Sachin: Born to Bat by veteran journalist Khalid A.H. Ansari and edited by Clayton Murzello is a unique poem to cricket’s popular batsman, Sachin Tendulkar born in Mumbai to Ramesh Tendulkar and Rajni Tendulkar. The book is a chronicle of the achievements of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar.
An outcome of a three-way collaboration between British Council, Abhinav Bindra Foundation and Tulika Publishers, India’s Olympic Story is a slim book targeted at teenagers but can also be useful to anybody interested in a quick read about the Olympic Games and India’s achieve-ments at this greatest sporting extravaganza.
Children are the citizens of the future. To become a good adult, it is important for them to be good citizens as well. The book is a timely aid to parents and teachers, in reiterating and simplifying what the main principles and goals of the Indian Constitution are.
One of the notable features of the developments in India during the colonial period was that despite what may be called perpetuation of her underdevelopment and her structural retrogression. ‘India had a larger industrial sector, with a stronger element of indigenous enterprise, than most underdeveloped countries of the world’.
It is to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto that the credit for embarking Pakistan on a nuclear course goes. The idea of an Islamic Bomb was his and it was he who against much opposition, set up the Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology and started negotiations for the Karachi Nuclear Power Plant.
A volume such as this has been needed for a long time. It is true that the peasantry did not play such a crucial and spectacular role in modern Indian history as it has done in other parts of the world, and it is not surprising that India finds no mention in a book like Eric Wolf’s Peasant Wars of the Twentieth Century.