National Translation Mission (NTM) Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore Minutes of the Second Meeting of the Sub-Committee for Knowledge Books to be Translated The second meeting of the NTM Sub-Committee for knowledge texts to be translated to select knowledge books for translation was held on 13th February 2010 at 10:30 a.m. in the committee room of the Sahitya Akademi, 35 Rabindra Bhavan, Feroz Shah Road, New Delhi 110 001. The meeting was convened by the Director I/C, CIIL as the nodal officer of the NTM. The following were present at the meeting:
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Shri. R P Sisodia, Director (Languages), MHRD Shri. Navin Soi (Finance), MHRD Prof. Bijoy Kumar, Chairman, CSTT Prof. Javed Alam, Chairman, ICSSR Prof. Satish Chand Abbi, IIT Dr. Yatish Agarwal, Professor of Radiology, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi Prof. Malvika Kapur, Bangalore Dr. Hemant Darbari, AAI, C-DAC Dr. Sneha Sudha Komath, JNU Prof. Rajesh Sachdeva, Director I/C, CIIL (Convener)
Dr. P.P. Giridhar, Head, NTM, CIIL, Mysore coordinated the proceedings.
The list of books suggested by experts was circulated among the members along with the list of top 50 undergraduate and top 50 postgraduate books prescribed in universities across India. The status of these books in the list of top 50 books was also marked against each book. Information was also added from the survey results too about each book and circulated among the members. The members felt the need to expedite the processes in NTM so that translations can result as quickly as possible. Among the actionable suggestions discussed in the meeting was NTM may take up clusters of languages based on their linguistic affinity and may start bringing translations in one of the languages first which will facilitate translations into other languages of the cluster. The members however gave up this idea of cluster of languages and disciplines as it was felt that this may not be an ideal solution as the languages in a family like Dravidian have diversified so much that translation into one of the languages may not be of help to others. The members decided the following 10 languages may be taken up in the first phase in which translations may be taken up: these languages are spoken by a huge number of speakers and these languages function as media of instruction in higher education for a few disciplines and may have translators readily available to start NTM assignments. The remaining 12 scheduled languages may be considered in Phase II. Members also agreed that the phases need not necessarily be sequential and may be taken up simultaneously based on the availability of resources. The members also discussed how NTM can be sensitive to the language sentiments of a community like that of the Manipuris and how NTM can be more inclusive in its strategies.
1. Assamese 2. Bangla 3. Gujarathi 4. Hindi 5. Kannada 6. Malayalam 7. Marathi 8. Oriya 9. Tamil 10. Telugu
Members felt that areas within a discipline should also be considered as they would together complement learning in that discipline. It was pointed out that in some cases like Botany, Zoology and Medical Science this kind of complementation can be witnessed across disciplines too. The members agreed that NTM can have standing subject-committees for further consultations about texts to be translated in the disciplines that NTM may translate books belonging to. There should also be standing language-specific committees which would have members with expertise both in the language and the discipline, the members averred. When it was reported that NTM already has started roping in such experts in its translation and assessment workshops with the idea of forming committees, the members expressed the desire that NTM should bring out something like a manual depicting such activities so that people get to know about the various process underlying translation. The members finalised the following books in their respective disciplines based on the suggestions from experts that NTM had contacted, list of top 50 undergraduate and postgraduate books and those that they felt will benefit the students the most. The following list of books finalised by Prof. Javed Alam was approved for translation by NTM in Political Science.
POLITICAL SCIENCE INDIAN CONSTITUTION Pyleee M V An Introduction to the Constitution of India Vikas, 1998 UG-PG Basu D D An Introduction to the Constitution of India Prentice Hall, 1994 UG-PG Austin Granville The Indian Constitution : Cornerstone of a Nation Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press, 1966, 1905, 1999
INDIAN POLITICAL THOUGHT Mehta V R Foundation of Indian Political Thought Manohar, 1999 UG-PG Varma V P Modern Indian Political Thought UG-PG Sabine George H A History of Political Theory Oxford and I.B.H. Publishing, 1973 UG Laski H J A Grammar of Politics Allen and Unwin, 1948 UG Ebenstein W Great Political Thinkers Oxford and IBH, 1969 UG - PG Dunning W A History of Pol. Theories UG Wayper C L Political Thought UG - PG Blondel Jean An Introduction to comparative government Weidenfield and Nicolson, 1970, 1969 UG - PG
INDIAN POLITICAL SCENE Rajni Kothari Politics in India Orient Longman, 1970 UG-PG Weiner M The Indian Paradox, Essays in Indian Politics Sage, 1989, 1999 UG
Morgenthau Hans J. and Kenneth W. Thompson Politics among Nations Scientific Books Agency, Kalyani Publishers, Alfred A. Knopf, 1966 ,2001 ,1948 ,1985 UG-PG Jayal N G Democracy in India Oxford Univ. Press, 2001 ,1999 UG-PG Kohli A India’s Democracy An Analysis of the Changing State- Society Relations NJ Princeton University Press - 1988 ,1991 PG Alam, J Who Wants Democracy? Orient Longman, 2004 (Translation already brought out by Vani Publication in Hindi) PG
SECULARISM Smith D E India as a Secular State Princeton University Press, 1963 UG-PG
Bhargava, Rajeev Secularism and Its Critics (oxford In India Readings: Themes in Politics)
New Delhi: Oxford University Press PG GLOBALIZATION Deepak Nayyar Trade and Globalization/ Governing Globalization PG
WOMEN Warnock M and Wollstonecraft Mary A Vindication of the Rights of Woman Dent, 1985 UG
Mary John Women’s Studies in India: A Reader Penguin Books in India PG
CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL ANALYSIS Dahl Robert Modern Political Analysis Prentice Hall, 1974 PG Charlesworth James C Contemporary Political Analysis Free Press, 1967 PG
Macpherson Lives and Times of Liberal Democracy Oxford University Press PG
The following list of books finalised by Dr. Hemanth Darbari was approved for translation by NTM in Computer Science and Applications.
COMPUTER SCIENCE AND APPLICATION 1. AHO, Alfred V. and Ravi, Sethi and Jeffrey D., Ullman Compilers Principles, Techniques & Tools Hardcover: 796 pages Publisher: Addison Wesley; US ed edition (January 1, 1986) UG 2. Stallings, W. Computer Organization & Architecture Hardcover: 750 pages Publisher: Prentice Hall; 6 edition (July 15, 2002) UG - PG 3. D. Kunth The Art of Computer Programming Hardcover: 896 pages
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 2 edition (October 15, 1998) UG 4. Weiss, Mark Allen Data Structures and algorithm analysis in C++ Hardcover: 564 pages Publisher: Addison Wesley; 2 edition (November 19, 1998) PG 5. Donald Hearn, Pauline M Baker Computer Graphics PHI, Pearson Education-1986, 1997, 2002,2003 UG
6. P.K Sinha. Computer Fundamentals BPB Publications-1992 UG 7. Behrouz A Forouzan Data Communications and Networking McGraw Hill International-2002, 2004, 2006 UG 8. Ian Sommerville Software Engineering Addison- Wesley, Pearson Education-1997, 2004, 2007 UG 9. E Balagurusamy Object Oriented Programming with C++ Tata McGraw Hill- 1998, 2001 UG 10. Thomas Cormen , Charles E Leiserson,Ronald D River Introduction to Algorithms PHI UG
The following list of books finalised by Prof. Satish Chand Abbi was approved for translation by NTM in Physics. PHYSICS 1. Feynman, R. P. The Feynman Lectures on Physics (Volumes I-III) Addison Wesley Longman, 1970 (three volume set) UG 2. Halliday, D., R. Resnick and J. Walker Fundamentals of Physics John Wiley & Sons, 2004 (7th edition) UG 3. Hecht ijack Optics Addison Wesley Publication Co 1979 UG 4. Griffiths, D.J. Introduction to Electrodynamics Benjamin Cummings, 1999 (3rd edition) PG
5. Kittel, C Introduction to Solid State Physics Wiley, 1953, 2004 (8th Edition) PG 6. Dekkar.A.J David N Mermin Solid state Physics 1981 PG 7. Goldstein. H Classical Mechanics Addison-Wesley, 1950 PG 8. Khandelwal D.P. Optics and Atomic Physics Himalaya Pub. House UG 9. Rajput B.S Advanced Quantum Mechanics Pragati Prakashan PG 10. OranzioSvelto and C. HannaDavid Principles of Lasers Plenum Press PG
The following list of books finalised by Prof. Malavika Kapoor was approved for translation by NTM in Psychology. PSYCHOLOGY 1. Carson, R.C., Butcher, J. N. and Mineka, Susan Abnormal Psychology and Modem life Delhi: Pearson, 2007 [Allyn & Bacon (19 Jul 2001)] Education 11th Edition PG 2. Garret B. Brain and Behaviour: Introduction to Biological Psychology South Asia: Sage Publication, Inc, March 19, 2008
3. Hall. C. S, Lindzey.G. & Campbell.J Theories of Personality John Wilky & Sons, 2002, 4th Edition, Paperback, Feb 2007 UG 4. Berk, Laura E Child Development Hardcover, New Delhi: 1996, Allyn & Bacon; (July 29, 2002) UG
5. Anastasi, Anne. Urabina and Kindersley, Susana Dorling Psychological Testing South Asia: Pearson Education, Prentice Hall, January 6, 1997, 7th Edition, Low Price Edition, Pvt. Ltd, India. PG 6. Allyn and Bacon, 2001 Social Psychology UG
The following list of books finalised by Prof. Bijoy Kumar was approved for translation by NTM in Botany. BOTANY
1. H. C.Gangulee.,K. S. Das, C. T.
College Botany Vol 1 & 2 New Central Book Agency,1986, 2001 UG
2. B.Lewin. Gene V, VI, VII & VIII Oxford University Press, Prentice Hall, 2000, 2004
UG and PG 3. Salisbury.F B.,RossC. W. Plant physiology Prentice hall of India,
Diploma, UG and PG 4. De Roberttis.E D P.,De Roberttis.E M F Cell and Molecular Biology Lea and Febiger, Scientific American books, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1981, 1991, 2001
UG and PG 5. Gardener.E.J.,Snusted.D.P.,Simmons.M.J. Principle of Genetics John willey and Sons, 1996, 1984, 1991, 1996
UG and PG 6. Snustad Peter D.,Simmons Michael.J Principles of Genetics John Wiley and Sons, 2000
UG and PG 7. Lehninger.A.L. A Text Book of Biochemistry Kalyani Publishers.2001
UG and PG
The following list of books finalised by Prof. Bijoy Kumar was approved for translation by NTM in Zoology. ZOOLOGY 1. Stryer, Lubert and Cox Biochemistry W.H. Freeman Co.-1988, 1995 PG and UG
2. Cooper, G M The Cell- A Molecular Approach ASM press-1997, 2004 PG and UG
The following list of books finalised by Dr. Yatish Agarwal was approved for translation by NTM in Medical Science. MEDICAL SCIENCE GYNAECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS Shaw Wilfred, Howkins John, Bourne Gordon Shaw’s Text Book of Gynaecology UG Dutta, A textbook of obstetrics UG
BIOCHEMISTRY Harper, Murray R.K., Granner D.K. Biochemistry UG OPHTHALMOLOGY Parsons John Herbert, Parson’s Diseases of the Eye UG
PHARMACOLOGY Satoskar R S, Bhandarkar S D, Ainapure S S Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics UG
PHYSIOLOGY Ganong W.F., Review of Medical Physiology UG
Guyton A.C., Textbook of Medical Physiology UG
PEDIATRICS Ghai OP, Paul Vinod K., Gupta Piyush Essentials of Pediatrics UG
FORENSIC MEDICINE Boon Nicholas, Colledge Nicki, Walker Brian Davidsion’s Principles and Practice of Medicine UG Harrison Tinsley Randolph, Isselbacher Kurt J., Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine UG Hutchison Robert, Hutchison’s Clinical Methods UG COMMUNITY MEDICINE Park, Text Book of Preventive Medicine UG
SURGERY Bailey Hamilton, Love Robert John McNeill, Short Practice of Surgery UG Das C A text of surgery UG
ANATOMY Romanes G J Manual of Practical Anatomy Vols.I, II & III UG Langman Jan, Medical Embryology UG MICROBIOLOGY C K Jayaram, Paniker, Textbook of medical Parasitology UG
The following list of books finalised by Dr. Sneha Sudha Komath was approved for translation by NTM in Chemistry.
CHEMISTRY INORGANIC CHEMISTRY Cotton F A, Wilkinson G and Morrill T C Advanced Inorganic Chemistry John Wiley and sons, Wiley Eastern, Interscience, UG and PG Cotton F A (also for spectroscopy/physical chemistry it is selected) Chemical Applications of Group Theory John Wiley Eastern Ltd, Inter Science Pub, 1990, 1971 UG and PG Lee J D Concise Inorganic Chemistry Blackwell Science Ltd, ELBS, 1999, 2003, 1979 UG and PG Huheey James E, Keiter Ellen A and Keiter Richard L Inorganic Chemistry: Principles of Structure and Reactivity Harper and Row UG and PG
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY Finar I L (organic chemistry) Organic Chemistry Vol. 1, 2 and 3 Addison-Wesley, ELBS, Longman, 1977, 1982, 1998 UG and PG
Morrison R T and Boyd R N Organic Chemistry Prentice Hall of India, 2003 UG and PG Carey F A and Sunberg R J Advanced Organic Chemistry Plenum Press 1990 UG and PG Peter Sykas A Primer to Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry Prentice Hall, 1996 UG and PG
SPECTROSCOPY Banwell C N (spectroscopy) Fundamentals of Molecular Spectroscopy Tata McGraw Hill Pubishing Company Ltd, 1993 UG and PG Silverstein R M, Bassler G C and Morrill T C Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds John Wiley, 1998 UG and PG
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY Puri B R, Sharma L R and Pathania M S Principles of Physical Chemistry Vishal Publications, Shoban Lal Nagin Chand and Co, Mac Millan Co. Inc., 1989, 2003 UG and PG Moore W J Basic Physical Chemistry Prentice Hall, Orient Longman, 1986, 1999 UG and PG Castelian G W Physical Chemistry Addison Wesley, Narosa Publishing House, 1998, 2004 UG and PG Atkins, Peter and Paula Julio de Atkin's Physical Chemistry 8th Ed. Oxford University Press, 2006 UG and PG
Mc Quarrie and Donald A Quantum Chemistry Oxford University Press, 1983, 2003 UG and PG
BIOCHEMISTRY Stryer Lubert and Freeman W H Biochemistry W. H. Freeman and Co., 1995 PG Voet Donald and Voet Judith Biochemistry John Wiley and Sons, 1995 PG Nelson David L and Cox Michael M Lehninger's Principles of Biochemistry Macmillan Press Ltd, 2000 PG
The members suggested that details like titles, author’s name, publishers etc of these books should be checked by NTM and corrected. Prof. Javed Alam suggested that Prof. C P Chandrasekhar and Prof. Jayathi Ghosh may be contacted by NTM for getting a list of Economics books finalised. He also agreed to give NTM the list of Philosophy and Sociology texts in about a week’s time. The meeting concluded with a word of thanks from the convener to the members.
(Shri. R. P. Sisodia) Director(Languages), MHRD
(Prof. Rajesh Sachdeva) Director I/C, CIIL