The genesis and growth of Indo-Pak tension
Review by Jai Narain
Security Dilemma: The Pakistan Factor and India’s Policy
by Rajpal Budania. Indus Publishing Company, New Delhi. Pages
312. Rs 500.
Iqbal saw the vision, M.A. Jinnah gave it a concrete shape, so
goes the popular story about the creation of Pakistan, perhaps
the only modern nation other than Israel that owe its
existence to a nationalism inspired by religion. But
similarity ends there.
is time to revisit the vibrant North-East
Review by Gobind
Oral Tradition and Folk Heritage of North-East India. Spectrum
Publications, Guwhati and Delhi. Pages 172. Rs 280.
Studies in Literature and Society. Omsons Publications, New
Delhi. Pages 102. Rs 140.
Both by Lalit Kumar Barua
the people of the North-West and for that matter even of the
West India, the seven states in the picturesque and vibrant
North-East mainly come to mind when there is bloodletting or
when the nature’s fury strikes.
tireless wanderer all over ideas and ideals
Review by M.L. Raina
Grammers of Creation
by George Steiner. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.
Pages 344. $ 29.95.
This is the hour of the lead/remembered, if outlived/ as
freezing personas/recollect the snow/first-chill-then stupor
— then the letting go — Emily Dickinson
Were the universe to perish, music would endure — Schopehauer
obsessions, no new ideas
Contributions towards an Agenda for India
edited by Samir Banerjee and Sanjeev Ghotge. Indian Institute
of Advanced Study, Shimla.
Pages x+180. Rs 300.
the end of 50 years of independence a series of intellectual
exercises were undertaken to assess the country’s progress,
the health of Indian democracy and other related issues. The
book under review is one of them.