From January 04, 2007
to January 10, 2007
A Lingua Franca Of South Asia
Papers presented at the International
Seminar on the above topic, edited by
Gopi Chand Narang, Sahitya Akademi,
35, Rabindra Bhavan, Ferozeshah Road,
New Delhi-110001. Rs. 300.
Some books compel you to finish
reading at one go.
Provides a global view of
acidification and explains the
science, politics and the economics of
A Way Of Life
A Gandhian Perspective: M.V. Nadkarni;
Ane Books India, Avantika Niwas, First
Floor, 19, Doraiswami Road, T. Nagar,
Chennai-600017. Rs. 795.
Most postcolonial academics working in
English tend to operate in a
North-South context, comparing,
favourably or unfavourably, cultural
practices in India with those
operating in the U.K. or the U.S.
Vibrant Mural Legacy
A panoramic survey of Indian wall
paintings as a cohesive tradition
tracing the interconnections.
Role Of Economic Geography And State
Policy In Industrialisation
The modern city is an industrial city,
aver the authors of Made in India, a
book that looks at what lies behind
industrialisation. Stefano Pelle
explores the BRIC business in
Understanding Emerging Markets. And
Environmental Requirements and Market
. . .
Piecing Together The Ridley Riddle
Shekar Dattatri's book "Riddle of the
Ridley" was launched recently.
Of Politics, People And Places
A first lady is a woman who by fate
and chance stands with her famous
husband, often overshadowed and rarely
allowed to flower fully in her own
Rare Glimpse Of A Closed Nation
On the surface, A Corpse in the Koryo,
by James Church, is a crackling good
mystery novel, filled with unusual
characters involved in a complex plot
that keeps you guessing to the end. It
has received rave reviews - as a
And The Other Half
In Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s new
novel, The World Was Silent When We
Died, is the title of the book project
of an English writer living in
Nigeria-Biafra in the sixties.
All The World's A Stage
Adya Rangacharya - endearingly known
as 'Shriranga' - was responsible for
spearheading the amateur dramatic
movement in Karnataka.
According to Islamic law, the slave
could be freed by his master; the
non-believer could become a believer
by choice and thus end his
inferiority. Only the woman is doomed
to remain what she is. Ayaan Hirsi
Ali's book is a stark reminder to this
. . .
Stirring The Soul, Partially
Discover the Divine Within You,
Rajinder Singh; Penguin, Rs 200.
Values In This Unethical Era
Swallow Irritation Before Irritation
Swallows You; Kill Fear, JP Vaswani;
Sterling, Rs 100 each.
Stories That Are Born Of The Soil
These stories, woven through
conversation and human foibles, remind
one of Dicken’s style.
Religion, Science; The Twain Do Meet
These stories stress the importance of
religion and values to human
existence, while at the same time do
not undermine the value of science.
By The Light Of Eastern Stars
The book chronicles a Canadian woman’s
one-year sabbatical in Bhutan, a land
of harsh climes and raw beauty, where
she finally finds peace, love and
A Crash Course In Modern Divinity
Discover the Divine Within You is a
collection of speeches delivered at
various religious and spiritual
gatherings by the internationally
acclaimed meditation Guru– Sant
From The Blurb
"THIS collection of prose of Jayanta
Mahapatra, which brings together his
engaging lyrical essays written over
the last thirty years, should open a
door on and provide a deeper insight
into his work...
Books That Worked Magic
While 2006 ended on a high note with
yet another Indian author winning the
Man Booker Prize, what was the rest of
it like? What were the books, for
whatever special reason, that struck a
chord? We asked a few personalities to
name their choices for the be . . .
A true-to-life depiction of the
generation gap in the Indian diaspora.
Universal Human Themes
A collection of straight narratives
devoid of experiments.
A Pot Of Gold
Stories of humour and insight,
compassion and courage.
A significant anthology of Malayalam
short stories by women writers.
Period Of Transition
The unconventional interpretation of
Vedic texts is the most striking
feature of this novel.
Old And New
Two books that represent extreme
points on the spectrum of Hindi
Public And Private Destinies
The novel succeeds because Badami's
characters are sensitively created.
Like all true poets, Narayanan seeks
the mystery behind the face or the
Tishani Doshi evokes and then relies
on moods to carry poems along.
These are short and well-written
introductions to various subjects.
A Tale Of Suffering And Courage
The book is not just about Mukhtar's
personal experience. It is about the
reality facing millions of women in
Forging A Fresh Perspective
Some interesting reads in Kannada...
The Vanishing Manuscript
With machines ruling the roost, has
the image of the creative writer
fretting with the pen and paper become
Kashmir: Bridge, Not A Battle Ground
Two great secularists created the
Kashmir problem; others perpetuated it.
Two books that provide a timely
corrective to the tendency to justify
Giants Of The East
The two books reviewed deal with the
emergence in the 21st century of Asian
powers in the political and economic