Biblio: A Review of Books. Issues of 1997

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VOL. II
NO. 2
32 PAGES
MARCH 1997
4A little king of the world. A visit to the Padshahnama B. N. Goswamy
5 Making India Hindu: Religion, Community and the Politics of Democracy in India edited by David Ludden H. Y. Sharada Prasad
7 Jyoti Basu: The Authorised Biography by Surabhi Banerjee Mohit Sen
9 The Infinity of Grace by 0. V. Vijayan Githa Hariharan
10 Only the Soul Knows How to Sing by Kamala Das C. P. Surendran
12 Short Stories: Vaikom Muhammad Basheer N. S. Madhavan
13 A man for all seasons. E. M. S. Namboodiripad as a literary critic. K. Satchidanandan
15 Kerala: a disembodied dream M. Mukundan
16 The Hedonist Empire by Arun Sinha Frank Simoes
18 Changel: The Biography of a Village by Arvind N. Das Kuldeep Kumar
19 Daughters Of The Ocean: Discovering the Goddess Within by Shobita Punja Geeti Sen
20 Quest for Kim: In Search of Kipling's Great Game by Peter Hopkirk Sonia Jabbar
23 Bharata Natyam: From Temple to Theatre by Anne-Marie Gaston Navtej Johar
24Hours In The Dark: Essays on Cinema by T. G. Vaidyanathan Partha Chatterjee
25 Politics of Violence: From Ayodhya to Behrampada: Studies on Contemporary South Asia No 1 edited by John McGuire, Peter Reeves and Howard Brasted Tanika Sarkar
27 Peasants and Monks in British India by William R. Pinch Ravinder Kumar
28 Cooking the World: Ritual and Thought in Ancient India by Charles Malamoud Kunal Chakrabarti
31 New and forthcoming titles
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VOL. II
NO. 4
32 PAGES
APRIL 1997
3 Cuckold by Kiran Nagarkar Usha Hemmadi
4 Granta 57: India! The Golden Jubilee Ira Pande
6 Tradition, Dissent and Ideology: Essays in Honour of Romila Thapar edited by R. Champakalakshmi and S. Gopal Sumit Sarkar
8 Trade, Ideology and Urbanization: South India 300 BC to AD 1300 by R. Champakalakshmi Uma Chakravarti
10 Reconciliation Through Truth: A Reckoning of Apartheid's Criminal Governance by Kadar Asmal, Louise Asmal and Ronald Suresh Roberts, The Healing of a Nation? edited by Alex Boraine and Janet Levy Mahmood Mamdani
13 Bindu: Space and Time in Raza's Vision by Geeti Sen Dileep Padgaonkar
14 The Religious Imagery of Khajuraho by Devangana Desai M. C. Joshi
16 The Walled City by Esther David Namita Gokhale
17 Malaria Dreams by Gautam Bhatia Partho Datta
18 Contemporary Bengali Literature: Bangladesh Period edited by Khan Sarwar Murshid Sumanta Banerjee
20 From the Washington years. An extract from Nice Guys Come Second by B. K. Nehru B. K. Nehru
21 A Matter of Time by Shashi Deshpande Keerti Ramchandra
22 The Scent of Pepper by Kaveri Nambisan Kanika Luthra
23 The Leopard in India: A Natural History by J. C. Daniels Divyabhanusinh
24 Against the Tide: An Intellectual History of Free Trade by Douglas A. Irwin Lalit Sharma
25 Orangi Pilot Project: Reminiscences and Reflections by Akhtar Hameed Khan Harsh Sethi
26 Wind of Fire: The Music and Musicians of Goa by Mario Cabral e Sa Paranjoy Guha Thakurta
27 Common Lands and Customary Law: Institutional Change in North India over the Past Two Centuries by Minoty Chakravarty-Kaul Madhu Sarin
28 Lent and Lost: Foreign Credit and Third World Development by Cheryl Payer, Globalisation and Third World Trade Unions: The Challenge of Rapid Economic Change edited by Henk Thomas, Elusive Development by Marshall Wolfe Siddharth Varadarajan
29 Second Glance. Renews of reviews
31 New and forthcoming titles
31 Quiz
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VOL. II
NO. 5
32 PAGES
MAY 1997
4 The God of Small Things by Arundhati RoyRukmini Bhaya Nair
7 Legacy of a Divided Nation: India's Muslims Since Independence by Mushirul Hasan Andrew Whitehead
8 Empire and Information: Intelligence Gathering and Social Communication in India, 1780-1970 by C. A. Bayly Sabyasachi Bhattacharya
10 The Present History of West Bengal: Essays in Political Criticism by Partha Chatterjee Arvind N. Das
12 Mind Body and Society, Life and Mentality in Colonial Bengal edited by Rajat Kanta Ray Joya Chatterji
13Development, Devolution and Democracy: Village Discourse in West Bengal by G. K. Lieten Arindam Sen
14 Between Languages and Cultures: Translations and Cross-Cultural Texts edited by Anuradha Dingwaney and Carol Maier Sujit Mukherjee
15 Rethinking Economics: Reflections Based on a Study of the Indian Economy by C. T. Kurien Amiya Kumar Bagchi
17 Snakes and Ladders: A View of Modern India by Gita Mehta Tarun Tejpal
18 Consuming Modernity: Public Culture in Modern India edited by Carol A. Breckenridge Rajeswari Sunder Rajan
20 Hero Number 1. A film in Hindi directed by David Dhawan Pankaj Mishra
21 Sardari Begum. A film by Shyam Benegal premiered on television Parsa Venkateswar Rao Jr.
23 OK Tata: Mobiloil Change and World Revolution. An extract from Civil Lines 3 published by Ravi Dayal Dilip Simeon
25 In the Light of the Black Sun by Rohit Manchanda Mridula Nath Chakraborty
26 The Minister for Permanent Unrest and Other Stories by Keki N. Daruwalla Hephzibah Israel
27 Marginal Players in Marginal Assemblies: The Indian MLA by Vir Chopra E. Sridharan
28 Tibet: The Road Ahead by Dawa Norbu John Lall
29 The Challenge in Kashmir: Democracy, Self-Determination and a Just Peace by Sumantra Bose Ved Marwah
30Second Glance. Reviews of reviews
30 Quiz
31 New and forthcoming titles
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VOL. II
NO. 8
52 PAGES
JULY-AUGUST 1997
8The ironies of Independence Sham Lal
10Towards a people's democracy Rajni Kothari
12Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold. An essay on the state Maya Chadda
14India's wasted promise. An essay on the Indian economy Prem Shankar Jha
16Bonds without bondage. An essay on identity and language Weep Padgaonkar
18Mein mera, mein mera, mein mera Hero No. 1. An essay on the Indian Generation X Sagarika Ghose
20Sense and Nonsense in Politics and Literature Nayantara Sahgal
22Language barriers. A review article on The Vintage book of Indian Writing, edited by Salman Rushdie and Elizabeth West N. S. Madhavan
24Breaking English. An essay on the folk oral literature in Indian-English Kai Friese
26Hanklyn Janklin: A Stranger's Rumble- Tumble Guide to Some Words, Customs and Quiddities Indian and Indo-British by Nigel Hankin Gillian Wright
28The Nationalization of Hindu Traditions: Bharatendu Harischandra and Nineteenth-century Banaras by Vasudha Dalmia Alok Rai
30Rediscovering Aurobindo. A tribute on the seer-poet's 125th birth anniversary Eunice de Souza
31The Management of the Past. A reflection on trends in historiography Sabyasachi Bhattacharya
34The Career and Legend of Vasco Da Gama by M. Sanjay Subrahmanyam Madhavan K. Palat
35Liberty or Death: India's journey to Independence and Division by Patrick French Katherine Frank
36English domination and Indian subordination. A reading of John Kaye's History of the Sepoy War in India Shahid Amin
38Local Politics and Indian Nationalism: Midnapur 1919-1944 by Bidyut Chakrabarty Indivar Kamtekar
40Reflections on Partition in the East edited by Ranabir Samaddar Sumanto Banerjee
42A brief non-history of the Indian cartoon Manjula Padmanabhan
44Indian Jones and the temple of doom. An overview of the last 50 years of Hindi cinema Partha Chatterjee
46Stages: The Art and Adventures of Zohra Segal by Joan Erdman and Zohra Segal Amal Allana
48India independent: A bibliohistory Arvind N. Das
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VOL. II
NO. 11
32 PAGES
NOVEMBER 1997
4There are no icons for Clio. An essay Arvind N. Das
5Hind Swaraj and Other Writings by M. K. Gandhi edited by Anthony J. Parel Makarand Paranjape
7Worshipping False Gods by Arun Shourie Kancha Ilaiah
9Two imaginary soliloquies: a fantasy D.R. Nagaraj
11V.K. Krishna Menon and the India League, 1925-47; two volumes by Suhas Chakravarty Partha Sarathi Gupta
12The Essential Writings of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose edited by Sisir K. Bose and Sugata Bose; Gandhi's Campaign against Untouchability, 1933- 1934: An account from the Raj's Secret Official Reports edited by Baren Roy; Selected Works of Govind Ballabh Pant, Volume 8 edited by B. R. Nanda Harish Khare
14Leaders of Straw by A.D. Moddie Pratik Kanjilal
15Six characters and as many extras in search of an author. A political satire Sham Lal
18Ethnicity, Security and Separatism in India by Maya Chadda Ralph Buultjens
19Communalism Contested: Religion, Modernity and Secularization by Achin Vanaik Primila Lewis
21Dream Merchants, Politicians and Partition: Memoirs of an Indian Muslim by lqbal Masud Saleem Kidwai
22London Magazine-India 1997.- with affection Ira Pande
23Crossing Boundaries: Culture and Identity -- IIC Quarterly, Monsoon 1997 edited by Geeti Sen Ania Loomba
25Vox. Seven Stories edited by Jeet Thayil Ravi Shankar
26Defining a scientific temper: an essay Shobhit Mahajan
28The Touch of Midas: Science, Values and Environment in Islam and the West edited by Ziauddin Sardar Irfan Habib
29A Carnival of Science by Shiv Visvanathan Nikesh Sinha
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C 0 N T R I B U T 0 R S
RALPH BUULTJENS is former Nehru Professor at Cambridge University and teaches at New York University. He is the author of several books including Windows on India.
IRFAN HABIB is a scientist based at the National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies (NISTADS), New Delhi.
KANCHA ILAIAH is Reader in Political Science at the Central University, Hyderabad and the author of Why I Am Not A Hindu.
PARTHA SARATHI GUPTA is a distinguished historian who has recently edited the first volumes of the authoritative Towards Freedom, commissioned by the Indian Council of Historical Research.
PRATIK KANJILAL is senior assistant editor with the Indian Express.
HARISH KHARE is deputy bureau chief of The Hindu.
SALEEM KIDWAI is a historian based in Delhi and is currently working on a book on the life of Begum Akhtar.
PRIMILA LEWIS is a freelance editor and author. Her last book was Social Action and the Labouring Poor.
ANIA LOOMBA is Associate Professor at the Centre for Linguistics and English, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and the author of Gender, Race, Renaissance Drama.
SHOBHIT MAHAJAN is a cosmologist and astrophysicist who teaches at the Department of Physics & Astrophysics, University of Delhi.
D.R. NAGARAJ is the Director of the Centre for Translation at the National Akademi of Letters, Bangalore and the author of The Flaming Feet.
MAKARAND PARANJAPE is Associate Professor of Humanities & Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi and has recently edited Nativism: Essays in Criticism for the Sahitya Akademi.
RAVI SHANKAR is a well known cartoonist and a senior editor at India Today. He is also the author of Scream of Dragonflies, a collection of short stories.
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VOL. II
NO. 12
32 PAGES
DECEMBER 1997
4Three Horsemen of the New Apocalypse by Nirad C. Chaudhuri Pankaj Mishra
5Nirad C. Chaudhuri The First Hundred Years: A Celebration edited by Swapan Dasgupta. Extracts from the book
8Rediscovering Gandhi by Yogesh Chadha Dileep Padgaonkar
9The Mahatma and the Poet: Letters and Debates Between Gandhi and Tagore 1915-1941 compiled and edited by Sabyasachi Bhattacharya H.Y. Sharada Prasad
10Selected Letters of Rabindranath Tagore edited by Krishna Dutta and Andrew Robinson Sabyasachi Bhattacharya
12Beyond Belief by V.S. Naipaul and The Terrorist Prince: The Life and Death of Murtaza Bhutto by Raja Anwar Oskar Verkaaik
13Pakistan: The First Twelve Years: The Pakistan Times Editorials of Mazhar Ali Khan Sho Kuwajima
15A Dragonfly in the Sun: An Anthology of Pakistan Writing in English selected and edited by Muneeza Shamsie and Fires in an Autumn Garden: Short Stories from Urdu and the Regional Languages of Pakistan edited by Asif Farrukhi Kartar Singh Duggal
16Whispers of the Desert by Fatima Bhutto; A Choice of Hashmi's Verses by Alamgir Hashmi; Desert Album by Adrian P Husain; A Selection of Verse by Daud Kamal; Landscapes of the Mind by Salman Tarik Kureishi; Journeys by Shuja Nawaz and Poetry from Pakistan: An Anthology introduced by Maya Jamil Rukmini Bhaya Nair
19Nine Indian Poets edited by Eunice de Souza and Slivers: An Anthology of South Asian Poetry in Britain Keki N. Daruwalla
20Apocalypso by Jeet Thayil R. Raj Rao
21A Fistful of Desire by Nalinaksha Bhattacharya Sagarika Ghose
22The Sense of Reality: Studies in Ideas and Their History by Isaiah Berlin Jyotirmaya Sharma
23India's Culture: The State, the Arts and Beyond by B.P Singh Arvind N. Das
26The Enduring Image: an exhibition Juliet Reynolds
27Technocrat.- Culture in a Cybernetic Classroom by Rukmini Bhaya Nair with Ramnik Baia) and Ankur Meattle Shiv Visvanathan
28The decline of higher education. An essay Jayant V. Narlikar
29Index of articles in Biblio Volume II, Nos. 1-6
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C 0 N T R I B U T 0 R S
SABYASACHI BHATTACHARYA is a distinguished historian and a former Vice-Chancellor of Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan.
KEKI N. DARUWALLA is a writer and poet. His latest book The Minister for Permanent Unrest and Other Stories was published last year.
SWAPAN DASGUPTA is Deputy Editor of India Today.
KARTAR SINGH DUGGAL is a well known writer and a member of the Rajya Sabha.
SAGARIKA GHOSE is a senior correspondent with Outlook.
SHO KUWAJIMA is Professor of History at the Osaka University of Foreign Studies.
PANKAJ MISHRA is the author of Butter Chicken in Ludhiana: Travels in Small-Town India.
RUKMINI BHAYA NAIR teaches at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Her first collection of poems The Hyoid Bone (Viking) waspublished in 1993.
JAYANT V. NARLIKAR is with the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune.
H. Y. SHARADA PRASAD is a columnist and former Media Advisor to the Prime Minister.
R. RAJ RAO is a well known poet and fiction writer. He is a Reader in the Department of English at the University of Pune.
JULIET REYNOLDS is an art critic based in India and a columnist with The Spectator.
JYOTIRMAYA SHARMA is a freelance writer.
OSKAR VERKAAIK is a doctoral fellow at the Centre for Asian Studies, Amsterdam and the Amsterdam School of Social Science Research.
SHIV VISVANATHAN is with the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi. He has recently written A Carnival for Science.
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