Part-A : Spices - ยจ Black Pepper ยจ Small Cardamom ยจ Large Cardamom ยจ Ginger ยจ Turmeric ยจ Paprika and Chilli ยจ Vanilla ยจ Allspice ยจ Cinnamon and Cassia ยจ Clove ยจ Curry Leaf ยจ Garcinia ยจ Nutmeg ยจ Tamarind ยจ Ajwain ยจ Coriander ยจ Cumin ยจ Fennel ยจ Fenugreek
Part-B : Plantation Crops- ยจ Coconut ยจ Oil Palm ยจ Arecanut ยจ Cocoa ยจ Coffee ยจ Tea ยจ Palmyra ยจ Cashew ยจ Rubber
The present volume is the first in the series on the โBreeding of Horticultural cropsโ. Each volume in the series being edited by very eminent scientists in the field. Dr.V.A.Parthasarathy an eminent Horticultural scientists is the Senior Editor for the series.
The first volume is devoted to Spices and Plantation crops as India has a great tradition in these crops. Many a foreign invasion into this country has been primarily for gaining control over Spice Trade. India is also a leading producer of different spices and plantation crops and the research on these crops have started over a century ago in Kerala at Kasaragod. Hence, it was decided to start the series with these wonderful crops which has a great bearing on Indian economy.
The book is divided into two parts, namely, plantation crops and spices. Twelve spice crops and nine plantation crops have been covered in this book. Each crop has been dealt in detail under various headings such as History and origin, Species and cultivars, Cytogenetics, Genetic resources survey, collection, conservation and evaluation; blossom biology, breeding objectives, approaches for crop improvement using various methods ,molecular aided breeding , biotechnological approaches, marker-assisted selection, bioinformatics, IPR issues and finally achievements and future thrusts.
The book would be great use to all researchers in Horticulture in general and to those working on these crops. This would be valuable text for M.Sc and Ph.D. courses as well for ICAR NET and ARS exams.
Contents: Foreword,Acknowledgements,List of tables,List of figures,Theoretical orientation and statement of the problem,The field investigation,The development cycle in Korwa Kothari,The demographic bases of Korwa Kothari,The economics bases of Korwa Kothari,Discussion and conclusions,References,Appendices,Index.
ยจ Action (Karma) ยจ Adityas ยจ Alphabet โAโ ยจ Anatnag ยจ Anger ยจ Aswatha tree ยจ Austerity (Tapas) ยจ Beast and Bird ยจ Bharata ยจ Bhrigu ยจ Body ยจ Brahman ยจ Breath control (Pranayam) ยจ Brihaspati ยจ Cause and Effect ยจ Change ยจ Chariot ยจ Charity ยจ Cleanliness ยจ Concept of Time and Space ยจ Conquerer ยจ Conscious Principle ยจ Creation ยจ Desire and attachment (Kama and Raga) ยจ Deva ยจ Devotion (Bhakti) ยจ Direction of the disembodied ยจ Divine experience ยจ Dullness (Aprakasah) ยจ Dwija (Twice born) ยจ Ego ยจ Equanimity ยจ Enquiry ยจ Enterprise ยจ Evil ยจ Evolution ยจ Faith (Sraddha) ยจ Field (Kshetra) and knower -of-the field (Kshetrajna) ยจ Food (Aahara) ยจ Forbearance (Kshanti) ยจ Form of Lord ยจ Four ancients (Kumaras) and the Manus ยจ Gandharvas ยจ The Ganges (Ganga) ยจ Gayatri ยจ Geeta ยจ Goal of life ยจ Great Elements and Rudiments ยจ Heart ยจ Heaven and Hell ยจ Highest Spirit (Purushottama) ยจ Hinduism ยจ The Idol ยจ Imperishable ยจ Intelligence ยจ Japa ยจ Jiva ยจ Kamadhuk ยจ Kandarp ยจ Kesava ยจ Kirtana ยจ Knowledge (Jnana) and wisdom (Vijnana) ยจ Resolution (Dhriti), Zeal (Utsaha) and Understanding (Buddhi) ยจ Krishna ยจ Kshatriyas ยจ Kubera ยจ Language ยจ Life ยจ Life of self-control (Brahmacharya) ยจ Love ยจ Mahavakyas ยจ Maruts ยจ Mankind ยจ Matter (Prakriti) and Spirit (Purusha) ยจ Maya ยจ Meditation ยจ Meru ยจ Mind ยจ Moods (Gunas) ยจ Muni ยจ Mysticism ยจ Narada ยจ Oblations ยจ Om ยจ Om Tat Sat ยจ The Path of Return (Pitrayana) ยจ Perecption ยจ Pranas ยจ Prayer (Bhajana) ยจ Principle of death ยจ Procreation ยจ Prophet ยจ Pure Intellect ยจ Rajarshi ยจ Rama ยจ Religion (Dharma) ยจ Renunciation (Sanyasa) and Abandonment (Tyaga) ยจ Rule of diet ยจ Ruler and ruled ยจ Sankara ยจ Sat ยจ Secret ยจ Secret of success ยจ Seer ยจ The Self ยจ Serenity (Sama) and Self-control (Dama) ยจ Silence (Mouna) ยจ Sin ยจ Sleep (Nidra), Indolence (Alasya) and Heedlessness (Pramada) ยจ Speech ยจ Spiritual way of life ยจ State of Pralaya (Dissolution) ยจ Student and Teacher ยจ Supreme Peace (Param Santim) ยจ Technique of self development ยจ Theory of fall of man ยจ Theory of gradual liberation (Karma Mukti) ยจ Thought life ยจ Tranquility (Prasada) ยจ The Trinity ยจ Truth ยจ Upanishad ยจ Upasana ยจ Vaada ยจ Varna ยจ Varuna ยจ Vasanas ยจ Vasava ยจ Vasuki serpent ยจ Vasus ยจ Veda ยจ Vishnu ยจ Ways of life ยจ Wind ยจ Womb (Hiranya Garbha) ยจ World (Jagat) ยจ Worship ยจ Yajna ยจ Yama ยจ Yoga
Female foeticide is an awfully ugly form of violence.The ruling class that looks the murder of a child and female foeticide as two differnt surprises me.Child murder is a crime.But female foeticide is,indirectly,encouraged.Astoundingly even the enlightened class of our society also tolerates this heinous sin. some religions gurus never tire of raising the female foeticide.Many of them have a feeling of neutrality towards it.It is a major question before the humanity as to how to stop this crime that's blackening its fair face.Muni Lok prakash "Lokesh" has written an inspiring novel on the subject written in a simple,straight language,I hope and let everybody hope so with me,this novel would succeed in changing the mentality of the reaeder towards this problem.