Friday, December 3, 2021

Tag: BOOK

Dambudzo Marechera was a Zimbabwean novelist, short story writer, playwright and poet

One Marechera, two points of view

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The vastly different perspectives and treatments in two recent books about Zimbabwean author Dambudzo Marechera leave the reader with tantalising questions beyond the subject matter.

Ambedkar Called for the Annihilation of Caste but Today Caste is Annihilating Young Ambedkars...

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An extraordinary leader's life and times have been captured in this remarkable yet simply written book with an emphasis on aspects of his human side rather than his political trajectory.

Battle of Belonging: On Nationalism, Patriotism And What It Means To Be Indian

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The following passage has been excerpted from Parliamentarian Shashi Tharoor's book The Battle of Belonging: On Nationalism, Patriotism And What It Means To Be Indian.

Excerpt | The Violence of the Mechanical Mind

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Vandana Shiva's penetrating observations and sharp reflections make us rethink the project of modernity - its instrumental rationality, its hyper-masculine doctrine of development and manipulation of nature, and its dualism that separates the knower from the known, science from ethics, and is centralizing/monopolizing tendency.

Book Review | Waking Up with Love and Wisdom

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An amazing book by a Tibetan Buddhist Master—here is a reflection. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Sadness, Love, Openness: The Buddhist Path of Joy, Shambhala South Asia Editions, 2018

EXCERPT | Viewing Yourself As Like an Illusion

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In an age that worships the cult of narcissism—say, the belief that “I” am the doer, or “I” exist in my power, wealth and status, it is important to be reminded of the illusory nature of this “I” and its impermanence.
Black Warrant: Confessions of a Tihar Jailer

Black Warrant: Confessions of a Tihar Jailer

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An engaging read from the crime genre, the book takes us inside the prison cells of Tihar and gives us a glimpse into the worlds of the crime and the criminal.

Buddha is Here…

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As we celebrate Buddha Purnima, The New Leam chooses to share with the readers the extraordinarily illuminating messages of mindfulness Thich Nhat Hanh conveyed in the process of his teaching. Yes, Buddha is here. Are we prepared to find Him?
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Everything you need to know about the Amazon rainforest: an interview with Mark Plotkin

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A new book, The Amazon: What Everyone Needs to Know succinctly summarizes these issues but also adds important context, color, and factoids on why we should care about the fate of the Amazon.

Unity or Partition: The Final Week of the Mahatma’s Life

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The state of the nation tends to indicate that we have not yet been able to combat the politics of communal division and hatred that led to the traumatic Partition. Under these circumstances, historical memories teach us a couple of lessons.

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