A chequered past
Reviewed by Parshotam Mehra
China: A History
By John Keay.
Pages ix + 578. Price not mentioned.
to the US, if not already its equal, China dominates the world stage, as
a super power, a virtual Colossus. Apart from its international status,
nearer home we have to deal with this land and its people as our
Reviewed by Aradhika Sharma
By Arjun Rao.
Pages 392. Rs 295.
people who loved the Enid Blyton stories set in the residential schools,
Mallory Towers and St Claire’s, this book would be an indigenous, more
modern version of the same and, therefore, rather enjoyable. Arjun
Rao’s debut novel, Third Best, is set in a boarding school
located in the hills.
Reviewed by Rajesh Kumar Aggarwal
India’s Economy and Growth:
Essays in Honour of VKRV Rao
Eds Pulin B. Nayak, Bishwanath Goldar and Pradeep Agrawal.
Pages 375. Rs 795.
book is an outcome of a conference organised in 2008 by the Delhi School
of Economics and the Institute of Economic Growth. It deals with major
issues of economic growth such as the growth process, measurement of
national income and related aggregates, environmental issues, and
monetary and fiscal policies.
and the environment
Reviewed by P. K. Vasudeva
The British Empire and the Natural World: Environmental Encounters
in South Asia
Eds Deepak Kumar, Vinita Damodaran and Rohan D’Souza.
Pages 344. Rs 695.
thy name is greatness. Well, Shakespeare may not have said so. But one
meeting with the living legend Pandit Birju Maharaj, Padma Vibushan, the
indomitable exponent of Lucknow-Kalka Bindadin Gharana of Kathak, and
one is compelled to observe so.
New book traces path of IIM
alumni who chose to be entrepreneurs
book tracing the inspiring
journey of 25 IIM Lucknow alumni, who chose independent entrepreneurial
careers instead of run-of-the mill private-sector jobs, was released in
New Delhi recently. Written by IIM-L alumni, Amit Haralalka and Amitabh
Thakur, The Fresh Brew: Chronicles of Business and Freedom
intends to encourage its readers to follow their dreams while choosing a
boys and beyond
Coffee-table book on IIM-A
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, (IIM-A), celebrating its
golden jubilee year, recently released a coffee-table book on itself. IIMA:
India's Management Athenaeum
was released in Ahmedabad by Vijaypat Singhania, chairperson of IIM-A's
Board of Governors.
Wanderers, wildlife and women
Reviewed by Randeep Wadehra
by Rajorshi Chakraborti
Tranquebar. Pages: xiii+198. Rs. 200
Sprint of the
edited by S. Theodore Baskaran.
Pages xv+223. Rs 299.
Feminine Aesthetics of
Indian Women Writers
by Dr K.R. Sujatha and Dr S. Gokilavani.
Pages xv+199. Rs 780.