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The story of Indira & India
The author hopes that Indira's vision of a secular India will withstand the vicissitudes of today's corrosive politics


The Krishna Iyer effect on the Supreme Court
This is a compilation of 31 essays and lectures of Justice Krishna Iyer on a range of issues, not all of them on law. Some are on contemporary concerns such as global warming, secularism, tribal rights, the rights of pensioners, PIL, animal ...

Undiminished influence of Bankimchandra
Bankimchandra Chatterji is credited with the first novel in an Indian language. He wrote Durgesh Nandini in Bengali in 1865. As though waiting for the event, the first novels in several other Indian languages came to be written in the next 20 ...

NEW ARRIVALS
Inspector Singh Investigates — A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder: Shamini Flint; Platkus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Corporation, London and distributed by Hachette India, New Delhi. Rs. 295.Practical Positive Thoughts: Anand ...

Critique of the mainstream press
What the authors say about the British press can be said about the press around the world

FROM THE BLURB
Indo-Aryan Origins and Other Vedic Issues: Nicholas Kazanas; Aditya Prakashan, 2/18, Ansari Road, New Delhi-110002. Rs. 350.This collection of essays by Nicholas Kazanas, a Greek Indologist, examines various aspects of the ...
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TAMIL
A treatise on the Vedas
RIG, YAJUR, SAMA VEDAS: P. Gurupriya; Kadalangudi Publications, 38, Natesa Iyer Street, T. Nagar, Chennai-600017. Rs. 175.THE MOST ancient and sacred of the scriptural texts of the Hindus, the Vedas are believed to have been revealed to ...


KANNADA
Novel on patriotism
GADI DAATIDAVARU: S.C. Sardeshpande; Pub. by Manohara Grantha Mala, Subhas Road, Dharwad-580001. Rs. 130.THIS NOVEL, written by an ex-army officer of high rank, is aptly titled ‘Gadi daatidavaru' — those who went beyond the ...


MALAYALAM
Biography of a crusader
A. K. GOPALAN: Biography by Payyannur Kunhiraman; Pub. by Kerala State Institute of Children's Literature, Sanskrit College Campus, Thiruvananthapuram. Rs. 30.THIS IS the fourth in the series that aims at introducing legendary ...



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