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From April 06, 2006  to April 12,  2006

Short Stories

Anthology of Short Stories: Arnad; pub. by Vahini Book Trust (VBT) 1-9-286/3, Vidyanagar,

Hyderabad-500044. Rs. 150. 

Social Activist

Edited by Ballekere Hanumathappa and Bhoopalam C. Prabhakara; Pub. by Bhoopalam

Chandrashekarayya Memorial Foundation, 2276, 22nd Cross, Banashankari II Stage,

Bangalore-560070. Rs. 750. 

Fiction Anthology

Disguises: Indira Parthasarathi; Kalaignan Pathippagam, 19, Kannadasan Salai, T. Nagar, Chennai-

600017. Rs. 75. 


Authors and publishers are welcome to send copies of their books to The Hindu for review. While

every effort . . . 

Soft Talk With Karan

Collection of Thapar's weekly newspaper columns on varied subjects 

A Different Historical Trajectory

This concluding part of the review focusses on Sanjay Subrahmanyam's main contributions to a

better understanding of the complex historical processes 

Nepal Beyond The Monarchy

After years of upheaval, Nepal is on the brink of a major political change. What will a country of

citizens ó and not subjects ó look like? Three books provide some answers 

Water Conservation

T.M. Mukundan, Akash Ganga Trust, D-15 Bay View Apartments, Kalakshetra Colony, Besant Nagar,

Chennai 600090. Rs. 100 

Oily Skid Is Just Dangerously Around The Corner

Chindia' will require increasingly high amounts of energy for its growth, points out Stephen Leeb in

The Coming Economic Collapse. As alternative energy, biodiesel is well poised "to enter both the

vocabulary and the fuel tanks," predicts Lyle . . . 

In The Twilight Zone

Itís the realm of the unknown; it deals with the supernatural world and its possible influences, itís a

quality hidden from our senses ó itís occult tradition that has had a very special place in the history

of social evolution both in the West . . . 

How To Write A Perfect Novel

First, many non-resident Indians have taken to full-time writing supplemented by teaching and


The Search For Independence

The politics of autonomy: Indian experiences Edited by Ranabir Samaddar, Sage, Rs 620 

Seeking A New Direction

The movement for womenís liberation, writes Brenner, has passed through various phases that have

been characterized by extraordinary gains as well as irreversible set backs. 

Planet Fetish

Dava Sobelís prize-winning bestseller, Longitude, was about the 18th-century clockmaker John

Harrisonís bid to save lives at sea because of the inability to determine an East-West position. 

Modern Urban Preoccupations

Some interesting reads in Kannada 

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