Sunday, December 23, 2001
in hot pursuit of Europe
Review by Amritjit Singh
The Indian Imagination: Critical Essays on Indian Writing in
by K.D. Verma. St. Martin’s Press, New York. Pages xiv + 268. $
Indian Imagination" creates a very specific context for a fresh
reading of a few selected Indian-English writers like Sri Aurobindo,
Mulk Raj Anand, Nissim Ezekiel, Balachandra Rajan, Anita Desai and
Arun Joshi. It attempts a reading that views these writers and their
texts to be in an intense conversation with the broad intellectual
and philosophical traditions of Europe since the 18th century,
especially in relation to the European thought on India generally in
service of imperialism.
Review by Barbara Ellen
by Andrew Morton, O’Mara Books, London. Pages 256.
I know, not even a journalist, recently had a nightmare about
Madonna. He would be interviewing her, think that he had finished,
and put away his dictaphone, only for another "Madonna" to
pop up and the whole process start up again. By his account, however
many times he had thought he had "done" her, Madonna just
kept coming back, like some many-headed MTV hydra.
the great foodies of the past
Review by Kavita Chauhan
by P. Arundhati. Concept Publishing, New Delhi. Pages 108. Rs 200.
book under review is a collection of articles written and lectures
delivered by the author on different occasions. The title of the
book "Annapurna"is very misleading, basically the book is
about the life and culture of ancient India. The articles cover a
wide range of subjects like nourishment, medicine, ecology,
psychology, chemistry and petrology.