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Kanheri caves - Jan-Feb 1999 Cover
C O N T E N T S
VOL. IV
NO. 1 / 2
36 PAGES
JANUARY-FEBRUARY
1999
4 Darkness visible: the works of Ian McEwan Indrajit Hazra
5 Bech at Bay by John Updike Pankaj Mishra
6 England, England by Julian Barnes Anita Roy
7 The Gabriel Club by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya Shiva Kumar Srinivasan
8 Sir Vidia's Shadow: Friendsbip across Five Continents by Paul Theroux Arvind N. Das
10 Intimacy by Hanif Kureishi Rukmini Bhaya Nair
11 When Dreams Travel by Githa Hariharan Shobhana Bhattacharji
12 All About H. Haterr by G.V. Desani Sunanda Mongia
13 Cinnamon Gardens by Shyam Selvadurai Prashant Keshavamurthy
14 Oriental Scenery: Two Hundred Years of India's Artistic and Architectural Heritage by Antonio Martinelli and George Michell Ira Pande
16 A Double Life: My Exciting Years in Theatre and Advertising by Alyque Padamsee and Arun Prabhu Tara Sinha
17 Business Legends by Gita Piramal Dwijendra Tripathi
18 The Corrupt Society: The Criminalization of India from Independence to the 1990s by Chandan Mitra Harsh Sethi
19 The Politics of Crime and Corruption: A Former CBI Officer Speaks by N. K. Singh. An extract. N. K. Singh
20 Words Like Freedom--The Memoirs of an Impoverished Indian Family: 1947-1997 by Siddarth Dube Ashok Upadhyay
22 Outside the Fold: Conversion, Modernity and Belief by Gauri Viswanathan Shelley Wali
24 Mapping the Nation edited by Gopal Balakrishnan Rumina Sethi
25 Global Pariahs. An essay. Sham Lal
26 Structural Adjustment, Global Trade and the New Political Economy of Development by Biplab Dasgupta Praveen Jha
27 Greening at the Grassroots: Alternate Forestry Strategies in India by Eva Cheung Robinson N. C. Saxena
28 Pastoral Politics: Shepherds, Bureaucrats, and Conservation in the Western Himalaya by Vasant K. Saberwal Minoti Chakravarty-Kaul
30 Silenced Rivers: The Ecology and Politics of Large Dams by Patrick McCully Amita Baviskar
31 Bullet for Bullet: My Life as a Police Officer by Julio Ribeiro Keki N. Daruwalla
32 Birds of Passage by Kiran Doshi Arundhati Ghose
33 Stillborn by Rohini Nilekani Saumya Kavita Srinivasan
34 The Enquire Dictionary: Ideas, Issues, Innovations by T. J. S. George Surjit Mansingh
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AMITA BAVISKAR teaches Sociology at Delhi University. She has published In the Belly of the River: Tribal Conflicts over Development in the Namada Valley.
SHOBHANA BHATTACHARJI is Reader in English, Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi and Associate Fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla
MINOTI CHAKRAVARTY-KAUL is Senior Reader in Economics, Lady Sriram College, New Delhi and Professor, Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
KEKI N. DARUWALLA is a poet. He was a member of the Indian Police Service.
ARUNDHATI GHOSE was a member of the Indian Foreign Service and is now a Member of the Union Public Service Commission.
INDRAJIT HAZRA is a journalist working with The Asian Age, New Delhi.
PRAVEEN JHA teaches at the Centre for Economic Studies & Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
PRASHANT KESHAVAMURTHY is currently doing his MPhil at Delhi University
SURJIT MANSINGH is Professor, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
PANKAJ MISHRA is a writer based in Shimla and New Delhi. He is the author of Butter Chicken in Ludhiana.
SUNANDA MONGIA teaches English at Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi, and is author of a collection of short stories entitled Cryptozones.
RUKMINI BHAYA NAIR teaches in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. She published The Hyoid Bone, a collection of poems in 1993 and Technobrat in 1997.
IRA PANDE is an editorial consultant to a publishing company in New Delhi.
ANITA ROY is a senior editor at Dorling Kindersley, a publishing firm.
N. C. SAXENA is Secretary to the Government of India in the Department of Rural Development. His latest books on forestry include Forests, People and Profit and The Saga of Participatory Forest Management in India.
HARSH SETHI is Consulting Editor, Seminar, New Delhi. His latest book is Voluntary Action and Social Change.
RUMINA SETHI is Reader, Department of English, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
TARA SINHA was head of Clarion Advertising and founded Tara Sinha Associates.
SAUMYA KAVITA SRINIVASAN is a post-graduate student at the Department of Anatomy, UCMS, University of Delhi.
SHIV KUMAR SRINIVASAN teaches in the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
DWIJENDRA TRIPATHI pioneered the study of Business History at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. His publications include Business Houses of Western India and Business and Politics in India-A Historical Perspective.
ASHOK UPADHYAY is Deputy Editor, Business India, Mumbai. He has written on agrarian India in the Journal of Peasant Studies.
SHELLEY WALIA is Associate Professor, Department of English, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
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Adivasi Girls - Mar-Ap 1999 Cover
C O N T E N T S
VOL. IV
NO. 3 & 4
36 PAGES
MARCH-APRIL
1999
4 Savaging the Civilized: Verrier Elwin, His Tribals and India by Ramachandra Guha K. Suresh Singh
5 Hybrid Histories: Forests, Frontiers and Wildness in Western India by Ajay Skaria Prathama Banerjee
7 Subalterns and Sovereigns: An Anthropological History of Bastar 1854-1996 by Nandini Sundar Amita Baviskar
8 Camera Indica: The Social Life of Indian Photographs by Christopher Pinney Ranjana Sengupta
11 Sanjoy's Assam: Diaries and Writings of Sanjoy Ghose Gopalkrishna Gandhi
12 Jute and Empire: The Calcutta Jutewallahs and the Landscape of Empire by Gordon T. Stewart Sabyasachi
Bhattacharya
14 Origins of Nationality in South Asia: Patriotism and Ethical Government in the Making of Modern India by C. A. Bayly Majid Siddiqi
15 The Marginal Nation: Transborder Migration from Bangladesh to West Bengal by Ranabir Samaddar D. Bandyopadhyay
16 Madam Bovary. An essay Anil Ramdas
18 The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie Sukanta Chaudhuri
20 An Equal Music by Vikram Seth Giti Chandra
21 The Blue Bedspread by Raj Kamal Jha Devangshu Datta
22 English Lessons and Other Stories by Shauna Singh Baldwin Nilanjana S. Roy
23 Listening Now by Anjana Appachana Purabi Panwar
24 Lahore diary: before and beyond bus diplomacy Uma Chakravarti
27 The Last Spring.- The Lives and Times of the Great Mughals by Abraham Eraly Saleem Kidwai
28 Islam by Azra Kidwai Seema Alavi
29 The Taliban Phenomenon: Afghanistan 1994-97 by Lieutenant GeneralPrem Kamal Matinuddin Shankar Jha
30 A Thousand Suns by Dominique Lapierre Janaki B. Kremmer
32 Jewish Exile in India 1933-1945 edited by Anil Bhatti and Johannes H. Voight Haimanti Roy
33 Situating the History of Science: Dialogues with Joseph Needham edited by S. Irfan Habib and Dhruv Raina Shobhit Mahajan
34 Dance of India: Perspectives and Prospects edited by David Waterhouse Radhika Jha
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SEEMA ALAVI is Associate Professor of History, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
D. BANDYOPADHYAY is a retired Civil Servant who authored Operation Barga in West Bengal. His publications include Indra Lohar and the Due Process of Law.
PRATHAMA BANERJEE has done her PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London on "Politics of Time: 'Primitives' and History-Writing in Colonial Bengal".
AMITA BAVISKAR teaches Sociology at University of Delhi. She has published In the Belly of the River: Tribal Conflicts over Development in the Narmada Valley.
SABYASACHI BHATTACHARYA is Professor of History at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
UMA CHAKRAVARTI teaches history at Miranda House, University of Delhi. She has written on Gender, Caste and Labour. Her latest book is Rewriting History: The Life and Times of Pandita Ramabai.
GITI CHANDRA teaches English at St. Stephens College, Delhi. She is currently doing her PhD at Rutgers University, New Jersey, U.S.A.
SUKANTA CHAUDHURI is Professor of English at Jadavpur University, Calcutta.
DEVANGSHU DATTA is a journalist with The Business Standard, New Delhi.
GOPALKRISHNA GANDHI has served government in administrative and diplomatic capacities over the last three decades.
PREM SHANKAR JHA is a columnist. He is the author of several books including Kashmir 1947 Rival Versions of History.
RADHIKA JHA is a journalist with The Hindustan Times, New Delhi.
SALEEM KIDWAI is a historian presently engaged in writing a book on Begum Akhtar.
JANAKI B. KREMMER is a journalist with Outlook, New Delhi.
SHOBHIT MAHAJAN is an astrophysicist and cosmologist who teaches in the Department of Physics & Astrophysics, University of Delhi.
PURABI PANWAR is an academic and critic based in New Delhi.
ANIL RAMDAS is a writer and media personality based in Amsterdam.
HAIMANTI ROY is a student at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
NILANJANA S. ROY is a journalist with Outlook, New Delhi.
RANJANA SENGUPTA is a freelance journalist based in New Delhi.
MAJID SIDDIQI is Professor of History at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
K. SURESH SINGH is a former Director-General of the Anthropological Survey of India and currently Rajeev Gandhi Professor on Protective Discrimination at North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong. He is the author of The Dust Storm and Hanging Mist and General Editor of the multi-volume Peoples of India Series.
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Cover - Kerala Fishermen
C 0 N T E N T S
VOL. IV
NOS. 5 / 6
36 PAGES MAY-JUNE
1999
4The Lost Rebellion: Kashmir in the Nineties by Manoj Joshi Prem Shankar Jha
5Pakistan Leadership Challengers by Lt.-General Jahan Dad Khan Arvind N. Das
7Virile Fantasies by Klaus Theweleit Mario Corona
8Vishnu on Freud's Desk: A Reader on Psychoanalysis and Hinduism edited by T.G. Vaidyanathan and Jeffrey J. Kripal Shiv Kumar Srinivasan
10Social Suffering edited by Arthur Kleinman, Veena Das & Margaret Lock Rabindra Ray
11A World to Win: Essays on the Communist Manifesto edited by Prakash Karat Dipankar Bhattacharya
14The Dispossessed: Victims of Development in Asia by Vinod Raina, Aditi Chowdhury & Sumit Chowdhury Pamela Philipose
15Ecology, Climate & Empire: The Indian Legacy in Global Environmental History 1400-1940 by Richard H. Grove Alok Sinha
15Why Post-colonialism hates revolutions. An essay Tabish Khair
17Subaltern Studies X by Gautam Bhadra, Gyan Prakash and Susie Tharu Prathama Banerjee
19The Origins of Postmodernity by Perry Anderson Shelley Walia
20The Sikhs by Patwant Singh Amrik Singh
22The Essential Works of Raja Rammohan Roy edited by Bruse Carlisle Robertson Nandini Chatterjee
24Pushkin's Button by Serena Vitale Pankaj Mishra
25The HarperCollins Book of Oriya Short Stories translated and edited by K.K. Mohapatra, Leelawati Mohapatra & Sudhansu Mohanty Devdas Chhotray
27Going Home by Lakshmi Kannan Christine Gomez
28Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Nilanjana S. Roy
29Amita: No Holds Barred by Amita Malik Shohini Ghosh
32River of Colour: The India of Raghubir Singh by Raghubir Singh H. Y. Sharada
Prasad
34In the City by the Sea by Kamila Shamsie Meghant Sudan
COVER PHOTOGRAPH: Fishermen, Calicut, Kerala by RAGHUBIR SINGH from the book River of Colour: The India of Raghubir Singh published by Phaidon Press Limited
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PRATHAMA BANERJEE has done her PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London on "Politics of Time: 'Primitives' and History-Writing in Colonial Bengal".

DIPANKAR BHATTACHARYA is the General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist).

NANDINI CHATTERJEE studies at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

DEVDAS CHHOTRAY is a member of the Indian Administrative Service. He is also a writer and poet in Oriya.

SHOHINI GHOSH is a Reader, Video &Television Production at the Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islaima, New Delhi.

CHRISTINE GOMEZ is a Reader in English, Bharatidasan University, Tiruchirapalli.

PREM SHANKAR JHA is a columnist based in New Delhi. He is the author of several books including Kashmir 1947: Rival Versions of History.

TABISH KHAIR is Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Copenhagen. He has published several books of poetry and the novel Angel in Pyjamas.

PANKAJ MISHRA is a writer based in New Delhi and Simla. He is the author of Butter Chicken in Ludhiana.

PAMELA PHILIPOSE is a journalist with The Indian Express, New Delhi

H.Y SHARADA PRASAD was Information Advisor to the Prime Minister and is now a columnist.

RABINDRA RAY teaches Sociology in the Delhi School of Economics. He has published a book on Naxalites, several volumes of poetry and has written a tract Aditya Mimansa in Sanskrit.

ALOK SINHA is a member of the Indian Administrative Service.

AMRIK SINGH is an educationist who for many years edited The Indian Book Chronicle.

SHIV KUMAR SRINIVASAN teaches in the department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

MEGHANT SUDAN is a student of Philosophy in Delhi University.

SHELLEY WALIA is Associate Professor, Department of English, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

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Mankind - 2194
C O N T E N T S
VOL. IV
NO. 7 / 8
36 PAGES JULY - AUGUST
1999
COVER PAINTING: 'Mankind - 2194 - The last submission to aggression' by Ved Nayar, 1994, Gouache on paper, from the book Indian Contemporary Art Post Independence, published by Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi.
4 Independent India: The First Fifty Years edited by Hiranmay Karlekar Pradip Kumar Bose
5 A shattered Dream: Understanding Pakistan's Underdevelopment by Ghulam Kibria Arvind N. Das
8 A History of the Pakistan Army: Wars and Insurrections by Brian Cloughley Kaushik Roy
9 Night and Day: A Diary by Mira Markovic Roberta Valle
10 All quiet on the Eastern front. An essay on Indian war literature Pratik Kanjilal
12 The olive oil business. An essay and tribute to the legacy of Mario Puzo Ruchir Joshi
14 Hannibal by Thomas Harris Sandipan Deb
15 Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema by Ashish Rajadhyaksha and Paul Willeman [Full Review] Chandan Mitra
16 Barbie Culture by Mary E. Rogers Vatsala Kaul
17 The Stream Within: Stories by Bengali Women translated and edited by Swati Ganguly and Sarmishtha Dutta Ray Nandini Lal
18 The Interpreter of Maladies: Stories of Bengal, Boston and Beyond by Jhumpa Lahiri Shoma Chaudhury
20 Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai Nilanjana S. Roy
21 The Craft of the Essay: A Ved Mehta Reader edited by Ved Mehta Siddhartha
Sivaramakrishnan
22 Notebook of a Footsoldier by Randhir Khare Mitali Saran
23 The Last Post by Narendra Pani Meera Sagar
24 Like the Roman: The Life of Enoch Powell by Simon Heffer Shivaji Sondhi
26 Policing a Democracy: A Comparative Study of India and the US by R. K. Raghavan K. S. Ssbramanian
28 Politics and Trade in the Indian Ocean World: Essays in Honour of Ashin Das Gupta edited by Rudrangshu Mukherjee and Lakshmi Subramanian and Commerce and Culture in the Bay of Bengal, 1500 - 1800 edited by Om Prakash and Denys Lombard Rabid Nair
30 The Arya Samaj in Punjab Politics by Veena Dua Swami Agnivesh
31 I Follow After: An Autobiography by Lakshmibai Tilak Ashley Tellis
32 Seven Wonders of the Cosmos by Jayant V. Narlikar David L. Gosling
33 Travels with the Fish by C.Y Gopinath and Arrow of the Blue-Skinned God by Jonah Black Nikesh Sinha
34 Carry in the Crown by Shrabani Basu Peter McManus

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SWAMI AGNIVESH is an Arya Samaj leader and head of the Campaign Against Bonded Labour.

PRADIP KUMAR BOSE is Professor of Sociology at Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta.

SHOMA CHAUDHURY is a correspondent at Outlook, New Delhi.

SANDIPAN DEB is Deputy Editor Outlook and Editor, Intelligent Investor.

DAVID L. GOSLING has taught Physics at the University of Delhi and is currently at the University of Cambridge at Clare Hall.

RUCHIR JOSHI is a film-maker and writer based in New Delhi.

PRATIK KANJILAL is Senior Assistant Editor at the Indian Express, New Delhi.

VATSALA KAUL is Deputy Editor of Teens Today, New Delhi.

NANDINI LAL has worked in advertising, journalism and publishing, She is now a freelance writer.

PETER MCMANUS is a freelance journalist based in Cambridge, UK.

CHANDAN MITRA is the editor and publisher of The Pioneer.

RAHUL NAIR is doing an M.Phil. in Modern Indian History at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

KAUSHIK ROY studies at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

MEERA SAGAR is doing her M.Phil in English at Delhi University.

MITALI SARAN is a freelance writer based in New Delhi and Switzerland.

NIKESH SINHA is Vice President (Marketing) at Asia-Pacific Communication Associates Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.

SIDDHARTHA SIVARAMAKRISHNAN is pursuing a post-graduate degree in Law at Oxford University

SHIVAJI SONDHI is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Princeton University.

K.S. SUBRAMANIAN retired from the Indian Police Service. He was Director General, State Institute of Public Administration Government of Tripura.

ASHLEY TELLIS has completed a PhD. thesis on Irish Women's Literature and teaches English at St. Stephen's College, Delhi University

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