and growth of LTTE
Review by S.S. Chib
Sri Lanka: from Peace to Insurgency: Origin and Development in
the 19th and 20th Centuries
by A. Jayaratnam Wilson with a chapter "Eelam Tamil
Nationalism: An Inside View" by A.J.V. Chandrakanthan.
Penguin Books, New Delhi. Pages 250. Rs 250.
Lanka is one of the hot spots of the globe along with Kashmir
and North-East in India, Sindh in Pakistan, Afghanistan as a
whole and the dismembered Eastern Europe, Indonesia, Chechnya,
Ireland, etc. where terrorism is rampant. In Sri Lanka the
Sinhalese and the Tamils who were late comers and migrants and
who pushed the aborigines like Veddas to inhospitable and
inaccessible pockets, fight for the past two decades.
thought for your thoughts
Review by Kuldip Kalia
For the Soul: Thought; Book on Self-empowerment compiled
by M.M Walia. Sterling Publishers, New Delhi. Pages 63. Price
in yourself" sounds like a dogmatic approach. So truth
remains truth. But one should always think "positive and
be optimistic" because "thought itself is a way of
life. Moreover poverty and riches are considered to be the
outcome of thought. That is why calm and happiness are always
generated by pure and positive thoughts.
OFF THE SHELF
queer man who won a world war
Review by V.N. Datta
20 years ago Nigel Hamilton had published an authoritative
full-scale biography of Field Marshal Montgomery highlighting
his military accomplishments. Monty’s victory at the battle
of El Alamein has been universally acknowledged as a turning
point in favour of the British during World War II when the
Germans were defeated, and they had to flee.
she has gained and what she has lost
Review by Rumina Sethi
Women and the Common Life: Love, Marriage and Feminism
By Christopher Lasch and edited by Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn. W.
W. Norton, New York and London. Pages 196. $12.95.
Lasch, the controversial historian and brilliant social
critic, persisted on the subject of women’s place in both
personal and public life in the past 15 years of his life. The
complex demands of the project could have only been dealt with
by a man who had an erudition as well as an unfailing common
proxy war and Kargil conflict
Review by Randeep Wadehra
Pak Proxy War
by Rajeev Sharma.Kaveri Books, New Delhi. Pages 223.: Rs. 295.
has vowed to bleed India through thousand cuts. This is being
done by the cost-effective method of proxy war – a
low-intensity warfare where infiltration and sabotage are used
with telling effect. India is facing this menace for the past
two decades and more.