Biblio: A Review of Books. Issues of 1997

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NO. 2
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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NO. 4
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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NO. 5
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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NO. 6
JUNE 1997
3 The Clash of Civilisations and the Remaking of World Order by Samuel P Huntington Dileep Padgaonkar
6 'India: an unwritten epic'. Translation of Nirmal Verma's Moortidevi Award acceptance speech Gagan Gill
7 Clothing Matters: Dress and Identity in India by Emma Tarlo Rubina Sethi
8 'From Empire to Emporium: Khadi and the Robes of Independence'. An exhibition curated by Emma Tarlo Jasleen Dhamija
10 'Who was Nehru?'. An essay on biography writing in the post-modern era Katherine Frank
12 'Reflections on the future'. An essay Mohan Guruswamy
14 The Rise and Fall of economic Liberalism By Frederic F. Clairmont Ajit K. Ghose
15 Subaltern Studies IX: Writings on South Asian History and Society edited by Shahid Amin & Dipesh Chakrabarty [View full text] Masayuki Usuda
17 Feeding the Bania: Peasants and Usurers in Western India by David Hardiman Rudrangshu Mukherjee
18 Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood Coomi S. Vevaina
19 Where the Streets Lead by Sarayu Ahuja Sukrita Paul Kumar
20 Green Well Years by Manohar Devadoss Manjula Padmanabhan
23 Begum Samru: Portrait in a Gilded Frame by John Lall Vibha Kaul
24 Lords of Alijah by Dawood Ali Mccollum Nandini Chandra
25 God's Adversary and Other Stories by Shaukat Osman Sagarika Ghose
26 Anne Frank.- The Diary of a Young Girl, new translation, edited by Otto H. Frank and Mirjam Pressler Vatsala Kaul
27 Alterities: Criticism, History, Representation by Thomas Docherty Shelley Walia
28 Zia Sarhadi. A tribute Partha Chatterjee
29 People & Protected Areas: Towards Participatory Conservation in India edited by Ashish Kothari, Neena Singh and Saloni Suri Madhu Sarin
31 New and forthcoming titles
31 Quiz
Cover picture: Pen and ink illustration by Manjula Padmanabhan
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C 0 N T R I B U T 0 R S
NANDINI CHANDRA is a research scholar at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
PARTHA CHATTERJEE is a film critic
JASLEEN DHAMIJA is a design consultant
KATHERINE FRANK is currently engaged in writing a biography of Indira Gandhi
AJIT K GHOSE is Senior Economist working with International Labour Organisation, New Delhi
SAGARIKA GHOSE is a senior correspondent with Outlook
MOHAN GURUSWAMY is a columnist and public affairs analyst
VATSALA KAUL is Deputy Editor of Teens Today
RUDRANGSHU MUKHERJEE is the edit page Editor of The Telegraph
MANJULA PADMANABHAN is a writer and cartoonist. Her last book was a collection of short stories called Hot Death Cold Soup
SUKRITA KUMAR PAUL is a freelance writer
MADHU SARIN is a consultant in social forestry and non-conventional energy resources
RUMINA SETHI teaches at the Wolfson College, Oxford
MAYASUKI USUDA is a historian who has worked on Bengal
COOMI S. VEVAINA teaches English at the University of Mumbai
SHELLEY WALIA teaches English at the Panjab University in Chandigarh

NO. 7-8
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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C 0 N T R I B U T 0 R S
AMAL ALLANA is a well-known director of plays and TV serials: Himmat Mai, Begum Barve, Raj se Swaraj and Mullah Nasruddin are some recent ones.
SHAHID AMIN is Professor of History at Delhi University and the author of Event, Metaphor, Memory, and other subaltern studies.
SUMANTO BANERJEE is a freelance journalist and author of The Parlour and the Streets:Elite and Popular Culture in 19th Century Calcutta.
SABYASACHI BHATTACHARYA is Professor of History at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has been the Vice-Chancellor of Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan and is one of the foremost writers on labour and social history.
MAYA CHADDA is Professor of Political Science at William Patterson College, State University of New Jersey, USA.
PARTHA CHATTERJEE is a film critic.
EUNICE DE SOUZA is a poet and heads the Department of English at St. Xavier's college, Mumbai.
KAI FRIESE is deputy editor of The India Magazine.
KATHERINE FRANK is currently working on a biography of Indira Gandhi.
SAGARIKA GHOSE is a special correspondent with Outlook.
PREM SHANKAR JHA, columnist with The Hindu and Business Standard is a former editor of The Hindustan Times.
INDIVAR KAMTEKAR teaches modern Indian history at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
RAJNI KOTHARI is one of India's foremost political scientists, author of several books and of the idea of non-party political formations.
N.S. MADHAVAN is a well-known Malayalee writer and civil servant.
MANJULA PADMANABHAN is a cartoonist and author of Hot Death, Cold Soup, a collection of short stories. She recently won the Alexander Onassis Culture Award for Theatre for her play Harvest.
MADHAVAN K. PALAT is a Professor of History at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and is associated with the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, (IGNCA), New Delhi.
ALOK RAI teaches English at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
NAYANTARA SAHGAL, distinguished novelist, has recently been awarded an honorary degree by Leeds University, UK.
GILLIAN WRIGHT works for the BBC and has translated Raag Darbari and Aadha Gaon into English.
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NO. 9-10
2 Train through Pakistan. A ride on Pakistan Railways from Karachi to the Khyber Pass/td> Mark Tully
4 Trainspotting. A critique of Pamela Rooks' film version of Khushwant Suvir Kaul Singh's novel Train to Pakistan Suvir Kaul
6 Reinventing tradition. An essay on the effects of nationalism on the performing arts as manifested in the Swarna Samaroh festival Radhika Jha
7 The Murder of History in Pakistan: A Critique of History Textbooks Used in Pakistan by K.K. Aziz; Sindh: The Land of Indus Civilisation by Syed Abdul Quddus and Urdu: The Final Book by Ibn-e Insha Arvind N. Das
11 Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Pakistan 1966-1977 by Rafi Raza Pushpesh Pant
12 Societies and Military Power. India and Its Armies by Stephen Peter Rosen Manoj Joshi
13 The Battles of Zojila, 1948 by Sudhir S. Bloeria Mohan Guruswamy
14 Surrender at Dacca: Birth of a Nation by Lt.Gen J.F.R. Jacob Muchkund Dubey
15 Wars and No Peace over Kashmir by Maroof Raza Dinesh Kumar
16 The Crisis in Kashmir.- Portents of War, Hopes of Peace by Sumit Ganguly Prem Shankar Jha
17 Kashmir Diary.- Psychology of Militancy by Major General Arjun Ray Mohan Guruswamy
18 War Minus the Shooting by Mike Marqusse and Cricket: A Kind of Pilgrimage by Emma Levine Rajdeep Sardesai
19 Of mice and men. Reminiscences of a civil servant E. N. Mangat Rai
21 War by Stealth: Terrorism in India by Vijay Karan and Punjab: The Knights of Falsehood by K. P. S. Gill Dipankar Bhattacharya
23 News of a Kidnapping by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Nilanjana S. Roy
24 Beach Boy by Ardashir Vakil Rahul Singh
25 Invisible city. An essay on the literary life and times of Bombay Ashok Banker
27 Leave It to Me by Bharati Mukherjee Manju Sampat
28 Children of the Lion by Carl Muller Ratna Raman
29 Winter Companions and Other Stories by Neelum Saran Gour Subhadra Sen Gupta
30 Mother of 1080 by Mahashweta Devi, translated by Samik Bandyopadhyay and Rudali by Mahashweta Devi, playscript by Usha Ganguli Gagan Gill
31 Love in a Blue Time by Hanif Kureishi Siddhartha Deb
32 Second Turn by M. T. Vasudevan Nair and The Eye of God by N. P. Mohamed Ranjini Rajagopal
33 The Hindu Nationalist Movement in India by Christophe Jaffrelot K. N. Panikka
34 Writing Social History by Sumit Sarkar Rudrangshu Mukherjee
35 European Modernity and Beyond: The Trajectory of European Societies 1945-2000 by Goran Therborn and Twentieth Century Imperialism by Rajen Harshe Achin Vanaik
36 Human Development in South Asia by Mahbub ul Haq Sanjaya Baru
37 The Egalitarian Moment: Asia and Africa, 1950-1980 by D. A. Low Jan Bremen
43 Women of substance. Publishing tales from the women at 'Kali for Women' Ritu Memon, Urvashi
Butalia and Jaya Banerji
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Ashok Banker is a novelist and freelance writer based in Mumbai.
Sanjaya Baru is a senior consultant for research and information systems for non-aligned and other developing countries.
Dipankar Bhattacharya is a political activist.
Jan Bremen is based in the Centre for Asian Studies in Amsterdam. His last book was Footloose Labour. Working in India's Informal Economy.
Siddhartha Deb is a freelance writer based in Delhi.
Muchkund Dubey former Foreign Secretary, is currently with the Council for Social Development, New Delhi.
Gagan Gill is a writer. She recently edited Ram Kumar A Journey Within and New Women Wtiting in Hindi, a special number of Yatra
Mohan Guruswamy is a columnist and public affairs analyst.
Prem Shankar Jha columnist with The Hindu and Business Standard is a former editor of The Hindustan Times.
Manoj Joshi is a senior editor at India Today.
Suvir Kaul teaches literature and critical studies at Stanford University; is currently Visiting Professor at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Dinesh Kumar is special correspondent for the Times of India, New Delhi.
Ritu Menon, Urvashi Butalia and Jaya Banerji are editors at 'Kali for Women'.
E. N. Mangat Rai formerly of the ICS, is the author of Commitment, My Style, a memoir of his days in the government. He now lives in retirement in Dehradun.
Rudrangshu Mukherjee is edit page editor of The Telegraph
Pushpesh Pant teaches at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and is a freelance TV scriptwriter.
K. N. Panikkar teaches at the School for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University,
Ranjini Rajagopal is a freelance writer based in Delhi.
Manju Sampat teaches at Elphinstone College, Mumbai.
Rajdeep Sardesai works for New Delhi Television (NDTV).
Subhadra Sen Gupta is a literary critic who also writes books for children.
Ratna Raman teaches at Delhi University.
Nilanjana S. Roy is assistant features editor of the Business Standard.
Rahul Singh columnist and writer, is a former editor of Reader's Digest.
Mark Tully has a long association with the BBC in India and frequently writes on the subcontinent. His last book was a collection ofshort stories called The Heart of India
Achin Vanaik is senior fellow at the Nehru Memorial Library. He has recently written Communalism Contested: Religion, Modernity and Secularization.

NO. 11
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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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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NO. 12
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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