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The Granta Book of India
3.95
Blood - Urvashi Butalia (1997): India & Pak, a family torn by the Partition; very moving.

My Father's Raj - Mark Tully (1997); on the English psych
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Mar 26, 2009
Feb 26, 2009
 
Exploring Judaism: A Reconstructionist Approach
3.90
This book describes and illustrates comprehensively yet pithily the major facets of Reconstructionist Judaism. It is written by Rebecca Alpert, a Rabb ...more
Feb 11, 2009
Feb 11, 2009
 
Homebody/Kabul
3.92
I'm watching 'Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner,' and he talks about right after 9/11, he realized - oh goodness, what do I do with my cu ...more
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Mar 08, 2009
 
Midnight's Children
3.99
I feel like this is a book which, to read it, I would need to be much more prepared than I currently am: more knowledgeable about India and her histor ...more
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Feb 15, 2009
 
Q & A
3.97
My edition is different - it has the cover based on shots from the film, and is titled 'slumdog millionaire', but it's not the shooting script, it sho ...more
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Jan 10, 2009
 
The Great Divide: Britain, India, Pakistan
4.00
Hodson was born in Edmonton, London.[1:] He was later a member of the Economic Advisory Council and Editor of The Round Table from 1934-1939. He was D ...more
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Feb 25, 2009
 
Measuring the World
3.72
Ok, I understand that for some this book is very very boring and likely missed some in the translation, but it's a subject I'm interested in and perha ...more
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Feb 14, 2009
 
Resistance and Betrayal: The Death and Life of the Greatest Hero of the French Resistance
3.29
Looks like one of those to be taken with a Mountain of salt.. Before buying or reading, see comments on Amazon. Apparently this person (Jean Moulin) i ...more
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Jul 15, 2009
 
The Gods Will Have Blood (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
3.66
Interesting.
The French Revolution is one of those things I know that I know insufficiently about. Liberty, Fraternity, etc.. and lots of bloodshed. T
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Apr 17, 2009
 
Colloquial Hindi: The Complete Course For Beginners
4.17
My edition actually is copyright 2003.
This book is good, I guess..learning on my own as I am, it moves too fast. I've used other books, and I watch a
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Oct 2008
Jan 11, 2009
 
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
4.01
Ok, on the yes side: behavioural economics;

and the thing about how we tend to think that what has happened was the more likely or the predestined or
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Feb 18, 2009
 
Teach Yourself Hindi and English Dictionary: Hindi-English/English-Hindi
3.78
Am currently using this to learn Hindi, slowly but surely. Am actually creating my own dictionary - first was hand written, but now have started using ...more
May 2008
Jan 11, 2009
 
Swann's Way (Remembrance of Things Past, #1)
4.13
This.. this ... --- This is the guy that Frank was all hung up on in 'Little Miss Sunshine'!! I'd been vaguely (or less than that) (hardly at all, rea ...more
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Mar 19, 2009
 
A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers
3.43
Sounds very interesting. I've travelled, not for that long, and usually with people, and was very content during the short time I was traveling alone; ...more
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Mar 16, 2009
 
Franz Kafka's The Castle (Dramatization)
4.03
The questions brought up by this book (according to a GR review) about how we construct reality and how we deal with the reality-constructs of others ...more
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Apr 20, 2009
 
मधुशाला
4.39
Will read the english translation portion sooner, hopefully eventually all of it in its original language!
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Jun 20, 2009
 
Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War
4.15
NYT Review of Books review here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/18/boo...

(warning - graphic violence in photo at the top of the browser window on this
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Oct 16, 2009
 
The Life And Words Of Martin Luther King Jr.
3.93
Looks like a great book for a kid to create a report from.. some of the pictures might be a bit disturbing - the KKK around a huge bonfire, etc.. Copy ...more
Feb 15, 2009
Feb 15, 2009
 
Netherland
3.40
Won the PEN/Faulkner award for fiction 2009.
I'm curious to see whether O'Neill draws any connections between the Netherlands and the origins of NYC, I
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Mar 13, 2009
 
Kon-Tiki
4.07
I think I read this in High School, in fact I think it was one of the things of that set that I liked the most (not necessarily saying a lot). Anyhoo, ...more
Nov 1979
Jul 20, 2009
 
Gandhi, A Challenge To Communalism: A Study Of Gandhi And The Hindu Muslim Problem, 1919 1929
5.00
From Comprehensive, Annotated Bibliography on Mahatma Gandhi
By Ananda M. Pandiri:

P. 81

"This book is a critical study of the Hindu-Muslim problem in t
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Feb 07, 2009
 
Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace
3.99
Having seen multiple films lately about the WTO Seattle event, and remembering the 00 election - so affected by Nader - and then of course living thro ...more
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Sep 13, 2009
 
Macbeth
3.86
My daughter's English class' next book assignment. So, early preparation is key! I approach Shakespeare with trepidation. But this is kind of the most ...more
Mar 22, 2009
Feb 04, 2009
 
He, She and It
3.97
I tried to read this long ago.. maybe 12-13 years ago. And couldn't get into it. Now though, reading the reviews I see how much I missed. And 1600's P ...more
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Feb 11, 2009
 
The Art of War
3.93
Classic or not? Discussion ensues, CCLAP says no. I'm not saying yes, just recording that it's in the running for that designation and many think of i ...more
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Apr 17, 2009
 
Yajnaseni: The Story of Draupadi
3.92
From Wikipedia:

Pratibha Ray is an Indian academic and writer. She was born on 21 January 1943, at Alabol, a remote village in the Balikuda area of Cut
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not set
Jan 17, 2009
 
Twilight in Delhi (New Directions Paperbook)
3.74

from wikipedia:

Ahmed Ali
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search


Ahmed Ali (1910 in New Delhi – 14 January 1994 in Karachi) was
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not set
Jan 17, 2009
 
Eat, Pray, Love
3.45
Part way through: I really love the part where her friend tells her to petition God for what she wants, and then list all who would sign the petition, ...more
Feb 26, 2009
Jan 09, 2009
 
Philip's Atlas of World History: Concise Edition
4.01
I wanted something to accompany 'Dark Valley', something to add a little bit of map-content or visual of some kind, or alternately a different telling ...more
Nov 22, 2009
Oct 10, 2009
 
Constantine's Sword: The Church and the Jews, A History
4.06
This book is one of those that's a lot of work to get through of course, and I felt throughout like I didn't have an academic-enough background in wha ...more
Mar 2002
Jan 10, 2009
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