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Asia prospects for peace
Issues in development
MAPPING DEVELOPMENT 1960-2000: Kirit Shelat; Published by Shri Bhagvati Trust, Satellite Road, Ahmedabad-380015. Rs. 300. KIRIT SHELAT, a serving IAS officer, has carried forward a noble - and literary - tradition in the ...
Kodava oral tradition
PATTOLE PALAME Kodava Culture Folksongs and Traditions: Compiled by Nadikerianda Chinnappa, Translated into English by Boverianda Nanjamma and Chinnappa, Rupa & Co, 7/16, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi-110002. Rs. ...
Interpretation of the Rig Veda
RIG VEDIC SUKTAS Asya Vamiya Suktam: A contemplative study by Swami Amritananda; Published by Sri Ramakrishna Math, 16, Ramakrishna Math Road, Mylapore, Chennai-600004. Rs. 40. THE RIG VEDA has come to us in a single recension, ...
COURTS MARTIAL UNDER SCRUTINY: Maj. Gen. Nilendra Kumar; Universal Law Publishing Co., Pvt. Ltd., C-FF-IA, Ansal's Dilkush Industrial Estate, G.T. Karnal Road, Delhi-110033. Rs. 195. MILITARY LAW is a subject least understood outside ...
Facets of national education policy
EDUCATIONAL POLICIES IN INDIA Analysis and Review of Promise and Performance: K. Sudha Rao Editor; Published by the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, 17-B, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi-110016. ...
WHAT IS the difference between "earmark" and "hallmark"?
A "hallmark" was originally an official mark put on objects made out of gold and silver. This was done to certify the purity of the metal, and also as to when and where the object was made. The word is being used these days to refer to a ...
What is the meaning of the word "Sisyphean"?
King Sisyphus who ruled over his kingdom in Cornith wasn't a very good king. He treated his subjects badly and as punishment, he was sent to Hades (the land of the dead) where he was condemned to push a huge rock up a steep hill. Every time poor ...
What is the meaning of "euthanasia"? How is the word pronounced?
The "euth" is pronounced like the word "youth", while the "a" in the second and fourth syllable sound like the "a" in "China". The second "a" sounds like the "ay" in "say", "way", and "pay", while the "s" is like the "s" in "measure", ...
What is the meaning and origin of "flotsam and jetsam"?
This was originally an expression used by sailors. Flotsam refers to the floating wreckage of a ship and its cargo. Jetsam, on the other hand, refers to cargo deliberately thrown overboard in order to lighten a ship during an emergency. When ...
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Modern Tamil poetry
KAVIMANIYIN KAVITHAIGAL A Complete Collection: A. K. Perumal and S. Sreekumar, Chempaka Padhippagam, 24, Krishna Street, Pondy Bazaar, T. Nagar, Chennai-600017. Rs. 300. THIS IS a collection of poems of Desika Vinayakam Pillai, ...
Life of the Mother
AMMA Translation of "On the Mother" in English by K. R. Srinivasa Ayyangar: Madabhushanam Rajagopalacharya Tr. in Telugu; Pub. by Aurobindo Society, Hanamkonda, Warangal-506011. Rs. 40. K. R. SRINIVASA AYYANGAR was an ...
Disillusionment with rural life
MARMARA: Tilakanatha Manjeshwar; Sowmya Sanketha Prakasana, "Kruthi" Rajeevanagar, 80, B.B. Post, Parkala-576123, Udupi. Rs. 80. THIS NOVEL drives home the clear message that agriculture is not a profitable career. Despite sincerity ...
Novel in translation
VELUTTA COVER Novel by Moti Nandi: M.K. Narayanan Potti Tr. in Malayalam; Sahitya Akademi, 35, Rabindra Bhavan, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi-110001. Rs. 60. THIS BOOK is the translation of the Sahitya Akademi award ...
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