Himmat Singh Gill
40 Days and 1001 Nights
by Tamalyn Dallal.
Jaico. Pages 308. Rs 295.
it would take much more than what the Arabic proverb says about having
to live 40 days with a people you really wish to understand, the belly
dancer Tamalyn Dallal’s book narrating her experience with segments of
the Islamic world spread over vast corners indicates that she not only
spent her time wisely when she journeyed to unknown destinations but
also enjoyed every one moment of it.
An Outsider in Politics
by Krishna Bose.
Penguin/Viking. Pages 256. Rs 599.
of a great man is always worthy of reading. But truly speaking, Krishna
Bose does not fall in the category of “great men (women)” and her An
Outsider in Politics is also not strictly an autobiography.
by Arvin Chawla.
Durban House. Pages 209. $14.95.
science relies heavily on research and experimentation for its growth.
So it is with the medical field. While newer diseases crop up by the
minute, cures remain elusive.
world a meeting place
Intercivilizational Dialogue on
by Madhuri Santanam Sondhi.
Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi.
Pages xi + 421. Rs 435.
author has juxtaposed the ideas of Basanta Mallik, the Indian
metaphysician, and Martin Buber, the Jewish existentialist, on the
issues of generic pluralism and the related possibilities and
methodologies of removing or harmonising different conflicts active in
D. S. Cheema
Asian Business Customs &
Manners—A Country-by-Country Guide
by Mary Murray Bosrock.
Macmillan India Ltd. Pages 383. Rs 450.
US and European countries started taking more and more interest in Asia
since it began to outperform them economically in 1980s.
the terror trail
Satinder K. Girgla
by Paro Anand.
IndiaInk. Pages 142. Rs 195.
the world, do the militants, who call themselves jihadis, ever spare a
thought for their own families? What kind of hell their children and
wives go through at the personal and social levels?
making of a fatwa
How did the words of an unknown
Texas academic lead to a potentially lethal fire-bomb attack in London? Andy
McSmith reports on a sinister trail
Sherry Jones, an American journalist-turned-novelist, The Jewel of
Medina — a fictional account of the life of Aisha, child bride of
the Prophet Mohammed — was to be the successful product of nearly six
years spent immersed in the history, culture and language of
Peace in the backyard of terror
Marching towards peace
Ed. Ramesh Yadav and Talwinder Singh.
Folklore Research Academy.
Pages 144. Price not mentioned.
Thoroughfare: A Book
by Kanwar Dinesh Singh. Hyphen Publications.
Pages 82. Rs 100.
The Unsung Goddess
by G. C. Mago. Writers’ Group.
Pages 72. Rs 150.
The Tragedy of Tibet
by Man Mohan Sharma. Trishul Publications.
Pages: XVI+264. Rs 495.