A spiffy take
on the life of a phenomenon
Reviewed by M. Rajiv
MGR A Biography
by Shrikanth Veeravalli Rainlight, Rupa.
Pages Rs 295.
G Ramachandran. Most people in North India born in the past three
decades would not know anything of this wonderful man. Son of a
Malayali magistrate, born in Sri Lanka, Ramachandran lost his father
at the age of two.
paradigm of legal orders
Reviewed by Amarinder
Sikh Diaspora : Legal
Pluralism and Dispute Settlement
by Prit Paul Rawat Publications,
Pages 163 Rs 495.
book investigates the relationship between law and society. It is an
attempt to study the dichotomy of the official and non-official law.
Law and society are a reality and are inseperable.The book examines
the settlement of disputes of citizens in multicultural
America.American society is multi-legal where the legal system goes
hand in hand with the traditional and customary law.
Reviewed by Sarbjit
by Shinder Purewal Gyan Publishing House. Rs 525
Democracy is an interesting
book that draws one's attention to various ills afflicting the
democracy in the country. The subject on which author Shinder Purewal
dwells on his book is in the public domain for the past several years
and has been debated extensively but the style adopted by him to tell
the story is new. His narrative is different.
dishful for vegetarians
Reviewed by Priyanka
Hymns from the Soil
by Vikas Khanna. Bloomsbury India.
Pages 417. Rs 1,599
Another cook book that promises to change your humble vegetarian world
as you know it —the banal paneer, ubiquitous dal makhani, cucumber
raita. After all, this is what excites vegetarians at the
dining table. But what makes this book different? To begin with it has
been put together by celebrity chef Vikas Khanna, who assures non-meat
eaters that the choices aren't limited; that there is a culinary life
beyond aloo-gobhi, bhindi, baingan.
life well lived indeed
Reviewed by Aditi Garg
Witness to an Era - An
by Harkishan Singh Vallabh Prakashan. Pages 160. Rs 600 (Delhi),
Rs 630 (rest of India), Rs 1800 (Overseas)
is the biggest leveller. Wherever you may have been born, whatever
your circumstances may have been; everyone is the same in the eyes of
success. Humble beginnings stand no chance in restricting a person who
has set his eyes high and is driven by hard work and passion.