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Sunday, March 04, 2007
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IN FIRST PERSON
A creative, not an academic exercise
A look at the act of translation and what it involves.
A master storyteller
Kahnucharan Mohanty's stories evoked something personal in each reader.
Reading the Indian novel
A comment on a recently held International Conference in Delhi.
From the blurb
How To Read A Poem; Terry Eagleton, Blackwell Publishing, Rs. 395.
Living with a colonial burden
Ira Pande on her mother Shivani who was instinctively writing about gender issues much before they became self-conscious territories, and the plight of bhasha writers today.
Dostoevsky's useful idiots
The Idiot, Fyodor Dostoevsky, translated by David Magarshack, Penguin, 1955 edition.
Poet of the hopeless
Chekhov was a bridge between the structured realism of Maupassant and the psychological modernism of Joyce.
AFTER the incredible success of The Da Vinci Code, it seems almost every church in Europe has dark mystical secrets that need telling. If The Da Vinci Code was the original in its genre, then books like The Omega Scroll are ...
India in the future
An ambitious science fiction thriller set in a futuristic India that is fabulously rewarding.
Of pagans and heathens
English has an inordinately large number of dislogistic terms for people generally thought to be simple and natural.
Multi-tasking and mixed media
Sarnath Banerjee's narration may be abstract but his drawings are quite beautiful.
This is an unusually poignant, vivid and well-crafted work.
Who is this author, who could write such a fluid and heartbreaking book?
Year of biographies
2006 was boom time for biographies in the U.S.
Games, big and small
A romance set against the backdrop of the British debacle in Afghanistan.
A bird's-eye view
A sensible wide-angle look at India's bewildering bird life.
Life's like that only
With this translation, Parashuram reaches out to readers beyond Bengal's shores.
Complex web of class, caste, gender
The story staggers under sociological debates and reformist zeal.
A reliable and honest guide to Rabindranath's life in his own words as could ever be attempted.
Explosive eye candy
A Bollywood spectacle in a book.
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