It is not a ‘scholarly’ book. It is not a ‘profound’ book. But it is a book which makes you want to meet the writer and talk to him. It has a pleasant, straight-from-the-shoulder manner, and the rat-tat-tat of the sentences, without nagging you, holds your interest. What is more, the down-to-earth locales which are the several contexts to the problems discussed, along with the accompanying individual names (fanciful coinages, I am sure), invests every little essay with pragmatic value. It is a rather unusual kind of book and is most welcome for its freshness and total lack of pretensions. And one is surprised to see Vikas publishing it, in the perspective of its rather stodgy and pretentious previous titles in this field! The dust-cover design and the make-up of the book conforms to the good standards one is led to expect from such a publisher. And the price of it, a mere 35 rupees(!) for just a hundred-and-ten pages of octavo format.
July 1976, volume 1, No 3