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
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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 Pbotos, 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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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, Programmme 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 settlelments 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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