August 30 , 2006
to September 06, 2006
P.C. Alexander, Translated by Pala SK.
Nair, Current Books, Round West,
Kottayam-686001. Rs. 240.
This book, a collection of
eight humorous essays, reflects
different faces of the people all
viewed in a lighter vein, but most of
them have an insight of biting satire
Part I: Mahadevan
Sankaranarayanan; Copies can be had
from the author, Plot No. 460, 24th
Street, Ashtalakshmi Nagar, Alapakkam,
Chennai-600016. Rs. 450.
Perspective Of Public Health
Two related books examining
the sociology and history of disease,
and public health.
Way Forward For Higher Education
After the introduction of
neo-liberal reforms, various sectors
of the economy have grown at a rapid
pace, generating great demand for
This is a clearly written and
well-argued book, with a section at
the end of each chapter summarising
the involved arguments, a rare and
Exploration of the symbiotic
relationship between economic policy
and foreign policy .
Lady Of Jhansi
While it rescues Lakshmi Bai from the conjoined yokes of
rebel-patriot, her true metier will
only emerge when the gadar is studied
as an event in its own right, not as a
prologue to the glorious march of
The Song Of Gaitonde
For your money, this is the
great Bombay book of the last decade:
it explains your loyalty to the
Tactics For The Markets
Daryl Guppy offers The 36 Strategies of the Chinese for
Financial Traders to help overcome
your two biggest enemies in the
markets. Vijay Singal provides tips on
`stock market anomalies and low-risk
investing' in Beyond the Random
The book shows what attracts Muslims particularly those who
live in Western societies, to a
radical Islamic world-view.
A clutch of new books focus
on the progressive nationalist
tradition of Urdu poetry.
The Dead Tell
The book under review goes
beyond headstones; it is an invaluable
source of historical information
accessible to scholars.
Some interesting reads in
A Mole's Trail
Accountants know well about intangible assets and secret
reserves. Here is Secret Asset by
Stella Rimington, from Hutchinson (www.randomhouse.co.uk).
A thriller that takes the reader `into
a world where no-one can be trusted
and nothing is what is seems.'
Excluded from school curricula, Urduís growth as a
functional language ceased.
Say, Three Cheers For Ayaan
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Muslim by
birth, is a daring woman. She has
dared to raise questions despite
knowing that a Mussalman is prohibited
from raising any question on