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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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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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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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 >

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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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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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FRAGRANT FLUTE OF FIRE by Saswati  Das
Released: June 10, 2011

"Das captivates in a work that pricks the heart and stirs the soul."
A debut poetry collection that offers a compelling call to love—and to action. Read full book review >

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WHEN I GROW UP by Benjamin Zephaniah
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A bold, inspiring work for forward-thinking early readers. (Informational picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Zephaniah answers that oft-asked adult inquiry, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" with 13 examples of everyday grown-ups following their dreams. Read full book review >

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R IS FOR RUSSIA by Vladimir Kabakov
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"The series is starting to suffer from its now-overfamiliar pattern, but those seeking a glossy, positive image of Russia complete with 'E is for Easter eggs' (with its wooden folk-art eggs contrasted with Fabergé eggs), can glean a sense of contemporary life and the rich history behind it. (Informational photo essay. 6-9)"
Using a combination of Russian and English words to fit into the English alphabet structure, the author tries to summon up a grand picture of Mother Russia. Read full book review >

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J IS FOR JAMAICA by Benjamin Zephaniah
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Children will come away more attuned to the special character of the island and its people from the more conventional, and systematic, likes of Ann Heinrichs's Jamaica (2003). (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Bright, tourist-friendly photos of happy people at play alternate with views of verdant landscapes, exotic foodstuffs and typical flora and fauna in this alphabetical jaunt to Jamaica. Read full book review >