P. K. Gautam

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  • P. K. Gautam was a Consultant at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detail profile.

    The Economics and Politics of Climate Change by Dieter Helm and Cameron Hepburn (Eds.)

    November 2010

    Climate Change and Environmental Degradation in Tibet: Implications for Environmental Security in South Asia

    Both the Chinese government and the Tibetans are in agreement over the impending issues relating to the adverse impact of climate change on Tibet while the India-specific data on glacier melt is as yet inconclusive. There is, however, a difference of perception in Sino-Tibetan discourse over the capitalist model of economic development being undertaken by China which is at variance with the cultural practices of Tibetans, informed and regulated as they are with the Buddhist values of oneness with nature. Nomadism is also fundamental to the preservation of the ecology of Tibet.

    September 2010

    The Upcoming Nalanda University

    The new Nalanda University now being planned to be rebuilt will soon provide momentum to the systematic study of Buddhism in India of various shades and nuances.

    August 31, 2010

    Chinese Oil and Gas Pipelines and Sea Routes

    Fellows' Seminar
    October 29, 2010

    Extreme weather events in Ladakh of August 2010

    The cloudburst in the high altitude cold desert region of Ladakh of the first week of August 2010 is not the usual but an extreme weather event.

    August 11, 2010

    Some Issues of Civil Military Relations

    The current discourse which is mostly about the role or the absence of such a role for the military in decision making misses out on key currents and issues like overcoming the massive import syndrome and sustaining the positive image of the soldier in society.

    July 22, 2010

    Research and Think Tanks

    Zina O'Leary, The Essential Guide to Doing Research, Vistas Publications, New Delhi, 2005, pp. 226, Rs 350

    Nicholas Walliman, Your Research Project: A Step-by-step Guide for First-time Researchers, 2nd ed., Vistaar Publications, New Delhi, 2005, pp. 450, Rs 560

    Clive Opie (ed.), Doing Educational Research: A Guide for First Time Researchers, Vistaar Publishers, New Delhi, 2004 (originally published Sage, London, 2004), pp. 244, Rs 340

    May 2010

    Global Warming, Environmentalism and Related Issues: The Other View

    The sloppy work of the IPCC in noting that Himalayan glaciers will melt by 2035 has raised many questions, with even the credibility of scientific opinion coming under doubt.

    February 11, 2010

    Environmental Security: New Challenges and Role of Military

    • Publisher: Shipra Publications

    The book gives an overview of the Ecological Task Forces and institutions of the army. The Thar desert, Kumaon hills, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and the Northeast have been used as case studies.

    • ISBN 978-81-7541-524-9