise of India

Its Transformation from Poverty to Prosperity

Author: Niranjan Rajadhyaksha

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470822015

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 4734

The Risk of India: Its Transformation from Poverty to Prosperity is an extremely interesting read. The book speaks not only to the mind and intellect but also to the heart as it clearly demonstrates that economic development is above all a question of people. It also shows that the Indian society, and particularly its youth, is much more open to changes than its political and bureaucratic class, and would welcome a third wave of reforms that would help the poor to benefit from economic progress. I strongly recommend this book. It offers a very unique and rich description of today′s India from the author′s perspective and many well chosen anecdotes. – Colette Mathur, Director World Economic Forum This fascinating work weaves together a set of seemingly diverse events into an intricate tapestry capturing the essence and purpose of emerging India. It is also an inspiration to people in "Challenged" economies that the power of honest entrepreneurship can bring about a greater transformation than the best intentions of any government. Well–researched and well–written, this book is a good guide for developing countries to leverage the potential of people and its inherent strengths. It also brings out the challenge for India that more reforms are necessary, not less. – Nandan M Nilekani, CEO & Managing Director Infosys Technologies Limited The Rise of India is an insightful and engaging story of India before and after the 1991 reforms. There are many academic tomes on India′s reforms but none is as comprehensive, lucid, and earthy. Practicing "soft hearts, hard heads" Philosophy with anecdotes and personal experiences, the author builds a compelling case for further liberalization and reforms. This book is a must read for all policy makers, students of economics, and activists of all stripes. read, understand, and become part of the revolution–a continued rise of India! – Parth J. Shah, President, Centre for Civil Society


A to Z

Author: Veena Sheshadri

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9351184269


Page: 168

View: 9681

Why are the Himalayas considered geologically alive? When did the First train huff and puff its way between two stations in India? What was Indias very own desi dino called? How did Indias currency come to be Named the rupee? Which Indian glacier is the highest battleground in The world? Who wrote the worlds first grammar book? If questions like these make you curious about incredible India, here is a bumper info-pedia packed with fascinating facts, terrific trivia and colourful Cartoons on just about everything in India, this book encourages interest in a wide range of subjects. Use it for homework help, for project ideas, to Boost your general knowledge or as a ready reference because this must have Book makes getting to know India as easy as ABC.

In Passionate Pursuit of God's Holy Calling

Author: Dan Kern

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453548486

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 100

View: 1662

IN PASSIONATE PURSUIT OF GOD'S HOLY CALLING is about the journey of a man who had to overcome a lot of adversity to truly find God's will for his life. Perhaps you have struggled with trying to find God's perfect will for your life. I know firsthand how difficult this process can become and the frustrations associated with finding it. God has a perfect plan for each of our lives but the question we need to ask our self is this. Are we willing to do whatever it takes to put that plan into action when we find it?

India in Britain

South Asian Networks and Connections, 1858-1950

Author: Susheila Nasta

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230392725

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

View: 9632

Moving away from orthodox narratives of the Raj and British presence in India, this book examines the significance of the networks and connections that South Asians established on British soil. Looking at the period 1858-1950, it presents readings of cultural history and points to the urgent need to open up the parameters of this field of study.

Himalaya Calling

Author: Chung Tan

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 1938134605

Category: History

Page: 404

View: 6896

"Himalaya Calling: The Origins of China and India" will take the reader through a journey through the periods of time and places starting from the beginning of civilization from the Himalayas and extending into the Himalaya Sphere. The chapters in the book enable the reader to view the dynamics of China and India from the geo-civilizational paradigm of the Himalaya Sphere. Among the other new concepts introduced is a new understanding of the Buddhist tryst with China's developing process as a super-state and the interaction of the dynamics of wandering ascetics from India and householder in China. It conveys the message of two civilization-states as akin to oases in the desert of modern nation-states and advocates the Indian spiritual goal of "Vasudhaiva kutumbakam" (the whole world is one single family) and the Chinese spiritual goal of "tianxia datong" (grand harmony all-under-Heaven). The book is a must-read for all the leaders and policy makers of China and India. It is a culmination of decades of learning by the author who has lived in both the countries. The reader will begin to understand the shared origins of China and India and how the civilizations have been linked through the ages. The book is timely as it coincides with the commemoration of the diamond jubilee (50th anniversary) of the Panchsheel (Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence) in 2014.Contents: ForewordPrefaceIntroductionThe 'Himalaya Sphere' Lives in the Spirit of China and IndiaCivilization Twins Grew Side by SideCivilization and State in China-India Relations'Himalaya Sphere' into Universal Prosperity Readership: Policy makers, historians, leaders in China and India and anyone interested in knowing more about China and India. Key Features: No other book in the market that fundamentally offers fresh perspective on understanding of China and IndiaEnables the reader to view the dynamics of China and India from the geo-civilizational paradigm of the Himalaya SphereAdvocates the Indian spiritual goal of '"Vasudhaiva kutumbakam"' (the whole world is one single family)and the Chinese spiritual goal of '"tianxia datong" ' (grand harmony all-under-Heaven)"

State Violence and Punishment in India

Author: Taylor C. Sherman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135224862

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 8240

Exploring violent confrontation between the state and the population in colonial and postcolonial India, this book is both a study of the many techniques of colonial coercion and state violence and a cultural history of the different ways in which Indians imbued practices of punishment with their own meanings and reinterpreted acts of state violence in their own political campaigns. This work examines state violence from a historical perspective, expanding the study of punishment beyond the prison by investigating the interplay between imprisonment, corporal punishment, collective fines and state violence. It provides a fresh look at seminal events in the history of mid-twentieth century India, such as the massacre at Jallianwala Bagh, the non-cooperation and civil disobedience movements, the Quit India campaign, and the Hindu-Muslim riots of the 1930s and 1940s. The book extends its analysis into the postcolonial period by considering the ways in which partition and then the struggle against a communist insurgency reshaped practices of punishment and state violence in the first decade after independence. Ultimately, this research challenges prevailing conceptions of the nature of the state in colonial and postcolonial India, which have tended to assume that the state had the ambition and the ability to use the police, military and bureaucracy to dominate the population at will. It argues, on the contrary, that the state in twentieth-century India tended to be self-limiting, vulnerable, and replete with tensions. Relevant to those interested in contemporary India and the history of empire and decolonisation, this work provides a new framework for the study of state violence which will be invaluable to scholars of South Asian studies; violence, crime and punishment; and colonial and postcolonial history.

India My Calling

Author: Mary Haskett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781770695269

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 154

View: 7003

At the time Gandhi rose to prominence a young girl from Canada set out for India. She learned a language, birthed a nursing school, faced incredible odds, ran the race and pressed on to the mark of the high calling. It's the end of World War II. The world breathes a collective sigh of relief. Jean Darling, a young Canadian girl and registered nurse, sets out for India. Her journey is fraught with delays, unsanitary conditions, sickness, bedbugs, and a storm at sea, but nothing can deter her from the mission she knows she must fulfill-to start a nursing school at the Reynolds Memorial Hospital. The hospital is a former derelict school building with very little equipment and one doctor who visits in the villages with a missionary nurse. With dogged determination, Jean sets her mind to the task ahead. Political unrest swirls in the country she's been called to. Gandhi is rallying his countrymen to sever British rule and political gatherings are everywhere. Jean remains focused on her mission, with many challenges ahead: learning a new language, battling bouts of amoebic dysentery and malaria, and witnessing unbelievable superstitions. Her focus and trust in God will take her on a forty-year journey in the mission field, with a triumphant conclusion. About the Author: Mary Haskett is a writer and speaker. Since becoming a Christian she has served in many areas of ministry including Director of Women's Ministries, Singles Fellowship, counseling and prayer. She is a member of The Word Guild of Canada and InScribe Christian Fellowship. Mary is the founder of Ready Writers, London and Faith Filled Women's Prayer Group. Her book Reverend Mother's Daughter was a finalist in the 2008 Word Guild of Canada Awards, and won an IPPY award in the States. Her second book Because We Prayed was released last year. She has had many articles published and is currently a contributor to the blog, Under the Cover of Prayer. She resides in London, Ontario.