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Edward Said's 'Leaving Palestine'

JM Coetzee's 'Disgrace' Susan Ram  in Frontline. 11/28/99

On Herodotus' Histories Shunya on the father of history and lies

Lawrence James' `Raj: The Making and Unmaking of British India' 

How to Raise a Good Liberal  

One Market Under God  

The World of Raymond Carver  

It's Not Cricket 

The Elementary Particles   

The Crack of Bloom  

The Moviegoer 

Angle of Repose

The Bridge On The Drina  

Journey to the Alcarria  

The Mammaries of the Welfare State 

The Lexus and the Olive Tree Paul Krugman dissects Thomas Friedman's paean to Globalization 

Háfiz of Shiraz The translator's account of her encounter with Háfiz and Ghazal

Max Weber's View of Objectivity in Social Science  'Nuff said

Kafka's Laughter  David A. Westbrook on Kafka's relevance in our world 

Always on Top Edward Said on revisionist views of Empire 

Archives of Horror Charles Simic on Susan Sontag's "Regarding the Pain of Others" 

Credulity James Wood on Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Straw Dogs First chapter of the book by John Gray (Terry Eagleton review, Jason Cowley review)

The Rest is Silence Hermione Lee tackles Elizabeth Costello by JM Coetzee (excerpt)

Roots of Terror Terry Eagleton reviews several books on Radical Islam

A Frog's Life Has Coetzee finally met his match in critic James Wood?

Come Hungry, Leave Edgy Sukhdev Sandhu reviews the history of Brick Lane  

Once Upon A Time In Africa K Anthony Appiah on Nelson Mandela's folktales

Hold Your Tongue Mark Abley listens to the world's endangered languages in Spoken Here

World on Fire How exporting free market democracy breeds ethnic hatred and global instability (Reviews:, B&N

In the Waiting Room of History Is the non-West doomed never to be quiet modern?

Ashawo Stories of an African bar-girl

From Babel to Dragomans William Dalrymple reads Bernard Lewis

The World is Round John Gray on what is wrong with Thomas L. Friedman

How to Manipulate a Man Tim Adams reads Slow Man by JM Coetzee

Not So Sita After All Ramya Sarma (Daily News & Analysis) on Usha Alexander's debut novel

The Uncertainty Principle Pankaj Mishra reads Slow Man by JM Coetzee 

"The Eyes" Have It Sarah Daniels (The Valley Social) on Usha Alexander's debut novel  

The Plausibility of Life Hox genes and evolving views of evolution

The Wonder That Was India Shunya on Pankaj Mishra's Buddha

The Bold and the Beautiful Shunya on the Aeneid of Virgil

The Reach of Reason Shunya on Amartya Sen's idea of India

Books@Google Jason Epstein on digital books images/new.gif (111 bytes)

Excerpts :

Seneca on Happiness 

The Stony Temple of Materialism  Letter from Tagore to his wife 

Giving Offense: Essays on Censorship  by J. M. Coetzee

Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje 

Call If You Need Me by Raymond Carver (Uncollected Fiction and Prose)

Soul Mountain by Gao Xingjian

Istanbul Boy  Aziz Nesin's stories   

The Revolt of the Masses by Jose Ortega y Gasset, 1930

First Lines  

Plum Lines  

The Majorca Hospital by Mohammed Choukri  

Among The Believers


The Book of the Dead  Funerary texts from ancient Egypt 

Date Rape's Other Victim An excerpt from Katie Roiphe's The Morning After: Sex, Fear, and Feminism on Campus

Orange People Tim Guest on growing up under the influence of the Bhagwan Rajneesh. 

The Annals Tacitus on the Roman Emperors Augustus and Tiberius

A Common Humanity: Thinking about love and truth and justice Excerpt from the book by Raimond Gaita 

As A Woman Grows Older JM Coetzee provides another episode for fans of Elizabeth Costello

Laughing Matters James Wood traces the roots of humor and argues that tragi-comedy is a modern invention


India: A Mosaic  

The Blue Bedspread  by Rajkamal Jha

Persepolis Marjane Satrapi's 'graphic novel' on Iran 

Only the Eyes are Mine "Poignant, ornate and horrifying. A mesmerizing debut work" by Usha Alexander

Bare Branches What happens when sex selection leaves a nation with significantly more men than women? 

The Rise of Islam And The Bengal Frontier 1204-1760 by Richard M. Eaton  


Diogenes of Sinope 

Noam Chomsky Archive ZMag hosts writings, interviews, audio/visual material etc

Sam's Happy Days  John Calders, a friend of Samuel Beckett, remembers 

                              (An Appreciation of Samuel Beckett by John Montague) 

Storyteller of the Savannah The Guardian on Chinua Achebe

Marcus Tullius Cicero (c. 106-143 BCE)

Warrior of the Imagination Nadine Gordimer and the South African experience 

On Edward Said (1935-2003) Michael Wood remembers

Aesthetic Ketman Christopher Hitchens on Czeslaw Milosz 

The Deconstruction of Derrida  The termination of a narrative

Once a Tamil Immigrant Girl Another side of South Asian-American fiction in Mary Anne Mohanraj


Shakespeare in the Bush  

Orwell on Gandhi  


The Antilles: Fragments of  Epic Memory

Naipaul: Our Universal Civilization    Ajami: Naipaul's Search of Islam 

The Myth of Sisyphus  by Albert Camus

Advice to a Young Artist A quiet record of a personal history

Dostoevsky as Philosopher A lecture by Jay Gallagher

What we think of America  Non-American writers express their opinions

Retrospect: the World Cup of Rugby JM Coetzee on the South African victory of 1995

History "from the Inside" Nadine Gordimer on literature and history

Hermeneutics This! A 'native informer' takes on post-oriental 'scholars' of Hinduism 

Vijayanagar, Sir Vidia, and the Strange Passion of Mr. Dalrymple Farrukh Dhondy berates denials of schism (letters)

Another Epic, Another India Githa Hariharan on the Tamil epic poem Silappadikaram  

Art, Truth & Politics Harold Pinter's Nobel lecture 

Awards & Anthologies: 

Nobel Prizes

The Pulitzer Prize Archive

Languages of the World  

Holiday Books 2000 (NYT) 

Luminarium Medieval English Literature   

Imre Kertész  Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2002 

Well Loved Popular vote ranks the top-50 novels-by-women 

Catalogs & Stores:

'A Common Reader' Online

Erratic Impact Philosophy Research Base

The Library of Congress Online Catalog


Classics and Mediterranean Archaeology

The Great Books of Western Civilization

The English Server 

Essays on the Philosophy of Science

Children's Stories

The Voice of the Shuttle  

Electronic Scholarly Publishing

Arab Literature  A vade-mecum of online Arab literature, past and present

Philosophy & Literature A daily review of arts and ideas 

World Literature Today Journal from Oklahoma, 'an important window to the world for over seventy-five years'

India Book Resources:

Asia Society's Reading List on India  

Bagchee Associates

Bestselling Books & Music on India

Books on India 

DK Agencies' database on Indian publications in English

Indian Books Centre

India Book House

IndiaStar Review of Books

Khazana Bookshop

K.K. Agencies

Low Price Publications, India

Motilal Banarasidass Indological Publishers

Other India Bookstore

SaralSoft, Software about India

South Asia Books

South Asian Authors

Vedam's Books International



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