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The Return Of Vaman

Author : Jayant Vishnu Narlikar
ISBN : UOM:39015018517170
Genre : Fiction
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Category: Fiction

The Return Of Vaman A Scientific Novel

Author : Jayant V. Narlikar
ISBN : 9783319164298
Genre : Science
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This collection of science fiction writings by Jayant V. Narlikar offers readers a unique glimpse into the world-famous Indian astrophysicist’s vivid and highly imaginative concepts and stories. The fictional material comprises a witty short story ("The rare idol of Ganesha") that cleverly explores the possible consequences of a mirror-symmetric individual in the context of cricket test match performances, as well as the fast-paced, gripping science fiction thriller "The return of Vaman": when an alien container is unearthed by a crew of scientists, the enormous potential technological applications of its contents bring various criminal elements on the scene – but when the real danger becomes apparent it is almost too late to save humanity. Last but not least, the book provides readers with extensive insights into the genesis and scientific background of the fictional material presented in this volume, along with an autobiographical account of the author’s life-long interest in science fiction and his contributions to the genre. About the author: Jayant V. Narlikar is internationally known for his work in cosmology, in particular for championing models alternative to the standard big-bang theory. He was president of the cosmology commission of the International Astronomical Union from 1994 to 1997. He has received several national and international awards and honorary doctorates - he is a Bhatnagar awardee, as well as recipient of the M.P. Birla award, the Prix Janssen of the French Astronomical Society and an Associate of the Royal Astronomical Society of London. He is Fellow of the three Indian national science academies as well as of the Third World Academy of Sciences. Well beyond his scientific research, Prof. Narlikar is widely known as a science communicator through his books, articles and radio/TV programs and he was honored by the UNESCO in 1996 with the Kalinga Award. He made his debut in science fiction writing in 1974, by winning the top prize in the story writing competition organized by the Marathi Vidnyan Parishad, a non-governmental organization engaged in science popularization.
Category: Science

New Light Through Old Windows Exploring Contemporary Science Through 12 Classic Science Fiction Tales

Author : Stephen Webb
ISBN : 9783030031954
Genre : Science
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This book presents the reader with some of the earliest classic SF short stories – all of them published between 1858 and 1934, featuring both well-known and long-forgotten writers – dealing for the first time with topics to which science had (some) answers only at much later stages. This includes aspects of alien life forms, transmogrification, pandemics, life on Mars, android robots, big data, matter transmission and impact events to name but a few. The short stories are reprinted in full alongside extensive commentaries which also examine some of the latest scientific thinking surrounding the story’s main theme and provide the reader with suggestions for further reading.
Category: Science

50 Timeless Scientists

Author : K. Krishna Murty
ISBN : 9788122310306
Genre : Scientists
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Here we have scientists who missed Nobel Prize and those whom Nobel missed. - A Nobel Prize awarded to Pauling was branded as an insult! But he is the only one to receive two unshared Nobels. - Bardeen returned to Swedish king for another Nobel as if to fulfill earlier promise. - Ironically an Agricultural Scientist received a Nobel Peace Prize. Yes! What is peace without food? - An anguished Barbara Mc Clintock refused to publish her papers, but Nobel committee discovered her. - Then we have scientists who received awards in prison cells, scientists who made discoveries in the prison cells. - Tesla was thrown out of his labs, cheated by another great man but his alternating current runs our homes now. - Carlson went from pillar to post with his photocopy machine and it is now the Xerox. - Townes had a revelation for LASER on a park bench. - When Maiman made it practical, a Hollywood actress, Bette Davis wondered if it is a death Ray. - Medicines from Jenner, Pasteur and the like consigned some diseases to history. - If only Subba Rao had lived a few years more, he would have killed some more diseases. - A trio of scientists transformed the twentieth century by inventing the transistor. - To top it, a scientist who was not allowed to go on a holiday invented the microchip. - New York Times reversed its ridicule ladled out on a rocket scientist after 40 years only after man landed on the moon. - A school techer testified in the court to save his old student, Fansworth for his rightful invention, the television. - Davy openly declared his student as his greatest discovery, Michael Faraday! You have them all! Biographies that educate and entertain too!!
Category: Scientists

Indian Science Fiction

Author : Suparno Banerjee
ISBN : 9781786836687
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This study draws from postcolonial theory, science fiction criticism, utopian studies, genre theory, Western and Indian philosophy and history to propose that Indian science fiction functions at the intersection of Indian and Western cultures. The author deploys a diachronic and comparative approach in examining the multilingual science fiction traditions of India to trace the overarching generic evolutions, which he complements with an analysis of specific patterns of hybridity in the genre’s formal and thematic elements – time, space, characters and the epistemologies that build the worlds in Indian science fiction. The work explores the larger patterns and connections visible despite the linguistic and cultural diversities of Indian science fiction traditions.
Category: Literary Criticism

Tales Of The Future

Author : Jayant Vishnu Narlikar
ISBN : UOM:39015064116083
Genre : Science fiction, Indic
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Accessions List South Asia

Author : Library of Congress. Library of Congress Office, New Delhi
ISBN : UIUC:30112031692715
Genre : South Asia
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Records publications acquired from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, by the U.S. Library of Congress Offices in New Delhi, India, and Karachi, Pakistan.
Category: South Asia

Bombay

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ISBN : UCLA:L0075589333
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An Annotated Bibliography Of Indian English Fiction

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ISBN : 8171569579
Genre : Anglo-Indian fiction
File Size : 68.67 MB
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Endeavouring To Accomplish An Intract-Able Tight Rope Walking, Indian English Literature Seeks To Incorporate Indian Themes And Experience In A Blend Of Indian And Western Aesthetics. What The Diverse Dimensions Of The Indian Experience And The Evolving Literary Form Are And Whether The Former Reconciles With The Latter Or Not Is Sought To Be Examined In The Present Volume Of This Anthology. A Strikingly Fresh Perspective On The Hitherto Unexplored Areas Of Old Works. A Bold And Incisive Critique Of New Works.
Category: Anglo-Indian fiction

Twentieth Century Indian English Fiction

Author : M. K. Naik
ISBN : STANFORD:36105120024679
Genre : Indic fiction (English)
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This Wide-Ranging Study Examines The Emergence And The Peaking Of The Twentieth Century Indian English Fiction, Including Its New Bearings And Fresh Flowering In The Last Two Decades Of The Century. It Offers Both A Survey Of The Trends And Tendencies Of This Genre During This Period And A Critique Of Some Of Its Major Voices. At Once Incisive And Comprehensive, And Laced With Telling Percep-Tions, The Volume Epitomizes Professor M.K. Naik'S Vintage Writing On The Indian English Fiction Of This Period.
Category: Indic fiction (English)

The Book Review

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ISBN : UCAL:B5157448
Genre : Books
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Modern Indian English Fiction

Author : L. S. Bedi
ISBN : UOM:39015059962855
Genre : Indic fiction (English)
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Contributed articles presented at a national workshop.
Category: Indic fiction (English)

Contemporary Indian Fiction In English

Author : Avadhesh K. Singh
ISBN : UOM:39015028926767
Genre : India
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Papers presented at a seminar on "Critical Appraisal of Post-Independence Indian Fiction in English," organized by Department of English, Saurashtra University, in Feb. 1991.
Category: India

Indian Literature

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ISBN : UOM:39015068844102
Genre : Indic literature
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Category: Indic literature

Feminism And Recent Indian Literature

Author : Rajinder Kumar Dhawan
ISBN : 8178510391
Genre : Canadian literature
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"Feminism is rapidly developing as a significant critical ideology; it constitutes a major segment of the contemporary writing in English. The two-volume anthology has detailed discussions on the writings of Anita Desai, Shashi Deshpande, Bharati Mukherjee, Arundhati Roy, Manju Kapur, Kamala Das, Githa Hariharan, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and Bapsi Sidhwa. The central objective of the book is to discuss the theoretical investigations carried out by Indian women writers in their works and to arrive at a deeper understanding of feminist contentions." "R. K. Dhawan teaches English at S.B.S. College, University of Delhi. He has lectured extensively at many universities, including those at Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Singapore, Tunisia, Italy and Australia." Publisher's note.
Category: Canadian literature

Indian Books In Print

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ISBN : UOM:39015063188703
Genre : English imprints
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Category: English imprints