Search Results: "Sudhir Kakar"


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THE SEEKER by Sudhir Kakar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"Odd, elegant but incomplete portraits of a 20th-century icon and his needy disciple."
Woven together from fact and fiction, the story of Madeleine Slade, who became Mirabehn, one of Gandhi's most devoted acolytes. Read full book review >

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ECSTASY by Sudhir Kakar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2002

"Hazy and unrewarding."
From India, Kakir's second (The Ascetic of Desire, 2000, not reviewed) tells turgidly of a young Brahmin's growth into a guru.Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 16, 2013

"Will appeal to readers fascinated by the intersections of class, prosperity and crime."
A well-known sociologist explores how the underground economy is dissolving racial and class barriers in an increasingly globalized New York City. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 14, 2008

"A dark, revealing exposé."
An insider's view of gang culture and warfare. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Sometimes oppressively academic, but a useful study all the same."
Sociological analysis condemning our public housing policies that focuses on a Chicago project Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"A rarefied and compelling study."
A dense, thoughtful study by a Mauritius-born native achieves the right distance from and intimacy with his subject. Read full book review >