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Wednesday, August 23, 2006


  Book Review Articles


From August 17 , 2006  to August 23, 2006

The Mumbaikar In The Crowd

Sir, may I help you?”, someone at the reception at the Taj Coromandal asks. “No, thanks, I am waiting for writer Vikram Chandra. I have to interview him,” I tell her. “Ooh, the one who wrote Two Lives, right?, the receptionist curiously asks. 

So Fake, So True

Peter Carey’s last novel, My Life As A Fake, was a thrilling romp set around the Ern Malley affair, Australia’s celebrated literary fraud, and the question of authorship. Theft continues on the themes of authenticity, fraud and value. 

Gentle Melancholy

This book has been long listed for this year’s Man Booker Prize and figures second on the list. 

Guts And Glory...

The author has refrained from over-dramatising this real life spy story, which makes the book all the more poignant. 

The Politics Of Religion

in a country where fanatics and hardliners come in different shapes and sizes. 

Of Memory And Identity

At a time when critical idioms are viewed sceptically, it is difficult to describe this novel. This 458-page text is unusual in many senses. It has neither a story nor a plot. It does not have characters— even the protagonist cannot be called a ‘ . . . 

Eye Catcher

IN an industry where fashions change every Friday, Amitabh Bachchan has been synonymous with cinematic entertainment for over 30 years. What is it that makes Amitabh Bachchan . . . 

U.S. Espionage In India

The book is a comprehensive survey of U.S. intelligence on the bomb in countries including India, Pakistan, the USSR and Israel. 

Pollution Solution

Asia should learn from the West and leapfrog the mistakes it made, to avoid polluting the environment. 

Capitalism Is Increasingly Operating Outside The Rule Of Law

"Responsible business interests should understand that they have much more to gain from supporting and extending rather than subverting and weakening legal structures," cautions Raymond W. Baker in Capitalism's Achilles Heel. Satyajit . . . 

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