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Sunday, August 07, 2005
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FACE TO FACE
Return to the ice deserts
Doris Lessing writes about the point at which her characters ride out of history and into legend...
The bad boy of fiction
Because his life has been so notorious, it can overshadow his work, says Australian novelist Gregory David Roberts.
Alexander McCall Smith talks about how the success of his novels has turned his life upside down.
Language as political tool
Women and religion in a secular society
If you are 14 and smart and have everything going for you, why would you do yourself in? Brent Runyon was 14 when he set himself on fire. What made his action all the more amazing was the fact that he came from a well-to-do family. What made ...
MICHAEL DIRDA renews your passion for serious reading. Bound To Please: An Extraordinary One-Volume Literary Education (W.W. Norton, 2005, $35), a collection of his book reviews and essays, skips contemporary writers in favour of classical ...
How Sikhs became Seeks
THE verdict in the 1985 Air India bombing trial, in which both the accused were acquitted in February 2005, was covered extensively by the media in North America. One radio show, on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, originated from Vancouver, ...
The stage, his world
The Folger Shakespeare Library is hosting an exhibition on the great actor, David Garrick.
IN THE NEWS
Website for women's writing
THE British Council, along with editors Mini Krishnan and Rakshanda Jalil, has launched a website for women's writing from South Asia: www.womenswriting.com. The site intends to promote internationally, voices that are less frequently ...
As the social profile of the African-American community changes, so does its literature. The Harlem Book Fair reflects this transition.
The oneness of breath and music
Rasa Yatra is important because it contains comments on other musical stalwarts that could act as the catalyst for a mature debate towards a non-hagiographical understanding of music and musicians.
A life in service
An unusual book about an unusual woman.
Unmasking our worlds
Mahesh Dattani's is a voice unafraid to joust with a bleak today.
SOUTH ASIAN LITERATURE
A life of letters
Apparent in Siriwardena's works, but never intimidating the reader, was the depth of his learning and experience, whether it was about literature, politics, art, or film.
A new recipe
In Ashok Banker's hands, the Ramayana comes into its own.
View from the top
Here is the record of a man who has seen it all, literally, in half a century of professional life as a photojournalist.
Big cat facts
Mills puts recent tiger biology research to good use to lend perspective and authority to his own field studies.
Not your regular sage
The book is refreshingly free of any sentimentality, and its objectivity is welcome.
Kapur handles the tale adeptly, with twist following turn rapidly and unpredictably.
The relevance of being `little'
In the current issue, as in the previous ones, Chandrabhaga's accent is on poetry.
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