September 21, 2005 to
October 04, 2005
visually splendid book gives the
reader a new lens with which to view
Fusion Of Forms
Accidental boldly steps outside its
own formal boundaries and blends
different modes of expressions.
And The World
an impulse, I decided to read Amitava
Kumar's Bombay, London, New York
again. I read it in a hurry when it
first came out in 2002, noting with
pleasure that it was, among many other
things, the first really good book on
reading written by an Indian.
Mahapatra on how he needs to find the
little lights amidst desolation to
keep going. Physics taught me that
time held you captive, but it also
made you free.
Strangeness In Indian Writing
20 long years, influenced by Said and
post-colonial theory, the aesthetics
of estrangement has been confused with
the politics of representation. It is
time to restore the stranger's
Of Remarkable Resonance
was a genuine major talent, feels
Of Laughter And Forgetting
can define the way we perceive and
express our worlds. Why then is there
no wider debate on the kind of English
textbooks that are prescribed, asks
AMITAVA KUMAR. Literature can define
the way we perceive and express our
profile of the Tamil writer R.
Chudamani by PADMA NARAYANAN and PREMA
Love With The Many Moods Of The
monsoon is a special source of
inspiration for Alexander Frater who
has followed its course in
Have And To Hold
is amazing that what Jayakanthan wrote
40 years ago holds good even in the
Chhaap, Meher Pestonji, Penguin, Rs.
Of The Government
Days, Bhaskar Ghose, Viking, Rs.
'Milk Man' Tells His Story
Too Had a Dream, Verghese Kurien as
told to Gouri Salvi, Lotus, Rs.
Hack's Progress, Phillip Knightley,
Lotus, Rs. 295.
Return Of Salman Rushdie
a lean phase which, incidentally,
included The Satanic Verses, Rushdie
has regained his touch, and with some
style. Shalimar is also one of his
most accessible novels, though, in an
age of instant gratification, it still
Other Great War
After Kurukshetra, Mahasweta Devi
speaks once again of women from a
woman's point of view.
Gordon attempts to see in Mary
Wollstonecraft's contrariety, a
positive desire to inculcate and
discard, to test and shape her growing
is courageous for recording his
impressions of an insular world.
compact collection, Curtains
celebrates the Indian woman and `herstories'.
Writings Of Another Literary Family
de Souza's recent book, The
Satthianadhan Family Album, is an
interesting attempt to understand the
life of early Tamil Christians.
Nair says she donned in spirit the
colours of a Kathakali artiste to
write her novel.
On The Edge
book reveals exciting new ways to
experience the world in a manner that
entertains as well as educates.
The Path Of Information
the first time after the Arab news
channel Al Jazeera broke on the
scene— information is flowing from
East to West, rather than the other
From A Whisper To A Scream
BRISCOE is glad that Nick Hornby’s
ending transcends the beginning of his
Mix Of Feminism
book reflects contemporary social
reality through the medium of a short
story and a novella.