Book Review

Weaponising Music

Away from the watchful monitoring of electronic and print media, across India’s dusty and sleepy towns a genre of popular culture is clandestinely seizing the public imagination. Acerbic lyrics laced…

Dispatches from a War

Mohammed Omer in his book ‘Shell-Shocked, Dispatches from a War, On the ground under Israel’s assault’ (Publisher Speaking Tiger) documented the third major Israeli assault on the Gaza strip. He…

Brighten Your Life – A Book Review

This small book for young children – through its fables – could garner the political forces to change the present regime in India. Titled ‘Brighten Your Life’ the book has…

Anti-Racism as Communism, A Book Review

Retired philosophy professor and communist Paul Gomberg has written a truly revolutionary book about racism. By this I do not mean just that he believes the revolutionary destruction of capitalism…

Why I Don’t Rely on Hope

“Where do you find hope?” “How do you sustain hope?” Those are probably the most common questions in response to more than three decades of writing and lecturing about today’s…

Eco-socialism, Saral Sarkar’s Writings

Eco-Socialism or “Green” Capitalism?, Collected Writings of Saral Sarkar, Explanations, Elaborations and Interventions, Vols. I and II present most of Saral Sarkar’s political and political-economic essays and articles written in…

On Reading Nabokov’s Lolita

I finished reading Nabokov’s Lolita again after many years, and this time it was strange reading it as the mother of an eleven-year old daughter. There are some books that…

The Arabs – A History

The Arabs - A History.  Eugene Rogan.  Basic Books, New York, 2009.  Revised 2017. While the genocide has raged on in Gaza I have been reading Eugene Rogan’s large work…

When They Came for Us

Review of  '1984 - When they came for Sikhs'  by Gurpreet Singh "The Books Want to Say Something Of the ages gone by Of the World, Of the People ....…

Hindutva Pop: A Review

Can a song trigger a murder?Can a poem spark a riot?Can a book divide a people? These lines are from the back cover of a newly released book by Kunal…

A Critic of Civilization

ONE: The Story of the Ultimate Myth by Mansoor Khan Harper Collins India, 2023, Pp. 145 Available at Amazon Rs. 449/- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It is a gem of a book! It…

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