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Mamdani and Emmanuel Renault.
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Niranjana, Linda Waldman and Li Xiao-Jian.
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Mbembe and Ye Shu-Xian.
by Ali Benmakhalouf, Ganesh Devy, Yang Guo-Rong, Bertrand Ogilvie,
Douglas Patterson and Deborah Posel. Vistaar, New Delhi. Pages 148; 165;
146 and 158. Rs. 195.
a "post-ist" world, there is a problematic correlation between
postmodernism, poststructuralism and postcolonialism. Along with various
counterdiscourses such as gender studies, Afro-Asian studies and Ethnic
studies, Postcolonial Studies has been institutionalised in the academia
in the last two decades.
in his own words
Nibir K. Ghosh
Interviews with Edward
W. Said Singh, Amritjit and Bruce G. Johnson (editors). University Press
of Mississippi. Pages 253. $20 (paperback), $48 (hardcover).
Said’s writings since 1970 have had a dramatic effect on how we think
about our world, its past, present and future. Because of the lasting
influence of his 1978 book, Orientalism (translated into dozens
of major languages), he is often regarded as the founder of
Gender and Social Equity
in Primary Education: Hierarchies
by Vimala Ramachandran Sage Publications. Pages
381. Rs 390.
and equity have been budge words these days. It acquired more prominence
after the adoption of Women's Component Plan during the Ninth Plan to
ensure that benefits from developmental sectors did not bypass women and
not less than 30 per cent of the funds/benefits trickled down to them
from all the women related sectors.
of the tribesmen
Mother Forest, The
Unfinished Story of C. K. Janu
by Bhaskaran. Translated by N. Ravi Shanker. Women Unlimited. Pages
71. Rs 75.
are indigenous aboriginal people of the land, for they had long settled
in different parts of the country before the Aryans penetrated India to
settle down. Comprising 7.18 per cent of India’s population, according
to the 1981 census, the problems and perils of this community go
search for Indian roots
Sanskrit and Orientalism: Indology and Comparative Linguistics in
edited by Douglas T McGetchin, Peter K J Park and Damodar SarDesai.
Manohar, Delhi,. Pages 386, Rs. 895
the German statesman Wilhelm von Humboldt set about reforming the system
of education in Germany he included the knowledge of Sanskrit texts as
an important part of the new curricula in the newly-established
University of Berlin. This was to be done in the department of
shades of white collar
Crime and Money Laundering: The Indian Perspective
by Jyoti Trehan. Oxford University Press. Pages 253. Rs 450.
book is obviously topical and relevant. What, however, is of concern is
the ambivalent view of the subject taken not only by lawmakers and the
general public, but also by the enforcers of the government system,
including the author's own profession.
view of cricket
Covers Are Off — A
Socio-Historical Study of Indian Cricket.
by Rajan Bala. Rupa & Co. Pages 278. Rs
Bala has been closely associated with Indian cricket for over four
decades. All this time he has been reporting the goings-on on cricket
fields, both in India and abroad, and has been in contacts with all
those who matter in Indian cricket. His observations, therefore, on
Indian cricket are generally taken very seriously. And this is fully
reflected in the book, which makes interesting reading.
Katha Kahani (Punjabi)
by Dr Man Singh Nirankari. Azad Hind Store.
Page 314. Rs 250.
Man Singh Nirankari is a world famous eye surgeon. Having graduated in
medicine in 1937 from King Edward Medical College, Lahore, he passed his
FRCS from Edinburgh and got his DO from London. In this book that has 27
chapters, all equally interesting, the doctor has called this venture of
life a Safarnamah, a journey.
Conversations with God
1000 World Prayers
by Marcus Braybrooke. Unistar.
Pages 373. Rs 250.
WE pray for several reasons. Some of us pray for material gains for
ourselves or for the welfare of our kith and kin, others for universal
good while still others pray for spiritual fulfillment. The need for
prayer arises when one feels utterly helpless and looks up to divine
intervention for deliverance or at least solace.
India’s Great Musicians
by Ashok Bhaura. Vishavbharati Prakashan, Barnala.
Pages 320. Rs 200.
by Nivedita Singh. Kanishka. Pages 247.