Category: Book Review

Where is the fountainhead of jihad?

REVIEWER: Dr Mohammad Taqi* The general elections in Pakistan scheduled in ten days from now are easily the bloodiest in the country’s history. The secular parties like the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and the Pakistan People’s Party have come under deadly…

Pak Syndrome bedevils Indo-Bangla ties

By Surinder K. Sharma Delhi based columnist on South Asian Affairs There is an imperative for India and Bangladesh to work together for mutual benefit and for the good of the region. Scholars from the Institute for Defence Studies and…

Review: Perspectives: The Timeless Way of Wisdom

Title:Perspectives Vol-I Author: Paul Brunton Pages-392; Price Rs.395 New Age Books, Naraina Phase-1 New Delhi- 110028 (India) Reviewer: M Rama Rao Paul Brunton needs no introduction. The world knows him as the British journalist turned spiritual seeker who had introduced…

Rituals too a world of Rhythm

Title: The World of Rhythm Called Rituals Author: Jayant Burde Publisher: New Age Books, Naraina Phase –I, New Delhi-28 Pages: 164; Price: Rs. 225 Review: by M Rama Rao A marvellous book it is by all means. For a generation…

Marx After Marxism

BOOK REVIEW TITLE: Marx After Marxism: The Philosophy of Karl Marx Author: by Tom Rockmore 224 pages, Blackwell Publishers Price. US$29.95 Review: By David North (wsws.org) Tom Rockmore, who teaches Philosophy at Duquesne University in Pennsylvania, begins his book Marx…

John Updike’s Terrorist – a review

Terrorist by John Updike New York, Alfred A. Knopf 2006, 310 pp By David Walsh wsws.org Terrorist by American novelist John Updike is poorly conceived and unconvincingly written. It tells the story of a New Jersey teenager, Ahmad Mulloy-Ashmawy, the…

John Updike: A Tribute

By David Walsh wsws.org American novelist John Updike died January 27 in Danvers, Massachusetts, at the age of 76. The cause of death was cancer. A major figure in American literature for the past half-century (his first full-length novel, The…

Mirror to Stalin’s Terror

Stalin’s Terror of 1937-1938: Political Genocide in the USSR, by Vadim Rogovin By Andrea Peters wsws.org The late Marxist historian and sociologist Vadim Rogovin ‘s book presents a compelling and uncompromisingly political interpretation of the the Stalin had unleashed in…