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Wednesday, September 27, 2006


  Book Review Articles


From September 21 , 2006  to September 27, 2006

The Pursuit Of Peace

Lessons from the efforts taken to bring about a political solution to the conflict in the emerald isle.

Demythologising The Nation

The stuff of human thinking contains more abstractions than one would like to admit. Freedom, justice, society, anti-people, anti-labour, and government — all float about meaning different things to different people.

Telugu Litterateur

Kannada Translation by S. Biligirivasan of K.K. Ranganathacharyulu's Telugu monograph, Sahitya Akademi, Ravindra Bhavan, 35, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi-110001. Rs. 25.

Biography Of A Mystic Poet

Telugu translation by Rajeswari Diwakarla of G.S.Kapase's Kannada Monograph; Sahitya Akademi, 35, Rabindra Bhavan, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi-110001. Rs. 25.

Eternal Wisdom

This volume reproduces the Sanskrit text of the Bhagavad Gita, with transliteration, translation and brief notes in Tamil.

Economic Integration And Equitable Trade

A comprehensive backdrop as well as a roadmap for India-ASEAN association to fructify and flourish.

Maritime Trade

This book is a narrative of maritime trade in India with special focus on Tamil Nadu.

Living With Nature

Based on the uniquely innovative and wise (sustainable) uses evolved, the East Calcutta Wetlands were declared as a Ramsar Site in 1992.

Nouvelle But Vague

It's Abha Dawesar's best novel, but I was completely indifferent to it, enervated by its characters' self-regard, unmoved by their solipsistic dramas.

How Yer Doin', Mukarram?

A tracing of the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad's life in Australia, with all its highs and very many lows.

Fresh Print

Cartoon, primarily is a media tool functioning in the realm of social science and politics. The social reality of the Westerner is simpler and straight forward in comparison to ours. Even a doctor in Houston will not have to encounter the . . .

On Mulberry St

On the day nine-year-old Suleiman overdoses on fruit from the single surviving tree after which Mulberry Street is named, his father disappears.

Of Love, War And Chilli Powder

Almost immediately you will hurtle into a love story — one that is hectored by adult wisdom and succumbs to the inevitable consequences.

What Lies Beneath

Those looking for a sentimental tale on the lives of the new shift-worker brigade will be disappointed.

Meet My Sister The Monster!

Kasia Boddy enjoys Margaret Atwood’s darkly witty collection of interwoven tales, ‘Moral Disorder’.

Pilgrims On An Inward Journey

The stark landscapes of the Tibetan plateau, and the unrelenting physical challenges of the journey, are captured with a solid, satisfying grace.

Rooted In Literary Soil

This is the kind of novel a professor of English would write, in the kind of respect it shows for the language.


Geet Govinda: Paintings in Kanheri Style; Narmada Prasad Upadhyaya, Shri Beni Madhava Prakashan Graha in association with Mapin Publishing, price not mentioned.

A Fine Retelling Of Classic Tales

The authors achieve a literary remix of the timeless appeal of the ‘Panchatantra’ without losing any of the original flavour.

Today's Hit Is Tomorrow's Niche

Hits are not quite the economic force they once were, declares Chris Anderson, in The Long Tail, explaining why the sales that go with Number Ones are not what they used to be.

When The Size Matters

Sensible, scholarly books still get published but the market rewards the sort you can judge by the cover.

Riding Into The Dark With The Cowboys

Douglas Giles] used to teach a class on world religions at Roosevelt University, Chicago….Last year, Giles was ordered by his head of department…not to allow students to ask questions about Palestine and Israel….Students, being what they are, . . .

Neon Coloured Ice Cream

Bill Bryson is renowned as a writer of travel memoirs.

Wrong Book

John Wright has written the wrong book. He was the first real coach the Indian cricket team had.

Question Of Development

The three books under review deal with important questions using development economics as the focus.

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