Search Results: "Gurcharan Das"


BOOK REVIEW

INDIA UNBOUND by Gurcharan Das
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 26, 2001

"Extremely useful reading for anyone seeking to invest in or do business with India, and for students of the global economy generally."
A sturdy—and highly optimistic—analysis of Indian politics and economics. Read full book review >

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DAS KAPITAL by Viken Berberian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"Sophisticated, slightly daffy poke at our Masters of the Universe."
A pretty Marseillaise, a pretty grim Corsican and a happily pessimistic hedge-fund manager get themselves into a pretty fix with world shattering results, in the second novel from Berberian (The Cyclist, 2002). Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 16, 2009

"Like good mysteries, this one blossoms petal by petal, while delivering a demur love story in the midst of sinister circumstances."
A well-told, well-paced thriller of treachery and remembrance harking back to the grim final years of World War II Germany. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1982

"The ideal reader, though, would be familiar with the setting or the special branches."
On D-Day the Das Reich, or 2nd Panzer Division, was at Montauban in southern France, 450 miles—and, supposedly, a few days—from the Normandy battlefront. Read full book review >

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MARX’S DAS KAPITAL by Francis Wheen
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A welcome, brief study of the making of a not so necessarily massive tome."
Marx's text altered the course of history; even today, it finds readers. As Wheen (The Irresistible Con: The Bizarre Life of a Fraudulent Genius, 2005, etc.) notes, quoting a Wall Street banker, "There is a Nobel Prize out there for an economist who resurrects Marx and puts it into a coherent theory." Read full book review >

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A DAY I REMEMBER by Prodeepta Das
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Let the festivities begin! (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Resplendent in his turban and embroidered coat, Swayam, a young Indian boy, acts as the markundi (special attendant) for his uncle's wedding.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Das fleshes out the teachings of devotional Hinduism with his own vivid experiences, but sometimes forgets that in narrative art, as in spiritual life, self-justification blocks the light. (40 b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
In recounting his life story, Das (born Michael Riggs) takes readers on a romp through mystical India and some of its countercultural counterparts in the US. Read full book review >

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THE DEVOURERS by Indra Das
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Not for the squeamish, Das' debut is an ambitious, unsettling trip into our own capacity for violence."
The line between what it is to be human and what it is to be a monster is frequently blurred in Das' compelling debut novel. Read full book review >

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An Anguished Cry For Our Endangered Planet by Gladwin Das
NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2014

"General but sometimes inspiring guidance on what humans might achieve, should we learn to get along."
A concise, ambitious plan to save ourselves from ourselves. Read full book review >

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HOPE IS A GIRL SELLING FRUIT by Amrita Das
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"'We're all in this together,' Das writes, 'lost, but not quite.' Older, Western children and teens may well feel they've found an unexpected comrade. (afterword on the art) (Picture book. 11-16)"
Das debuts with illustrations done in a distinctive Indian style paired to a brief meditative text—part memoir, part artist's statement, part rumination—on women's personal journeys. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2011

"Exhilarating and profound food for the timeless soul."
Western Buddhist offers transcendent life instructions regarding time, space, peace and love. Read full book review >