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Wednesday, December 13, 2006


  Book Review Articles


From December 07, 2006  to December 13, 2006

Story Of Strength Lost In Translation

This is the stuff sagas are made of. A tale of injustice, crime, dishonour, and a long fight of determination and courage towards freedom, respect, honour and empowerment.

Cultural Crossover Oeuvre

"I always like to reveal the fact that the emperor has no clothes. And children are best at that. They teach us how to see the world in that sense. They are without artifice; they see it for what it is. I am drawn to that ruthless honesty."— Mira Nair

Development Discourse

Amartya sen's Development as Freedom, based on a series of lectures, is a significant work that attempts to synthesise elements of capitalist and socialist concepts of development.

Science Fiction

Telugu Translation by Sujana Devi Acharya of Jayanth V. Narlikar's Marathi science fiction `Vaman Parat Na Ala'; Sahitya Akademi, 35, Feroze Shah Road, New Delhi-110001, Rs. 75.

Period Novel

Ashokamitran; Kizhakku Pathippagam, No. 16, Karpagambal Nagar, Mylapore, Chennai - 600004. Rs. 90.

Short Stories

This is a collection of a century of Punjabi short fiction.

A Big Dam Project In Retrospect

In post-Independence India, large dams became essential for the benefit of mankind. The Bhakra Nangal Project (BNP) comprises two essential parts: the Nangal barrage and connected canal systems and the Bhakra Dam and powerhouses.

Modernity And Nature

Investigates the transformation of popular attitudes toward environmental protection.

Ant Thereby Hangs A Tale

The handbook on the ants of south India by Ajay Narendra and Sunil Kumar M. presents hard facts about these tiny creatures in a simple way.

The Forgotten People

Essays focussing on the marginalisation and oppression of the `adivasis'.

Puranas: Books That Predicted Real History

The Puranas, the ancient Hindu religious texts, are not mythological records but books of genuine historical evidence.

Characters Spring To Life In Explicit Tales

Indulgence is the hallmark of first time novelists. You know it’s a debut book when the author is unable to hold back his minutest and often needless impressions while describing a sequence. Having said that, this collection of short stories . ..

Rider Of The Surf

Much like other IIM-lit, wastes early chapters in alarmingly self-congratulatory appraisal of the IIM grad.

Adversity, Who?

A brave theme for a book: a mother's account of bringing up a child with Down's Syndrome.

A Birdman In His Early Flight

Some history, some wildlife and the birding classics: this Salim Ali anthology is a treat beyond compare.

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