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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

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  Book Review Articles


From November 30, 2006  to December 06, 2006

Of Gripping Scripts And Great Plays

Three plays that make for compelling reading. One by poet laureate Rabindranath Tagore, and two by ace playwright of modern times, Vijay Tendulkar.

Capturing Hearts

The book, now made famous by its Hollywood adaptation, is a soul-stirring tale till the end.

Triumph Of The Historian

Dalrymple has written a masterpiece that scores on the two fronts all historians dream of – original research and fresh insights.

Book Rack

Raj Kamal Jha (Picador, 2006, pp 389, Rs 495) Set in Ahmedabad during the riots of 2002, this is a wrenching work told from an unusual perspective.

Roots And Shoots

Sivasankari's "Portable Roots" delves into two generations and two cultures.

Books That Will Never Be Read

A book lover’s worst frustration is the knowledge that there are some books he will never be able to read.

Valley Of Despair

Gathering the Water, which made it to the Booker longlist this year, could have been called a modern fable. Except that Robert Edric, almost like Coleridge with the Ancient Mariner, refuses to write a moral into his story. Nor is the novel ‘modern’ .. .

New Perspectives On The Politics Of Conservation

Preservation of environment has been a professed concern for our social scientists, legislators and political leaders, as well as the administration and the judiciary — at least the matter has been presented as such.

Across The Memory Sea

In Point to Point Navigation Gore Vidal follows up on the earlier record of his own life, Palimpsest: A Memoir (1995).

The Land Of Maharajas

Rajasthan, also referred to by terms like Rajwarra, Raethan and Rajputana in the past, is synonymous in popular perception as the land of rajas and maharajas, chivalry, forts and palaces, the fabled Great Indian Desert or the Thar desert, hardly . ..

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