This is a new and slightly abridged edition of Khwaja Ahmad Abbass autobiography of the same title originally published in 1977. Edited and introduced by Suresh Kohli, the reincarnated version has a Foreword by Amitabh Bachchan as its novel feature, highlighted on the front page of this hard cover book.
Writing on film in India was for a long time mired in different kinds of bias and untouchability. While only certain kinds of films and filmmakers in the realist tradition were considered worthy of critical attention, bulk of the films produced here was considered trash.
Back to Gondwanaland: An Account of the Gondwanaland Expeditions Journey from the Top of India to the Tip of Africa is a highly entertaining and educative account of a three month expedition by a team of about ten persons from different disciplines driving three Scorpios through sixteen countries that lie between Iran and South Africa, in 2006.
Fabindia is our favourite fairytalea dashing young foreigner in India with a dream, marrying a beautiful Indian girl, and creating a kingdom based on high principles and beautiful craft skills. Armed with a belief that success and prosperity, used wisely, can also bring prosperity to the poor. Now someone has written the story.
Mapins richly illustrated book does what its editor Hasan-Uddin Khan promises to: produce a broad look at the city by having a range of international specialists examine Chandigarh through different lensesto creatively speculate about the city and the way that its original conception has stood up to the pressures of a contemporary Indian city.
The function of communication to shape the dialectics of the time provides it with a rare power. Defined as the interplay of various, often conflicting, images and symbolizations, the process of communication as well as the import of that process hold within them the innate will to move thought-processes in a particular direction.