Search Results: "Shankar Vedantam"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 19, 2010

"A tour into dark realms of the psyche by a personable guide."
A disturbing but enlightening look at the power of the unconscious over human action and decision-making. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MAP OF WHERE I LIVE by S. Shankar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 1997

"The two tales never entirely mesh, and the anger at human perfidy remains curiously muted."
A beautifully rendered if often attenuated first novel about social disintegration in India and in a contemporary Lilliput. Read full book review >

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NO END TO THE JOURNEY by S. Shankar
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 4, 2005

"Incremental action, but Shankar has a light touch that proves ultimately moving."
A 65-year-old retiree returns to the Indian village of his youth in this elegiac, ponderous second novel from Shankar (A Map of Where I Live, 1997). Read full book review >

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RAGA MALA by Ravi Shankar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Unpretentious and spiritually illuminating as Shankar's music."
Blending first-person narrative with the voices of many acclaimed performers and close friends, legendary sitar player and Indian musical ambassador Shankar tells his story, replete with art, philosophy, and unforgettable encounters. Read full book review >