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Kailash Satyarthi – Representing the Sound of Silence

Kailash Satyarthi – Representing the Sound of Silence

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”    — Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa Imagine a pair of little hands assembling toys. But they dare not play with the toys for fear...
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

From the award-winning author of An Obedient Father (2001 Hemingway Foundation PEN Award) and Family Life (2014 New York Times Best Books of the Year; 2015 Folio Prize; and 2016 International DUBLIN Literary Award), comes a collection of short stories that entertains...
Re-Imagining History

Re-Imagining History

It would not be an exaggeration if he were cited to be one of the most influential writers in India at the present time. His personal story is an example of reinvention. His love of history and Hindu theology started in childhood, interacting with his grandfather, a...
Young Adult Rom-Com For the Win!

Young Adult Rom-Com For the Win!

WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI by Sandhya Menon. Simon Pulse (Simon & Shuster): New York. 384 pages. $17.99 hardcover. Also available as a digital book and Audible. Girl has goal (break the glass ceiling in the world of coding without “IIH” distractions). Boy has goal...
Oriental Forays: The Last Gods of Indochine

Oriental Forays: The Last Gods of Indochine

THE LAST GODS OF INDOCHINE by Samuel Ferrer. 422 pages. Signal 8 Press. Also available as a Kindle ebook. I can’t recall when I first read Edward Said’s groundbreaking book Orientalism, which critiques the oversimplification and romanticizing of the East by colonizers...
Myanmar – All That Glitters Is Really Gold

Myanmar – All That Glitters Is Really Gold

Rangoon, the capital of Burma during British colonial rule in the first half of the 20th century, changed its name to Yangon. The country then officially adopted its Burmese name Myanma, and a ‘r’ was added to allow the peoples of the world to correctly pronounce it...