Carving a Goan identity in the postcolonial period
Ervell E. Menezes
GOA INDICA : A
CRITICAL PORTRAIT OF POSTCOLONIAL GOA
by Arun Sinha. Bibliophile South Asia in association with
Promilla & Co. Rs 495
on Goa are being churned out at regular intervals these days with
varying degrees of success, depending on their approach. Some just
scratch the surface of the subject while others dwell on the writer’s
fetishes. Still others try to cover all aspects. Arun Sinha ‘s Goa
Indica : A Critical Portrait of Postcolonial Goa, belongs to the
last category and for that reason it is likely to invite censure but
being a non-Goan he is more objective.
Movie exhibition: From theatre to cinema
Sarbjit Singh Bahga
Showplaces: Cinema Theatres in India
by David Vinnels & Brent Skelly with additional material on
Rajasthan by Braj Raj Singh. E & E Plumridge, Cambridge, in
collaboration with and distributed by Decorum Books, London. Pages
288 (hardback). £ 30.
— the Indian film industry — is undoubtedly the largest in the
world. Copious works have been written on its economic, social and
artistic significance and considerable literature is available
concerning film stars, directors and productions. But woefully
little attention has been paid to the other important constituent of
the business, namely cinema exhibition and venues.
Myths about media
Media and Society—Challenges
edited by Vir Bala Aggarwal. Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi.
academicians, scholars and practitioners of journalism rarely look
at the theory and philosophy of the media. Nevertheless they are all
consumers. In the West, whole lot research goes on endlessly.
Schools of mass communications, universities, media institutions and
academicians are deeply involved in probing the role of the mass
media in shaping society.
man who brought santoor centrestage
G. K. Pandey
Journey with a Hundred Strings:
My Life in Music
by Shiv Kumar Sharma, with Ina Puri. Viking, Penguin. Pages 193. Rs 395.
book unfolds vivid glimpses of a sentimental journey of santoor maestro
Shiv Kumar Sharma from a humble beginning to dizzy heights. In a way it
is a story of anguish and joy of this great artiste who has succeeded,
like Ustad Bismillah Khan in the case of shahnai, in achieving the same
status for santoor in the world of Indian classical music.
Thinkers who shaped human thought
Karl Marx by Leon
by Robert Waelder
Rupa & Co. Pages 221 and 172 respectively. Rs 195 each.
nature has always fascinated theorists and philosophers around the
globe. Endeavours have been made to understand it on social as well
as personal levels. Both psychoanalysis and Marxism attempt to study
the human mind and its instincts. Sigmund Freud studied the
psychological conflicts within the individual and asserted that it
was not only the conscious but also the unconscious that contributed
to the production of ‘meaning’ and, was responsible for the
social and cultural conflicts in the outside world.