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Sunday, February 04, 2007
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FACE TO FACE
Farewell to spice and curry
The new generation of Indian writers is a far cry from the senior cultural ambassadors of yesteryear. CLAUDIA KRAMATSCHEK
Eighteen miles of books
At first encounter, The Strand sounds like the bibliophile's ultimate walking tour, but it is, in fact, the ultimate coming-of-age.
Sarnath Banerjee on his new graphic novel
Brecht: Galileo's universe
Life of Galileo, Bertolt Brecht, translated by John Willett, Metheun Plays, £8.99.
Also consulted: Drama from Ibsen to Brecht, Raymond Williams, The Hogarth Press.
Next; Michael Crichton; Harper Collins; Rs. 195
In the land of the Panjachinar
Journeying to Kabul through others' eyes.
Slurs of an `ethnic' kind
How `ethnic' changed from meaning `heathen' to `racial, cultural or national minority group'.
A world of words
A clutch of non-fiction films seem to focus on books as exciting subjects for cinema.
The paradoxes of imagination
Blind Faith breaks many laws of credibility, sometimes very enjoyably.
Tales of woman power
A collection of essays that celebrates the achievements of women of undoubted substance.
The collection leaves us wistful for an age that was; writers who were "ours".
A woman's search
A journey and a memoir, memorable for its candour and drama.
Ideal for travel
Light-hearted anecdotes and historical analysis in equal parts.
The importance of sound in verse
The poetic fling of thought, imagination and imagery are truly breathtaking.
Varied accounts of a city that has seen better times.
Comparisons and contrasts
Sometimes tedious but readable.
Mystery of the missing maidens
The book has all the attributes of a thriller.
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