Reviewed by Shelley Walia
The New Mole: Paths
of the Latin American Left
by Emir Sader. LeftWord Books.
Pages169. Rs 250
Within the context of
the rise of right-wing economies, the wider processes of society have
come under the brunt of imperialist forces and the free market economy
with an outlook that has emerged from the workings of neoliberalism
and its world-wide dominance. Latin America, according to Emir Sader
in his book The New Mole (originally published by Verso,
London), is "the laboratory of neoliberalism": "Here it
was born, here it spread and here it took on its most radical forms.
Secrets unravelled under
the shadow of violence
Reviewed by Amarinder Gill
The House with a
by Aruni Kashyap. Penguin.
Pages 226. Rs 399
the protagonist Pabloís
ancestral home has a life of its own.The village Hatimura is located
in the quiet hamlet of Mayong in Assam. Pablo is a young boy raised in
Guwahati, where bandhs are a way of life. He has visited the
village only once to attend a family funeral. Now he is there to
attend his favourite Moina-Pehiís wedding.The book moves between
this present visit and the last one.
A gruesome, entertaining
Connolly is true to form
in this narrative with its scary locations, unending suspense and
shades of the underworld
Reviewed by Aakshi Shera
The Wrath of Angels
by John Connolly. Hodder.
Pages 472. Rs 320
haunting and scary, the
book talks about the anger of the angels who have fallen from grace.
It follows Charlie Parker, a private investigator, who has been
involved in many such happenings before. There is a hit list which has
his name on it. He also knows that "the Collector", a serial
killer who steals souls, is on his trail. And now everybody believes
that his soul too is tainted. But he is sure that he is on the side of
Zeroing in on
new ways to run business
Reviewed by D S Cheema
by Don Young. Profile Books, London.
Pages 264. Rs 350
the overall world
economic scene is, to say the least, dismal and gloomy. Many thinkers
believe that the current world order cannot take us through the
difficult times unless we look beyond the present system of running
business organisations. It seems the West, which the world is
accustomed to looking up to for innovation and breakthroughs, has run
out of ideas and new enterprise rules need to be evolved and adopted.