Magician
C O N T E N T S
VOL. V
NOS.
3 & 4
40 PAGES
MARCH APRIL
2000
4 The Waffle of the Toffs: A Sociocultural Critique of Indian Writing in English by M. Prabha, Collected Plays by Mahesh Dattani, The Politics of English: A Marxist View of Language by Marme HolborowAlice Albinia
& Tristram Stuart
6Scoop-wallah: Life on a Delhi Daily by Justine HardyArvind N. Das
8White Teeth by Zadie Smith Shuddhabrata
Sengupta
9Hindoo Holiday by J. R. Ackerley, India: A Mosaic edited by Robert B. Silvers and Barbara Epstein Amitava Kumar
11When Albion's Sons Went Native. An Essay William Dalrymple
13The Jadu House: Intimate Histories of Anglo-India by Laura Roychowdhury Alice Albinia
14Letters Between a Father and Son by V S. NaipaulShiv Kumar
Srinivasan
16 Between History and Literature by Lionel GrossmanShelley Walia
17My Century by Gunter Grass Giulio Schiavoni
18Too Many Men by Lily Brett Manjula
Padmanabhan
19The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes by Jamyang NorbuKanika Datta
20Reconnaissance by Kapka Kassabova Indrajit Hazra
21The Better Man by Anita Nair Ranjana Sengupta
22Small Remedies by Shashi Deshpande Ira Pande
23Redemption Song: Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties by Mike Marqusee Achin Vanaik
24The Case for Violence on Television by Jib Fowles Shailaja Bajpai
25Despatches from Kargil by Srinjoy Chowdhury Kunal Verma
27The Way Ahead: After 'Mao's India War' by C. V Ranganathan and Vinod C. Khanna A. K. Damodaran
28On the Abyss: Pakistan After the Coup. An Extract Pamela Constable
31Fifty Years of Pakistan's Economy: Traditional Topics and Contemporary Concerns edited by Shahrukh Rafi Khan G. K. Lieten
32Ganesh Pyne: Revelations by Geeti Sen Malabika
Bhattacharya
34Beyond Secularism: The Rights of Religious Minorities by Neera Chandhoke Madhavan K. Palat
35Justice and Judgement by Alessandro Ferrara, Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen Rakesh Batabyal
36Politics of the Possible: Essays on Gender, History, Narratives, Colonial English by Kumkum Sangari Geeta Arya
37Necessary and Unnecessary Utopias edited by Leo Panitch and Colin Leys Peter Waterman
COVER PAINTING: 'The Magician' by Ganesh Pyne, tempera on canvas, 1991, from the book Ganesh Pyne: Revelations by Geeti Sen and published by Biresh Paul, 14 Gurusaday Road, Calcutta - 700 019

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Contributors
GEETA ARYA teaches History at Zakir Husain College, Delhi University.
SHAILAJA BAJPAI is a media critic with the Indian Express, New Delhi.
RAKESH BATABYAL is a researcher in history and ethics. He is currently working on the resources of responsibility in contemporary India.
MALABIKA BHATTACHARYA Malabika Bhattacharya teaches Spanish at the School of Foreign Languages, Government of India, and writes on Hispanic Literature.
PAMELA CONSTABLE is the South Asia Bureau Chief for the Washington Post.
WILLIAM DALRYMPLE is the author of City of Djinns and At the Court of the Fish-eyed Goddess. He is currently working on The White Moghuls, a book detailing the life and times of James Achilles Kirkpatrick, which will be published by HarperCollins next year.
A. K. DAMODARAN was a member of the Indian Foreign Service. He held several important assignments in Bonn, Moscow, Beijing and Rome where he was Ambassador. He was also Head of the Policy Planning Division of the Ministry of External Affairs.
KANIKA DATTA is Associate Editor at Business Standard, New Delhi.
INDRAJIT HAZRA is a journalist at The Hindustan Times, New Delhi.
AMITAVA KUMAR is the author of Passport Photos, to be published in May from the University of California Press.
G. K. LIETEN teaches at the Amsterdam School of Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam.
MANJULA PADMANABHAN is a writer and artist living in New Delhi.
MADHAVAN K. PALAT is Professor at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
IRA PANDE is Senior Editor at Dorling Kindersley, New Delhi.
GIULIO SCHIAVONI teaches German Language and Literature at the University of Vercelli, Italy.
RANJANA SENGUPTA has worked as a journalist and is presently writing a biography of Delhi.
SHUDDHABRATA SENGUPTA is a documentary film-maker with the Raqs Collective and a freelance writer based in New Delhi.
SHIV KUMAR SRINIVASAN teaches at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.
TRISTRAM STUART is a freelance writer based in New Delhi.
ACHIN VANAIK recently co-authored South Asia on a Short Fuse: Nuclear Politics and the Future of Global Disarmament.
KUNAL VERMA is a film-maker specialising in wildlife and national security issues.
SHELLEY WALIA is Associate Professor of English at Panjab University, Chandigarh.
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).

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