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Wednesday, October 18, 2006


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From October 12 , 2006  to October 18, 2006

Emerging Global Power

Paradoxes of a country undergoing transformation that will affect the rest of the world.

Ems' Contribution To Literature

Govinda Pillai, DC Books, DC Kizhekemuri Edam, Good Shepherd Street, Kottayam-686001. Rs. 130.

Kannada Litterateur

M. Raamachandra; Pub. by Sahitya Akademi, 35, Rabindra Bhavan, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi-110001. Rs. 25.

Literary Classic

Rabindranath Tagore Recast in Blank Verse (English) and Rendered in Tamil and Traditional Verse by R. Pandian; Sura Books, 1620, J Block, 16th Main Road, Anna Nagar, Chennai-600040. Rs. 395.

Trajectory Of Growth

A retrospect and prospect of the Indian economy from Independence to date.

Medium Of Public Discourse

The Mythic and the Iconic in Indian Cinema: Vinay Lal and Ashis Nandy — Editors; Oxford University Press, YMCA Library Building, Jai Singh Road, New Delhi-110001. Rs. 495.

Waves Of Memory, Of Childhood

Anita Mohandas talks about her first novel, `The Receding Waves,' to be released on Thursday.

Philosophical Text For The Layman

Ramanuja's commentary on the Brahmasutra is available to us in the form of three different works: the Sribhashya, which is very elaborate; a simpler commentary called Vedanta Deepa; and a still shorter commentary known as Vedanta Sara.

A Legacy Preserved

Thanks to the efforts of Chennai-based K. Ramamurthi, six Indian Prime Ministers have read Subramania Bharati's work "Swadanthra Pallu".

Flash In The ‘Pan’?

McCaughrean is the latest writer to take on the task of updating one of the classics of children’s literature. So how does ‘Peter Pan in Scarlet’ match up to the original by J M Barrie?

Saying It Simply

To say in a few words, Sudha Murty’s ‘Wise & Otherwise’ reflects ‘ways of the world’.

The Inheritance Of Genius

Natasha Walter immerses herself in the bleak but compelling world of Kiran Desai's impressive new novel, ‘The Inheritance of Loss’.

Waters: Second Time Unlucky

Sarah Waters's change of era makes her fourth novel, ‘The Night Watch’, a triumph, says Justine Jordan.

When The Dark Horse Wins

For some she was the dark horse who won the derby, while others wondered whether new talent is in danger of being overexposed. Michelle Pauli does a roundup of media reports in the event of Kiran Desai’s Booker win.

`Vishnu Tatvam'

A book on `Vishnu Tatvam', written by Kilambi Krishnamacharyulu, was released by the Alwar Divya Prabandha Prachara Sabha on Thursday.

Waves Of Memory

Anita Mohandas talks to SARASWATHY NAGARAJAN about her first novel `The Receding Waves,' which will be released on October 19.

Dark City, Shining Past

Bihar, a smart alec once said, is a BC state. The point is not without substance.

Books In Every Nook

London is a book lover’s and book buyer’s delight. In an age where global conglomerates, in the shape of chain stores, are eating up small independent bookshops, the latter manage to survive in London, enhancing the city’s charm.

Into The Heart Of The Community

This is a concise, yet comprehensive history of Durga Puja in Bengal.

Stranger’s Tales

Reading this engaging book brought to mind Graham Greene’s comment that if he wanted to be understood or understand, he would have bamboozled himself into belief.

Lessons From The Field

About the second Iraq war, it could be argued that the United States of America won the war only to lose the peace.

Closer To The Bard

This biography is an elaborate exploration of an elusive literary genius and his world in one turning-point year.

Intelligence Abuse

This absorbing work has attracted wide attention among both the supporters and the opponents of the current U.S. administration.

The God Inside Us All

Annihilate I, become He, that is the message of Shashi Verma whose "You are God" is being launched this Thursday in New Delhi, says ANUJ KUMAR.

Sounds From The Beyond

Author Nan Umrigar talks about how she found hope and strength through tragedy.

Printpick

Hosted by CRY (Child Rights and You) and conducted by Derek O'Brien the FACT (Free a Child Today) Quiz sees some of India's top corporate quizzers battling it out every year - all for a charitable cause. The Quiz Book 1 features questions from the . . .  

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