no means hypnotic
V. N. Datta
The Thoughtful Guide to Sufism.
Shyakh Fadhlalla Haeri.
Bhavana Books and Prints, New Delhi.
Pages 127. Price not stated.
book of thirteen short chapters explains briefly the origins, history,
meaning, practice and significance of Sufism throughout the stages of
man who was called Lawrence of Arabia
Seven Pillars of Wisdom
T. E. Lawrence.
Rupa & Co. Pages 672. Rs 195.
on military history cannot be expected to give a balanced and true
picture of the events—it is, too often coloured with national
prejudices, political hatred and patriotic ambitions and goals.
in the air
An Angel in the Cockpit
by Dr Vijaypat Singhania. Lotus, Roli Books. Pages 288. Rs 395.
Emeritus, Raymond group, became the first man to fly a hot air balloon
to a height of 69,000 feet above sea level recently.
other face of Bihar
How many people know that the first-ever book written in English
was by Dean Mahomed from Bihar, asks writer and journalist Tabish
Khair as he makes out a case
for highlighting the literary achievements of a state whose image
the abiding enigma
Amar Nath Wadehra
Jinnah: Secular and
Nationalist Dr Ajeet Jawed.
Faizbooks, New Delhi. Pages 392. Rs 295.
place in history, Jinnah’s precise place and date of birth, normally
given as Karachi on December 25, 1876, are disputed. In India, Jinnah
has been slotted as the demagogue whose fiery communalism led to the
subcontinent’s bloody Partition.
in the information world
Rajesh Kumar Aggarwal
Gender and the Digital
Economy: Perspectives from the Developing World
ed. Cecilia Ng and Swasti Mitter.
Sage Publications. Pages 262. Rs 540.
means the economy in the world of information and communication
technologies. The book focuses on different issues on the positive
aspects of this economy, as these relate to women in the developing
the woman once regarded as the most disliked figure in pop, has
written in a new book of her continuing desolation at the loss of her
husband, John Lennon of the Beatles.
is close to life
by Gyanprakash Vivek
Published by Bharatiya
Jnanpith Rs 150. Pages 215.
attempts to explore and bring centre-stage, the conflicts and
complexities as well as apprehensions of a woman. Narrated through the
character of Saryu, Astitva takes the reader through the world
of the young, immersed in the pleasure of living in the present.
by Chris Grey Response Books, New. Delhi. Pages: ix + 145. Rs. 195
a generic term that includes such social entities as families, clubs
etc, economic set-ups like firms, limited companies etc and
politico-administrative units like state or central governments,
Through The Eagle’s Eye
by M.B. Lal Pages: 141. Rs
Atul Sir’s Star Student
by Dhara Anjaria
Frog Books, Mumbai. Pages: 125. Rs. 150.
S. Nihal Singh