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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

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From July 06 , 2006  to July 12, 2006

Empire Is Born In A Six By Four Cell

Indian history is peripheral in these essentially Brit books on the old Empire and the modern Corp.

An Unacceptable Defence

An attempt by Narasimha Rao to absolve himself and his Government of the responsibility for failing to prevent what admittedly was a colossal tragedy

Remembering A Writer

O.V. Vijayan(1930-2005) achieved the status of an icon with his first novel, "Khasakinte Ithihasam".

Satirical Essays

Eloquence and erudition are striking in these 148 essays. This volume of 1062 pages is literally a feast for lovers of good prose. Panuganti (1865-1940) wrote several series of essays during 1913-20 which were brought out first as a series of six . . .

Exposition Of Spiritual Matters

The matter for these books has been culled from the pages of `Sri Ramakrishna Vijayam', the spiritual monthly published by Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai. The volumes cover 1991-1994 and 1995-1998 respectively.

The Sri Lankan Cauldron

It looks at the ground realities, intentions and capabilities of the Sri Lankan Government and the LTTE .

Commentaries On Desika's Hymns

The concept of Saranagati, variously known as Nyasa, Bharanyasa and Prapatti, is vital to Srivaishnava theology and has been glorified by a galaxy of Acharyas.

A Great Composer And Polymath

The history of Carnatic music would have been written differently if the musical compositions of Tallapaka Annamacharya had come to light about 200 years . . .

Indian Civilisation: A Thematic Approach

When the editor of a publication lucidly anticipates and provides a rationale for its shortcomings, the enterprise may be deemed a `success'.

Print Pick

This week at fabmall.com

Empire Is Born In A Six By Four Cell

Indian history is peripheral in these essentially Brit books on the old Empire and the modern Corp.

From The Blurb

The sacred in the Indian tradition is more an experience than a concept and goes much beyond the narrow confines of an organised temple or even a shrine...

Escape From Mundane

Monica Ali’s latest book, ‘Alentejo Blue’, leaves Alex Clark with a faint feeling of let down.

Testing The Superficial

Two scientists undertake a bizarre experiment on a remote island, in an attempt to sort out racial differences in mankind

Cloaks And Khukris

Saradindu Bandyopadhyay was at his best writing for the mystery genre. This collection of four stories reveal why

A History In Pictures

This collection of Laxman’s work does not do him full justice

Big Brother’S Watching...

The book is a fast-paced thriller that highlights the increasing technological intrusion into the private lives of individuals

Elementary Steps

Examining the challenges and recent initiatives in providing universal elementary education.

The Koran And Muslims

Intellectual stagnation in the Muslim world long preceded revivalism and its hideous offshoot, fundamentalism.

Blood Protest

In India, students of English Literature rather than history may better know the Easter Rebellion of 1916.

Eyes And Ears Of The Queen

Her majesty’s Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern British Espionage

Home And Away

“There was always India though,” thought the young Iris Macfarlane, worried that she would never get a proposal, “the provider of husbands for girls and jobs for boys, our inevitable and face-saving destination.

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