Biblio: A Review of Books. Issues of 2001

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Naga Sadhus at Kumbh, Jan-Feb 2001 Cover
C O N T E N T S
VOL. VI
NO. 1 / 2
40 PAGES
JANUARY-
FEBRUARY
2001
4
Passport Photos by Amitava Kumar Tabish Khair
5
Asylum, USA by Boman Desai Amitava Kumar
6
The Enigma of Denial: V S. Naipaul's negotiation of his homeland. An essay Caryl Phillips
10
Leaving Amsterdam: A journey of a migrant from homeland to homeland. An essay Anil Ramdas
13
Across the border. Letter from an Indian historian in Texas Seema Alavi
14
About Daddy by Meena Arora Nayak, Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee Meera Syal, In the Garden Secretly and Other Stories by Jean Arasanayagam and Mai: A Novel by Geetanjah Shree Ashley Tellis
15
Mirage by Bandula Chandraratna Mithu C. Banerji
16
Mother India conquers Alexander: Hindi film songs in Greece--the latest sequel in a cultural conversation. An essay Helen Abadzi
18
The Gin Drinkers by Sagarika Ghose Rukmini Bhaya Nair
20
The Mammaries of the Welfare State by Upamanyu Chatterjee Nandini Lal
21
The Burnt Forehead of Max Saul by Indrajit Hazra Sukanta Chaudhuri
22
21st century Kumbh. A photo essay Karoki Lewis
24
Hinduttva: A View and a Way of Life, National Movement and the RSS Protection of Cow-Clan, Hindu Samskriti and Environment, Awakening among Women and RSS by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Manisha Sethi
25
The Christian Clergy in India, Volume 1: Social Structure and Social Roles by T. K. Oommen and Hunter P Mabry A. J. Philip
27
The Politics of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Pakistan 1971-77 by Sayyid A S. Pirzada, The Mirage of Power: An Inquiry into the Bhutto Years 1971-77 by Mubashir Hasan and Pakistan: Political Roots and Development 1947-1999 by Safdar Mahmood Oskar Verkaaik
28
The Making of Laloo Yadav: The Unmaking of Bihar Thakur, Trial and Error: The Advent and Eclipse of Benazir Bhutto by Iqbal Akhund and Pakistan: The Economy of an Elitist State by Ishrat Husain Sankarshan John Elliott
30
Bihar is in the Eye of the Beholder by Vijay Nambisan Deborah Sutton
31
State, Identity and Violence: Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh by Navnita Chadha Behera Keki N. Daruwalla
32
States of stagnation: Nationalisms and the movement for Kashmiri Independence. An essay Soma Jabbar
34
India's Labour Standards and the WTO Framework by Subramanian Swami S. P Shukla
36
Workers' Rights in a New Economic Order: the first Arvind N. Das Memorial Lecture from the Association of Labour Historians Jairus Banaji
COVER PHOTOGRAPH: Naga Sadhus at the Maha Kumbh Mela, 2001, by KAROKI LEWIS
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Contributors
HELEN ABADZI is a Senior Evaluation Officer at the Operations Evaluation Department of the World Bank.
SEEMA ALAVI is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar in Residence at the University of Texas, USA.
JAIRUS BANAJI is a Visiting Fellow at Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
MITHU C. BANERJI is a freelance journalist and columnist based in the UK. She is currently writing her first novel.
RUKMINI BHAYA NAIR is Professor of Linguistics and English at the Indian Institute of Technology New Delhi.
SUKANTA CHAUDHURI is Professor of English at Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
KEKI N. DARUWALLA was a regular columnist in The Economic Times and is a former Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee.
JOHN ELLIOTT is a former journalist with the Financial Times in London, South Asia and Hong Kong. He now writes from New Delhi for Fortune magazine and contributes to the International Herald Tribune, the New Statesman, and other publications.
SONIA JABBAR is is an independent writer currently living and working in Kashmir and is the recipient of the WISCOMP Scholar of Peace Award, 2000.
TABISH KHAIR is Assistant Professor at the Department of English, University of Copenhagen.
AMITAVA KUMAR is the author of Passport Photos, recently released by Penguin India. He divides his time between India and the US.
NANDINI LAL is a reviewer and critic who has worked in journalism, advertising and publishing.
KAROKI LEWIS is a London and Delhi based photographer. His book Delhi's Historic Villages: A Photographic Evocation was published in 1997, and he is currently working on a book about Mehrauli, to be published later this year.
A. J. PHILIP is Senior Editor at The Indian Express.
CARYL PHILLIPS is the author of six novels, including The Nature of Blood. His latest publication is the non-fiction book, The Atlantic Sound.
ANIL RAMDAS is the New Delhi correspondent of NRC Handelsblad, Rotterdam.
MANISHA SETHI is a PhD scholar at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawarharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
S. P SHUKLA is a former Commerce Secretary to the Government of India.
DEBORAH SUTTON is a PhD student at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawarharlal Nehru University New Delhi.
ASHLEY TELLIS has a PhD in Irish Women's Writing from Cambridge University and has taught at St. Xavier's College, Bombay and St. Stephen's College, Delhi.
OSKAR VERKAAIK is an anthropologist working on nationalism and religion in Pakistan, in particular the Muhajirs in Sindh. He is at present affiliated with the Free University in Amsterdam.
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Still from Debshishu by Utpalendu Chakraborty, MarApr 2001 Cover
C O N T E N T S
VOL. VI
NOS.
3 & 4
40 PAGES
MARCH APRIL
2001
4 India's Nuclear Security edited by Raju G. C. Thomas and Amit Gupta Sukumar
Muralidharan
5 Reach for the Stars: The Evolution of India's Rocket Programme by Gopal Raj S. Ramnath
7 The Immorality of Nuclear Weapons. Keynote Address to the National Convention on Nuclear Disarmament and Peace Amulya K. N. Reddy
8 India's Maritime Security by Rahul Roy-Chaudhury Peter Sinai
10 Delhi: An Urban Space and Human Destinies edited by Veromque Dupont, Emma Tarlo and Denis Vidal Awadhendra Sharan
11 Rediscovering Dharavi: Stories from Asia's Largest Slum by Kalpana Sharma Orlanda Ruthven
13 An Ambiguous Journey to the City: The Village and other Odd Ruins of the Self in the Indian Imagination by Ashis Nandy Rana Dasgupta
14 Beato's Delhi 1857, 1997 by Jim Masselos and Narayam Gupta Ranjana Sengupta
16 London: A Biography by Peter Ackroyd Julian Gibbs
17 Mapping Subaltern Studies and the Postcolonial edited and introduced by Vinayak Chaturvedi Bodhisattva Kar
20 The Prelude to Empire: Plassey Revolution of 1757 by Sushil Chaudhury and Society, Economy and the Market: Commercialisation in Rural Bengal c. 1760-1800 by Rajat Datta Seema Alavi
21 Commonwealth Literature -- should the category exist? A debate
23 Something Barely Remembered by Susan Visvanathan Nilanjana S. Roy
24 The Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri Shoma Chaudhury
25 Civil Lines 4 edited by Rukun Advani, Mukul Kesavan and Ivan Hutnik Sharifa Chekesha
Rhodes
26 Nani's Book of Suicides by Sunny Singh Sunanda Mongia
27 Inventing Boundaries: Gender, Politics and the Partition of India edited by Mushirul Hasan Manoshi Mitra
28 Ismat: Her Life, Her Times edited by Sukrita Paul Kumar and Sadique Jaya Banerji
29 Nadia, Captive of Hope by Fay Afaf Kanafam Anuradha Kumar
31 Oona, Mountain Wind by Jasjit Mansingh Manjula
Padmanabhan
32 The Singer and the Song: Conversations with Women Musicians by C. S. Lakshmi Manisha Chaudhry
33 Splitting the Difference: Gender and Myth in Ancient Greece and India by Wendy Doniger Pradip Bhattacharya
35 Invented Identities: The Interplay of Gender, Religion and Politics in India edited by Julia Leslie and Mary McGee Manisha Sethi
36 Women in Early Indian Societies edited by Kumkum Roy Geeta Arya
37 Perpetual Mourning: Widowhood in Rural India by Martha Alter Chen Seema Kazi
38 From Lahore to Lucknow. An Interview with Ram Advani Nonica Datta
COVER: Smita Patil in a still from the film Debshishu (1985) by Utpalendu Chakraborty

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C 0 N T R I B U T 0 R S
SEEMA ALAVI is Fulbright Scholar in Residence University of Texas, USA.
GEETA ARYA teaches History at Zakir Husain College, Delhi University.
JAYA BANERJI is a writer and editor.
PRADIP BHATTACHARYA belongs to the Indian Administrative Service and has written several books on the Mababbarata and papers on comparative mythology.
MANISHA CHAUDHRY is an independent consultant on Gender and the Media.
SHOMA CHAUDHURY is the Literary Editor of tehelka.com.
RANA DASGUPTA is a freelance journalist based in New Delhi.
NONICA DATTA teaches History at Miranda House, Delhi University. She has authored Forming an Identity: A Social History of the Jats (OUP, 1999).
JULIAN GIBBS is a freelance journalist based in London.
BODHISATTVA KAR is doing his Masters' at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
SEEMA KAZI is a freelance researcher who has worked on human rights with special reference to Muslim women for the past ten years.
ANURADHA KUMAR is Assistant Editor of Economic and Political Weekly.
MANOSHI MITRA is a gender specialist with the Asian Development Bank, Manila.
SUNANDA MONGIA teaches English at Benares University, Varanasi.
SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN is a journalist with The Hindu.
MANJULA PADMANABHAN is a writer and artist living in New Delhi.
SUBHRAHMANYA RAMNATH is a former Director, Programme Planning and Implementation, at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre.
AMULYA K. N. REDDY is former President of the International Energy Initiative. He has worked on renewable energy, and having recently retired from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, was the co-recipient of the Volvo Environment Prize, 2000.
SHARITA CHEKESHA RHODES is a playwright and essayist based in Texas.
NILANJANA S. ROY is a freelance writer on Arts and Books based in New Delhi.
ORLANDA RUTHVEN is a co-ordinating a research project for the Institute of Development Policy Mangaement, University of Manchester on poor people's financial behaviour in three Delhi squatter settlements and two villages in the Allahabad District.
RANJANA SENGUPTA has worked as a journalist and is presently writing a biography of Delhi.
MANISHA SETHI is a PhD scholar at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawarharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
AWADHENDRA SHARAN Is a Fellow at Sarai, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi.
PETER SINAI is a former Ambassador of India.

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'Kissa Aziz Aziza Ka' May June 2001 Cover
C O N T E N T S
VOL. VI
NOS.
5 & 6
40 PAGES
MAY JUNE
4 Indira: The Life of Indira Nehru Gandhi by Katherine Frank Uma Vasudev
5 The Scope of Happiness:A Personal Memoir by Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit and Before Freedom: Nehru's Letters to his Sister edited by Nayantara Sahgal H. Y. Sharada Prasad
7 Gandhi's Passion:Tbe Life and Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi by Stanley Wolpert; Gandhi: Struggling for Autonomy by Ronald J. Terchek; Gandhi: Freedom and Self-Rule edited by Anthony J. Parel Sucheta Mahajan
9 Subhas: A Political Biography by Sitanshu Das Sumit Chakravartty
11 1933, The Black Year. Testimonies from the Famine in the Ukraine edited by Georges Sokoloff, translated from the Ukrainian by Volodymyr Bojczuk, Kalena Houzar-Uhryn and Oleg Plioutch Jean Jarques Marie
12 How It All Began: The Prison Novel by Nikolai Bukharin, translated from the Russian by George Shriver and introduced by Stephen F. Cohen Arup Banerji
15 On My Country and the World by Mikhail S. Gorbachev Shankar Sharan
17 Globalisation from Below, The Power of Solidarity by Jeremy Brecher, Tim Costelo and Brendan Smith Peter Waterman
19 Dostocvsky: The Miraculous Years 1865-71 by Joseph Frank Shamlal
20 Tribute to R.K. Narayan G.I.V. Prasad
21 The Last Jet-Engine Laugh by Ruchir Joshi Anita Roy
23 An Anthropologist Among the Marxists and Other Essays by Ramachandra Guha Amit Sengupta
24 Viramma: Life of a Dalit by Viramma, Josiane Racine and Jean-Luc Racine, translated by Will Hobson Majid H. Siddiqi
25 Forest Interludes: A Collection of Journals & Fiction by Anita Agnihotri Pradeep Bhattacharya
27 Local Democracy and Development: People's Campaign for Decentralized Planning in Kerala by T.M. Thomas Isaac and Richard W Franke Niraja Gopal Jayal
28 The Seven Sisters of lndia: Tribal Worlds between Tibet and Burma by Aglaia Stirn and Peter van Ham Amita Baviskar
30 Rites of Passage: Border Crossings, Imagined Homelands, India's East and Bangladesh by Sanjoy Hazarik Debashiab Munshi
31 The Periphery Strikes Back: Challenges to the Nation-State in Assam and Nagaland by Udayon Misra K.S. Subramanian
33 Disciplining Punishment: Colonialism and Convict Society in the Andaman Islands by Satadru Sen Aparna Vaidik
35 Jibananda Das: Short Fiction, 1931-33 translated from the Bengali by Gamam Chakravarty Joe Winter
36 Sensum: Collected Poems 1965-2000 by Sunita Jain Lakshmi Kannan
37 When Was Modernism: Essays on Contemporary Cultural Practice in India by Geeta Kapur Tapati Guha-Thakurta
COVER PAINTING: 'Kissa Aziz Aziza Ka' by Ghutam Muhaanrnad Sheikh, 1989, Oil on canvas, from the book When was Modernism: Essays on Contemporary Cultural Practice in India by Geeta Kapur.

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Contributors
ARUP BANERJI teaches Russian and West European History in the Department of History, Delhi University.
AMITA BAVISKAR teaches Sociology at Delhi University. She is the author of In the Belly of the River: Tribal Conflicts over Development in the Narmada Valley.
PRADIP BHATTACHARYA belongs to the Indian Administrative Service and has written several books on the Mahabharata and papers on comparative mythology.
SUMIT CHAKRAVARTTY is Editor, Mainstream.
NIRAJA GOPAL JAYAL teaches at the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University and is the author of Democracy and the State: Welfare, Secularism and Development in Contemporary India (Oxford University Press, 1999).
LAKSHMI KANNAN writes in English and Tamil, using the pen name Kaaveri for her writing in Tamil. She writes poetry, fiction and criticism and has also translated extensively from Tamil to English.
SUCHETA MAHAJAN teaches History at the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce and is the author of Independence and Partition: The Erosion of Colonial Power in India (Sage, 2000).
DEBASHISH MUNSHI teaches Management Communication at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
G.I.V. PRASAD discusses life and literature at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Novelist, poet, and critic, he has been published extensively in India and abroad. He also translates from Tamil and received the Katha Award for translation along with his wife, N. Kamala, in 1998.
H. Y SHARADA PRASAD worked in the Prime Ministers Office as Information Adviser to Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi.
ANITA ROY is an editor and writer, and is Head of Publishing at Dorling Kindersley India, New Delhi.
AMIT SENGUPTA is Assistant Editor at The Hindustan Times.
SHANKAR SHARAN has a Ph.D. in Soviet Political History. He is currently a researcher at the Tibetan Parliamentary and Policy Research Centre, New Delhi.
K. S. SUBRAMANIAN is a former IAS officer and Director General of a Para-Statal Rural Development Training and Research Institute in the Northeast.
MAJID H. SIDDIQI teaches History at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
TAPATI GUHA-THAKURTA is an art-historian and a Fellow in History at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata.
APARNA VAIDIK is a research scholar working on the history of the Andaman Islands at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
UMA VASUDEV is a writer and filmmaker. She has also written two biographies of Indira Gandhi.
PETER WATERMAN is author of Globalisation, Social Movements and the New Internationalisms (Cassell, London, 1998) and co-editor of Labour Worldwide in the Era of Globalisation: Alternative Union Models in the New World Order (Macmillan, London, 1999).
JOE WINTER is a translator and poet based in Kolkata.

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Taj from the R
iver July August 2001 Cover
C O N T E N T S
VOL. VI
NOS.
7 & 8
40 PAGES
JULY AUGUST
2001
4 Pakistan's Foreign Policy: A Reappraisal by Shahid M. Amin and From a Head, To a Head, Through a Head: The Secret Channel between the U. S and China through Pakistan by Fakir Syed Aijazuddin G. Parthasarthy
6 Constitutional and Political Development of Pakistan by Hamid Khan Muharak Ali
7 'The Partition, 1947' from Lahore, 1947 edited by Ahmad Salim and with an Introduction by Ian Talbot. An Extract Muhammed Zafrullah Khan
8 The Partition of Memories: The Afterlife of the Division of India edited by Suvir Kaul Rubina Saigol
11 Language, Education and Culture by Tariq Rahman Alok Sinha
12 Poems from Iqbal: Renderings in English Verse with Comparative Text Translated by VG. Kiernan and Poems by Faiz Ahmed Faiz translated, with an Introduction and notes by V G. Kiernan Mushirul Hasan
13 Amritsar to Lahore: Crossing the Border between India and Pakistan by Stephen Alter Manisha Sethi
14 From a Kashmir Notebook. Conversations with Kashmiri women Uma Chakravarty
17 Women, War and Peace in South Asia: Beyond Victimhood to Agency edited by Rita Manchanda K. S. Subramanian
19 Chitra: Cities and Monuments of Eighteenth-Century India from French Archives by Jean-Marie Lafont Narayani Gupta
20 India Through the Lens Photography 1840-1911 edited by Vidya Dehejia Shuddhabrata Sengrrpta
23 A European Experience of the Mughal Orient: the I 'jdz-I-Arsalani (Persian letters, 1773-1779) of Antoine-Louis Henri Polier translated and with an Introduction by Muzaffar Alam and Seema Alavi C. A. Bayly
24 Reversing the Gaze: Amar Singh's Diary, A Colonial Subject's Narrative of Imperial India edited and commentary by Sussane Hocher Rudolph, Lloyd I. Rudolph with Mohan Singh Kanota Aparna Vaidik
26 The Picador Book of Cricket edited by Ramachandra Guha Rajdeep Sardesai
27 Start of Play: Cricket and Culture in Eighteenth century England by David Underdown Boria Majurmdar
28 Driving the Empire Back and Breaking the Stereotype-- commentaries on the film Lagaan Boria Majumdar & Prem Chowdhury
30 Colonial India and the Making of Empire Cinema: Image, Ideology and Identity by Prem Chowdhry Kathryn Hansen
32 Rows and Rows of Fences: Ritwik Ghatak on Cinema Partha Chatterjee
34 Pleasure and the Nation: The History, Politics and Consumption of Public Culture in India edited by Rachel Dwyer and Christopher Pinney Sharmishtha Gooptu
35 The Picador Book of Modern Indian Literature edited by Amit Chaudhuri Nilanjana S. Roy
37 >Uncollected Prose and Poems: A. K. Ramanulan edited by Molly Daniels-Ramanujan and Keith Harrison Nandini Lal
38 Arvind Das and the Working Classes in India. A reminisce Peter Waterman
COVER PHOTOGRAPH: The Taj from the River at Agra by Lala Deen Dayal, ca.1884-88, from the book India through the Lens: Photography 1840-1911 edited by Vidya Dehejia

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C O N T R I B U T O R S
MUBARAK ALI is an historian and Editor of the quarterly Tarikh.
C. A. BAYLY is the Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial History at Cambridge University, author of Rulers, Townsmen and Bazaars and Empire and Information.
UMA CHAKRAVARTY teaches history at Miranda House, Delhi University. She is associated with the democratic rights movement and the women's rights.
PARTHA CHATTERJEE is a filmmaker and writer on cinema.
PREM CHOWDHRY is a U. G. C. fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library. She is the author of The Veiled Woman:Shiting Gender Equations in Rural Haryana, 1880-1990 (1994) and Colonial India and the Making of Empire Cinema: Image, Ideology and Identity (2000).
NARAYANI GUPTA teaches at the Department of History and Culture, Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi.
SHARMISHTHA GOOPTU is a Ph.D student working on the history of Bengali cinema.
KATHRYN HANSEN is Director of the Center for Asian Studies at the University of Texas-Austin, where she teaches courses in Hindi literature, theatre, cinema, and gender studies.
MUSHIRUL HASAN is professor of Modern Indian History in Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
MUHAMMED ZAEER ULLAH KHAN was Pakistan's first foreign minister and later rose to become the president of the General Assembly of the United Nations and president of the International court of justice at the Hague.
NANDINI LAL is a columnist and critic who has worked in journalism, advertising and publishing.
BORIA MAJUMDAR is a D.Phil Student in History working on the 'Social history of Cricket in India', at St. John's College Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship.
G. PARTHASARTHY is a diplomat who has served as India's Counsel General in Karachi and thereafter as High Comissioner of India to Pakistan.
NILANJANA S. ROY is a Delhi-based freelance writer on books and the arts.
RUBINA SAIGOL has written books and articles on nationalism, gender, education and human rights and the state. She is a rights activist based in Lahore.
RAJDEEP SARDESAI is Political Editor, New Delhi Television.
SUDDHABRATA SENGUPTA is a documentary filmmaker with the Raqs Collective and a freelance writer based in New Delhi
ALOK SINHA is presently Principal Secretary, Dairy Development in UP and is actively interested in South Asia, especially Pakistan.
K. S. SUBRAMANIAN is a former civil servant, is currently with UNICEF, New Delhi.
APARNA VAIDIK is a research scholar working on the history of Andaman Islands at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
PETER WATERMAN retired front the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, in 1998. He is the author of Globalisation, Social Movements and the New Internationalisms (Cassell, 1998) and co-editor with Ronaldo Munck of Labour Worldwide in the Era of Globalisation: Alternative Union Models in the New World Order (Macmillan, 1999).
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Painting of Dara Shikoh (1635), SeptOct 2001 Cover
C O N T E N T S
VOL. VI
NOS.
9 & 10
40 PAGES
SEPTEMBER -
OCTOBER 2001
4 Imagining Tagore: Rabindranath and the British Press (1912-1941) compiled and edited by Kalyan Kundu, Sakti Bhattacharya and Kalyan Sircar Joe Winter
5 Poems of Nation, Anthems of Empire: English Verse in the Long Eighteenth Century by Suvir Kaul Tabish Khair
6 Riot: A Novel by Shashi Tharoor Giti Chandra
8 The Oxford History of Islam edited by John L. Esposito Seema Alavi
9 Islam and Democracy by John L. Esposito and Studies in Islamic Culture in the Indian Environment by Aziz Ahmad Michael Fisher
10 Shattering the Myth: Islam Beyond Violence by Bruce Lawrence Irfan Ahmad
12 Essays on Islam and Indian History by Richard M. Eaton Barbara D. Metcalfe
13 The Ulama of Farangi Mahall by Francis Robinson Shajahan Madampat
14 God as Political, Philosopher: Buddha's Challenge to Brahminism by Kancha Illaiah Bhagwan Das
15 Sikh History from Persian Sources edited by J.S. Grewal and Irfan Habib and Ranjit Singh: Maharaja of the Punjab by Khushwant Singh Chetan Singh
16 The Sikhs by Khushwant Singh and Raghu Rai Sanjeev Saith
18 The Jews of India by Benjamin J. Israel Shalva Weil
19 Swami Vivekananda and the Modernisation of Hinduism edited by William Radice and The Ramakrisbna Mission: The Making of a Modern Hindu Movement by Gwilyn Beckerleggee Avijit Pathak
21 Religion and Ecology in India and South East Asia by David L. Gosling Manoshi Mitra Das
22 Hinduism and Ecology: The Intersection of Earth, Sky and Water edited by Christopher Key Chapple and Mary Evelyn Tucker Aparna Vaidik
23 The Social Construction of Indian Forests edited by Roger Jeffery Madhu Sarin
24 Splendid Plumage: Indian Birds by British Artists by Jagmohan Mahajan Ranjit Lal
26 The World Commission on Dams-2000, Dams and Development: A New Framework for Decision- Making Amita Baviskar
27 Ecological Journeys: The Science and Politics of Conservation in India by Madhav Gadgil Darryl D'Monte
28 Life in Plastic by Bob Edwards and Rachel Kellet Bharati Chaturvedi
30 But it Still Moves: The Politics of Human Movement. An essay Tabish Khair
32 The Penguin Book of Indian Journeys edited by Dom Moraes and The Picador Book of Journeys edited by Robyn Davidson Amitava Kumar
34 Benaras from Within by Richard Lannoy and A Pilgrimage to Kashi: History, Mythology and Culture of the Strangest and Most Fascinating City in India by Miguel Andrea Gomez (a.k.a Gol) John W. Bowles
36 Through the Green Door: Travels Among the Khasis by Nigel Jenkins Deborah Sutton
37 Three-Quarters of a Footprint by Joe Roberts and Branch Line to Eternity by Bill Aitkin Uma
Mahadevan-Dasgupta
38 Not So Little Magazines. A survey of the literary magazines in the subcontinent Sudeep Sen
39 Feedback
COVER: Painting of Darn Shikoh (wearing orange robe) seated before two Sufi saints (1635) from the book The Oxford History of Islam, Oxford University Press, 1999

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C 0 N T R I B U T 0 R S
IRFAN AHMAD is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at Amsterdam School for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
SEEMA ALAVI is Associate Professor of History, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi.
AMITA BAVISKAR teaches Sociology at the Delhi University. She is the author of In the Belly of the River: Tribal Conflicts over Development in the Narmada Valley.
JOHN H. BOWLES develops international art exhibitions for Radford University Art Museum in Virginia. He has lived in Benaras, and has contributed to various Asian journals, including Outlook, Orientations, and two forthcoming editions of Marg.
GITI CHANDRA teaches English at the St. Stephen's College, Delhi.
BHARATI CHATURVEDI is an environmentalist involved in waste management with the NGO Chintan.
BHAGWAN DAS is the author of Thus Spoke Ambedkar (Five Volumes) and Revival of Buddhism and the Role of Babasaheb Ambedkar. He is also the Regional Secretary of the Indian Buddhist Council.
MICHAEL H. FISHER is Danforth Professor of History at Oberlin College, USA. He has published extensively about relations between Indians and Britons in India and Britain, most recently The First Indian Author in English: Dean Mahomed in India, Ireland, and England (Oxford University Press, 1996, 2000).
TABISH KHAIR is Assistant Professor at the English Department of Copenhagen University and the author of Where Parallel Lines Meet and Babu Fictions.
AMITAVA KUMAR is the author of Passport Photos (Penguin-India and University of California Press). He is also a literary columnist for Tehelka.com.
RANJIT LAL is the author of Crow Chronicles and The Life and Times of Altu Faltu.
SHAJAHAN MADAMPAT is a columnist with Kalakaumudi, a leading Malayalam weekly and is working with The United States Library of Congress Field Office, American Centre, New Delhi.
BARBARA D. METCALFE teaches at the University of California, Davis. UMA
UMA MAHADEVAN-DASGUPTA is a civil servant based in Mumbai. MANOSHI MITRA DAS is a gender specialist with the Asian Development Bank, Manila.
DARRYL D' MONTE is a Mumbai-based environmental) ournalist and former Resident Editor of The Times of India.
AVIJIT PATHAK teaches Sociology at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
SANJEEV SAITH is a photographer and publisher based in New Delhi.
MADHU SARIN is a development professional who has been working on participatory natural resource management for over 20 years.
SUDEEP SEN's Postmarked India: New & Selected Poems (HarperCollins, 1997) was awarded the Hawthornden Fellowship (UK) and nominated for a Pushcart Prize (USA). He has published and edited 20 books, most recently, The British Council Book of Emerging English Poets from Bangladesh (2001).
CHETAN SINGH teaches at the Department of History, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla.
DEBORAH SUTTON is at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nerhu University.
APARNA VAIDIK is a Ph.D student at the Centre for Historical Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
SHALVA WEIL is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Education, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel and is a specialist on the Jews of India. She is the founding Chairperson (with Zubin Mehta as President) of the Israel- India Cultural Association.
JOE WINTER has translated Tagore's Gitanjali (Writers Workshop, Kolkata and Anvil Press, London) and Lipika, soon to be published by Macmillan India.

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