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book excerptise : master list before 2009

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Excerpts Indexed earlier than March 2009


  1. The man who knew infinity: A life of the genius Ramanujan by Robert Kanigel (1991)
  2. An Indian Dynasty: The Story of the Nehru-Gandhi Family by Tariq Ali (1985)
  3. Nehru, the First Sixty Years: Presenting in His Own Words... by Jawaharlal Nehru and Dorothy Norman (ed.) (1965)
  4. Feroze Gandhi: A Political Biography by Shashi Bhushan (1977)
  5. Gandhi: Maker of modern India? by Martin Deming Lewis (1965)
    The superiority of the caste system to the class system was that in the former, money, in the words of Gandhi "the greatest disruptive force in the world," did not form the basis, whereas differences in wealth did ...
  6. The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell v.1 by Bertrand Russell (1951)
  7. Baksheesh and Brahman: Asian Journals-India (Collected Works) by Joseph Campbell and Robin Stephen Larsen (ed.) and Anthony van Couvering (ed.) (2002)
  8. My Land and My People: The Original Autobiography of His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet by Dalai Lama; David Howarth (tr.); Sonam Topgay Kazi (tr.) (1983)
  9. A Mathematician's Apology by Godfrey Harold Hardy (1992)
  10. The Four-Minute Mile by Roger Bannister (1994)
  11. The Autobiography and Other Writings by Benjamin Franklin and L. Jesse Lemisch (ed.) (1961)
  12. New York Times Great Lives of the Twentieth Century by Arthur Gelb and A M Rosenthal (photo) and Marvin Siegel (1988)
  13. Family treasury of great biographies, v. 2: George Washington / Gandhi / Einstein / Marie Antoinette / Mark Twain by M. Cunliffe and V. Sheean and C.P. Snow and S. Zweig and C. Neider and Reader's Digest (publ) (1970)
  14. Family treasury of great biographies, v. 1: Rembrandt / Elizabeth & Robert Browning / Benjamin Franklin / William Osler by Hendrik Willem van Loon and Frances Winwar and Benjamin Franklin and Edith Gittings Reid and Reader's Digest (publ) (1970)
  15. shilAidahe rabIndranAth by pramathanAth bishI (1972)
  16. The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell and Christopher Hibbert (1979)
  17. Dictator Style: Lifestyles of the World's Most Colorful Despots by Peter York (2006)
  18. The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty: Delhi, 1857 by William Dalrymple (2008)
  19. Growing Up Black by Jay (ed.) David (1969)
  20. Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy by G.Gordon Liddy (1981)
  21. A life less ordinary (Bengali: Alo-AndhAri, Hindi Alo-AndhAri Prabodh by Baby Halder and Urvashi Butalia (tr.) (2002)
  22. Our Scientists by Dilip M. Salwi and Mrinal Mitra (ill) (1986)
  23. Indira Gandhi: My Truth by Emmanuel Pouchpadass and Indira Gandhi (1980)
  24. Dear Mr. Tagore: Ninety-five Letters Written to Rabindranath Tagore from Europe and America, 1912-1941 by A. (ed.) Aronson (2000)
  25. uttarAyaN : rabIndrabhavan by prashAntakumAr pAl and sushobhan adhikArI (ill) (2000)
  26. Mirrors of the Soul by Kahlil Gibran and Joseph Sheban (tr.) (1965)
  27. Leonardo's Inventions: Drawings and Models by Jean Mathé and David MacRae (tr.) (1989)
  28. A history of mechanics by Rene Dugas and Maddox, J.R. (tr) (1955)
    Tartaglia (1537) proposed three phases in the trajectory of a projectile -- modus violentus: rectilinear at any angle, but because nullum violentum potest esse perpetuum, this becomes a composite motion (modus mixtus), and finally a vertical free fall % (modus naturalis). p.95 ...
  29. The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood, with a New Introduction by the Author by Elspeth Joscelin Grant Huxley and Francesca Pelizzoli (ill) (1987)


  1. The IITs: Slumping or Soaring by Shashi K. Gulhati (2007)
    [Interviews for director selection:] At my turn , I went into the Minister's office. I knew some of those who sat there as members of the selection committee - all very illustrious people. The minister did not ask any questions - just graced the occasion with his presence. The discussion was totally pedestrian. No one asked me what I thought was amiss in the IIT system etc. Someone asked me, "How many phd students have you guided?" 60-61 ...
  2. An Eye for Excellence: Fifty innovative years of IIT Kanpur by E.C. Subbarao (2008)


  1. The Mating Mind: How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human Nature by Geoffrey Miller (2001)
  2. Eight Little Piggies: Reflections in Natural History by Stephen Jay Gould (1993)
  3. Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes by Stephen Jay Gould (1983)
  4. The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay Gould (1983)
  5. The Lying Stones of Marrakech: Penultimate Reflections in Natural History by Stephen Jay Gould (2000)
  6. The Medusa and the Snail: More Notes of a Biology Watcher by Lewis Thomas (1979)
  7. The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins (1986)
  8. Brahma's hair by Maneka Gandhi and Yasmin Singh (1989)
  9. To know a fly by Vincent Gaston Dethier and Bill Clark (ill) (1962)
  10. The Flamingo's Smile: Reflections in Natural History by Stephen Jay Gould (1987)
  11. Shell by Alex Arthur (1989)
  12. The Meme Machine by Susan J. Blackmore (2000)
  13. Book of Indian Birds by Salim Ali (1988)
  14. Pocket Guide to Birds of the Indian Subcontinent by Richard Grimmett and Carol Inskipp and Inskipp, Tim (1999)
    collaborators: Sarath Kotagama and Shahid Ali...

Brain and Cognition

  1. The Missing Moment: How the Unconscious Shapes Modern Science by Robert Pollack (1999)
  2. The Enchanted Loom: Mind in the Universe by Robert Jastrow (1983)
  3. The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence by Carl Sagan (1977)
  4. The Brain: A Very Short Introduction by Michael O'Shea (2002)
  5. How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker (1998)
  6. Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: On the Matter of the Mind by Gerald M. Edelman (1992)
  7. Apes, Language, and the Human Mind by Sue Savage-Rumbaugh and Stuart G. Shanker and Talbot J. Taylor (1998)
    When I observe a bonobo, it is as though I am standing at the precipice of the human soul, peering deep into some distant part of myself. ...
  8. The Computational Brain by Patricia Smith Churchland and Terrence J. Sejnowski (1994)


  1. Poor Richard's Legacy: American Business Values from Benjamin Franklin to Michael Milken by Peter Baida (1990)
    You have undertaken to cheat me. I won't sue you, for the law is slow. I'll ruin you.
    Yours truly, Cornelius Vanderbilt, 1854 [p.63] ...
  2. The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail by Clayton M. Christensen (1997)
  3. How well-managed, well-thought out, innovation strategies can fail in the face of unforeseen changes in market segments that are initially non-competing, (e.g. low-end players).
  4. Business Maharajas by Gita Piramal (1996)
  5. Everybody's Business: An Almanac : the Irreverent Guide to Corporate America by Milton Moskowitz and Michael Katz and Robert Levering (1980)
  6. Striking it Profiles of 23 Incredibly Successful Websites You've Probably Never Heard of by Jaclyn Easton (1998)
    As of April 2009, of the 23 websites, more than a third have folded (9),...
  7. Techno-Bandits : How the Soviets are stealing America's High-tech Future by Linda Melvern and Nick Annin and David Hebditch (1984)
  8. The American Confidence Man by David W. Maurer (1974)

Children's books

  1. Excuse Me, Is This India? by Anushka Ravishankar and Anita Leutwiler (ill.) (2003)
  2. My Mother's Sari by Sandhya Rao and Nina Sabnani (ill.) (2006)
  3. The Ultimate Noah's Ark: A Puzzle Book by Mike Wilks (1993)


  1. Concise English-Chinese, Chinese-English Dictionary by Anthony Paul Cowie and A. Evison and Yuan Zhu and Jingrong Wu and Liangbi Wang and Yongchang Ren and Jing Zhu Wu and Ping Mei and Xiaoping Ren (1986)
  2. The Oxford Chinese Minidictionary by Boping Yuan and Sally K. Church (2001)
  3. Thai phrase book and dictionary by Berlitz Editors (Publ.) (1994)
  4. A Browser's Dictionary: A Compendium of Curious Expressions & Intriguing Facts by John Ciardi (1980)
  5. The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester (2003)

Plays (Theater)

  1. Waiting for Godot: Tragicomedy in 2 Acts by Samuel Beckett (1956)
  2. Flamingo and Other Plays by Bode Sowande (1986)
  3. Three plays: Mukta-dhara, Natir Puja, Chandalika by Rabindranath Tagore and Marjorie Sykes (tr.) (1950)
  4. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee (1962)
  5. Arms and the Man: A Pleasant Play (1894) by Bernard Shaw (1952)
  6. The complete works of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde (1977)
  7. Plays by Molière by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Molière (1924)
  8. Becket: Or, The Honor of God (French: Becket ou l'honneur de Dieu) by Jean Anouilh and Lucienne Hill (1960)
  9. Four plays: The bold soprano, The lesson, The chairs, Jack - or the Submission by Eugène Ionesco and Donald M. Allen (tr.) (1958)
  10. Theater India no. 2 by Rajinder (ed.) Nath (1999)
  11. Collected Plays by Wole Soyinka (1973)
  12. Together in Dreamland: Children's dramas from Asia and the Pacific by UNESCO (publ) (1987)
  13. Five plays (Orphée, Antigone, Intimate relations, The holy terrors, The eagle with two heads) by Jean Cocteau (1961)
  14. Caesar and Cleopatra (1898) by George Bernard Shaw and Clarence A. Andrews (ed.) (1966)

Sex and Erotica

  1. The Carnal Prayer Mat: Rou Putuan [Ròu pútuán (肉蒲團), 1657] by Li Yu and Patrick Hanan (tr.) (1990)
  2. Pleasures: Women Write Erotica by Lonnie Garfield Barbach (1985)
  3. The Art of Sexual Ecstasy: The Path of Sacred Sexuality for Western Lovers by Margo Anand (1989)
  4. Hot Sex: Pocket Edition by Tracey Cox (2002)

Prose: Essays

  1. The Labyrinth of Solitude ; The Other Mexico ; Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude ; Mexico and the United States ; The Philanthropic Ogre by Octavio Paz and Lysander Kemp (tr.) (1985)
  2. Religion of Man by Rabindranath Tagore (2002)
  3. A Book of English Essays by W. E. Williams (1981)
  4. The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays (Le Mythe de Sisyphe 1942 Librairie Gallimard) by Albert Camus and Justin O'Brien (tr.) (1955)
  5. The Norton Reader: An Anthology of Expository Prose (Shorter Edition, Revised) by Arthur M. (ed.) Eastman (1969)
  6. Sel1913)
  7. India: A Mosaic by Robert B. Silvers and Barbara Epstein (ed.) (2000)
  8. Stranger Shores: Literary Essays, 1986-1999 by J. M. Coetzee (2001)
  9. Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Crtiticism 1981-1991 by Salman Rushdie (1991)
  10. Climate of Fear: The Quest for Dignity in a Dehumanized World by Wole Soyinka (2005)
  11. The Collected Essays of A. K. Ramanujan by A. K. Ramanujan and Vinay Dharwadker (ed.) and Stuart H. Blackburn (ed.) (2004)
  12. Lectures and Addresses by Rabindranath Tagore and Anthony Xavier Soares (ed) (1980)


  1. Reef by Romesh Gunesekera (1994)
  2. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink and Carol Brown Janeway (tr.) (1998)
  3. One Hundred Years of Solitude [Cien años de soledad, 1967] by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Gregory Rabassa (tr.) (1970)
  4. Intimacy by Hanif Kureishi (1998)
  5. Veronika Decides to Die [Portuguese: Veronika decide morrer, 1998] by Paulo Coelho and Margaret Jull Costa (tr.) (1999)
  6. The Voices of Marrakesh: A Record of a Visit (from German) by Elias Canetti and J.A. Underwood (tr.) (1982)
  7. Lord of the Flies: A Novel by William Golding (1954)
  8. Great European Short Novels, by (ed.) Winner, Anthony (1968)
  9. The Günter Grass reader by Gunter Grass and Helmut Freilinghaus (ed.) and William Martin (tr.) and Philip Boehm (tr.) and Charles Simic (tr.) (1993)
  10. Great Short Works by Joseph Conrad (1966)
  11. Midaq Alley ; The Thief and the Dogs ; Miramar by Naguib Mahfouz and various (tr.) (1989)
  12. Lady's Maid: A Historical Novel by Margaret Forster (1990)
  13. The Alchemist [O Alquimista 1988] by Paulo Coelho and Alan R. Clarke (tr.) (1995)
  14. Brother Man by Roger Mais (1954)
  15. Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allende and Margaret Sayers Peden (tr.) (2001)
  16. Excerpts from three classical Chinese novels by Guanzhong Luo and Cheng'en Wu and Xianyi Yang and Ruzhen Li and Yang Xiany (tr.) and Gladys Yang (tr.) (1981)
  17. Soul Mountain (Chinese: Lingshan, Taipei 1990) by Gao Xingjian and Mabel Lee (tr.) (2001)
  18. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson and N. C. Wyeth (ill) (1989)
  19. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert and Eleanor Marx Aveling (tr.) and Richard Lindner (ill.) (1948)
  20. War with the Newts (tr??) by Karel Capek ()
  21. The Man who Fell in Love with the Moon by Tom Spanbauer (1992)
  22. I'm Gone: A Novel by Jean Echenoz and Mark Polizzotti (tr.) (2004)
    Pointed pupil on an electric green iris, like the eye on an old radio, cold smile but a smile all the same, Victoire had thus moved into Rue d'Amsterdam. 26 ...
  23. The plague by Albert Camus and Stuart Gilbert (tr.) (1948)
  24. Nana by Emile Zola and George Holden (tr.) (1972)
  25. The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel, Hermann Luctherhand Verlag 1959) by Gunter / tr: Ralph Manheim Grass (1962)
  26. The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana (La Misteriosa Fiamma della Regina Loana) by Umberto Eco and Geoffrey Brock (tr.) (2004)
  27. Other People's Trades by Primo Levi and Raymond Rosenthal (tr.) (1990)
  28. Totto-Chan: The Little Girl at the Window [J: 窓ぎわのトットちゃん, Madogiwa no Totto-chan, 1981] by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi and Dorothy Briton (tr.) (1984)
  29. Confessions of a Mask (Japanese: Kamen no Kokuhaku) by Yukio Mishima and Meredith Weatherby (tr.) (1958)
  30. Thirst for Love by Yukio Mishima and Alfred H. Marks (tr.) (1969)
    [after her old father-in-law makes love to her] The woman who has been caressed by a skeleton can never forget that caress. It was a new skin added to her skin - transparent, damp, thinner than the chrysalis a butterfly is about to shed. 31 ...
  31. Aleph and Other Stories 1933-1969, Together With Commentaries and an Autobiographical Essay. by Jorge Luis Borges and Norman Thomas di Giovanni (tr.) (1978)
  32. Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges and Andrew Hurley (trans.) (1998)
  33. Selected Non-fictions by Jorge Luis Borges and Eliot Weinberger (ed.,tr.) and Esther Allen (tr.) and Suzanne Jill Levine (tr.) (2000)
  34. Ten Thousands Things [Dutch: De tienduizend dingen, 1958] by Maria Dermout and Hans Koning (tr.) (1984)
  35. Nobel prize library v.6: Eucken, France, Galsworthy by Rudolf Eucken and Anatole France and John Galsworthy (1971)
  36. Islands in the Stream by Ernest Hemingway (1970)
  37. Nobel prize library v.10: Hemingway, Hamsun, Hesse by Ernest Hemingway and Knut Hamsun and Hermann Hesse (1971)
  38. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid (2008)
  39. Moth Smoke by Mohsin Hamid (2000)
  40. A Treasury of Asian Literature by (ed.) Yohannan, John D. (1958)
  41. Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino and William Weaver (tr.) (1978)
    You cross archipelagos, tundras, mountain ranges. You would do as well never moving from here. (p.28) ...
  42. The works of Leo Tolstoi by Leo Tolstoy (1928)
  43. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak and Max Haywar (tr.) and Manya Hariri (tr.) (1957)
  44. The Disinherited by Michel Del Castillo and Humphrey Hare (tr.) (1988)
  45. The Penguin New Writing in Sri Lanka by D. C. R. A. Goonetilleke (1992)
  46. Rim of Fire: Short Stories from the Pacific Rim by Trevor Carolan (1992)
  47. Snow by Orhan Pamuk and Maureen Freely (tr.) (2005)
    I am very happy now. I have no desire to play the hero. Heroic dreams are the consolation of the unhappy. 316 ...
  48. My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk and Edrag Goknar(tr:.) (2001)
    In the lands of the infidel Franks, the so-called Europeans, every dog has an owner. These poor animals are paraded on the streets with chains around their necks, they're fettered like the most miserable of slaves and dragged around in isolation. ... Dogs who roam the streets of Istanbul freely in packs and communities, the way we do, dogs who threaten people if necessary, who can curl up on a warm corner or stretch out in the shade and sleep peacefully, and who can shit wherever they want and bite whomever they want, ...
  49. Memed, My Hawk [Turkish: Ince Memed, 1955] by Yashar Kemal and Edouard Roditi (tr.) (1961)
  50. Four Bare Legs in a Bed and other stories by Helen Simpson (1991)
  51. Does My Bum Look Big in This? by Arabella Weir (1998)
  52. Rebecca (1938) by Daphne (du Maurier) DuMaurier (1971)
  53. Guns of Navarone by Alistair MacLean (2004)
  54. Thursday Afternoons by Monica Dickens (1965)
  55. Travels with My Aunt by Graham Greene (1969)
  56. Pastoral by Nevil Shute ()
  57. The loneliness of the long distance runner (also included: "The Rats" poem) by Alan Sillitoe (1963)
  58. The Affair by Charles Percy Snow (1960)
  59. The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck (1970)
  60. Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller and Anais Nin (intro) (1961)
  61. Goodbye, Columbus: and five short stories by Philip Roth (1959)
  62. The Cat who Played Brahms by Lilian Jackson Braun (1987)
  63. The Color Purple by Alice Walker (1983)
  64. The Breast by Philip Roth (1985)
  65. God's Little Acre by Erskine Caldwell (1976)
  66. The Beans of Egypt, Maine by Carolyn Chute (1985)
  67. The Sorrow of War: A Novel by Bảo Ninh and Frank Palmos (tr.) (1994)
  68. Matilda by Roald Dahl (1988)
    Attributing this quotation to Dahl is quite certainly a hoax of the internet era, an [w:urban legend]. ...
  69. 30 Stories to Remember (1962)
  70. Modern Short Stories: the uses of imagination by Arthur Mizener ()
  71. The Hungry Stones and Other Stories by Rabindranath Tagore and C.F. Andrews (tr.) (1916)
  72. English Writings of Rabindranath Tagore, v.2: Plays, Stories, Essays by Rabindranath Tagore and Sisir Kumar Das (ed.) (1994)
  73. The Best of Myles: A Selection from 'Cruiskeen Lawn' by Myles and Kevin O. Nolan (1977)
  74. The most pleasant and delectable questions of love [Filocolo] by Giovanni Boccaccio and Alexander King (illus.) and H.G. (tr.) and Thomas Bell (ed.) (1931)
  75. The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories by William J. Bennett (1993)
  76. The death of Ivan Ilych and other stories by afterword David Magarshack (tr.) Tolstoy, Leo; Aylmer Maude, J.D. Duff (1960)
  77. The Return and Other Stories by Andreĭ Platonovich Platonov and Robert Chandler (tr.) and Elizabeth Chandler (tr.) and Angela Livingstone (tr.) (1999)
  78. Katha Prize Stories by Geeta Dharmarajan and Rimli Bhattacharya (ed.) (2002)
  79. The Best of Roald Dahl by Roald Dahl (1983)
  80. The Collected Short Stories of Roald Dahl by Roald Dahl (1991)
  81. Granta 49: Money by Bill Buford and Granta magazine (publ.) (1994)
  82. The Tenth Man [a novel] by Graham Greene (1985)
  83. World's Fair by E. L. Doctorow (1985)
  84. Four Novels : The Square; Moderato Cantabile; 10:30 on a Summer Night; The Afternoon of Mr. Andesmas by various (tr) Duras, Marguerite; (2000)
  85. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (german: Das Parfum) by Patrick Suskind and John E. Woods (tr.) (2001)


  1. The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai (2006)
  2. The Inner Courtyard: Stories by Indian Women by Lakshmi (ed.) Holmstrom (1990)
  3. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (1997)
  4. Granta 57: India by Ian Jack (ed.) (1997)
    we are on the runway. We will leave America hehind. Nothing will stop us becoming the greatest economic power in the world. ...
  5. Granta 57: India by Ian Jack (1997)
  6. The satanic verses by Salman Rushdie (1989)
  7. The Art of Dying and Other Stories by Githa Hariharan (1993)
  8. Samskara: A Rite for a Dead Man by U. R. Anantha Murthy and A. K. Ramanujan (tr.) (1989)
  9. The Sword of Tipu Sultan: A Historical Novel about the Life and Legend of Tipu Sultan of India by Bhagwan S. Gidwani (1976)
  10. Yatra 1 by Alok Bhalla and Nirmal Verma and U.R. Ananthamurthy (1993)
  11. The hungry tide by Amitav Ghosh (2004)
  12. Red earth and pouring rain by Vikram Chandra (2006)
  13. Mirrorwork: 50 Years of Indian Writing, 1947-1997 by Salman Rushdie and Elizabeth West (1997)
  14. An Illustrated History of Indian Literature in English by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra (2003)
  15. Indian Railway Stories by Ruskin Bond (1994)
  16. Riot: A Novel by Shashi Tharoor (2001)
    The West believes that love leads to marriage, which is why so many marriages in the West end when love dies. . . . real love comes from the commitment of marriage and the experience of sharing life's challenges together. - 103 ...
  17. Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra (2007)
  18. Baumgartner's Bombay by Anita Desai (1989)
  19. In Custody by Anita Desai (1997)
  20. The Blue Bedspread by Raj Kamal Jha (1999)
  21. The Vendor of Sweets by R. K. Narayan (1952)
  22. Under a Monsoon Cloud by H. R. F. Keating (1987)
  23. Asking Questions by H. R. F. Keating (1997)
  24. The Mystery of the Elephant God: More Adventures of Feluda (Tintorettos Jesus, Criminals of Kathmandu) by Satyajit Ray and Gopa Majumdar (tr.) (1994)
  25. Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee (1990)
  26. Contemporary Indian Short Stories in English by Shiv K. (ed) Kumar (1991)
  27. Modern Hindi Short Stories by Gordon C. (tr.) Roadarmel (1974)
  28. Selected Short Stories by Mulk Raj Anand and Saros Cowasjee (ed.) (2006)


  1. Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee (1999)
  2. Devil on the Cross (in Kikuyu/Gikuyu, 1980, tr: author 1982) by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o (1982)
  3. Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe (1967)
  4. Anthills of the Savannah by Chinua Achebe (1988)
  5. The Bride Price by Buchi Emecheta (1976)
  6. Ambiguous Adventure (French: L'Aventure Ambigue, 1962) by Hamidou Kane and Katherine Woods (tr.) (1972)
  7. Maru by Bessie Head (1995)
  8. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2006)
  9. Waiting for the Barbarians by J.M. Coetzee (1980)
  10. A Soldier's Embrace: Stories by Nadine Gordimer (1980)


  1. A History of Beer and Brewing by Ian Spencer Hornsey and Royal Society of Chemistry (publ)) (2003)
  2. The Barbarian's Beverage: A History of Beer in Ancient Europe by Max Nelson (2005)
  3. The Origins and Ancient History of Wine by Patrick McGovern and Stuart James Fleming and Solomon H. Katz (2000)
  4. Beer: An Illustrated History by Brian Glover (2000)
  5. Good to Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture by Marvin Harris (1986)
  6. Food in history by Reay Tannahill (1989)
  7. James Beard's Theory and Practice of Good Cooking by James Beard and Jose Wilson (1977)
  8. Chinese Cooking for Everyone by Jackie Bennett (1984)
  9. Flavouring with Chillies by Clare Gordon-Smith and James Merrill (photo)

Sociology and Gender

  1. The perfect wife [Sanskrit: strIdharmapaddhati] by Tryambakayajvan and Julia Leslie (tr.) (1989)
  2. Faces of the feminine in ancient, medieval, and modern India by Mandakranta Bose (ed.) (2000)
    A young, unmmarried girl, Debarati Mitra, wrote a rather beautiful erotic poem about oral sex in a little magazine. Her life was made unbearable by comments and rumors. Had she written the same poem in English, nothing would have happened. The mother tongue stands guard over the woman writer like the mother herself. ...
  3. Women in early Indian societies by Kumkum Roy (ed.) (1999)
    The [Buddhist] almswomen had eight belongings: three robes, alms-bowl, razor, needle, girdle, and water-strainer. She also had a bodice, saMkacchika, coming from below the collar-bone to above the navel... All forms of jewellery were strictly prohibited. ...
  4. A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf (1929)
  5. Intimate Relations by Sudhir Kakar (1989)
  6. The Warrior Queens (UK: Boadicea's Chariot) by Antonia Fraser (1988)
  7. Report from a Chinese Village by Jan Myrdal (1972)
  8. Don't Marry Me to a Plowman!: Women's Everyday Lives in Rural North India by Patricia Jeffery and Roger Jeffery (1996)
  9. Social Change in Modern India by M. N. Srinivas (1966)
  10. Race and Science : The race question in modern science by Unesco (publ.) and Juan Comas and Kenneth Little and Michel Leiris and Harry L. Shapiro and Claude Levi-Strauss and L. C. Dunn and G. M. Morant and Arnold M. Rose and Otto Klineberg and Marie Jahoda (1969)


  1. The Imperial Achievement: The Rise and Transformation of the British Empire by John Bowle (1977)
  2. The Great Arc: The Dramatic Tale of How India Was Mapped and Everest Was Named by John Keay (2000)
  3. Great speeches of modern India by Rudrangshu Mukherjee (2007)
  4. City of Gold: The Biography of Bombay by Gillian Tindall (1982)
  5. Spectre of Violence: The 1857 Kanpur Massacres, by Rudrangshu Mukherjee (1998)
    The 19th c. imperialist historians inscribed the story of Kanpur into their grand narrative of Indian cruelty and inferiority and of British triumph. ...
  6. India Discovered: The Recovery of a Lost Civilization by John Keay (1981)
  7. The Raj Syndrome: A Study in Imperial Perceptions by Suhash Chakravarty (1991)
  8. The End of the World: A History by Otto Friedrich (1986)
  9. Pages Stained with Blood by Indira Goswami and Pradip Acharya (tr.) (2002)
  10. The Ascent of Man by Jacob Bronowski (1973)
  11. An intimate history of humanity by Theodore Zeldin (1994)
    It set me thinking about how my ancestors lived. Given that a large percentage of humanity were serfs for most of history, Zeldin says that most of our ancestors were slaves. ...
  12. On the Shoulders of Giants: The Great Works of Physics and Astronomy by Stephen W. Hawking (2003)
  13. The Penguin Book of Indian Cartoons by Abu Abraham (1989)
  14. You said it by R. K. Laxman (1981)
  15. The best of Laxman by R. K. Laxman (1990)
  16. The Best of Laxman IV by R.K. Laxman (1994)
  17. Reality Check by John Grimes (1993)
  18. Yukon Ho!: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection by Bill Watterson (1989)
  19. The revenge of the baby-sat: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection by Bill Watterson (1991)
  20. Scientific progress goes "boink": A Calvin and Hobbes Collection by Bill Watterson (1991)
    C: I’ve been thinking, Hobbes.
    H: On a weekend?
    C: Well it wasn’t on purpose...
  21. Comrade Don Camillo [Mondo piccolo,il compagno Don Camillo, Rizzoli, 1963] by Giovanni Guareschi and Frances Frenaye (tr.) (1964)
  22. The Golden Calf (The Adventures of Ostap Bender The Halarious Adventures of a Lovable Rouge."one of the great comic figures of modern literature") (Russian: Золотой телёнок) by Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov (1973)
  23. Babies and Other Hazards of Sex; How to Make a Tiny Person in Only 9 Months, with Tools You Probably Have around the Home by Dave Barry (1999)
  24. Dave Barry Does Japan by Dave Barry (1992)
  25. The Best of Modern Humor by Mordecai (ed) Richler (1983)
  26. Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys: A Fairly Short Book by Dave Barry (1995)
  27. Handbook of humor for speakers by Maxwell Droke (1956)
  28. Truly Tasteless Jokes by Blanche Knott (1982)


  1. The Hour of the Goddess: Memories of Women, Food, and Ritual in Bengal by Chitrita Banerji (2007)
  2. Early Civilizations of the Old World: The Formative Histories of Egypt, the Levant, Mesopotamia by Charles Keith Maisels (2001)
  3. Bharata: The Natyasastra by Kapila Vatsyayan (1996)
  4. Durga Puja: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow by Sudeshna Banerjee (2004)
  5. Village Life in Northern India: Studies in a Delhi Village by Oscar Lewis (1958)
  6. The Dance of Shiva: On Indian art and culture by Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy (1957)
  7. From the Archives of a Centenarian by Nirad C Chaudhuri and Dhruva N. Chaudhuri (ed.) (1997)
  8. Philosophies of India by Heinrich Zimmer and Joseph Campbell (ed) (1969)
  9. The Wonder that was India : A survey of the culture of the Indian sub-continent before the coming of the Muslims by Arthur Llewellyn Basham (1954)
  10. This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India by Mahda Gadgil and Ramachandra Guha (1992)
  11. Sources of Indian Tradition, vol. 2 by Stephen N. Hay and William Theodore De Bary and Ishtiaq Husain Qureshi (1991)
  12. India and Ceylon: Unity and Diversity, A symposium by ed. Mason, Philip (1967)
  13. Martial India by F. Yeats-Brown (1945)
  14. Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization by Heinrich Zimmer and Joseph Campbell (ed.) (1962)
  15. The Word and the World: India's Contribution to the Study of Language by Bimal Krishna Matilal (2001)
    Language Acquisition process: older adult commands 'Bring a cow,' and the younger adult obeys by bringing a cow. The child as an onlooker understands that the utterance (sound emitted by older adult) as a whole means the activity. ... AvApodvApa: an unconscious process of assimilation and elimination ...
  16. India 2000: The Next Fifteen Years by James R. (ed.) Roach and UT Austin Center for Asian Studies (1986)
  17. Sources of Indian Tradition: From the Beginning to 1800 by William Theodore De Bary (1964)
  18. People Unlike Us: The India that is Invisible by et al Jaleel, Muzamil (2001)
  19. Mughal India by Giles Henry Rupert Tillotson (1991)
  20. The Baburnama: Memoirs of Babur, Prince and Emperor by Babur and Wheeler M. Thackston (tr.) (1996)
    The cities and provinces of Hindustan are all unpleasant. All cities, all locales are alike. The gardens have no walls, and most places are flat as boards. ...
  21. Indian Democracy: Its Major Imperatives by Pralhad Balacharya Gajendragadkar (1975)
  22. Mau'izah-i Jahangiri (Advice on the art of governance : An Indo-Islamic Mirror for Princes), Persian text w translation, by Muhammad BAqir Najm-i SAni and Sajida Sultana Alvi (tr.) (1989)
  23. Folktales of India (Folktales of the World) by Brenda E.F. Beck and Peter J. Claus and Praphulladatta Goswami and Jawaharlal Handoo (1999)
  24. Ceylon (Series: Modern Nations in historical perspective) by S. Arasaratnam (1964)
  25. I Write what I Like by Steve Biko (1986)
  26. A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of Night: A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life by Tenzin Gyatso (Dalai Lama XIV) and Śāntideva and Padmakara Translation Group (tr.) (1994)

China, Japan, Far East

  1. The History of the Mongol Conquests by J. J. Saunders (2001)
  2. Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford (2004)
  3. Blue Wolf: Epic tale of life and times of Genghis Khan by Frederic Dion and Will Hobson (tr.) (1998)
  4. The Dragon Empress: Life and Times of Tz'u-hsi, Empress Dowager of China, 1835-1908 by Marina Warner (1972)
  5. The Burning Forest: Essays on Chinese Culture and Politics by Simon Leys (1987)
  6. Silk Roads, China Ships: An exhibition of East West trade by John Vollmer and Edward John Keall and Evelyn Nagai-Berthrong (1983)
  7. Sources of Chinese Tradition by William Theodore (ed.) de Bary and Wing-Tsit Chan and Burton Watson (1964)
  8. Anthology of Japanese Literature from the Earliest Era to the Mid-Nineteenth by Donald Keene ()
  9. Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire by Richard B. Frank (2001)
  10. Japan: The New Superstate by Nobutaka Ike (1974)


  1. The Forest People: A study of the Pygmies of the Congo by Colin M. Turnbull (1962)
  2. The Race to Fashoda: European Colonialism and African Resistance in the scramble for Africa by David L. Lewis (1987)
  3. African Profiles by Ronald Segal (1962)
  4. Black Africa; a Comparative Handbook: A Comparative Handbook by Donald George Morrison and RC Mitchell and JN Pae and HM Stevenson (1972)


  1. How Children Learn the Meaning of Words by Paul Bloom (2000)
    Learning words involves learning something about the referential intent of others - it is a social act.
  2. Foundations of cognitive grammar, Vol. 1, Theoretical Prerequisites. by Ronald W. Langacker (1987)
    many signs are nonarbitrary to the extent that it is analyzable -- e.g., given that staple means what it does, and that -er means what it does, it is anything but arbitrary that stapler means a stapling device. ...
  3. Representing Direction in Language and Space by Emile van der Zee and J. M. Slack (2003)
  4. Language in Mind: Advances in the Study of Language and Thought by Dedre Gentner and Susan Goldin-Meadow (ed.) (2003)
  5. Presumptive Meanings: The Theory of Generalized Conversational Implicature by Stephen C. Levinson (2000)
  6. The Story of Human Language [Audio book] by John H McWhorter and Teaching Company (publ) (2004)
  7. The Mother Tongue: English & How it Got that Way by Bill Bryson (1990)
    Counterfeit once meant a legitimate copy. Brave once implied cowardice ... ...
  8. Horrible Histories: Wicked Words by Terry Deary (1996)
    infantry - from Italian. Infants, or boy soldiers, were not allowed ...
  9. Seeing Voices: A Journey Into the World of the Deaf by Oliver W. Sacks (1989)
  10. Language: A Biological Model by Ruth Garrett Millikan (2005)
  11. Constructing a Language: A Usage-based Theory of Language Acquisition by Michael Tomasello (2005)
  12. Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss (2003)
  13. The Gentle Art of Verbal Self Defense by Suzette Haden Elgin (1980)
  14. Mind and Cognition: A Reader by William G. Lycan (1990)
  15. Language Change: Progress Or Decay? by Jean Aitchison (2001)
  16. The Language War by Robin Tolmach Lakoff (2001)
  17. Black Mischief: Language, Life, Logic, Luck by David Berlinski (1988)
  18. Form and Meaning in Language:Volume I, Papers on Semantic Roles by Charles J. Fillmore ()
  19. The Atlas of Languages by Bernard Comrie and Stephen Matthews and Maria Polinsky (1996)
  20. Introduction to Old English by Peter S. Baker (2003)
  21. Basic Principles of Indian Philosophy of Language by Piyali Palit (2004)
  22. The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language by John H. McWhorter (2002)
  23. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language by David Crystal (1991)
  24. Symbol, Status, and Personality by Samuel Ichiyé Hayakawa (1963)
  25. Lexical Semantics Without Thematic Roles by Yael Ravin (1990)
  26. Writing Systems: A Linguistic Introduction by Geoffrey Sampson (1985)
  27. Faith in Fakes by Umberto Eco (1995)
  28. The Art of Sign Language: Phrases by Christopher Brown (2003)


  1. Postmodern Indian English Literature by Bijay Kumar Das (2003)
  2. The Tale Bearers: Literary Essays by Victor Sawdon Pritchett (1980)
  3. The Picador Book of Modern Indian Literature by Amit Chaudhuri (2001)
  4. Dimsum (Asia's Literary Journal, Volume 10, Spring 2005) by Nury (ed.) Vittachi and Thomas Keneally (ed.) and Hua Yu (ed.) (2005)
  5. On the composition of the short fiction scenario, by Sergei Eisenstein and Alan Y. Upchurch (tr.) (1985)
  6. A book of one's own: People and their diaries, Penguin 1984/1987 by Thomas Mallon (1984)
  7. The Myth Makers: Literary Essays by Victor Sawdon Pritchett (1979)
  8. The poet and the Hangman by Kornei / tr: R.W. Rotsel Chukovsky (1977)
  9. Literature: A Crash Course by Cory Bell (1999)
  10. The Book of Imaginary Beings [Spanish: Manual de zoología fantástica] by Jorge Luis Borges and Margarita Guerrero and Norman Thomas Di Giovanni (trans.) (1979)
  11. The Dictionary of Imaginary Places by Alberto Manguel and Gianni Guadalupi (1987)
  12. Writers Handbook by Sylvia K. Burack (1984)
  13. Ernest Hemingway on Writing by Ernest Hemingway and Larry W. Phillips (ed.) (1984)


  1. Aha! Gotcha: Paradoxes to Puzzle and Delight by Martin Gardner (1982)
  2. Aha! Gotcha is my top mathematical puzzle book of all time.
  3. Aha! Insight by Martin Gardner (1978)
  4. Excursions in Number Theory by Charles Stanley Ogilvy and John T. Anderson (1988)
  5. Multiple criteria decision making by Milan Zeleny (1982)
  6. Metamagical Themas by Douglas R. Hofstadter (1985)
  7. Martin Gardner's New Mathematical Diversions from Scientific American by Martin Gardner (1966)
  8. Men of Mathematics by Eric Temple Bell (1986)
    Mathematicians are like lovers ... Grant a mathematician the least principle and he will draw from it a consequence which you must also grant him, and from this consequence another. ...
  9. What Shape is a Snowflake? by Ian Stewart (2001)
  10. Ten little fingers by Arvind Gupta (2001)
  11. Vedic Mathematics: Sixteen Simple Mathematical Formulae from the Vedas by Bharati Krishna Tirtha and Vasudeva Sharana Agrawala (ed.) (1992)
  12. Mathematical Recreations and Essays by Harold Scott Macdonald Coxeter and Walter William Rouse Ball (1987)
  13. Wheels, Life, and Other Mathematical Amusements by Martin Gardner (1983)
  14. Mathematical Puzzles and other brain twisters by Anthony S. Filipiak (1942)
  15. Sequences, Combinations, Limits by S. I. Gelfand and M. L. Gerver and A. A. Kirillov and N. N. Konstantinov (2002)
  16. Mathematician's Delight by Walter Warwick Sawyer (1943)
  17. The Mathematical Experience by Philip J. Davis and Reuben Hersh and Elena A Marchisotto (1982)


  1. Proofs and Refutations by Imre Lakatos (1964)
  2. From Stimulus to Science by Willard Van Orman Quine (1995)
  3. Freedom Evolves by Daniel C. Dennett (2004)
    Plato speaks in the famous image of carving nature at its joints... literally, where one thing leaves off and the next thing starts - patterns that are ...
  4. The Mind's I: Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul by Douglas R. Hofstadter and Daniel Clement Dennett (1981)
  5. On Love (orig UK title: Essays in Love) by Alain de Botton (1993)
  6. Tao Teh Ching by Lao Zi and Wu, John C. H. (tr.) (1961)
    Thirty spokes converge upin a single hub;
    It is on the hole in the center that the use of the cart hinges.
    ... while the tangible has its advantages,
    It is the intangible that makes it useful. ...
  7. Ways of Seeing by John Berger (1972)
  8. Consciousness Explained by Daniel Clement Dennett and Paul Weiner (ill.) (1991)
  9. The Modularity of Mind: An Essay on Faculty Psychology by Jerry A Fodor (1986)
  10. Journeys Through Philosophy: A Classical Introduction by Nicholas Capaldi and Eugene Kelly and Luis E. Navia (1982)
  11. Aristotle by John Herman Randall (1960)
    [ nearly all the major Gk philosophers, except for Socrates and Plato, had been Ionians (from present-day Turkey) p.11-12] ...
  12. The Age of Adventure: The Renaissance Philosophers by Giorgio De Santillana (1987)
  13. Breaking the spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon by Daniel C. Dennett (2007)
  14. The Phenomenon of Man by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1959)
  15. Kinds of Minds: Towards an Understanding of Consciousness by Daniel C. Dennett (1996)
  16. Word and Object by Willard Van Orman Quine (1960)
  17. Voices of Wisdom With Infotrak: A Multicultural Philosophy Reader (4th edition) by Gary E. Kessler (2000)
  18. Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life by Daniel Clement Dennett (1996)
  19. Philosophy for Beginners by Richard Osborne and Ralph Edney (ill.) (1993)
  20. History of Western Philosophy and Its Connection with Political and Social Circumstances from the Earliest Times to the Present Day by Bertrand Russell (1945)
  21. Bhagavadgita by Vyasa Arnold, Edwin (tr.) (1993)
  22. Relativism, Suffering and Beyond: Essays in Memory of Bimal K. Matilal by P. Bilimoria and J. N. Mohanty (2003)
  23. Creative Mythology (The Masks of God, Volume IV) by Joseph Campbell (1983)
  24. The Ontology of Physical Objects: Four-dimensional Hunks of Matter by Mark Heller (1990)
  25. The Oxford Companion to Philosophy by Ted Honderich (1995)
  26. Four Upanishads: Translated and commented by Swami Paramananda (1974)
  27. Pascal's Fire: Scientific Faith and Religious Understanding by Keith Ward (2006)
  28. The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton (2002)
  29. The Conquest of Happiness by Bertrand Russell (1975)

World Poetry

  1. If only the sea could sleep: love poems by Adonis and Kamal Boullata (tr) and Susan Einbinder (tr) and Mirene Ghossein (tr) (2003)

  2. Poetry for the Earth by Sara (ed.) Dunn and Alan Scholefield (ed) (1992)
    The water-dazzle / lights up the plane tree, me, the cat, the sun, and our lives...
  3. The Penguin Book of Modern African Poetry: Fourth Edition by Gerald Moore and Ulli Beier (1998)
    But look My teeth are white and not red
    I haven't eaten anyone
  4. Twenty love poems and a song of despair by Pablo Neruda and Pablo Picasso (ill.) and William Stanley Merwin (tr.) (2004)
  5. Fully Empowered by Pablo Neruda and Alistair Reid (tr.) (1976)
    Aún la atmósfera tiembla Still the atmosphere quivers ...
  6. The Random House Book of Poetry for Children by Jack Prelutsky and Arnold Lobel (ill.) (1983)
    Windrush down the timber chutes
    between the mountain's knees --
    a hiss of distant breathing,
    a shouting in the trees
    a recklessness of branches
    a wilderness a-sway,
    when suddenly
    a silence
    takes your breath away. ...
  7. A Book of Love Poetry by Jon Stallworthy (1986)
  8. The Oxford Book of Light Verse by Wystan Hugh (ed.) Auden (1973)
  9. The Poetry of Our World: An International Anthology of Contemporary Poetry by Jeffery Paine (2000)
  10. World poetry: an anthology of verse from antiquity to our time by Clifton Washburn, Katherine; John S. Major; Fadiman (1998)
  11. The Norton Introduction to Poetry, Eighth Edition by J. Paul Hunter and Alison Booth and Kelly J. Mays (2002)
    I have carved our lives in secret on this stick
    of mountain mahogany the length of your arms ...
  12. Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark: The Annotated Snark by Martin Gardner and Charles Mitchell and Selwyn Hugh Goodacre and (ill Henry Holiday) (1981)
  13. The War Poets by Robert Giddings (1988)
    War gives rise to intense emotions, that often find expression in superlative poetry. ...
  14. The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry by J.D. McClatchy (ed) (1996)
    On the whole though, the quality of the poetry is quite refreshing, and and the random-page test works well. ...
  15. Short Fuse: The Global Anthology of New Fusion Poetry by Todd Swift and Philip Norton (2002)
  16. Selected Poems by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak and Jon Stallworthy(tr.) and Peter France(tr.) (1984)
  17. The Waste Land and Other Poems by Thomas Stearns Eliot (1930)
  18. The Best American Poetry, 1993 by Louis Gluck and David Lehman (1993)
  19. The Strange Hours Travelers Keep: Poems by August Kleinzahler (2003)
  20. Selected Poems, 1963 to 1983 (18) by Charles Simic (1990)
  21. The Penguin Book of Women Poets by Carol Cosman and Joan Keefe and Kathleen Weaver (1978)
  22. Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning ()
  23. Joyful Noise by Paul Fleischman and Eric Beddows (ill) (1988)
  24. The 20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury by Jack Prelutsky and Meilo So (ill) (1999)
    One sister for sale!
    One sister for sale!
    One crying and yelling young
    sister for sale! ...

Indian Poetry

    While canons such as Marathi poetry or Bengali poetry have clear-cut standards for membership, "Indian poetry" is far from clear. It is becoming increasingly clear that both in terms of cultural and historical diversity, India (or China) is rather like Europe than like Germany. Yet, how many anthologists do you meet who are bringing out books of "European poetry"? So you have people like Buddhadev Basu, who famously said
    There is nothing called "Indian literature," - as I have been saying in so many forums - similarly, there is nothing called "Indian food".
    Yet, as a sociopolitical continuum, there is something about India that defines its poetry - but then that is there also in european poetry... the travails of nationalism...
  1. strangertime: an anthology of Indian Poetry in English by Pritish Nandy (ed) (1977)
    The anthology is therefore not defensive. It celebrates our success. It attempts to capture the drama, the intensity, and the sheer vitality of the ...
  2. Indian love poems by Tambimuttu and John Piper (ill) (1967)
  3. Speaking of Siva by A. K. Ramanujan and bAsavaNNa and devara dAsimayyA and mahAdeviyakka and allAma prabhu (1973)
  4. The absent traveller: Prakrit love poetry from the gAthAsaptashati of sAtavAhana hAla by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra (tr.) (2008)
    The lovers feign sleep:
    Let's see who
    Holds out longer. ...
  5. Shilappadikaram: (The Ankle Bracelet) by Iḷaṅkōvaṭikaḷ Daniélou, Alain, [Danielou] (tr.) Ilango Adigal (1965)
  6. Erotic Love Poems from India: Selections from the Amarushataka by Andrew (tr.) Schelling and Amaru (ed.) (2004)
    her eyes droop as astride her
    companion she finishes. ...
  7. The Heinemann Book of African Women's Poetry by Frank Chipasula and Stella Chipasula (ed.) (1995)
    Shall I be the child of the full moon,
    a slave to love
    in seasoned womanhood? - Ifi Amadiume p.82 ...
  8. The Oxford Anthology of Modern Indian Poetry by Vinay (ed.) Dharwadker and A.K. Ramanujan (ed.) (1994)
    My father travels on the late evening train
    Standing among silent commuters in the yellow light. ...
  9. The Oxford India Anthology of Twelve Modern Indian Poets by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra (ed) (1993)
    Ali's poems seem to be whispered to himself, and to read them is as if to overhear. ... ...
  10. An anthology of Indian Love poetry, by Subhash Saha (ed.) (1976)
    When you undress, I sit seeing the colours
    of the clothes you slip over your head ...
    I watch you darkly growing towards me,
    the last glinting of arms and the cupped tense belly. ...
  11. Hundred Indian Poets: An Anthology of Modern Poetry by Pranab Bandyopadhyay (ed.) (1977)
    love the sixty-seven
    kilogrammes of aging flesh
    love the damaged liver,
  12. Modern Indian Poetry in English by Ayyappa K Paniker and various (1991)
  13. In the Dark of the heart: Songs of Meera by Mirabai and Shama Futehally (tr.) (1994)
    I saw the swelling clouds
    and Shyam,
    my eyes began to rain. ...
  14. Collected Poems by Keki N. Daruwalla (2006)
  15. The Satasaī (Satasai, 700 poems) by Bihari, and K. P. Bahadur (tr.) (1992)
  16. 20th century Kannada poetry by Sumatheendra Nadig (1983)
    Because I love you
    The image of the sun comes down to enter the dew drop. ...
  17. For Love of the Dark One: Songs of Mirabai by Mirabai and Andrew Schelling (tr.) (1993)
  18. Masterpieces of Urdu Rubaiyat by K.C. Kanda (1996)
  19. The Tenth Rasa: An anthology of Indian nonsense by Michael Heynman and Sumanyu Satpathy and Anushka Ravishankar and Sampurna Chattarji (2007)
    Idli lost its fiddli
    Dosa lost its crown
    Wada lost its wiolin
    And let the whole band down.
  20. Brunizem by Sujata Bhatt (1986)
  21. Selected poems: Selected Poems by Rabindranath Tagore and William Radice (tr.) (1989)
  22. Selected Poems by Gulzar and Pavan K. Varma (tr.) (2008)
  23. The Oxford India illustrated Children's Tagore by Sukanta (ed) Chaudhuri (1991)
  24. White Elephants by Reetika Vazirani (1996)

Bengali poetry

  1. kabitA siMher shreShTha kabitA by kabita sinha (1987)
    অপমানের জন্য বার বার ডাকেন
    ফিরে আসি ...
  2. pUrbapallIr rAtribAs by bIthi chaTTopAdhyAy (2004)
    se rAte bujhlAm tomAr sharIrei...
  3. Modern Bengali Poems by Lila Ray ()
    Lila Ray was the wife of Annadashankar Ray; she was born Alice Virginia...
  4. Modern poems from Bengal by Surabhi Banerjee (1996)
  5. bhAlabAsAr belA abelA by ananyA bandyopadhyAy (2002)
    se bhAbe bale ni keu prem...
  6. Ami briShTi ebang pAkhiwAlA [bristi] {bn আমি বৃষ্টি এবং পাখিওয়ালা} by Namita Chaudhuri (2003)
    ডানাভাঙা অক্ষরগুলি কাঁদতে বসেছে...
  7. Chheleke History Parate Giye {bn ছেলেকে হিস্ট্রি পড়াতে গিয়ে} by mallikA {bn মল্লিকা সেনগুপ্ত} sengupta (2005)
  8. AmrA lAsya AmrA laRAi আমরা লাস্য আমরা লড়াই by mallikA {bn মল্লিকা সেনগুপ্ত} sengupta (2001)
  9. chhokrA chhokrA shyAm rAy-bAi {bn ছোকরা ছোকরা শ্যাম রায়-বাই} by sutapA sengupta (2003)
  10. dui bAnglAr Abrittir serA kabitA by shyamalkAnti [Das] (ed.) dAsh and bhaTTAchArya, pItam (ed.) (2003)
  11. The unsevered tongue: translated poetry by Bengali women by Amitabha Mukerjee (2005)
  12. bijayA mukhopAdhyAyer shreShTa kabitA by bijayA mukhopAdhyAy (1990)
  13. chhARpatra by sukAnta bhaTTachArya (1947)
  14. debArati mitrar shreShTa kabitA দেবারতি মিত্রর শ্রেষ্ঠ কবিতা by debArati mitra (2000)
  15. debArati mitrer shreShTa kabitA {bn দেবারতি মিত্রর শ্রেষ্ঠ কবিতা} by debArati mitra (2000)
  16. e shataker bAMlA kabitA by mrityuNjay sen (ed.) (1996)
  17. Abritti-koSh by nIradbaraN hAjrA (1974)
  18. e sab-I rAter chihNa {bn এ সবই রাতের চিহ্ণ} by mandAkrAntA sen (2002)
  19. chhadmapurAN ছদ্মপুরাণ by mandAkrAntA sen (2001)
  20. hriday abAdhya meye {bn হৃদয় অবাধ্য মেয়ে } by mandAkrAntA sen (1999)
  21. puruShke lekhA chiThi {bn পুরুষকে লেখা চিঠি} by mallikA sengupta (2002)
  22. jhulan jAtrA {bn ঝুলন যাত্রা} by Namita Chaudhuri (1996)
  23. shudhu triShNAy beRe oThe {bn শুধু তৃষ্ণায় বেড়ে ওঠে} by Namita Chaudhuri (1999)
  24. drishyAbalI ebang by Namita Chaudhuri (2002)
  25. khopA bhare Ache tArar dhuloy {bn খোঁপা ভরে আছে তারার ধুলোয়} by debArati mitra (2003)
  26. ei shatAbdIr premer kabitA [এই শতাব্দীর প্রেমের কবিতা] by sunil gangopAdhyAy (1987)
  27. A landmark collection of Bengali love poetry, from Jibananda and Najrul to Jay Goswami. Excerpts include the following complete poems:
  28. Love Songs of Vidyapati by Vidyapati; Deben Bhattacharya (tr.) (1963)
  29. gaRgaRiye tartariye {bn গড়গড়িয়ে তরতরিয়ে} by Sunirmal Chakrabarti (1989)
  30. kriShNA basur shreShTa kabitA by krishNA basu (2003)
    ব্যস্ত সমাজের থেকে কবিতার নির্বাসন হয়ে গেছে কবে।...
  31. English Writings of Rabindranath Tagore, v.1: Poems by Rabindranath Tagore and Sisir Kumar Das (ed.) (1994)


  1. How people learn: brain, mind, experience, and school by John Bransford and NRC Committee on Science of Learning (2003)
    Constructivists assume that all knowledge is constructed from previous knowledge, irrespective of how one is taught — even listening to a lecture involves active attempts to construct new knowledge. ...
    Expert knowledge differ from novices not in the breadth of facts or propositions, but in how these are arranged into ''chunks''.
  2. Conceptual Spaces: The Geometry of Thought by Peter Gardenfors (2000)
  3. Philosophy in the Flesh: The Embodied Mind and Its Challenge to Western Thought by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson (1999)
  4. Blink: Thinking without thinking by Malcolm Gladwell (2005)
  5. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell (2000)
  6. Visual intelligence: how we create what we see by Donald D. Hoffman (2000)
  7. Critical Mass: How One Thing Leads to Another by Philip Ball (2006)
    Can there be a quantitative, "scientific" approach to social issues? Is human behaviour just "a milliard particles playing billiards"? [Piet Hein] ...
  8. Cognitive Psychology (3d edition) by Robert J. Sternberg ()
  9. Wild Boy of Aveyron by Harlan Lane (1979)
  10. Jean Piaget by Margaret A. Boden (1980)


  1. The World Economy: A Millennial Perspective by Angus Maddison and Jorge Braga De Macedo (ed) and Donald Johnston (ed) (2001)
  2. Dancing with Giants: China, India, and the Global Economy by L. Alan Winters and Shahid Yusuf (2007)
  3. Lives of the Laureates: Seven Nobel Economists by William Breit and Roger W. Spencer (1988)
  4. Worldly Philosophers by Robert L. Heilbronner (1953)
  5. State of the World 1990: A Worldwatch Institute Report on Progress Toward a sustainable society by Lester R. Brown and Linda Starke (1990)
  6. World Development Report 2009 : Reshaping Economic Geography by World Bank (publ) (2008)
    The day will come when you France, you Russia, you Germany, all you nations of the continent, without losing your distinct qualities and your glorious ...
  7. Millennium: Winners and Losers in the Coming World Order by Jacques Attali and Leila Conners (tr.) and Hathan Gardel (tr.) (1991)
  8. The American Medical Association Family Medical Guide by Charles B. Clayman (1994)
  9. Article 19: World Report 1988: Information, Freedom and Censorship by Kevin Boyle (1988)
  10. Oxford Dictionary of quotations by Bernard Darwin (1985)
  11. Encyclopedia of gods :over 2,500 deities of the world by Michael Jordan (1993)
  12. The New York Public Library Desk Reference: A Stonesong Press Book by Paul Fargis and Sheree Bykofsky and New York Public Library (publ.) (1989)
  13. The Oxford Dictionary of Allusions by Andrew Delahunty and Sheila Dignen and Penelope Stock and Penny Stock (2001)


  1. Hymns for the Drowning: Poems for Vishnu by Nammalvar; Ramanujan, A.K. (tr.) (1981)
  2. Sacred Sex: Erotic Writings from the Religions of the World by Robert Bates (1994)
  3. Anathapindika: Great Buddhist stories by S. Dhammika and Susan Harmer (ill.) (1999)
  4. An Introduction to Hinduism by Gavin Flood (2004)
  5. The Hindu Religious Tradition by Thomas J. Hopkins (1971)
  6. Religion and Aging in the Indian Tradition by Shrinivas Tilak (1989)
  7. Logical and Ethical Issues: An Essays on Indian Philosophy of Religion by B. K. Matilal and Heeraman Tiwari (ed.) (2004)
  8. Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy by Georg Feuerstein (1998)
  9. Signs of the Unseen: The Discourses of Jalaluddin Rumi by Wheeler M (tr.) Rumi, Jalaluddin; Thackston (1999)


  1. panjikA-saMskAr by kshetramohan basu ()
  2. To the Ends of the Earth: 100 Maps that Changed the World by Jeremy Harwood (2006)
  3. The Story of Maps by Lloyd Arnold Brown (1979)
    For a slightly more global view, check out Jeremy Harwood's [[harwood-2006-to-ends-of|To the ends of the Earth: 100 Maps that Changed the World]] (2006), or to a lesser degree, Berthon and Robinson's [[berthon-1991-shape-of-world|Shape of the world]]. ...
  4. A Little Book on Map Projection by William Garnett (1914)
  5. The Shape of the World by Simon Berthon and Andrew Robinson (1991)
  6. The Nature of Space and Time by Stephen W. Hawking and Roger Penrose (1996)
    God not only plays dice, he also sometimes throws the dice where they cannot be seen. - Hawking ...
  7. Time's Arrows: Scientific Attitudes Toward Time by Richard Morris (1986)
  8. The Quantum Dice [Pod znakom kvanta] by Leonid Ivanovič Ponomarev and Alexander Repyev (tr.) and Vladimir Perlin (ill.) and Olga Levenok (ill.) (1988)
  9. Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science: in the name of science by Martin Gardner (1957)
  10. Betrayers of the Truth by William Broad and Nicholas Wade (1983)
  11. The Technology of Man: A Visual History by Derek Birdsall and Carlo M. Cipolla (1980)
  12. The World Treasury of Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics by Timothy Ferris (1991)
  13. Men, Machines, and Modern Times by Elting Elmore Morison (1966)
  14. Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley (1999)
    Chimpanzees are closer to humans than they are to gorillas. ... ] ...
  15. The Magic School Bus Meets the Rot Squad: A Book about Decomposition by Linda Beech and Carolyn Bracken (ill.) and Joanna Cole and Scholastic (publ.) (1995)
  16. Baby Wars: The Dynamics of Family Conflict by Robin Baker and Elizabeth Oram (1998)
  17. Thumbs up science by Jess Brallier and Jess Brallier (ill) (2001)
  18. Remarkable Discoveries by Frank Ashall (1994)
  19. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (2004)
  20. prAchIn bhArate vigyAncharchA by Ramesh Chandra Majumdar ()
  21. Ahead of Time by Harr Harrison and Theodore J. Gordon (1972)
  22. Ideas and Opinions by Albert Einstein and Carl Seelig (1966)
  23. Chance and Necessity: An Essay on the Natural Philosophy of Modern Biology [Le hasard et la nécessité] by Jacques Monod and Austryn Wainhouse (tr.) (1972)
  24. Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge by Edward O. Wilson (1999)
  25. The Secret House: The Extraordinary Science of an Ordinary Day by David Bodanis (2003)
  26. A Natural History of Love by Diane Ackerman (1994)
  27. A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman (1990)
  28. Works of Man: From Ancient Times to the Present Day by Ronald W. Clark (1985)
  29. Discoveries and Inventions of the 19th Century by Robert Routledge (1989)
  30. Extreme Science: The Highway of Light and Other Man-made Wonders by Peter Jedicke (2001)
  31. Why Is Sex Fun?: The Evolution of Human Sexuality by Jared Diamond (1997)

Science Fiction

  1. Selections from Science-fiction Thinking Machines by Groff Conklin (1964)
  2. It Happened Tomorrow by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar and Subir Roy (ill.) and Bal Phondke (ed.) (1993)
    Collection of 19 Select Science Fiction Stories from Various Indian Languages...
  3. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (1987)
  4. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov (1950)
  5. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (1976)
  6. Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino and William Weaver (tr.) (1976)
  7. Childhood's End by Arthur Charles Clarke (1953)

Adventure, Sailing, Treasure

  1. A Book of Sea Journeys by Ludovic Henry Coverley (ed.) Kennedy (1981)
  2. Mysterious Sea Stories by William Pattrick (1985)
  3. Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum (1900)
  4. Great tales of the sea by Editors of Reader's Digest (1978)

Self-Help / Feel-good

  1. Every Street is Paved with Gold: Success Secrets of a Korean Entrepreneur by Kim Woo-Choong (1992)
  2. The Springboard: How Storytelling Ignites Action in Knowledge-era Organizations by Stephen Denning ()
  3. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff and It's All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the by Richard Carlson ()


  1. Points Unknown: A Century of Great Exploration by David (ed) Roberts (2000)
  2. Playing the game by Ian Buruma (1991)
  3. Hindoo Holiday: An Indian Journal by Joe Randolph Ackerley (1932)
  4. Into India by John Keay (1973)
  5. A Walk Along the Ganges by Dennison Berwick (1986)
  6. Lonely Planet India by Hugh Finlay and Christine Niven (ed) (1999)
  7. A Goddess in the Stones: Travels in India by Norman Lewis (1991)
  8. An Area of Darkness by Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul (1981)
  9. Travellers Dictionary of Quotations by Peter Yapp (1986)
  10. The Imperial Way: Making Tracks from Peshawar to Chittagong by Paul Theroux and Steve McCurry (photo) (1985)
  11. Eyewitness Travel Guide to France by Rosemary Bailey and Dorling Kindersley Team (publ.) (1998)

Art and Design

  1. Purposes of art: An introduction to the history and appreciation of art by Albert E. Elsen (1962)
  2. Rembrandt by Jessica Hodge (1994)
  3. Rodin by Tim Marlow and Auguste Rodin (1992)
  4. Black on White and Read All Over: The Story of Printing by Albert Barker and Anthony D'Adamo (ill) (1971)
  5. Knowledge-based design systems by R. D. Coyne and M. A. Rosenman and A.D. Radford and M. Balachandran and J.S. Gero (1990)


  1. The Encyclopedia of Magic [prev. Art of Magic] by Nicholas Einhorn and John Freeman (Photo) (2002)
  2. Tricks of the Trade: Over 79 Experts Reveal the Secrets Behind What They Do Best by Jerry Dunn (1991)
  3. Chile: Death in the South by Jacobo Timerman (1987)
  4. The death of common sense: How Law is Suffocating America by Philip K. Howard (1994)
  5. The Road to Botany Bay: An Exploration of Landscape and History by Paul Carter (1988)
  6. Numerical Recipes in C: The Art of Scientific Computing 2nd Edition by William H. Press and William T. Vetterling and Saul A. Teukolsky and Brian P. Flannery (1992)
  7. Mind Children: The Future of Robot and Human Intelligence by Hans Moravec (1988)
  8. Yes, No, Or Maybe by Ja. I. Khurgin (1985)
  9. The Proper Treatment of Events by Michiel van Lambalgen and Fritz Hamm (2005)
  10. Understanding Power by Noam Chomsky (2003)
  11. The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers (1991)
  12. Cities: a Scientific American book by Scientific American (1965)
  13. Fagin the Jew by Will Eisner (2003)
  14. PrāNāyāma (Pranayama): Popular Yoga by Swami Kuvalayananda (1966)
  15. Dialogue with Death: A Journey Through Consciousness by Eknath Easwaran (1993)
  16. How children learn by John Holt (1970)
  17. The Cosmic Clocks: From Astrology to a Modern Science by Michel Gauquelin (1973)
  18. Encyclopedia of the Unexplained: Magic, Occultism and Parapsychology by Richard Cavendish (1974)
  19. A mandate for democracy: Three decades of the FR Germany by Federal Republic of Germany Press office [FRG] (publ.) ()

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