From April 19, 2007
to April 25, 2007
Choker Baali (A Grain of Sand) by Rabindranath Tagore in
Bengali, M. Bilina —Tr. in Malayalam;
Mathrubhumi Books, Cherooty Road,
Kozhikode-1. Rs. 135.
The Ayodhya Imbroglio
P.V. Narasimha Rao; Raavela Sambasiva Rao — Tr. in Telugu;
Opp. Maris Stella College,
Vijayawada-520008. Rs. 175.
Introduction To Art Theory
This book is a Tamil translation of
Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction
by Cynthia Freeland.
Global Economic History
Analysis of the growth and performance of various economies
Hymn On Creation
Fresh translation and commentary on an
important Vedic HYMN.
The Voice Of Industry
The book is all about the rise of the
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
from a small engineering association
way back in 1895 to an apex body
Ensuring Water Security
The water resources sector in
India has witnessed rapid changes
The Idea Of Being Indian
A critical examination of Golwalkar's
thought and his legacy: his conception
Get The True Picture
Biography, history and economics are
emerging as the latest must-reads in
Brace Up To Decode Rbi's Delphic
Even as the nation waits to decipher
which way the RBI chief will turn the
money supply valve, Basic Economics
offers some key pointers to the action
of the central bank that, as Indian
Administration: Politics, Policies and
Prospects, points out . . .
'The Last Mughal. The Fall Of A
Dynasty: Delhi, 1857'
By Central Asian standards, the
19th-century Mughal emperor Bahadur
Shah Zafar II had some pretty
1857: The People's Double-Edged Sword
If 1857 fatigue is already beginning
to hit you, ward it off a little
longer. Rebellion 1857, while light on
the pocket, is invaluable for the
reason that it takes us down a less
trodden path into the battlefields.
In Sir Vidia's Shadow
In the Eighties, Indians regarded the
emergence of Salman Rushdie with a
special sort of pride.
A Grouse For Mr Naipaul
The films would cover the writer's
interviews and background on his years
Trinidad and the events associated
with the WI University’s Year of
Naipaul in 2007.
Naipaul To Be Subject Of Two Films In
The life and times of
Trinidad and Tobago's first Nobel
Laureate Sir Vidiadhar Surujprasad
Naipaul will be the subject of two
The Uniquely Indian Brand Of Economics
During the years of the struggle for
independence, there was a debate on
whether there was something
distinctive called Indian economics or
whether it was all economics, but
applied to India as to any other
country as circumstances permitted.
Who Not Dunnit
Guilty until proved innocent. John
Grisham must have chuckled incessantly
at the utter ingenuity of this
plot-on-the-platter served up to him
in small town
Sculpting A Geek God
So you thought geeks were boring? Try
Andy Grove for size. The chairman and
CEO of chip-maker Intel Corp during
its most difficult and successful
period, which coincided with the
personal computer revolution, is not
just another engineer who made . . .
Hussain's candour is commendable and,
despite its warts, this book
persuasively illuminates the
dissonances inherent to
Pakistan's current predicament.
Comments From The Ringside
The 'outsider' analysis has value, but
a wariness of messy democracy lurks in
Sharma's study of Golwalkar's
worldview shows beyond a shadow of
doubt that it is the very antithesis
of what holds us Indians together.
Unquiet American: A Monologue
Princeton graduate's journey from
yuppiedom to fundamentalism.
Life Through A Child's Eye
By penning "Kid's Recipe for Pizza
Paisa Peace," eight-year-old Raja
Monsingh becomes the country's
The book, based on the proceedings of
the Conference on Memory and the
Partition Motif in Contemporary
Conflicts at the historical setting of
Halle in July 2005, provides a
fascinating dimension to our
understanding of divided societies.
Who is interested in knowing what
happened (or didn't happen) when
Jessica Hines met Amitabh Bachchan in
his hotel room, and how in awe she was
of him, and how giddy and stoned she
felt? Instead, we are interested in
knowing what happened when . . . .
An Insider's Insights
Exclusive excerpts from Manohar
Devadoss' Multiple Facets of My
Madurai, published recently, with
exquisite drawings and accompanying
text that capture what it was like
growing up in the temple town in the
The Summer Of ’78
Llfe is not easy in 1978, the summer
that Fahim and his family move from
the tiny apartment at Seaview to the
new house in Defence.
Clearing Haze Over Valley
Karan Singh has made a significant
contribution to contemporary history
by publishing his personal archive of
letters exchanged with Jawaharlal
Nehru shortly after the accession of
Jammu & Kashmir to the Indian Union.
'Scroll' Down The Dark Side
"The Omega Scroll" attempts to
understand the reasons for the rise of
Islamic ‘fundamentalism’ against a
backdrop of mystery and suspense.
"Games Indians Play: Why are we the
way we are?" looks at the typical
Indian inside-out and has the reader
smiling at himself.
Tradition Et Al
"The Edge of Time" is an introduction
to traditional life lived for
centuries in Coastal Karnataka.
Life Giving Elixir
These two books explore the water
India and provide solutions in terms
of groundwater management and rural
A Bit Of This, That And Economics
I must begin with a confession or two.
Sir Robert Warburton writes about
crimes committed in the Frontier in
the name of zar, zan or zameen.
A Chronicle Of Tyranny And Valour
Zameer Niazi’s name will lead the rest
in the annals of
Pakistan’s press freedom history long
after every episode of freeing the
media in this country has ended or is
How Things Should Be
Despite her cynical scrutiny of the
lives of the couples around her,
Hannah Gavener just can’t seem to
grasp the elemental facts about life
and love that would enable her to form
a satisfying relationship herself.
Joy And Sorrow
“The Indian sun struck fiery glints
from the train tracks, the wind sent
dust devils whirling down the street,
my father glowered, and my mother
Mushirul Hasan, one of the most
prolific research scholars in
South Asia, has presented several
aspects of the social and cultural
history of Muslim India in his
Children’s Book Review Of The Week
Of late it seems that almost all
senior Sindhi poets have more or less
lost interest in penning creative and
lively verse for children.
Irshad Tounsvi’s collection of poems
Naddi Naan Sanjoke, carries within it
the aroma of Saraiki soil.
So It Went
So it went. Man born. Man died. Lots
of funny stuff written in between.
Reflecting Childhood Terror
This remarkable first novel — by the
Libyan writer Hisham Matar, settled in
America is set in Tripoli, Libya, in
the summer of 1979.
Across An Unmapped Land
Just how the Right to Information Act
translates into action and how long it
takes for the applicant to receive the
information asked for is anybody’s
Foot In The Mouth
Rio Ferdinand may have a story to
tell. But neither he nor his
collaborator Shaun Custis, the chief
football writer for The Sun, can
rescue this book from the
Where The Mirrors Do Not Open Out
Sudhir Kakar has been, for a while,
one of the most definitive voices in
all matters Indian.
In The Beginning Was A Dot
First came the bindu — a black hole
from which emerged light and energy.
Only the Hindu philosophers thought of
it, and S.H. Raza, acknowledged master
of contemporary Indian art, spent an
entire lifetime painting dots and
Humanising The Poet
Though this is Tarini Chidananda's
first attempt at writing, the sheer
magnificence of the subject has
elevated her to the level of a
To argue, as Dalrymple does, that it
was only imperial arrogance and
evangelical influence that forced the
rebels to engage in a life-or-death
struggle is to underestimate the depth
of their determination.
Agra's Unknown Past
A book that shows there is more to
Agra than the Taj Mahal.
Get The True Picture
Non-fiction is drawing more new
readers, with biographies, history and
economics emerging as the new