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Ethnographic profile of Andhra Pradesh
PEOPLE OF INDIA— Andhra Pradesh, Vol.13, Parts 1,2 and 3: K.S. Singh— General Editor, D.L. Prasad Rao, N.V.K. Rao and S. Yaseen Saheb— Editors; Anthropological Survey of India and Affiliated East-West Press Pvt. Ltd., 105, ...

Dimensions of terrorism
TERRORISM POST 9/11 — An Indian Perspective: P.R. Chari, Suba Chandran— Editors; Manohar Publishers and Distributors, 2/6, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi-110002. Rs. 450. THIS BOOK takes a comprehensive look at the various ...
Devotional hymn
TIRUPPAVAI — Garland of Krishna Verses of Our Lady Saint Goda (Andal): S.L.N. Simha; Pub. by The Dharma-Artha Centre, Bangalore-560038. Copies can be had from Vedanta Book House, Chamarajpet, Bangalore-560018. Rs. 50. THIS ...
Avenues for employment
CHOOSING CAREER PATHS: Y.S. Rajan; Har-Anand Publications Pvt. Ltd., F-1211, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi-110019. Rs. 395. THE TITLE of the book under review is evocative. The author has hands-on experience to deal with the subject. ...
Authors and publishers are welcome to send copies of their books to The Hindu for review. While every effort will be made to acknowledge receipt of the books under "New Arrivals", the decision to review a book rests entirely with the ...
Approaches to history
HISTORICAL THINKING IN SOUTH ASIA — A Handbook of Sources from Colonial Times to the Present: Michael Gottlob — Editor; Oxford University Press, YMCA Library Building, First Floor, Jai Singh Road, New Delhi-110001. Rs. ...
Saint composer
KNOW YOUR TYAGARAJA: S.V. Krishnamurthi; T.R. Publications, New No. 44 (Old No. 20), Neelakanta Mehta Street, T.Nagar, Chennai-600017. Rs. 195. THE AUTHOR of the book under review has served the sphere of Carnatic music for more than ...
Know Your English

WHAT IS the difference between a "vendor" and a "seller"?
The word "seller" is English in origin, while "vendor" is French. Both were initially used synonymously to refer to someone who sold things. But nowadays, "vendor" is normally used to refer to people who sell things on the street; "sellers" ...
How do you pronounce the word "envelope"?
There are two different ways of pronouncing this word. The first syllable can be pronounced like the "en" in "pen", "den", and "hen". The following "e" is like the "a" in "china", while the final syllable rhymes with "hope", "pope", and ...
What is the meaning and origin of the expression "red herring"?
Sometimes when you are talking to someone, he/she asks you some very embarrassing questions. What do you normally do in these circumstances? You say something which you hope will distract his/her attention. You try to get the individual to ...
How do you greet someone who has just had a baby?

Language Books

S. RADHAKRISHNAN — Tamil translation of Prema Nandakumar's monograph in English: Translated by K. Raja; Sahitya Akademi, 35, Ravindra Bhavan, Ferozhah Road, New Delhi-110001. Rs. 25. THE BOOK under review is K. Raja's impeccable ...
Espousing Telangana's cause
JEEVITHAM ATANI KOKA TAMAASHAA: Lokeshwar, Gandhi Publications, "Shobha" H.No. 12-2-709/5/1/C, Navodaya Colony, Mehidipatnam, Hyderabad-500028. Rs. 40. THIS VOLUME is a collection of 18 essays most of which support the cause of ...
Social novel
MRUGA: K. N. Venkatasubba Rao; D. K. Shyamasundara Rao for Kamadhenu, No. 6, Nagappa Street, Seshadripuram, Bangalore-560020. Rs. 150. A BOOK full of action and vivid description of village life, gossip, blind beliefs and eventful ...
Life after death
PARALOKAM: Punnathil Kunhabdulla, Current Books, Round West, Thrissur-680001. Rs. 95. THE AUTHOR claims no originality for this novel. He then goes on to say that "Smarakasilakal," which appeared 25 years ago, is his only novel and ...
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