& evolution of language
Signification in Language and Culture
edited by Harjeet Singh Gill. Indian Institute of Advanced
Study, Shimla. Pages xi+675. Rs 950.
in Language and Culture is an anthology of papers
presented at the international symposium on Signification in
Buddhist and French Traditions (with its impact on later
developments in India and Europe) held at the Institute of
Advanced Study, Shimla, in September 2001.
heap of dim-lit personal memories of an indigenous utopia
Remembering Preet Nagar
by Urmila Anand, translated into English by S. K. Bhatia, Guru Nanak Dev
University Press, Amritsar. Pages 82. Rs150.
desire to create a world within a world, a secular utopia lies
embedded somewhere in the religious fantasy of the Promised Land. A
strange blend of myth and reality, this desire incarnates itself
differently in different human beings.
blood over sand
Blood and Sand — The West Asian Tragedy
by S. Nihal Singh. CBS, New Delhi. Pages 334. Rs 550.
his vast experience of world affairs and the distinction of having
edited the Khaleej Times in the Persian Gulf for nearly seven
years, S. Nihal Singh bears impeccable credentials to unfold the
never-ending tragedy and heartbreak of the Israeli-Palestinian
in the realm of tantra
Mahayana Tantra: An Introduction
by Shri Dharamakirti, Penguin, New Delhi. Rs 200.
book may be called as ‘Experiments with Truth’ because it not only
offers an exposition of Mahayana Tantra but it records the
personal experiences of the author in the realm of spirituality. The
author is a disciple of His Holiness The Fourteenth Dalai Lama.
Good Health: The Alternative Way
by Katie Coutts with Marion Quinn Indus Publishing Company, New Delhi.
Pages 304. Rs. 195.
is essential for our happiness, but the human body is susceptible to
various ailments. Reasons can vary from stress to genetic disorders to a
sedentary lifestyle. Though modern medicine has made tremendous
progress, yet, despite sophisticated diagnostic techniques, it has been
unable to provide a cure to all the ailments.
of freedom and postmodernist thought
by Zygmunt Bauman. World View, Delhi. Pages 106. Rs. 70
Bauman is one of the leading lights among post-modernists. In his
numerous works like Individualised Society, On Modernity,
Post-modernity and the Intellectuals he has focused his attention on
the agonising situation of an individual in the modern consumer society.
strategy for making strategies
B. B. Goel
Business Policy and Strategic Management
by Sukul Lomash and P.K. Mishra. Vikas, Delhi. Pages xxiv+381. Rs 180.
management in the current market scenario is one of the trustworthiest
signs of good governance. It is an analytical thinking process, thereby
committing resources for the profitability and viability of a venture.
It is fundamentally a market driven and customer-oriented
entrepreneurial activity and aims at capitalising market opportunities.