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Price of Fame


By By Sylvia Jukes Morris

Reviewed by MAUREEN DOWD
 

Invading the Sacred: An Analysis of Hinduism Studies in America


Editors - Krishnan Ramaswamy, Antonio de Nicolas and Aditi Banerjee

Publisher - Rupa; Pages - 545
 

Living History


By By Hillary Clinton

Reviewed by Stella Carrier
 

Second Wind


By Clyde Sanger

Review by Derek Ingram
 

Gandhi Before India


By Ramachandra Guha

Review by JYOTI THOTTAM
 

My Multi-Ethnic Friends & Other Stories


By Robert Sauvé

 

From the bushes to the centre of Canadian civil service and public life


By C. I. Petros

 

Many Avatars; One life.


By T.John Samuel, Friesen Press, Vancouver, Canada 2013
$2.99 (Amazon.com)

 

THE HINDUS: An Alternative History


By Wendy Doniger
Reviewed By :Pankaj Mishra
 

Shantaram


By Gregory David Roberts
Reviewed By :Goodreads
 

Live From Canada, It’s Alice Munro


By JOHN WILLIAMS
 

Promise Land


By Jessica Lamb-Shapiro
Reviewed By :MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS
 

The Myth of America’s Decline,


By Josef Joffe
Reviewed By :CHRISTOPHER CALDWELL
 

Knocking on Heaven’s Door


By Katy Butler
Reviewed By :ABRAHAM VERGHESE
 

DIRTY LOVE


By Andre Dubus III
Reviewed By :JEFF TURRENTINE
 

Floating City


By Sudhir Venkatesh
Reviewed By :ADAM HIGGINBOTHAM
 

Two Indias


By JYOTI THOTTAM
Reviewed By :Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen
 

Crossing the Bay of Bengal


By Sunil S. Amrith
Reviewed By :AKASH KAPUR
 

An Uncertain Glory


By Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen
Reviewed By :JYOTI THOTTAM
 

Childhood of Jesus


By J. M. Coetzee
Reviewed By :JOYCE CAROL OATES
 

Cell Phone Nation


By Robin Jeffrey
Reviewed By : Dhiraj Nayyar
 

Behind the Beautiful Forevers


By Katherine Boo
Reviewed By :PANKAJ MISHRA
 

Making Anew My Home


By Mathew Zachariah (Friesen Press, Victoria, BC, Canada, 2013) Pages: 226+xii
Reviewed By :Jesudas M. Athyal
 

Journalism with a gentle face


By V. Gangadhar
 

Behind the Beautiful Forevers


By Katherine Boo
Review by: PANKAJ MISHRA
 

Killing Kennedy


Bill O'Reilly,
Martin Dugard
 

A Thousand Pardons


by Jonathan Dee
Review by: KATHARINE NOEL
 

Up the Hill and Down the Valleys


by George Kurien
Review by: A. Kurian
 

Odds Against Tomorrow


306 pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $26.
By Nathaniel Rich
Review by: TEDDY WAYNE
 

Life After Life


529 pages. Regan Arthur Books. $27.99.
By Kate Atkinson
Review by: JANET MASLIN
 

SALT SUGAR FAT


By Michael Moss
446 pp. Random House. $28.
Review by: David Kamp
 

STICKS AND STONES


By Emily Bazelon
386 pp. Random House. $27.
Reviewed byNina Subin
 

Proof of Heaven


By Eben Alexander MD
Review by Cole Garner Hill
 

HOW LITERATURE SAVED MY LIFE


By David Shields
207 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $25.95.
Review by MARK O’CONNELL
 

The Future


By Al Gore
558 pages. Random House. $30.
Review by MICHIKO KAKUTANI
 

MISS NEW INDIA


By Bharati Mukherjee
328 pp. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. $25.
Review by AKASH KAPUR
 

Magic Seeds


By VS Naipaul
Review by Ed Uyeshima
 

The Tragedy of Fidel Castro


João Cerqueira
An excerpt of the diaries of Fidel Castro
 

The Physics of Wall Street


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. $27.
By James Owen Weatherall
Review by FLOYD NORRIS
 

The Middlesteins


273 pp. Grand Central Publishing
By Jami Attenberg
Review by JULIE ORRINGER
 

Brain on Fire


By Susannah Cahalan
Review by MICHAEL GREENBERG
 

India's Economic Performance and Reforms


By Subramanian Swamy
Review by BIBEK DEBROY
 

Magnificence


By Lydia Millet
W. W. Norton & Company. $25.95.
Review by LISA ZEIDNER
 

THE RICHARD BURTON DIARIES


Edited by Chris Williams
Illustrated. 693 pp. Yale University Press. $35.
Review by JOHN SIMON
 

‘Hell-Bent’


St. Martin’s Press. $25.99.\’
By Benjamin Lorr
Review by STEFANIE SYMAN
 

Book Dear Life Stories

319 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $26.95
By Alice Munro
Review by CHARLES McGRATH

 

Global Indian Diaspora: GOPIO Making An Impact

By Sayantan Chakravarthy
Review by Dr. John Samuel

 

Plutocrats

by Chrystia Freeland
Hardcover, 330 pages, Penguin Group USA
review by National Public Radio

 

’Cut Like Wound’

By Anita Nair
Review by Manorama

 

‘Joseph Anton: A Memoir’

By Salman Rushdie
Review by DONNA RIFKIND

 

Book 'Joseph Anton'

By Salman Rushdie
By Akash Kapur

 

BEYOND SANGRE GRANDE: CARIBBEAN WRITING TODAY, ed. Cyril Dabydeen (TSAR Publications, Toronto, 2011), pp. 229.

Book reviewed by Marie-Annick Montout,
Associate Professor of English, University of Angers (France).

 

‘From the Ruins of Empire,’

By Pankaj Mishra
Review by HARI KUNZRU

 

VAGINA: A New Biography

By Naomi Wolf
Review by Toni Bentley

 

LITTLE AMERICA

By Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Review by Linda Robinson

 

Book Leonardo and the Last Supper

By Ross King
Review by Peter Conrad

 

Einstein: His Life and Universe

by Walter Isaacson, Simon & Schuster £25, pp675
Review by Robin McKie

 

HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?

By Robert Skidelsky and Edward Skidelsky
243 pp. Other Press. $24.95.
Review by Richard A. Posner

 

The Magic of Saida

MG Vassanji
Review by South Asian Review

 

The Post-American World W.W. Norton & Company

By Fareed Zakaria
Review by Kirkus

 

Life of Pi

By Yann Martel
Review by Justine Jordan

 

Julian Barnes' 'The Sense Of An Ending'

By Julian Barnes Random House
Review by Geoff Mark

 

The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Quest for What Makes Us Human

By V. S. Ramachandran. W. W. Norton, 2011
Review by Frank Bures

 

I Am an Executioner

By Rajesh Parameswaran
Review by Amazon

 

THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST

By David Halberstam
Review by VICTOR S. NAVASKY

 

A Small Fortune

By Rosie Dastgir
Review by JULIET LAPIDOS
376 pp. Riverhead Books. $25.95.

 

'Our Lady of Alice Bhatti,'

By Mohammed Hanif
Review by PARUL SEHGAL
239 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $25.95.

 

Canada

By Richard Ford
Review by Sean O'Hagan

 

From Cronkite to Colbert: The Evolution of Broadcast News.

By Geoffrey Baym
Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers
Review by Sarah Stonbely

 

'India Becoming,'

By, Khushwant Singh
by Akash Kapur

 

Dirty Thoughts At Their Purist.......

By, Khushwant Singh
Review by: quick_silver_brain

 

'50 Shades of Grey'

By EL James
Review by Meredith Bennett-Smith

 

Lotus-eaters:Tales from the city underground

Narcopolis.
By Jeet Thayil
Faber and Faber; 292 pages; £12.99.
T. Buy fromAmazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

International Affairs

By Davis K. Thanjan
Bookstand Publishing, 2011
Review by Dr. John Samuel

 

Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Ahmed Rashid. Viking; 234 pages; $26.95. Allen Lane
Review by The Economist

 

CAN'T IS NOT AN OPTION: MY AMERICAN STORY

By Nikki Haley
Review by Lauren Weiner

 

India: A Sacred Geography.

By Diana Eck. Harmony; 576 pages; $27 and £18.99. B
Review by The Economist

 

Expat Ride

by Mohammed Saifuddin
Review by Mir Mohsin Ali

 

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

By Katherine Boo
RANDOM HOUSE

 

Amma's Advice: Traditional Wisdom for Modern Times

By Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi
Published by Konark Publishers
Review by Jim Wilson

 

Watching You: A Collection of Tetractys Poems

By Leonard Dabydeen (2012)
Published by Xlibris; ISBN: 9781469148021
Review by Jim Wilson

 

The Short Stories of Cyril Dabydeen

By Cyril Dabydeen
Review by Mariam Pirbhai

 

Fidel Castro Is Dead

By Pradeep Persaud
Review by Wendy Mardas

 

Princess Diana - The Day She Didn't Die

By Heath Samples with Claire Hooper
Review by Keith Appleton

 

THE ARTIST OF DISAPPEARANCE

By Anita Desai
156 pages. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. $23.
Review by LARRY ROHTER

 

THE OBAMAS

By Jodi Kantor
Little, Brown & Company. $29.99
Review by CONNIE SCHULTZ

 

Opium Nationd

By Fariba Nawa
Review by Maryam

 

Islam Uncensored

By Jeff King
Review by Newsletter-world

 

The Ayatollah's Democracy: An Iranian Challenge


by Hooman Majd.
Published by W. W. Norton, New York. 2010, 282 pages.
Reviewed by Commander Youssef Aboul-Enein, MSC, USN

 

Benevolent Neglect


By Adrienne Clarkson
Review by Pamela George

 

'Miss New India'


By Bharati Mukherjee
Review by Alan Cheuse

 

Half-Blood Blues


Thomas Allen, 309 pages, $24.95
By Esi Edugyan
Review by Donna Bailey Nurse

 

Fidel Castro Is Dead


By Pradeep Persaud
Reviewer: Wendy Mardas
ISBN-13: 978-1466391949

 

Mohandas K. Gandhi: Thoughts, Words, Deeds


By Ramnarine Sahadeo (2011)
Review by Leonard Dabydeen

 

STEVE JOBS


By Walter Isaacson
Illustrated. 630 pages. Simon & Schuster. $35.
Review by By JANET MASLIN

 

The Cat's Table


By Michael Ondaatje
Review by Annie Proulx

 

The Marriage Plot


By Jeffrey Eugenides
Knopf Canada. 406 pp; $32
Reviewed by Christopher Shulgan

 

Swedish Poet Wins Nobel Prize for Literature


By JULIE BOSMAN

 

Tell It to the Trees


By Anita Rau Badami
Knopf Canada, 255 pages, $29.95

Review by Joel Yanofsky