Savage Humans and Stray
Dogs—A Study in Aggression
by Hiranmay Karlekar.
Sage. Pages 275. Rs 295.
on key issues
V. Eshwar Anand
Infrastructure & Governance
Ed Sameer Kochhar, Deepak B. Phatak, H. Krishnamurthy and Gusharan
Academic Foundation. Pages 166. Rs 695.
Water—Institutional Alternatives and Political Economy
Ed. Vishwa Ballabh. Sage, New Delhi.
Pages 386. Rs 950.
Smoke and Mirrors: An
Experience of China
by Pallavi Aiyar.
Pages 282. Rs 395.
Once hailed as the ‘Voice of
Generation X’, David Foster Wallace hanged himself at the age of 46. Guy
Adams reports from Los Angeles
For a writer who elevated irony to an art form, and whose infinite
jesting co-existed with an all-too-apparent dark side, it felt grimly
appropriate that David Foster Wallace should have chosen suicide as the
means by which to end his own life story.
members of the Stasi come clean about their work for East Germany’s
infamous secret police in a new book that offers some of the most
detailed personal accounts of its clandestine operations.
to go online
MANCHESTER University’s John
Rylands Library will be digitising much of its renowned collection of
medieval manuscripts, including parts of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.
The project will allow widespread access to the works online. Staff will
begin to scan the pages using a high definition camera in October and
the results will be available by late 2009.
of the book
The Leader’s Way
by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Laurens Van Den Muyzenberg.
Nicholas Brealey Publishing.
Pages 202. Rs 495.