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Sunday, January 01, 2006
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FACE TO FACE
India in imagination
India Then and Now represents a way of looking at ourselves that is not necessarily universal.
The Man Behind the Da Vinci Code: The Unauthorised Biography of Dan Brown, Lisa Rogak, Robson Books, 2005, p. 140, £6.99, special offer price Rs. 295 ...
Unless a poet is rooted in his own milieu, he can't speak to any reader, feels the Oriya poet, Sitakant Mahapatra.
Candide, Voltaire, translated by John Butt, first published in Penguin Classics, 1947, £2.50. WHEN the late French President, Charles De Gaulle, wondered how anyone could govern a country that had "two hundred and forty ...
When everything goes wrong
IT is strange but the year that is gone seems to be literally sitting heavy on my back refusing to be off-loaded. It has given me a backache that is taking time to heal. The doctor's diagnosis: too much tension and stress. I could not agree more. ...
THERE is a certain brutality that clings to these odd lives. An abortionist who convinces himself of the "good" of his mission; a butcher who uses his skill to stop a heinous crime taking place; a polio-ridden young man whose marriage has become ...
Elegy for a bookshop
HOW long before the struggle between independent, local bookstores and national, chain bookstores being played out in the U.S. becomes a reality here too? Already I notice the small, cozy local bookstore I patronised in various ...
FROM THE BLURB
`THIS book addresses the political and aesthetic concerns of modern Indian theatre, tracing its genealogies, and looking in particular at its appropriation of `folk' theatre, as it sought to constitute itself anew after Independence... The ...
The filming of poetry
This is a recommended viewing for all those who aspire to make films on writers and is a good introduction to the contemporary Tamil literary scene.
Of ordinary lives
Once again Mahasweta Devi has touched upon the lives of those who are never noticed, never cared for.
A different take
Podder weaves a fascinating tale of a young, sensitive girl caught in the coils of her ambitious and ruthless mother's schemes.
The stories vary widely in genre, style, tone and substance.
Gender and feminism form the backbone of this collection and make it an absorbing read.
Hide and tell
Very often, Sheldon seems to hold back from really writing about himself.
Through the eyes of `Tugga'
His writing screams of passion for cricket, Australia, his family and Udayan.
Islam in Kashmir deals with Kashmir's history from 14th to 16th Centuries, when the social fabric of the place changed.
The true colours of the nayika
This brilliantly illustrated celebration unfolds in myriad hues.
A short story by KRISHNA BALDEV VAID.
At the crossroads
Love, Poverty and War turns into a confession of his alliance with the neo-conservatives, with whom he is fully at home.
The razor's edge
One of Lowell's achievements was that he fused personal and public history into one cohesive format.
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