Nicole Petrilena Petrilena itibaren Jaulnay, Fransa
recommended by Musing blog. Looks interesting.
This book reads like an expanded magazine article - once I understood its central premise (that conservatives have adopted the left's (particularly labor's) grassroots strategies and rhetoric, substituting cultural 'authenticity' for class concerns) the following chapters become different iterations of the same point. So while I enjoyed reading about the history of the anti-abortion movement in Kansas and the history of the populist left in Kansas, chapters on modern-day Conservatives cheering on the culture wars (and profiting from them) were less interesting. But! If you do, somehow, believe that 'class consciousness' is an archaic concept, you should probably check out this book. At least the last chapter.
The secret of the Nagas Author: Amish Tripati Published by: Westland ltd. ISBN: 978-93-80658-79-7 The second in the trilogy promised by Amish, I have not the read the first one, but this has inspired me to read it. Believe me I regret reading the Immortals of Meluha it is a spoiler to this book. Calling an amarachitra katha induced thriller is also belittling the author’s craft. Though I guess that is the nearest identification that our generation that grew on amarchitra katha can give it. Amish has beautifully demystified the mythology making it very interesting. If I were to call it a mythological thriller I would be ignoring the imparting of philosophy.There are small notables like the opposite of love is not hate but apathy. Though the IIM Alumnus has done a bit more homework this time round his lack of knowledge or deficiency in adaption comes through. !.Till few years before Kautilya the education was vocational oriented, and the guru-kula kind of system. so question of village schools did not arise. 2.Kshatriya women marrying Brahmans, was acceptable but not the other way round. Looking forward to reading the last book on this triology. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Amish Tripati an alumnus of IIM quit corporate world to write the triology.