j. Other Publications

 
 

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Vasandhangal Meendum Varuvadhillai - Biography in Tamil on Mother Teresa (1978)  

It is a book on the life of Mother Teresa.

 



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Kanthapura to Malgudi – Cultural Values and Assumptions in selected South Indian Novelists in English (1997).

The present book makes a scholarly attempt to examine the portrayal of South Indian culture in thirty-seven Indian English novels written by seven eminent authors: K.S Venkataramani, K. Nagarajan, Kamala Markandaya, Raja Rao, R.K. Narayan, B. Rajan and Santha Rama Rau. The novels under study were published during the years 1925-85. The book sketches and evaluates critically the cultural values and assumptions such as the idea and role of womanhood, the role of relationship, the role of myths and puranas, the role of the guru, the role of proverbs. It makes an attempt to evolve a cultural criteria that is native and indigenous, and demonstrates a paradigm that could as well be applied to Indian English poetry, drama and short story. While establishing a close relationship between literature and culture, the book makes a rich contribution to the disciplines of Indological studies, Comparative literature and Indian English literature.

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Set the World on Fire – Revitalizing our History in Today's Context- Jesuit Madurai Province Golden Jubilee (December, 2000)

This book records and describes the dynamism of the province and its faithfulness to the Jesuit Charism during the last fifty years (1952 – 2002). The recording of this dynamic movement and growth of the province demonstrates how the dignity of the marginalized people has been upheld through the innovative strategies that have been used to empower the disadvantaged under the challenging guidance and inspiration of the Holy Sprit, led by the benevolent Providence of God.

The book aims at depicting the creative interventions made in the Province to respond to the challenges of the society at large during the last fifty years. This book is a complement to the Golden Jubilee Souvenir, which is a historical presentation and documentation of all that has happened during the last fifty years.  

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Aiming Small is a Crime - A Charter for Jesuit Alumni/ae ( January, 2003)

This book is released to commemorate the World Congress as well as to inspire the Jesuit Alumni / ae all over the world to live up to the expectations of the Jesuit Order and its institutions.

The first part of the book contains these expectations as they are spelt out in the Jesuit documents such as the addresses of the Former General of the Society Very Rev . Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J., and the present general very Rev. Fr. Peter Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., and the characteristics of Jesuit Education.

The second part of the book describes ten characteristics of the Jesuit Tradition and formation illustrated and exemplified in the life and writings of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. This exercise is not done with a view to eulogize the person of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam but to present him as a living example and inspiration to all the Jesuit Alumni / ae in the world.  

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Symphony goes on… - Legacy of Mother Teresa to the Modern world (October, 2003)

So much has been written on Mother Teresa by way of biographies, collections of her words and speeches according to themes even for 365 days in a year. Numerous articles have appeared in the leading newspapers, magazines and journals of the world. It is a Herculean task to know all of them and go through them.

It is a great joy to present this book to the followers and admirers of Mother Teresa and also to the people of good will all over the world. It is meant to inspire everyone especially those who have dedicated their lives in the service of the poor and the suffering.

What inspiring is the life and mission of Mother Teresa and her single mindedness and devotion to find God in the poor and serve them unceasingly according to their needs and the deep respect she had for their human dignity. What she has preached to the world by her life and example is the most relevant message to our age: Humanism is Holiness. Hence this book is dedicated to the poorest of the poor all over the world who need our care, concern, compassion and service.
 

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Power Talk – Core Competencies for Oral Communication Skills (June, 2008)

This book has been primarily designed to enable learners to become aware of the communication process and to master the requisite micro skills for all types of oral communication competencies including Public Speaking, Group Discussion and Interview. Mastery of these skills will empower students to develop leadership qualities and abilities required for success in the professional, business and social realms. It is a known fact that becoming more effective communicators simply means becoming more effective human beings. Powerful Communication is communication powered by substance and transmitted through skills.



 
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