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Men in Angst

Men in Angst

An Obedient Father by Akhil Sharma, Farrar Straus & Giraux, 2000, 282 pages, $23. The Better Man by Anita Nair, Picador, 2000, 361 pages, $24 In An Obedient Father Akhil Sharma, whose short stories have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, has penned a promising, if...

Turning American

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The Voice of the Bansuri

ARADHANA G.S. Sachdev, bansuri; Jnan Ghosh, tabla. Chandi Productions, P.O. Box 150066, San Rafael, CA 94915. www.gssachdev.com One of the few truths about music that holds almost everywhere is that vocal music appeals to more people than instrumental music. Perhaps...
A Rich Tapestry

A Rich Tapestry

SMELL by Radhika Jha. Publisher: Viking Penguin (India). 1999. Hardcopy, 290 pages. Also published by Soho Press in Jun 2001. $24. Smell, Radhika Jha’s first novel, is based on a simple but fundamental premise—the undeniable and potent connection between the senses...

The Divine Reed

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Dream from Ettayapuram

Venkatesh is doing well now that he is out of the hospital. The burns were only minor and can barely be seen, except on his thigh where the acid spilled. He is in good spirits and speaks often about you, asking constantly when you will arrive to see us. I tell him...