Remapping Knowledge: The Making
of South Asian Studies in India, Europe and America (19th and 20th
eds. Jackie Assayag and Véronique Bénéï. Three Essays Collective.
Gurgaon. Pages 135. Rs 400.
Essays Collective, in recent years, has produced erudite collections of
essays that are contemporary as well as relevant to South Asia. Remapping
Knowledge is an interesting experiment in ascertaining new
configurations of the production of knowledge in terms of the
infiltration of "third world" scholars into the West, a
process spurred by globalisation.
Iraq war has produced a clash of civilisations’
journalist, writer and Middle East expert, Dilip Hiro was in Delhi some
time back. The London-based author has published over 27 books, a
majority of them centred around the Middle East and India’s colonial
past. He’s recently brought out a book on contemporary Iran titled, Iran
Himmat Singh Gill
The Indian Media
ed. Asha Rani Mathur. Rupa. Pages 320. Rs 395.
honouring the memory of the late outstanding journalist Prem Bhatia,
Asha Rani Mathur’s collection of essays by a string of writers has not
only succeeded in paying a handsome tribute to a man who came to be
identified with accuracy in writing, but also centre staged in all its
dimensions the state of the media in India in the present times.
The Political Memoirs of an
Indian Revolutionary Naina Singh Dhoot (1904-1989)
Introduction, translation and annotation by Surinder Singh. Manohar.
Page 357. Price 895.
has not done justice to the Indian revolutionaries who valiantly fought
for country’s freedom. The tales of a number of persons who underwent
horrendous torture during the freedom struggle are still shrouded in the
womb of past.
Rajesh Kumar Aggarwal
The State, IT and Development
eds. R.K. Bagga, Kenneth Keniston and Rohit Raj Mathur. Sage
Publications. Pages 325. Rs 380.
technology and IT-enabled services ave achieved record growth in recent
years. While the number of telephone and Internet users have increased
manifold, software development and earnings too have increased to a new
Or the Day Seizes You
by Rajorshi Chakraborty. Penguin. Pages 208. Rs 250.
Life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and
writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as
it is with what he hoped to make it. When we reflect on the events as
they unfold, we come face to face with our shortcomings and are forced
to accept that most of the misgivings that we have to deal with could
have been avoided.
Tale from the
vale of snow
Amar Nath Wadehra
Barf, Dhoop aur Chinar
by Kashmiri Lal Zakir Educational Publishing House, Delhi. Pages 135. Rs
or barf represents pristine purity and dhoop or
sunlight conveys natural warmth. Add to this chinar trees, and one gets
the essence of Kashmiri culture – beautiful, warm and pure. At the
spectrum’s other end, contrary traits too become manifest as snow can
freeze and the sun burn.
memory of a best friend
A Trip To Dog Heaven Marley
& Me Life and love with the World’s Worst Dog
by John Grogan. William Morrow. Pages 291 Rs. 468
watched enthralled as Marley & Me bounded up the New York
Times hard cover non-fiction bestseller list like a yellow labrador,
it was intriguing. Who was this
Marley? After 19 weeks, it was on the top of the list and the bookseller
called to say that he has a book called Marley and Me.
Hollywood, even the greats can fall victim to a bad agent. An
undisclosed bidder recently paid $15,000 for a 1943 letter in which
future Nobel Prize winner William Faulkner complained to a potential
Hollywood agent about the current "dope" of one who had
committed him to a seven-year contract with Warner Bros.
Back of the book
Long Spoon Lane
by Anne Perry Headline. Pages 373. £ 2.99
Getting Out of the House
by Isla Dewar Review Pages 346.£ 6.00
by David Morrell. Headline
Pages 312. £6.00