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A fascinating memoir
For anyone with even half an interest in Afghanistan, this book is a must read


Placing the epic in contemporary context
Searching for hidden significances in Valmiki's epic has been a continuing adventure for centuries. If one does not find what one wants, then the literary adventurer fills the gaps with the help of his creative imagination. The process ...

A coffee-table book on India
Of the thousands of Indias that jostle for space in our newspapers, our poems, our art, and our consciousness, few are ever acknowledged. Even fewer are admitted. Perhaps as a way of addressing at least some of them, here is India for a ...

Have the Indian men been fair to the fairer sex?
Of the 25 authors writing about women and their issues, nearly half happen to be men in the true Saiva-Saktha (Tantra) tradition

FROM THE BLURB
Medicine and Atharvaveda: C. K. Ramachandran; Published by The Mathrubhumi Printing and Publishing Co. Ltd., Kozhikode-673001. Rs. 325.The Atharva Veda is also known as ‘Bhishajya Veda' because its hymns contain much of the ...
Language Books


TAMIL
Bharati as humanist
BHARATIAR KAVIDHAIGALIL MANIDHA NEYAM: Pa. Chinnadurai; Varthamanan Pathippagam, 21, Radhakrishna Street, T. Nagar, Chennai-600017. Rs. 125.IN THIS study of Subramania Bharati's poems, the author looks at the poet as a humanist ...


KANNADA
Religion and violence
ADESHTU PAKISTANAGALU: D. N. Srinath (Translator); Sahitya Akademi, 35, Ravindra Bhavan, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi-110001. Rs. 275.THE ORIGINAL novel (in Hindi), Kithane Pakistan, by Kamaleshwar forcefully brings out the horrors ...


MALAYALAM
Summary of Bhagavata
SRIMAD BHAGAVATAM: Pub. by V.K. Narayana Bhattathiri Smaraka Trust, 20/150, Ms Baburaj Road, Kallai P.O., Kozhikode. Rs. 200.THIS BOOK provides a Skanda-wise summary of the Bhagavata in an interesting and lucid manner. The ...



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