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Wednesday, September 05, 2007


 

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From August 30, 2007 to September 05, 2007

Social Novels

GEETHA ORU VENPURA: S. Guru; Palaniappa Brothers, 25, Peters Road, Chennai-600014. Rs.80.

Musician Nonpareil

Writing the biography of M.S. Subbulakshmi was a task that the author had given up and it was by chance that he took it up again after toiling for 12 years.

Anthology Of Short Stories

An Anthology of Short Stories by Telugu Writers of North America: Pub.by Vanguri Foundation of America Inc. copies can be had from Vahini Book Trust-1-9-286/3, Vidya Nagar, Hyderabad-44. Rs. 100.

New Arrivals

Encyclopaedia on Srimad Bhagavatam: T. Rengarajan; Om Publications, 2783, (Ist Floor), Bhagat Singh Gali No. 6, Chuna Mandi, Pahar Ganj, New Delhi-110055. Rs. 2000.

Artefacts of Harappan Civilisation

After an introduction to the Harappan civilisation in this book Sharma discusses Harappan art under the rubrics of stone sculpture, bronze figurines, jewellery, glyptic, terracotta figurines, and pottery.

Will The Rise of India And China Spur Us?

There is one thing impossible for any company to move overseas, and difficult for other nations to duplicate, writes Robyn Meredith in The Elephant and the Dragon.

Social Reformer Who Was A Visionary

NARAYANA GURU — Complete Works: Translated and Introduced by Muni Narayana Prasad; National Book Trust, A-5, Green Park, New Delhi-110016. Rs. 200.

Doyen Of Indian Advertising

His Life and Times: V.S. Chakrapani — Editor, V. Ramnarayan — Biographer; Pub. by Srinivasan K. Swamy, distributed by East West Books Pvt. Ltd., New No. 571, Poonamalle High Road, Kamaraj Bhavan, Aminjikarai, Chennai-600029. Rs. 1800.

Travelogue, Ode, Lament

A journey down the Ganga portraying life along its banks and the issues the river faces today

Inner Ferment

When you look at your books, what changes do you do you see in theme, structure, style, voice, characters etc?

'The Road' To Glory

The American author Cormac McCarthy, long revered for the hardbitten poetry of his novels, has won the UK's oldest and most literary of book awards.

Ode On Unbridled Rage

Namdeo Dhasal's poetry is an outpouring of lava that lashes out at- what he sees as- an unjust and uncaring world.

Inside King Khan's Head

This book about Shahrukh Khan is a decent read, though Indian readers will find explanations about things we already know somewhat annoying.

Digging To Arabia

"I shall write of my friends, Of the chains twisted bloody around the ankles of beauties.... and desires buried in pillows, in silence"

The Scholar Missionary

Right now, Sattankulam area in southern Tamil Nadu is in the eye of a sandstorm.

Slice Of Life

Granta, the quarterly magazine, features new writing in fiction, personal history, reportage and enquiring journalism.

Fresh Print

As India marks 150 years since the Great Indian Revolt of 1857, this book gives readers a better idea of the event that has such an important place in Indian history.

Year Marked

Penelope Lively’s new novel, her 14th in a celebrated writing career, is the story of three generations of feisty, independent women and their lives across 70 years of the 20th century.

Dharma Of Life Deciphered

What made J Agarwal write this book? The author came across several Hindu professionals in his long stay in the US who were ignorant of the concepts of Hinduism.

Ambassador Of Wildlife

There are many ways in which a book can be judged. My one all-important parameter is that I stop reading it after a point, simply because I do not want . . . .

Insightful And Profound

At the outset one dares say that with this collection of 17 short stories by Sudhansu Mohanty, the art of story-telling takes a new and pleasant, even unlikely, turn.

They Kill In The Name Of Mao

Maoist Spring Thunder: The Naxalite Movement (1967-1972), Arun Prosad Mukherjee, KP Bagchi & Co, Rs 595 . . .

Book Release

The release of the book ‘Jeevikkunavarude Manassil,’ by Sebastian Pallithode will be held at the Moozhikulam Sala, Kurian Towers, Banerji Road, on September 1 at 6 p.m. . . . .

Tradition Weds Modernity In India

It just takes one 30 seconds to judge a person as he/she enters the room. Clothes define a personality and can form an identity too.

Handbook For Teachers

Barry John, actor and director, has come with a handbook “Playing for Real” for teachers who use drama as an educational resource.

A Rediscovery Of India

It sounds like a thinking youngster’s grand dream – hop on to a train, travel the country, meet its real people in the smaller towns, take a peek at history and gaze into the future -- with hope, and perhaps a plan.

By The Book

Barry John, actor and director presents a Handbook for Drama Teachers published by Macmillan India Ltd., 2007; which offers a unique way for teachers to develop crucial skills amongst their students.

Best Sellers

The Heirs of the Prophet Muhammad-And The Roots of the Sunni-Shia Schism-By Barnaby Rogerson-Abacus Books –Rs. 347

Print Pick

Rumi Vasi is ten years, two months, thirteen days, two hours, forty-two minutes and six seconds-old.

Bringing Coffee To Your Table

Coffee Gyan published by Macmillan India Limited and the Coffee Board makes for a quick and light read.

Glamour And Stories

John Zubrzycki’s book is about the last ruler to use the title of Nizam-ul-Mulk, who left the wealth and splendour of one of the richest princely states of India to settle in the Australian outback.

The Backroom Editors

Business process outsourcing has made its entry into Indian publishing in a big way. But, before getting into what it means for the future, there are three basic facts of the Indian book scene that will put the whole picture in perspective.

The Ragtime Infantry On The Eastern Front

This is a remarkably concise and readable history of World War I. It is full of details and interesting asides.

Old Bengal

This atlas is the first of a series of many more planned. The objective is to record the heritage locations of West Bengal as represented by archaeological sites and excavations.

A Rediscovery Of India

It sounds like a thinking youngster’s grand dream – hop on to a train, travel the country, meet its real people in the smaller towns, take a peek at history and gaze into the future -- with hope, and perhaps a plan.

Gaaps Provide Leverage To The Management

A common belief is that when companies follow the GAAPs (generally accepted accounting principles) you can be assured of dependable disclosures.

A Rediscovery Of India

It sounds like a thinking youngster’s grand dream – hop on to a train, travel the country, meet its real people in the smaller towns, take a peek at history and gaze into the future - with hope, and perhaps a plan.

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