October 02, 2005 to
October 09, 2005
Over Till The Fat Lady Sings
Sunday Philosophy Club; Alexander
McCall Smith, Abacus, 2005, pp 297,
With Love, Across Borders
the Call of Voice, another offering in
the NRI genre, is surprisingly not
run-of-the mill, although it reflects
a stereotypical view of India.
Inheritance series, of which the
Eldest is the second part, is full of
fantastic cliche but makes a good read
nevertheless. Eldest; Christopher
Paolini, Knopf, 2005, pp 704, Rs 695.
Biography This Is Not!
appears as if the author is being
deliberately bland while narrating
Indira Gandhi’s life, which makes
the book different from other
biographies on her.
The Saffron Journey
of the BJP as the major architect of
Hindutva politics and ideology since
its founding in 1980
Of Advaita Vedanta
treatise offering insight into every
aspect of Advaita philosophy
Global Economy Today
U.N. publication covers the
performance and prospects of the
global economy during the first few
years of this century
neglected form of literature mostly in
Strategies For Organisations
road map for organisations to
successfully navigate their way into
the future in the backdrop of the
rapidly changing global environment
Who Personified Religious Unity
stood for human unity for the sum of
his teaching is: `one Lord for all'
V. R. Madhavan — Editor; pub. by the
International Institute of Tamil
Studies, Taramani, Chennai-600113. Rs.
Biography Of A Scientist
SUBBAROW: Puranapanda Ranganath —
Tr. in Telugu; Pub. by Alakananda
Prachuranalu, publication wing of
Ashok Book Centre, Opp. Maria Stella
College, Vijayawada-520008. Rs. 60.
RAMANUJA DARSANA AND SRINIVASA'S
YATINDRA MATHA DEEPIKA: With Kannada
translation by N. S.
Anantharangacharya, copies can be had
from author, 780, V Main Road,
Vijayanagar, Bangalore-560040. Rs.
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 India.
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. 395
'Milk Man' Tells His Story
Too Had a Dream, Verghese Kurien as
told to Gouri Salvi, Lotus, Rs. 395.
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.