Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Sunday, July 03, 2005
Google

Literary Review
Published on Sundays
News Update

Features
Magazine
Literary Review
Life
Metro Plus
Open Page
Education Plus
Book Review
Business
SciTech
Entertainment
Young World
Property Plus
Quest
Folio

Group Sites
The Hindu
Business Line
The Sportstar
Frontline

The Hindu eBooks
The Hindu Images

Home

FACE TO FACE
Towards a global cultural citizenship
Homi K. Bhabha speaks on his theoretical constructs, the place of aesthetic life in late capitalism, and his exploration of the issue of global culture and cultural citizenship.
Essay

ISSUES
Pirates of the Commons
The Commons is a shared spring from which we all draw sustenance. But recent trends seek to diminish its relevance, writes SUDHAKAR THATHS CHANDRASEKHARAN.


HEALTHCARE
Out of the lung
Wilson succeeds admirably on his own terms — taking ownership of the disease from medics ... and giving it back to the patients who actually experienced it.

Interview

Shifting gears
India is too diverse a country to be treated as a monolithic entity. The reason why Penguin India has gone for Indian Language publishing, says John Makinson, CEO of Penguin Worldwide.

Columns

CLASSICS REVISITED
Meditation on the futility of war

BOOKWATCH
Slice of history
A Bunch of Old Letters: Being Mostly Written to Jawaharlal Nehru and Some Written by Him, selected and edited by Jawaharlal Nehru with an introduction by Sunil Khilnani, Viking, Rs. 750. NEARLY half a century after it was first ...
From a teacher of midnight's children
Interesting Times in India: A short Decade at St. Stephen's College, Daniel O'Connor, Penguin, Rs. 295. HAVING arrived in admission season, Interesting Times in India: A Short Decade at St. Stephen's College probably has a captive ...
Between fact and fiction
Mangal Pandey: Brave Martyr or Accidental Hero?, Rudrangshu Mukherjee, Penguin, Rs. 150. TRUTH, it is often said, lies somewhere in between. So, what the British prefer to call the Revolt of 1857, goes down in Indian history as "The ...
First Impressions
FAME, they say, comes at a price. Is that price motherhood? A "normal" lifestyle or a sense of alienation from things ordinary? As she delves into the strange life of her mother, the famous Hindi writer Shivani, Ira Pande looks at the dynamics of ...
ENDPAPER
The speaking book


Book Review

FICTION
Across chasms
Written with humour, intelligent self-reflection and with love, Gilead, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for 2005, is the story of an ethical man who found fulfilment in his calling.
IN CONVERSATION
`Extraordinary' man
At 96, the Tamil writer Chitti's interest in books, writers and people is still undimmed.
MEMOIRS
The twilight years of Tibet
At no point in this mesmerising narrative does Harrer reflect over the implications of his being a Nazi on the run.
SOCIETY
A people's history
Thanks to Neera Adarkar and Meena Menon, the memories of a glorious and turbulent past will not be erased even as the physical structures are brought down.
DIFFERENT REGISTERS
Getting on with life

MEMORIS
Portrait of an artist
Despite some substantial gaps, the diary is a remarkable record of a painter's enterprise.
CINEMA
Out of India
A problem with the book is that the writing style is academic and does not reach out to the general reader.
FICTION
Meditation on loss
Despite being slightly overwritten, this is a far better novel than any contemporary Indian novel.
ARTSPEAK
Recovering a space for the arts
De's success lies in her ability to draw her subjects out of their reticence and make them reflect on varied issues.
TRANSLATION
Tales with a twist
Cynicism is best countered by humour.
POETRY
Two different kinds of craft
While Kannan's poems have an inherent lyricism, Dyson's poems are like prose paragraphs chopped up into line lengths, says MALATI MATHUR.
Eyecatchers
The Parsi Theatre: Its origins and development, Somnath Gupt, translated and edited by Kathryn Hansen, Seagull Books, 2005, p.223, Rs. 425.


FROM THE BLURB
The book won the best book award in Kannada in 1984. Translated into English by his son, Pt. Rajshekar Mansur in collaboration with his student Dr. Chandrika Kamath, it is the heartwarming story of a man who could truly be called a genius, yet ...


News: Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Index | Features: Magazine | Literary Review | Life | Metro Plus | Open Page | Education Plus | Book Review | Business | SciTech | Entertainment | Young World | Property Plus | Quest | Folio |

The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | The Sportstar | Frontline | The Hindu eBooks | The Hindu Images | Home |

Comments to : thehindu@vsnl.com   Copyright 2005, The Hindu
Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu