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Welcome to the book corner of IIT Bombay. This is your place to check out books by IITB alumni. We are trying to list all books by our alumni. If we miss out on a book by an IITB alumnus do drop us a mail at webcontent [at] iitbombay.org.

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Fiction | Management/Finance | Business/Media | Non Fiction | Self Help | Health Related

TECHNICAL
Rotary_Gokhale

Book Description:                                                         This is a unique reference volume, rotary blasthole drilling and surface blasting, as applied in large surface mines, are comprehensively covered. Both new and classic concepts, techniques and methodologies are presented, supported by numerous illustrations and practical data. This volume is intended for professionals and technicians in mining, exploration, geological and mechanical engineering, who are involved with the design, planning and execution of rotary drilling and blasting operations in surface mines.

About the author:                                                         Mr. Bhalchandra V. Gokhale is an experienced professional who has worked both in practice, on mine construction and foundation works and on the technological aspects of drilling, mining and construction equipment and their application. He did his B.Tech and M.Tech from IIT Bombay

How to Order:                                                               The book can be bought at Flipkart & Amazon.

Dilip_thermo

Book Description:                                                         This is the first modern approach to thermodynamics written specifically for an undergraduate course. It covers the fundamental modern formalism that relates rates of entropy production to irreversible processes, and its historical context; describes basic applications of the formalism and continues with a number of additional applications that instructors can use according to their particular degree program.

About the author:                                                       Professor Dilip Kumar Kondepudi (1952) is an Indian-born American physical chemist noted for the 2008 textbook Introduction to Modern Thermodynamics, which is a follow-up to the 1998 Modern Thermodynamics co-written with Belgian chemist Ilya Prigogine, both publications being products of the Brussels school of thermodynamics, particularly the affinity theories of Belgian thermodynamicist Théophile De Donder. Kondepudi seems to be the first to have used the term Gibbs energy flow, particularly in relation to biological systems.

How to Order:                                                               The book can be bought at Flipkart & Amazon.

Pramod_computer

Book Description:                                                        The book contains 20 interesting problems solved by the author using computer programming and 6 problems without the use of computer. The latter are given in the last chapter called “Magic of Algebra”.

About the author:                                                          The author is a Chemical Engineer with outstanding academic record. He scored 100 out of 100 marks in Higher Mathematics in S.S.C. Examination of Gujarat SSCE Board in 1961. Had 17th rank in the Joint Entrance Examination to IIT’s in 1962 with 100 out of 100 marks in mathematics. Excelled throughout during his B Tech in Chemical Engineering, was a merit scholar of the Institute (IIT Bombay) and finished among top 10 in the class. He continued further in the same Institute for M Tech and stood first among all branches for M Tech.

How to Order:                                                                For ordering, contact Author-Publisher Pramod Phadke at psphadke[at]yahoo.com or pramod.phadke[at]gmail.com

Gokhale_heart

Book Description:                                                         This book was translated from the second edition of the original Marathi title at the request of doctors. The primary objective of this book was to give answers of all the questions likely to be whirling in the minds of many heart disease patients who have been advised angiography or bypass surgery after their angiography. The book extensively covers the safe and highly effective treatment viz. chelation therapy.

About the author:                                                         Mr. Bhalchandra V. Gokhale is an experienced professional who has worked both in practice, on mine construction and foundation works and on the technological aspects of drilling, mining and construction equipment and their application. He did his B.Tech and M.Tech from IIT Bombay

How to Order:                                                                To get the book the author can be contacted at bvgchelation[at]gmail.com or Tel 022-29276021, 9619436706.

Gokhale_blasthole

Book Description:                                                           In the beginning of his professional career as a sales engineer for mining and drilling equipment, the author felt a dire need for a book. Available books contained only brief information that was often outdated. He continued his quest for nearly 30 years. With wide knowledge gained in this period, he wrote this book in the year 2003, Even today, it is the only available book that extensively deals with all types of drilling equipment and all the methods being used by mining industry.

About the author:                                                         Mr. Bhalchandra V. Gokhale is an experienced professional who has worked both in practice, on mine construction and foundation works and on the technological aspects of drilling, mining and construction equipment and their application. He did his B.Tech and M.Tech from IIT Bombay.

How to Order:                                                                   Please see bookstore at www.isee.org. To get the book the author can also be contacted at bvgchelation[at]gmail.com or Tel 022-29276021, 9619436706.

Gokhale_angloplasty

Book Description:                                                           Whenever he discussed his excellent experience in treating hundreds of patients through doctors, he felt a general hatred towards chelation therapy from mainstream conventional physicians. To know the real reasons he did a lot of research through internet as well as printed books and pamphlets on chelation therapy and found many surprising facts not divulged to the patient by the doctors.This book is written to clear many dilemmas created in the minds of the patients and enable them to have wider knowledge of the most commonly advised procedures like coronary angiography, angioplasty and bypass surgery. It also deals with true picture of chelation therapy that is far safer, highly effective and considerably inexpensive.

About the author:                                                         Mr. Bhalchandra V. Gokhale is an experienced professional who has worked both in practice, on mine construction and foundation works. He did his B.Tech and M.Tech from IIT Bombay.

How to Order:                                                                   Magna Book Gallery, Roy and Company at Mumbai, Popular Book House, Rasik Sahitya at Pune, Bookganga and also from author. To get the book the author can also be contacted at bvgchelation[at]gmail.com or Tel 022-29276021, 9619436706.

NON TECHNICAL - FICTION
Phiroz-Cover

 

Book Description:                                                             In 1603, a peasant girl called Paru goes to Agra to become a concubine. She has in her possesstion a strange, beautiful, jewel and a document. After dancing at a public house one night, she is set upon by a mysterious assailant who tries to kill her, apparently without motive.....

About the author:                                                     Phiroz Madon received his Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Bombay in 1977, and his Masters degree in Computer Science from Rutgers University in 1979. In 1985, he joined Telcordia Professional Services and was promoted to Director in 1989.

How to Order:                                                              The book can be bought at Flipkart & Amazon.

 

 Saumil- Cover

Book Description:                                                         This is tale about an IITian Guy, a lively character, who while at IIT preferred girls over hanging out with friends or seniors. He was famous among fellow IITians for his stories of late night chats with strange girls on yahoo, orkut and on phone. During placement, after failing to clear several written tests, he some how manages to get a job. He shifts to Gurgaon with a notion to change his lover boy image leaving behind his girl friend (made through Orkut) wondering what if he hooks up with any other girl. Find out how he manages to do this..

About the author:                                                       Saumil Shrivastava graduated from IIT Bombay in 2006 with a degree in Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science. He did his schooling from Salem English School, Raipur (C.G.). He started his corporate career as a Business Analyst. He worked with a business research firm for about two years before setting up his entrepreneurial venture. Today, he works with LearnHub as a Marketing Manager.

How to Order:                                                               The book can be bought at Flipkart & Amazon.

Panch_Sunita2

Book Description:                                                         The Panchatantra, was compiled in India by a learned Brahmin named Vishnusharman, more than 2,000 years ago. These stories were meant to impart worldly wisdom to the dull-witted sons of a king, and have since travelled the world, awakening intelligence in readers across centuries. Arthur Ryder, a Professor of Sanskrit at the University of California, translated the Sanskrit original into English in 1925. This re-write of the Ryder translation is aimed at today's busy reader and the original interwoven stories are presented separately.

About the author:                                                       
Sunita Parasuraman is a corporate treasury professional based in Fremont, California. She currently works at Facebook. An engineering graduate from IIT Bombay and the University of Pennsylvania, she also has an MBA in Finance from the University of California at Berkeley. Sunita is the author of Going to America: An Applicant's Guide to Higher Studies in USA. She is married to Karthik and has one son, Niranjan.

How to Order:                                                              The book can be bought at Amazon, Flipkart

Pradeep_Cowboy

Book Description:                                                           An Indian engineer discovers his personal and professional potential in the heart of Texas. An Indian in Cowboy Country is more than a fictional tale of an IIT Bombay engineer who overcomes cultural differences to succeed in America. It shares the challenges anyone might experience in life and in business and looks at important lessons learned along the way.

About the author:                                                    Pradeep Anand graduated from IIT Bombay with a B.Tech in Metallurgical Engineering and has an MBA from the University of Houston. He is president of Seeta Resources and lives with his family in a Houston suburb.

 

How to Order:                                                                    The book can be bought at Flipkart & Amazon.

NON TECHNICAL - MANAGEMENT/FINANCE
Viral_Fail

Book Description:                                                    ‘Guaranteed to fail’ talks about public-private partnership, the role of government intervention in private financial markets. It proposes a unique model of reform that can serve as a blueprint for better organizing and managing government-sponsored enterprises. . 

About the author:                                                   Prof.Acharya graduated from IIT, Bombay in 1995. He earned his Ph.D. from the Stern School of Business, New York University and is currently Professor of Finance and Academic Director of the Coller Institute of Private Equity, he is also a visiting Professor of Finance, at NYU.

How to Order:                                                               The book can be bought at Flipkart & Amazon.

Viral_DODD

Book Description:                                                           22 July marks the first anniversary of Dodd-Frank, the most comprehensive US regulatory effort for financial markes since the 1930s. In June, The Pew Charitable Trusts and NYU's Stern School collected an array of prominent experts to provide an interim report of the bill's effectiveness. Vox's latest ebook presents their conclusions

About the author:                                                   Prof.Acharya graduated from IIT, Bombay in 1995. He earned his Ph.D. from the Stern School of Business, New York University and is currently Professor of Finance and Academic Director of the Coller Institute of Private Equity, he is also a visiting Professor of Finance, at NYU.

How to Order:                                                               The book can be bought at VOX.

Viral_regulate

Book Description:                                                     "Regulating Wall Street" is a comprehensive view of the act, going through Dodd-Frank's finer points in great detail, and provides an impartial analysis of its possible implications with insights into the how market and regulatory environments in the future may look like.

About the author:                                                   Prof.Acharya graduated from IIT, Bombay in 1995. He earned his Ph.D. from the Stern School of Business, New York University and is currently Professor of Finance and Academic Director of the Coller Institute of Private Equity, he is also a visiting Professor of Finance, at NYU.

How to Order:                                                               The book can be bought at Amazon and Flipkart.

viral_repair

Book Description:                                                         NYU Stern has put together a tremendous, comprehensive and timely guide to the ongoing financial crisis. The book superbly summarizes the roots of the crisis, the scale of the problems across the financial sector and possible public policy solutions in a clear and non-partisan manner.

About the author:                                                   Prof.Acharya graduated from IIT, Bombay in 1995. He earned his Ph.D. from the Stern School of Business, New York University and is currently Professor of Finance and Academic Director of the Coller Institute of Private Equity, he is also a visiting Professor of Finance, at NYU.

How to Order:                                                              The book can be bought at Amazon and Flipkart.

MAD1

Book Description:                                                          KM Tools and Techniques offers a rich array of stories and vignettes of how companies are deploying new technologies, supporting social innovation and devising new measurement systems as a foundation for business success in the knowledge economy.   

About the author:                                                       
Dr. Madanmohan Rao, a graduate of IIT-Bombay (Computer Science BTech, 1985), is a consultant and author in Bangalore. He is research advisor at the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) in Singapore. He is the editor of five book series: "The Asia Pacific Internet Handbook", "The Knowledge Management Chronicles," "AfricaDotEdu," "World of Proverbs," and "The Global Citizen." He is the research director of Mobile Monday, a global network of mobile and wireless communication professionals, and co-founder of the Bangalore K-Community, a network of knowledge management professionals. Madan is the founder of the Indian Proverbs Project, Asia editor for M2M Insights, and world music & jazz editor at Jazzuality and World Music Central.

How to Order:                                                                    The book can be bought at Amazon.

   NON TECHNICAL - BUSINESS/MEDIA
 Prashant_Own  

Book Description:                                                    Making It On My Own is a compilation of stories of ten real-life entrepreneurs who are into ten diverse businesses: power plant equipment manufacturing, metal fabrication, software development, printing, IIT JEE coaching, private healthcare, stone crushing, IT training, international education consulting, and construction. The diversity in the businesses is by design, not by accident, to make the book as informative as possible, and also to highlight the fact that the underlying principles to succeed in any business are the same.

About the author:                                                    

Prashant Karhade did his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay and M.S in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, US. He then worked with Intel and other companies in the famed Silicon Valley for 6 years, before he decided to come back to India for good.

 

How to Order:                                                               The book can be bought at Flipkart & Amazon.

MAD2

Book Description:                                                         This book brings together some of the most outstanding and novel papers on media and development presented at the AMIC Annual Conferences in Bangkok, Thailand, in July 2004. It features over a dozen contributions from around the region, providing a wealth of fresh case studies as well as breaking new ground in highlighting emerging frontiers of media development discourse in Asia, comparing regional development along multiple dimensions and frameworks, and pointing the direction towards further media initiatives at a national level. 

About the author:                                                       
Dr. Madanmohan Rao, a graduate of IIT-Bombay (Computer Science BTech, 1985), is a consultant and author in Bangalore. He was formerly the communications director at the United Nations Inter Press Service bureau in New York, and vice president at IndiaWorld Communications in Bombay. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology at Bombay and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, with an M.S. in computer science and a Ph.D. in communications.

How to Order:                                                               The book can be bought at Amazon.

MAD3

Book Description:                                                         This book charts the growth of the Internet as a news medium across the Asia-Pacific region and identifies key themes in the development of online news environments in various countries of the region.

About the author:                                                       
Dr. Madanmohan Rao, a graduate of IIT-Bombay (Computer Science BTech, 1985), is a consultant and author in Bangalore. He is a frequent speaker on the international conference circuit, and has given talks and lectures in over 75 countries around the world. He has worked with online services in the U.S., Brazil, and India. His articles have appeared in DestinationKM, The Economic Times, Electronic Markets magazine, Economic and Political Weekly, and the Bangkok Post.  He is on the board of directors/advisors of numerous content and wireless services firms in Asia. He also participates in consultations at UNESCO, IDRC, and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) foundation.

How to Order:                                                               The book can be bought at Amazon.

MAD6

Book Description:                                                         This detailed and analytical handbook is a major source of reference for those with an interest in the wireless explosion in the Asia-Pacific region.

About the author:                                                       
Dr. Madanmohan Rao, a graduate of IIT-Bombay (Computer Science BTech, 1985), is a consultant and author in Bangalore. He was on the nominating committee of ICANN (International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), which designs and manages the infrastructure of the global Internet, and was on the board of directors of CPSR (Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility). He is on the board of editors of the journal "Electronic Markets" and the Journal of Community Informatics, and was on the board of the journal Convergence.

How to Order:                                                              The book can be bought at Amazon.

MAD4

Book Description:                                                        This book is your Guide to the knowledge management practices of global Infotech companies. Each chapter brings KM to life as an evolving human story, filled with a cast of characters, agendas, passions, motives, and even confusion and conflict.

About the author:                                                       
Dr. Madanmohan Rao, a graduate of IIT-Bombay (Computer Science BTech, 1985), is a consultant and author in Bangalore. He was on the nominating committee of ICANN (International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), which designs and manages the infrastructure of the global Internet, and was on the board of directors of CPSR (Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility). He is on the board of editors of the journal "Electronic Markets" and the Journal of Community Informatics, and was on the board of the journal Convergence.

How to Order:                                                               The book can be bought at Amazon.

NON TECHNICAL - NON FICTION
Madhouse

Book Description:                                                      Read about the extraordinary experiences of a batch of 1983, and in particular the residents of Hostel 4 or H4, at IIT Bombay, who are today well-known politicians, international strategists, IT czars and successful entrepreneurs

About the author:                                                       Urmilla Deshpande lives in Tallahassee, a place of swamps and Spanish moss, a writer's paradise.

Contributing Editor Bakul Desai is an entrepreneur based in Hyderabad and has done his B.Tech in ChemE in 1982.

How to Order:                                                               Buy your copy from IITBAA office on IITB campus. Visit http://iitbombay.org/initiatives/hats/hostel4/madhouse-book-order to book your online order.    The book can be also be bought at all major bookstores and at Flipkart.     
Bhuj-Rishi

Book Description:                                                             A Book describing the aftermath of the Bhuj Earthquake.

About the author:                                                           Mr. Rishi Sanwal graduated from IIT Bombay with a B.Tech in Mechanical Enigneering and  is now a Manager in the Management Consulting division of Accenture India. He focusses on Supply Chain Managment. Prior to this he has worked with IBM as Managing Consultant , and as Consultant with PWC.

How to Order:                                                               The book can be bought at Flipkart

MAD5

Book Description:                                                      Digging beneath statistics and reports, this book explores the human and humorous side of expat life in Singapore, through the delightfully different narrative styles of 20 expatriates living in this bustling Singapore.

About the author:                                                       
Dr. Madanmohan Rao, a graduate of IIT-Bombay (Computer Science BTech, 1985), is a consultant and author in Bangalore. He was also on the international editorial board of the recently published book, "Transforming e-Knowledge." Madan is adjunct faculty at the International School of Information Management in Mysore, India, where he teaches KM courses at the master's level. He is also adjunct faculty at the Indian Institute of Information Technology in Bangalore.

How to Order:                                                               The book can be bought at Amazon.

Prem_God

Book Description:                                                        The topic of Religion is very relevant today when religious fanaticism has shaken the world. The book cuts across religions and discusses how and why we have divided ourselves. It explores how the concept of God and religion may have originated and how we have misunderstood it to divide ourselves. It explores how  we can “re-engineer” God and religion to usher in the Great Spiritual Revolution and a united world.

The Book looks at God and Religion as has never been done before. Based on completely original thoughts, it challenges some of our strongest beliefs.


About the author:                                                          Prem Kamble did his B.Tech. from IITB in 1978 and PGDM from IIMC in 1980. He is an IT Professional with interests in IT Management, Psychology of Change and People Issues in IT. He believes that IT is not all technology, it involves people psychology and people behavior. He thus finds something common between his IT profession and the thoughts presented in this book. According to him, both are a study into the Psychology of Change. .

How to Order:                                                                The book can be bought at Amazon.

mike_hope

Book Description:                                                        Forty years of socialistic post-independence governance followed by twenty years with liberalised economy has given India a mixed bag of results. The Indian system is now poised for some bold steps in governance for tackling the four major issues of a growing nation, population, education, poverty and corruption. Adopting the paradigm of ‘disciplined democracy’ is the only way to reach the pinnacle of progress by the year 2047, ie a century after independence.

A Citizen’s Manifesto is a condensed reflection of how ‘disciplined democracy’ is perceived by the citizens of India.

About the author:                                                          Mike Rana (Rana, Manmohan Kumar) is an electrical, aeronautical and computer engineer from Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay. His experience of 30 years in the Indian Air Force and ten years in the international corporate world has motivated him to direct all his attention to address the political, economical and social ills that plague India, with the aim of bringing in prosperity, freedom to the citizens of India and reviving the lost glory of the country.

How to Order:                                                                The book can be bought at Xlibris.

NON TECHNICAL - SELF HELP
 Virender_Leadership  

Book Description:                                                         This unique book on leadership has been crafted by Virender Kapoor who is a thinker, a management Guru and a best- selling author of self-help books on passion, success , worklife balance, emotional intelligence which are now available in several languages. Many books have been written on leadership but still we do not have good leaders and there is a void, a gap between what type of leaders or bosses we need and what type we have. This book is a fresh approach to match up that gap.

About the author:                                                           Mr. Kapoor did his master in technology in computer science from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and later did his MA in International Relations and strategic studies. He also did his diploma in Marketing Management.

He brought a unique concept of "Jugaad" –an Indian concept of "getting things done" and "The Indian street smart ethos" into the formal domain of management Education.

How to Order:                                                               The book can be bought at Flipkart and Indiatimes

 virendra-1  

Book Description:                                                     Jugaad will redefine your move toward in life and force you to think like a self-starter. It will give confidence you to creatively handle seemingly uncontrollable situations, people and problems in dissimilar environments. Each chapter discusses a easy idea to improve your effectiveness and results. Since every idea or concept is tried and tested by someone else, you can be in no doubt that they work. Contrary to the popular perception, the author fruitfully establishes that Jugaad is a positive tool if used with an moral intent.

About the author:                                                          Mr. Kapoor did his master in technology in computer science from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and later did his MA in International Relations and strategic studies. He also did his diploma in Marketing Management.

He brought a unique concept of "Jugaad" –an Indian concept of "getting things done" and "The Indian street smart ethos" into the formal domain of management Education.

How to Order:                                                               The book can be bought at Flipkart, a1webstore and Indiatimes

NON TECHNICAL - HEALTH RELATED
 Shantaram-Diet  

Book Description:                                                         This is a book is about empowering you – the reader – to effectively plan your food intake and lifestyle to keep you free from day-today health problems, help prevent the onset of chronic ailments and also to help restore health after an illness. To help achieve this empowerment, the book provides extensive information on many topics, and explains with examples how this information may be used in a stepwise manner to develop your own quantitative diet plan. 

About the author:                                                           Dr. Shantaram Kane is a Chemical Engineer. He earned B. Tech. from IIT Bombay & S.M. & Sc. D. from MIT, USA. He has worked for 26 years in several companies at a senior and functional head levels. His book however is about his other passion, - on a quantitative and holistic approach to diet planning.

How to Order:                                                               The book can be bought at Flipkart, Amazon,  www.apkpublishers.com or by maling the author at sgkane[at]gmail.com or 020-25676160/25672833. The Marathi edition is also available now.

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पुस्तकासंबंधी : प्रकृतीच्या दैनंदिन तक्रारी व दीर्घकालीन दुखण्यांची सुरुवात यांपासून सुरक्षित राहाणे आणि आजारानंतर प्रकृती पूर्ववत करता येणे  यासाठी आहार व जीवनशैली आखण्यासाठी वाचकाला सक्षम करणे, हा या पुस्तकामागचा हेतु आहे. हे सक्षमीकरण शक्य होण्यासाठी आवश्यक अशी अनेक विषयांवरची माहिती ह्या पुस्तकात विस्तृत स्वरुपात दिलेली आहे आणि ही माहिती पद्धतशीरपणे वापरून आपला आहार कसा आखावा हे सोदाहरण दाखवलं आहे.   

लेखकाविषयी: डॉ. शांताराम काणे केमिकॅल इंजिनिअर आहेत. त्यांनी मुंबई आय.आय.टी. मधून बी. टेक. ची पदवी आणि एम.आय.टी., केम्ब्रिज, यु.एस.ए.  येथून एम.एस. व डॉक्टरेट ,मिळवली. सव्वीस वर्ष त्यांनी पेट्रोकेमिकल्स, अग्रोकेमिकल्स आणि फाईन केमिकल्स यांच्या संशोधन व तंत्रज्ञानाच्या व्यवस्थापनाची उच्च पदे विविध कंपन्यात सांभाळली. 

हे पुस्तक त्यांच्या अतिशय आत्मीयतेच्या विधायावर आहे - मोजमाप आधारित सर्वंकष आहार आखणी

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Hoping we could rename this section to "Booker Corner" soon

 

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