A man of action
Reviewed by B.G. Verghese
By L. C. Jain.
The Book Review.
Pages 265. Rs 395.
Jain was a self-effacing man who spoke through his actions. He
had a wide circle of friends and associates who knew of his quiet
efforts and admired him. But it only now, after his passing, that a
semi-autobiography has appeared.
glimpse into Mughal era
Reviewed by Aradhika Sharma
The Shadow Princess
By Indu Sundaresan.
Pages 364. Rs 399.
romance of the Mughal era has always fascinated me. It was my
favourite era even when I was studying history. I have simply loved to
read accounts of the Mughal times, their customs and systems, the
formality in the courts, the gossip and the machinations in the courts
and in the zenana.
tale of Indian politics
Reviewed by Puneetinder Kaur Sidhu
Battle for Bittora
By Anuja Chauhan.
Pages 426. Rs 299.
Chauhan’s second book, Battle For Bittora, will make you LOL
(laugh out loud). Crafted around the Lok Sabha elections, this romantic
comedy brings to the reader a rather "cute" (if I may) version
of the Great Indian Democracy, by marrying politics and pop-culture.
science find the final answer?
Reviewed by Kuldip Dhiman
The Grand Design: New Answers to the Ultimate Questions of Life
By Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow.
Pages 200. Rs 599.
you are reading this review, an exact copy of yours could be going to
war in a galaxy far away, and yet another copy doing household chores in
another universe, and yet another having dinner in a restaurant hundreds
of light years away.
beyond the legacy
Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson and former bureaucrat-turned-diplomat
Gopalkrishna Gandhi revisits history in his latest book
Gandhi is a former civil servant-turned-diplomat, who was later
appointed as Governor of West Bengal. Today, this grandson of Mahatma
Gandhi is known through his writings, the latest being his book Dara
Shukoh: A Play (Tranquebar Press). Excerpts from an interview:
for entertainment, not messages
not only says it the way it is, but also debunks most widely
prevalent notions associated with theatre. Meet well-known theatre
person Padmashri Aamir Raza Husain. The man, who himself became a legend
of sorts with the spectacular theatrical production The Legend of Ram,
has no hesitation in stating that theatre’s first and foremost purpose
is to entertain.
Reviewed by Randeep Wadehra
The Siege of Warwan
By Major General G.D. Bakshi (retd)
Pages: 284. Rs 299.