From February 15, 2007
to February 21, 2007
Slow Reforms, In The Usual Messy
The Budget ahead may be planning for
the 12 months, but The Next Decade
looks at the unfolding future.
The title `Oppilakkiyam' is a faithful
translation of the term `comparative
literature' which, as a distinct
discipline has been nurtured in the
western universities at least for the
past hundred years.
The Reformer In A Labyrinth
I’ve always believed that the mark of
a good columnist is not to provide
answers but to stimulate the reader’s
mind, setting it off in new and
Gorgondola Any Day
No doubt the several translators have
performed a heroic task, but the
results are disappointing.
Quest For Identity
Kannada translation by S.M.
Ramachandraswamy of Vishnu Prabhakar's
award winning Hindi novel; Sahitya
Akademi, Ravindra Bhavan, 35, Feroze
Shah Road, New Delhi-110001. Rs. 250.
A Humanitarian Perspective Of Immoral
Part law, part sociology, this
voluminous tome is essentially a law
enforcer's view of the oldest
profession in the world and how
society reacts to it.
An Experiment In Urban Planning
Documentation of the urban development
and architectural accomplishments
witnessed within Auroville.
Art And Craft Of An Ancient Textile
An attempt to explain the early
origins of Kalamkari and its
transformation through the ages.
Journey Towards Self-Discovery
Rising above the everyday and
discovering the interrelatedness of
life is a trifle difficult; so handy
guides on the subject are always
welcome for those who are on such
Gown Reaching Out To Town
A commentary on the evolution of
macroeconomic policies and processes
With Pen And Paintbrush
Returning... An Indian Odyssey is the
fruit of writer and artist Ilaa Dev
Pal's musings over a thirty-year
passage through India.
Death Of An Art
Recently, author Deepti Priya Melhotra
launched her book "Gulab Bai, the
Queen of Nautanki Theatre" at the New
Delhi's India Habitat Centre.
For Perennial Profits
Business never sounded as holistic
before. A cursory read through the
manuscript of "Leading with Wisdom" to
be published by Sage Publications, and
the acuity of profit and loss
My Family and Other Animals needs no
introduction. This commemorative
edition has been published to
celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of
This edition of stories is a reprint
and follows Appachana’s novel
‘Listening Now’, which has been the
subject of critical praise.
Crime And Punishment
Arundhati Roy with her 13 questions
has spearheaded this collection of 15
essays written by lawyers, writers,
activists and others at various times
‘My Own Foreign Country’
Yang Lian is a Chinese poet of
international repute who now lives in
the UK. An advocate of individual
freedom, he was instrumental in
organising poets against the
oppressive cultural policies of the
Chinese government during the Cultural
Revolution . . .
Pages From The Past
Alice Munro is one of the greatest
living short story writers. The View
From Castle Rock is her 12th
collection in 55 years.
Odyssey In Urdu
The epic battle which raged on for
nearly a decade has died out with the
towers of Ilium burnt to the ground.
This small book by two academics of
the University of Peshawar narrates
the story of the rise and development
of two important movements in the
tribal areas of Pakistan bordering
Though no woman would consciously deny
the divine status she receives on
becoming a mother, popular debate in
the West today questions the very
essence related to the pros and cons
Will The Dream Come True?
The Indians want the world to believe
that the day is not far when theirs
would be the third largest economy in
the world –– after the US and China.
Children’s Book Review Of The Week
The Fantastic Four and Avengers, the
most popular of Marvel Comics
superhero teams, come alive in Tom
Defalco’s The Ultimate Guide series
which, apart from the vibrant colour
illustrations, carries information on
each and every hero, villain and . . .
In this follow-up to The Gun Tree,
Zahrah Nasir retraces her footsteps in
Afghanistan, a country she last
visited 21 years ago.
Feathered Account Of Colourful Birds
Bird by Bird is authored by Mehran
Zaidi, a young ornithologist who is an
Judging The Judgements
An impressive work on a new field of
law in the glut of legal publishing in
India today, far too many tomes are
rushed into print with little
scholarship and less insight.
If not the greatest then certainly the
most provocative story of all time,
which continues to unfold, is that of
Passing Passion Of Playing Games
The book, a fascinating account of
Indian games, covers almost all the
sedentary ones, played indoors, in
terms of the board and card variety,
writes Utpal K Banerjee.
Grappling With The Truth
Ceaseless propaganda backed by money
and guns has, for many years,
projected an image of
as a proud patron of freedom,
democracy, justice and ‘values’.
A biannual literary journal featuring
English translations of poetry and
prose written in Pakistani languages.
Stef Penney – Leave Me Alone
The morning-after interview with the
winner of a big literary prize is a
Babar In Hindustan
“From the year 910AH [1504-1505AD],
when Kabul was taken, to 932AH
[1525-1526 AD], I have wished for
Speaking Like A Statesman
Chris Patten is not your typical
Serving His Language
In a short span of less than one year,
the Punjabi language has lost some of
its brightest stars: Amrita Pritam,
Munir Niazi and now Sharif Kunjahi.
With a rich history in fashion,
Camilla Morton has worked for big
names like John Galliano at Christian
Dior and has found her passion in
When Playing Field Is Levelled
The world, as no one needs to be told,
is a globe. It is not flat. But how
come Thomas Friedman believes
otherwise? Friedman is totally
convinced that he is right.
Voices From The Backyard
One of the main missions of Vaidehi,
among the most compelling Kannada
women writers of our times is the
retrieval of the woman's voice from