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
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.
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
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
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 . ..