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Is the consumer king?
Highlights the devious methods employed by the pharmaceutical industry in the U.S. to remove any obstacle that comes in its way of raking in profits.


Literary tour de force
ASOKAMITRAN KATTURAIGAL — Two Volumes (Tamil): R. Parthasarathy, Muthuraman — Editors; Kizhakku Pathippagam, 16, Karpagambal Nagar, Mylapore, Chennai-600004. Rs. 700. It is said of Samuel Johnson that "if he could ...
Politicisation of identity
UPROOT HINDUTVA — The Fiery Voice of the Liberation Panthers: Thirumaavalavan in Tamil; Meena Kandasamy — Tr. in English; Samya, an imprint of Bhatkal and Sen, 16, Southern Avenue, Kolkata-700026. Rs. 200. A ...
Returning the gaze
The book analyses the interaction between the indigenous Tamil society and the early colonial state in the century and a half after 1750 A.D.
Life account of a veteran film artiste
VAZHKAI PADAGU — Life History of Gemini Ganesan (Tamil): As narrated to Jeyasri Visvanath, Published by Dr. Kamala Selvaraj, Chennai-600034. Rs. 300. "Vazhkai Padagu" is also the title of a successful film starring Gemini ...
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Authors and publishers are welcome to send copies of their books to The Hindu for review. While every effort will be made to acknowledge receipt of the books under "New Arrivals", the decision to review a book rests entirely with the ...
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MALAYALAM
Existential dilemmas
ANANDINTE KATHAKAL (1960-2002) — Stories: Anand; Current Books, Round West, Thrissur-680001. Rs. 295. P. SACHIDANANDAN, under the non-de- plume of Anand, is a writer with a difference. No other writer in Malayalam has been as ...
HINDI
Literary criticism
ALOCHANA — Samay Aur Sahitya: Ramesh Dave; Bharatiya Jnanpith, 18, Institutional Area, New Delhi-110002. Rs. 150. IT IS held in literary circles that a critic has to be on a level with the author for his criticism to be worthwhile. ...


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