saga of political ambition and thwarted aspirations
Contesting Marginality: Ethnicity, Insurgency and
Subnationalism in North-East India
by Sajal Nag. Manohar. New Delhi. Pages 382. Rs 795.
"abrupt" withdrawal of the British from India
catapulted the plethora of protohistoric and more advanced
tribes inhabiting northeast India into the midst of a
bourgeois political system, which they were scarcely equipped
to deal with.
treatise on the concept of jehad
Islam and Jihad
by A.G. Noorani. Left Word Books, N. Delhi. Pages XII+16.Rs
as a concept has contributed a great deal in demonising Islam
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cause they happen to espouse at a particular juncture and
evokes passionate opposition and intense hatred among those
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Singh’s philosophy was ahead of his times
of hundreds of revolutionaries who went to the gallows during
India’s struggle for freedom, the name that first comes to
our mind is that of Sardar Bhagat Singh who led an armed
rebellion against the British, and eventually laid down his
life for the cause of India’s freedom.
the political consciousness of Telugu poetry
Twentieth Century Telugu Poetry: An Anthology
edited and translated by Velcheru Narayana Rao, Delhi. OUP.
Pages 345. Rs 595
with colonialism have generated all kinds of responses —
from downright self-deprecation to rabid self-righteousness.
Telugu poetry in the twentieth century hinges more or less on
these two extreme responses.
tales pilgrims tell
Spiritual journey, imperial city
by Alexandra Mack Vedams, Pages
227; Rs 900
hallmark of good research is its universal applicability.
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diffusion of pluralities, which convey, classify or extend the
boundaries of the original idea.
Portrait in Sepia
by Isabel Allende. Harper Collins. Pages 304. Singapore $15
this historical work, a young woman looks back on her
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This sweeping novel encompasses war, revolution and family
Managing Difficult People
by Karen Mannering. UBS Publishers’ Distributors, New Delhi.
Pages 127. Rs 125
management is an important aspect of a manager’s skills.
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