From March 15, 2007
to March 21, 2007
Indian Values In A Foreign Land
The travails of settling down in
another country and the experiences of
the Indian diaspora have
been favourite themes of Indo-Anglian
writers. While Sivasankari's Portable
Roots may not fall into
the category of Indo-Anglian writing .
This Asterisk Has No Fine Prints
Koenraad Elst's 'new' books, Asterisk
in Bharopiyasthan and Return of the
Swastika, are filled with
reproductions of extensive quotes from
his own earlier writings and opinions,
which in turn might
themselves be quotations of still
Building Columns In The Fourth Estate
If Chidambaram's book is any
indication, a politician should resist
the temptation to turn into a full-
ime columnist, writes MV Kamath.
Well-Loved Stars And What They Eat
A celebration of the spirit and
vibrancy of Bollywood paying homage to
the sumptuous food
famous for . . .
Against All Odds
THIS IS an unusual narration of a
student about the difficulties he
faced for getting college
education. The experiences are varied
and miserable, with hard physical
labour and discouragement
and abuse from various quarters.
This book is introduced with a second
title as the "Philosophical Essays of
Gnani", well known as
Kovai Gnani or Ki. Palanisamy.
Computers With Emotions, Bikes With
The new biology is humanity's future,
when innovations will be inspired by
living things, says Robert
Frenay in Pulse. Tony Davila et al
discuss seven innovation rules in
Making Innovation Work. And,
Shivanand Kanavi documents, in
Research by . . .
Documentary On Gandhiji
The Making of a Documentary: A. K.
Chettiar; Edited and introduced by A.R.
translated from the Tamil by S.
Thillainayagam; Orient Longman Pvt.
Ltd., 160, Anna Salai, Chennai-
00002. Rs. 375.
A Myth That Became A Classic
Indian cinema has always revelled in
costume dramas and extravaganzas. Not
only myth and legend,
mythicised history has been its
regular source of romance.
Not Yet A Lost Cause
Secularism in Asia and Eastern Europe
which have histories of multiculturism
and religious strife.
Pre-Book Your Potter
Ahead of the July 21 release of J. K.
Rowling's Harry Potter and the Deathly
Hallows, Crossword has
special offers. The bookstore offers
its customers a chance to pre-book a
copy of the seventh and
Sarnath's Wondrous Capers
`The dark armpits of history' turned
out to be rather fascinating. Or maybe
it's just artist-writer-
ilmmaker Sarnath Banerjee's way of
A clutch of books looking at
traditions of intellectual debate in
Islam and locating them in the modern
Human Rights In India
A significant contribution to the
human rights debate in the Indian
A well-researched study of the
politics of Hindutva.
A series of first-person
narrativestake the plot forward
without pause. Driven by emotionally
encounters between individuals on the
one hand and unexpected collisions
between individuals and
society on the other, the volume shows
us . . .
Food is a metaphor that reflects
society, say the writers of the book ,
`Food Design' . . .
Not Good History
Former Pakistani Foreign Minister
Abdul Sattar's book on his country's
foreign policy gives short shrift
to any viewpoint other than
To celebrate the publication of "The
Barn Owl's Wondrous Capers," a graphic
novel by of Sarnath
Banerjee, Penguin Books India and
Landmark joint present "The Barn Owl's
Abandoned Opera", a
performance based on the book by Navin
Jayakumar . . .