The Life and Times of India's Greatest Tragedienne Vinod Mehta's riveting account of Meena Kumari's life begins with her death, weeks after the release of her swan-song Pakeezah. He goes back in time to Meetawala Chawl in Dadar East, where she was born, and to the flats and mansions she lived in, the studios where she worked, the hospital where she died and the cemetery she was cremated in. Having never met the star, Mehta talks to all those who were close to her - her much-maligned husband Kamal Amrohi, her sisters, her in-laws, her colleagues and co-stars - to create a complex portrait of a woman who carefully cultivated the image of someone 'unfairly exploited and betrayed by her lovers and lady luck'. It was a picture that blended with her on-screen persona. The media had, after all, already anointed her Hindi cinema's 'great tragedienne'. First published in 1972, this revised edition comes with a fresh introduction by the author and introduces a legend of Indian cinema to a new readership.
This Book Offers Comprehensive Coverage Of The Subject Electromagnetism, With A Clear Exposition Of The Theory Along With Practical Application. The Presentation Is Very Simple To Facilitate The Independent Learning By The Readers.For Each Topic, There Are A Large Number Of Solved Examples So As To Aid The Readers In Grasping The Concepts.The Revised Edition Includes: * Expanded Coverage Of Some Topics In Electrostatic And Magnetostatics. * A New Section On Circuit Theory And Field Theory. * A Complete New Set Of Solved Problems In Chapter 7.This Book Would Serve As A Useful Text For The Students Preparing For Be, Amie, M.Sc. (Physics) And For Various Competitive Exams Concerning The Subject.
AN INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIAL WORLD PROKARYOTIC CELL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS METABOLISM BIOENERGETICS NUTRITIONAL TYPES OF MICROORGANISMS MICROBIAL GROWTH INFLUENCE OF ENVIROMENTAL FACTORS ON GROWTH BACTERIAL ENZYMES GLYCOLYSIS OR EMBDEN-MEYER PATHWAY CITRIC ACID CYCLE, TRICARBOXYLIC ACID CYCLE OR KREB'S CYCLE HEXOSE MONOPHOSPHATE PATHWAY (HMP SHUNT) CARBOHYDRATE BIOSYNTHESIS PHOTOSYNTHESIS CARBON DIOXIDE FIXATION OXIDATIVE PHOSPHORYLATION AND ELECTRON TRANSPORT CHAIN BIOLUMINESCENCE PASTEUR EFFECT AMINO ACID BIOSYNTHESIS PROTEIN SYNTHESIS OR TRANSLATION BIOSYNTHESIS OF MACROMOLECULES LIPID METABOLISM ANAEROBIC RESPIRATION TRANSPORT MECHANISM IN MICROBES NITROGEN CYCLE ASSIMILATION OF NITROGEN AND SULPHUR NITROGEN FIXATION FERMENTATION REPRODUCTIVE PHYSIOLOGY OF FUNGI AND BACTERIA APPENDIX
Withania somnifera, known commonly as ashwagandha, Indian ginseng, poison gooseberry, or winter cherry, is a plant in the Solanaceae or nightshade family. Several other species in the genus Withania are morphologically similar. It is used as an herb in Ayurvedic medicine. Withania somnifera is prone to several pests and diseases. Leaf spot disease caused by Alternaria alternata is the most prevalent disease, which is most severe in the plains of Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh. Biodeterioration of its pharmaceutically active components during leaf spot disease has been reported. The Choanephora cucurbitarum causes a stem and leaf rot of Withania somnifera A treehopper, feeds on the apical portions of the stem, making them rough and woody in appearance and brown in colour. The main chemical constituents are alkaloids and steroidal lactones. These include tropine and cuscohygrine. The leaves contain the steroidal lactones, withanolides, notably withaferin A, which was the first to be isolated from the plant. This book contai