Letting intuition do its
Creativity in Business
Michael Ray and Rochelle Myers. Doubleday. Pages 222. $ 11.25
in creativity and innovation is the dream of every competitive
society today. Therein lies the root of all economic and
political power. Respect in the community also stems from it.
This holds true for nations, businesses and industry.
contributed to India’s social and cultural renaissance
Footfalls of Indian History
by Sister Nivedita; Rupa and Company; New Delhi; Pages 264; Rs
Elizabeth Nobel was born a Christian in Ireland but she died a
Hindu in India. Daughter of a Christian priest, she heard the
call of Swami Vivekanand and landed in Calcutta (now Kolkata)
in 1898. She became an object of great regard for Vivekanand
who inducted her into his monastic order and gave her the
days in Ladour
Landour days; A Writer’s Journal
by Ruskin Bond. Viking. Rs 195. Pages 160.
takes a Ruskin Bond to turn an ordinary of life into an
extraordinary story. And, while he is at it, his words flow
with the ease of a mountain stream—sometimes puckish like a
torrent; sometimes languorous like a river.
unique look at a multifaceted India
by Halide Edib; with an Introduction and notes by Mushirul
Hasan; Oxford Press; Page 272, Rs 395.
the varied versions of western images of India in the early
twentieth century which can be typified as European, the book Inside
India is truly unique. Halide Edib, a Turkish writer, does
not imagine, inscribe or conjure an Indian image but rather
presents a documentation of its multifaceted and
multi-cultural persona, of course, with her personal
the trail of the tiger
The Tiger in India. A Natural History.
by J.C. Daniel. Natraj Publishers, Dehra Dun. Pages 300
tiger will never become extinct, as it does well in captivity,
but in the wild it is most likely to survive in the Sunderbans,
where the habitat favours the tiger." So writes the
author of this book. But, it is the fear of extinction that
has goaded the authorities to set up wild life sanctuaries.
source of insipiration for Dalit intellectuals
Selected writing of Jotirao Phule.
Edited by G.P. Deshpande. Left Word Books, New Delhi, Pages
XII+248. Rs 450
Phule can legitimately be called the father of the Dalit
consciousness and upsurge in India. He is the worthy
predecessor of Ramaswamy Naicker and Dr B.R. Ambedkar and a
source of inspiration for Dalit intellectuals.
glimpse of the politics of Sangh Parivar
The RSS and the BJP:
A division of labor
by A.G. Noorani, Left Word Books, New Delhi, Rs 75, Pages 112.
1990s will be remembered in Indian politics for three Ms —
Mandal, Mandir and Market. Issues relating to reservations for
the backward castes, demolition of the Babri Masjid, the rise
of Hindutva politics, and the liberalisation of the Indian
economy may be termed as events that have changed the
vocabulary of Indian politics in a major way.