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Wednesday, November 07, 2007


  Book Review Articles


From November 01, 2007 to November 07, 2007

Religion Through The Ages

Collection of articles on the role of religion in Indian history.

Tribal Folk Tales

P.G. Rajendran; Mathrubhumi Books, MM Press, Cherooty Road, Kozhikode-673001. Rs. 60.

Anthology Of Stories

Each One in this collection of 10 stories is unique. They are markedly human and reveal the author’s rootedness in today’s average man’s world of woes.

Pan-Indian Fiction

Pinnalur Mu. Vivekanandan; Pasupathi Nilayam, 21, Lokanathan Nagar II Street, Choolaimedu, Chennai-600094. Rs. 60.

Varnam Omnibus

TANA VARNA TARANGINI — Four Volumes: B. M. Sundaram; Rajalakshmi Trust; 10, Kalingayaran Street, Ram Nagar, Coimbatore-641009. Rs. 350 each.

Over A Cup Of Coffee

A delight to leaf through, coffee table books seem to be in great demand these days

New Arrivals

Dr. Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi — Portrait of a Multi-Faceted Legend of Dravidians: His Life and Times: K.S.R. Publications, No. 5, 3rd Avenue, Indira Nagar, Chennai-600020. Rs. 350. Management Guru Professor Laloo’s Rail: Sunil Jogi . . .

Pioneering Champion Of The Downtrodden

ROBERT CALDWELL — A Scholar-Missionary in Colonial South India: V. Vincent Kumaradoss; Indian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (ISPCK), P.B. No. 1585, 1654, Kashmere Gate, Delhi-110006. Rs.180.

Cinema As A Participant In Politics

The bulk of studies conducted on Indian cinema focuses on India after 1947, and examines the relationship between the film medium and India as a nation-state.

Environment And The Poor

Samuel Bowles is co-author of the best textbook on economics (Understanding Capitalism) I have read in nearly 40 years as a student of the subject.

Talking Of Darlingji

Kishwar Desai has come up with ‘Darlingji’, a biography of Nargis and Sunil Dutt.

Recipes From The Raj

Bridget White’s “Anglo Indian Delicacies” and “Festive Hamper” take you on a culinary odyssey.

A Bird’s-Eye View

What began as a book on birds at the Indian International Centre (IIC) grew into “Garden Birds of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur”.

Get Off To A Write Start

Like many individuals connected with the arts in some way, I often claim to be an amateur novelist.

Get Off To The Write Start

Like many individuals connected with the arts in some way, I often claim to be an amateur novelist.

First Rebellion

The son of a wealthy landowner, Fidel Castro grew up in rural Cuba. In this extract from his autobiography, he talks about the cruelty of his schooldays.

The Dancing Queen

In Vyjayantimalas biography the angst, filmi intrigues and political chicanery of her detractors have all been under-played with the focus remaining on her achievements.

Byzantine Intrigues

Like a Turkish delight, one can read Snake stone at many levels. It is a whodunnit as well as a book that throws up many refreshing cultural scents.

Small Steps, Big Gains

This valuable book stresses upon nurturing intuitive intelligence for effective leadership in professional management.

Life Is Mathematics

Is it natural to see a person caring more for his/ her family than the rest of the world? Yes. Now sample this theorem of geometry:

India, In Print

In many ways Indian journalism is at crossroads. Media houses are facing ever-increasing competition.

Fresh Print

Journalist Vijay Raghavan’s first novel is quite a tour de force. On the face of it, it is a straightforward story of Bharat Sharma, an English lecturer who marries a beautiful heiress, his student.

When Parallel Lines Converged

A bestseller in Germany -- writer Daniel Kehlmann's homeland, where it has sold more than 600,000 copies -- Measuring the World evokes the thrill of a constant human endeavour for scientific discoveries, rather than a nation's obsession with . . . . . .

Nature Strikes Back

If the two books are to be believed, the time of reckoning has come in our Faustian Pact with fossil fuels, writes NS Rajaram.

Over A Cup Of Coffee

Whether a picture speaks a thousand words or not, what it doesis replace hundreds of words on a page.

Headbangers’ Ball

Legendry thrash metal band Sepultura will be making a stop at Bangalore today. They are headlining Kingfisher Metalfest ’07.

Lady In Red

Janet Gabriel looks like she is on fire with her red lipstick, red nail polish and red outfit. But her scarlet red demeanour seems to sing this singer’s song of fiery, hot passion for rhythm and blues.

A Bird’s-Eye View

What began as a book on birds at the Indian International Centre (IIC) grew into “Garden Birds of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur”.

‘The Grammar Is Intact’

Sikkil Gurucharan and Anil Srinivasan on their new work, which premieres at the Friday Review November Fest.

Chords & Notes

Five young singers welcome Deepawali with a fresh offering of songs that have a traditional, yet fiesty flavour.

Master Of All Trades

He started writing as an asthmatic child at the age of eleven. He is the popular columnist and acclaimed author of 10 books, both fiction and non-fiction.

Recipes From The Raj

Bridget White’s “Anglo Indian Delicacies” and “Festive Hamper” take you on a culinary odyssey

It’s India Time, Folks

When I came to India in September, the immigration official while checking my passport asked me about the book I was carrying.

Arsenic ’n’ Lace

Advaita Kala’s “Almost Single” is about Aisha Bhatia, a 29-year-old ‘large-framed’ singleton, working in a posh hotel by day and hanging out with friends — equally single Misha and freshly . . .

Book On Tourism Released

Indo-American Institutions undertook a research in collaboration with the Federation of Hotels and Restaurant Association of India (FHRAI) to produce a book titled Vision of Indian Tourism.

Released For The Festival

A smiling Vijay, actor, greets the readers of this special issue of Ananda Viaktan . “Gangai Nadhikaraiyinile…” An extensive article by P. Swaminathan describes the religious sanctity of the holy city of Varanasi with the resplenden . . . .

The Game Is Afoot

How many rainy days and summer vacations have been spent curled up reading the breathtaking adventures of the intrepid girl sleuth Nancy Drew?

Campus Notes

Writing a novel turned her from self-conscious to self-sufficient. “Sumthing of a Mocktale” by Soma Das is a campus novel that highlights the virtues without ignoring the flaws of JNU.

Around Midnight

Phillips Talbot, president emeritus of the Asia Society in the United States, is the latest author to add his voice to the complex debates on India’s Partition.

A Head For Numbers

"I beg to introduce myself to you as a clerk in the Accounts Department of the Port Trust Office at Madras on a salary of only 20 pounds per annum," began Ramanujan’s famous first letter to G.H. Hardy, containing pages of mathematical results . . . .

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