From February 08, 2007
to February 14, 2007
Slender fingers caressing the body of
a hollow piece of wood, lips pursed at
its one extreme, eyes focused on an
infinite beyond, the forearm and the
instrument and the upper torso
constituting the familiar triangle —
the picture could be that of . . .
Mirage, which has been translated from
the Tamil original Thoorathu Pachai by
the author herself, introduces you to
the world of indentured labourers from
India working on the tea plantations
as seen through the eyes of young
Tales From Arabia
Arabic literature has a magnificent
tradition. But the forces of
conservatism were strong and its
contact with modernism has been
Perennial Wisdom Of The Gita
More than 400 books based on the
Bhagavad Gita have already been
published in Malayalam.
The Second World War
Wars have left deep scars in the minds
of the people. Kings, dictators,
political leaders, military commanders
have all started wars.
Tirumular's Tirumandiram is a treasure
trove since this text deals
extensively with philosophy, religion,
morality, Tantra and Yoga.
A Dream That Came True
Chronicle of how Padukone became a
world champion in badminton.
Commentary On Sankara's Work
The principal works of Sankara have
been interpreted, elucidated,
defended, and summarised from time to
time by several preceptors of Advaita.
Can Civil Society Deliver?
A reminder of a widespread perception
of a global collapse of confidence in
politics and the state.
Law And Media Freedom
This collection of essays makes a
strong case that Indian law has failed
to move with the times.
Lord's Truncated Vision
Lord Meghnad Desai's Rethinking
Islamism displays gross ignorance
about the basic tenets of Islam and
All Shikaris Get Hunted Down
Demystified, Hulson Sahib emerges less
of a romantic and more a hunter who
feasted on Garhwal's bounty.
`The Hypothetical Purchaser' Is
In this season of mega deals,
valuation is the flavour. Get a taste
this in The Valuation of Businesses,
Shares and Other Equity.
The Song Of Immortality
Dharma is religion. Karma is fatalism.
Brahminism is Hinduism. Varna is
caste. Prana is breath. Lingam is
Adam's Raj Ribs
Clapham's "perspectives", enriched by
Mario's inimitable caricatures,
capture the enduring romance of
India—and, for that matter, the old
The Many Facets Of Satyajit Ray
This collection of essays on master
filmmaker, Satyajit Ray, deal with
specific aspects of his films.
History’s First Draft
The author’s voice is all the more
relevant because he has been witness
to the nuances of history.
One Small Step For Woman...
Convicted and gang-raped for a crime
that was never committed, she woke up
a nation with her fight for justice.
‘Fastest Selling Book Of All Time’
Diehard fans will be planning just how
they can get to the head of the queue
at midnight on July 21, the date set
for the release of Harry Potter and
the Deathly Hallows, the final book in
Potter To Return
First came the title: Harry Potter and
the Deathly Hallows, then came the
date of the release of the book: July
21, 2007, and now comes the helpline:
Pottermania returns with the last book
to be released in July.
Rising From Below
At times, myths can give a new meaning
to reality. Collective memory and
group consciousness are also capable
of developing new, unexpected cultural
Written In Blood
Kirpal Dhillon, the author of this
book, has held many important posts.
He was the director of the police
(training) in the home ministry, as
well as the joint director of the
Central Bureau of Investigation.
Books And Bytes Together
Advanced computer hardware and
high-speed broadband internet
connections are now an integral part
of the book world.
When Simone de Beauvoir fell in love
with Jean-Paul Sartre in 1929, she
believed that she had found herself in
him. “Oh Jean-Paul, dear Jean-Paul,
thank you,” gushed the 21-year-old
Beauvoir in her journal.
In Search Of A Lost City
Despite a dissuasive title, this
exploration of the “secret” history of
Paris skilfully avoids the clichéd
traps of folklore, violence and
A journey out of
is a touching memoir, which describes
the author's life experiencing the
joys of growing up in a world of
affluence followed by a period of
Those Invisible Influences
What is "morphic resonance"? British
biologist and author explained his
theory while introducing his books in
Motifs With A Motive
Illustrator Sonali Biswas tells AMRITA
TALWAR about her work for Geeta
Dharmarajan's latest children's book.
Moral Of The Story Is...
Of three Tamil books for children We
must pique children's interest in the
language by using words they are