From July 19, 2007 to July 25, 2007
Harry Potter Finale Goes On Sale
Children pose with the final chapter
in the Harry Potter series; Harry
Potter and The Deathly Hallows in
21 July 2007.
Girls Of Riyadh Creates A Stir
has seen a literary explosion in the
last two years after the success of
Girls of Riyadh, a taboo-breaking
novel that this month went on sale
worldwide in English.
Potter Makes History As
London-US sales of the seventh and
final Harry Potter volume hit an
estimated 8.3 million in the first 24
hours, confirming its place in the
history books as the fastest-selling
Emerging Global Players
The rather unexpected appearance on
the global economic scene of China in
the 1980s, and of India in the 1990s
was first a matter of curiosity for
the Western powers.
This volume is a welcome collection of
devotional, folk and marriage songs,
most of which have their genesis in
the villages of Palakkad.
Tribute To A Malayalam Litterateur
K. AYYAPPA Panikkar, the renowned
Malayalam literary figure, who died
last year, was not only a major poet
but also a scholar, critic, teacher
and translator of merit.
Nehru’s Own ‘Project Tiger’
Letters offering a ringside view of
the momentous events in Kashmir and
the rest of India after Independence.
Forays Into Creative Imagination
This volume offers a novel approach to
religious studies consisting of 13
essays with a long in-depth
As Old As Humankind
Globalisation is hardly a recent
phenomenon. It is centuries old and
has multiple origins, says Nayan
Chanda, in his book, Bound Together:
Case For And Against Mega Dams
The Polavaram dam (renamed as Indira
Sagar) is one of the fast track
projects taken up by the Government of
Andhra Pradesh with a view to
improving the irrigation facilities in
Economic Implications Of Unorthodox
King Wu queried his preceptor,
advisor, strategist, and confidant,
the T’ai Kung: “I want to overthrow
the Shang but have three doubts.
The Battle Of The Book Reviews
When members of the National Book
Critics Circle recently picketed the
Atlanta Journal-Constitution —
protesting the elimination of its book
review editor — a war of words broke
out between book reviewers and
Night Life In A Japanese City
Haruki Murakami’s new novel, After
Dark, is full of his characteristic
elements of weirdness, surrealism,
fantasy, jazz music, western tunes,
cats, and “drawers crammed with tons
Christopher Fails To Discover India
Sydney and educated at the
University of Canberra, this former
South Asia and Vietnam correspondent
for the Australian Broadcasting
Corporation, Christopher Kremmer, is
an archetypal journalist who prefers
to think from his mind without . . . .
When Comrades Betray Marx
is deeply engrossed with peasants'
resistance against the acquisition of
their land by the Government, or with
Maoist problems in different States.
Grievance, If Any, Is America
The book is a Muslim's perspective of
the post-9/11 world order without
being overtly anti-West, writes Utpal
Fancy A Cuppa?
This book of short stories is a
masterly brew of contemporary
Real List Of Reel Stories
The book is not merely a listing of
the authors favourite films but an
effort that includes other opinions as
Scoop And Serve
At the outset, this humble reviewer
thought that this book would turn out
to be a damp squib. On the contrary.
Beginning Of The End
Its finally here! and its everything
it promised to be, says Michiko
Kakutani about the final Potter book.
Told in spare, straightforward prose,
history unfolds in small and large
ways in this accomplished novel.
A thought-provoking collection of
essays re-examining the concepts and
issues of individual freedom, the role
of the press, and the privileges and
laws of contempt regarding
legislatures and the judiciary
Chained Exhibit Of Democracy
A patient, painstaking recreation of
the tensile strength of Suu Kyi's
story, leavened with admiration
Bringing Matters To A Head
Shohan’s new offering, Helmet,
directed by Anish Ghosh, finds the
Bengali group attaining a peak in
fluid acting and production values.
Clouds Heap Upon Clouds
On the first day of the two-day Barsha
Utsab organized by Samaroha at
Madhusudan Mancha over July 12-13, it
was disappointing to find more people
sitting on the steps outside than
inside the auditorium.
On A Low But Steady Note
Sangeet Ashram presented Manilal Nag,
possibly the seniormost performing
sitar player of
Calcutta, in an evening recital at G.D. Birla Sabhagar on July 13.
Without the bindu, a black hole from
which emerged light and energy, there
would have been no life.
Exhibition Of Books
It is a treat for bibliophiles
interested in lifestyle as British
Library adds more books to its
collection on lifestyle.
Indian Fantasy…a Fiction?
Harry Potter is a huge hit again but
the kids here are starved of some true
Indian fantasy fiction.
Ways Of Seeing
Sampurna Chattarji’s debut collection,
launched in the city, showcases her
agility in moving from minute detail
to the wide canvas.