1. Oliver August: Inside the red Mansion / Excerpt: சீனாவில் ‘நாயகன்’ (நிஜக்) கதை
2. The Boys from Dolores: Fidel Castro’s Classmates from Revolution to Exile: Patrick Symmes – Washington Post Book Reviews – THE BOYS FROM DOLORES: Fidel Castro’s Classmates From Revolution to Exile – ArcaMax Publishing
The Boys from Dolores is a chronicle of 230 young students and the Cuba they were born to lead. Brought together one day in 1940 for a school photo at one of the island’s most elite academies, their ranks included future doctors and engineers, refugees and warriors, and two brothers – Fidel and Raúl Castro – who would come to rule the fate of all Cubans.
The Boys from Dolores follows the tale of this generation, born to privilege and power, which gave birth to the Cuban Revolution. Dozens of the boys from Dolores would aid their classmate Fidel in his rise to power; some would later take up arms against him. Ranging from the basketball courts and alleys of Santiago, Cuba, to the beaches of the Bay of Pigs and Miami, The Boys from Dolores offers a collective biography of the generation that made and lost Cuba.
This is the story of Cuba across 70 years of tumult, battle, Revolution, and diaspora, a tale of success and ruin, or escape and defeat.
3. Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire: Books: Alex Von Tunzelmann – இந்திய இணையம் முழுக்க இதப் பற்றித்தான் பேச்சு
N்ewindpress on Sunday: Tunzelmann provides the fascinating factoid that World War II and reconstruction loans were fully paid back by Britain only in December 2006 — irritated by American reservations about the imperial venture, overwhelmed by the Nehru-Jinnah fight, perplexed by the Mahatma, wary of Sardar Patel and with neither the resources nor the will to stop sectarian violence, the British establishment gave up India and gave up on India.
4. India After Gandhi: Ramachandra Guha
- The Hindu : Book Review : Democracy in practice: “A tribute to Indian democracy capturing the pain and the struggle, the humiliations and the glories”
- Midnight’s citizens | Review | Guardian Unlimited Books: “Amit Chaudhuri is impressed by Ramachandra Guha’s shrewd survey of India since the second world war, India After GandhiGuha, as a citizen, has been “exasperated” by India, but, in the light of historical evidence, has been won over by it. This mixture of distance and surrender is fairly emblematic of why many middle-class Indians continue to invest themselves, emotionally, in the country; it’s quite distinct from patriotism.
Guha’s book reminds us that the citizenly pride that permeates it is not incompatible with judgment, hindsight, intelligence and distance; that citizenship is not a natural thing, but that it is, in some cases, inevitable.”
- Tehelka – The People’s Paper: “Ramachandra Guha in conversation with Sankarshan Thakur on the historian’s new book, India After Gandhi, and the ideas and errors that shape us”
- remain connected
- Independent Online Edition > Reviews: “Two cheers for democracy”
: Why Is India the most Interesting Country in the World ?
5. The Fire This Time: Randall Kenan
- Identity crisis – Los Angeles Times
- Three Answer: Randall Kenan– Publishers Weekly
Kenan may be a good chronicler and debater, but he lacks the instincts of an essayist. He mounts arguments and then forgets about them or lets them teeter; he mistakes detail for substance, piling on scenes from his boyhood in rural North Carolina that are interesting but often not germane to anything. His narrative voice is inconsistent: He talks to himself here, lectures the reader there. His discussion of certain common-knowledge topics can be downright patronizing — for instance, he speaks of the American tendency toward anti-intellectualism as if we’ve never heard of it before.
6. Sister Outsider: Essays & Speeches: Audre Lorde
SISTER OUTSIDER presents essential writings of black poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, an influential voice in 20th century literature. In this varied collection of essays, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change. “Being an open lesbian in the Black community is not easy, although being closeted is harder.”
7. Interventions: Noam Chomsky
- uprisingradio.org » ஒலிப்பதிவு
- Interventions: Foreign Policy Since 9-11
- Part II
- Part III
- Part IV
- Part V
8. Poisoned Nation: Pollution, Greed, and the Rise of Deadly Epidemics: Loretta Schwartz-Nobel
மைக்கேல் மூரின் ‘சிக்கோ‘ பார்த்த சூட்டோடு புரட்ட வேண்டிய புத்தகம். நோய்களை யார் கொடுக்கிறார்கள்? எவ்வாறு குணப்படுத்தி காசு பார்க்கிறார்கள்?
- No place at the table Sojourners Magazine: Growing Up Empty
- Still hungry: The Hunger Epidemic in America