W.H. McLeod

As a little child my mother told me the story of the founding of Panja Saheb: Guru Nanak once came into wilderness with his disciple. It was hot. The disci­ple thirsted for water. But water was nowhere except on top of a hill where a dervish lived.

Reviewed by: K.S. Duggal
Ka Naa Subramanyam

Here is a collection of sixteen short stories including one by Ka Naa Subra­manyam himself. Not all are short stories—at least one is an epic in a terse form: Ramapada Choudhury’s Festal.

Reviewed by: K.H. Muthusubramanian
Jagdish Chander and Narinder S. Pradhan

This collection of essays by Indian academics on American literature ranges in quality from the solitary brilliance of V.Y. Kantak’s essay on Faulkner’s Tech­nique, through the competent and inter­esting (Neila Seshadri’s Leslie A. Fiedler: Critic as Mythographer, Isaac Sequeira’s Essay on Sylvia Plath), to the (alas!) majority that is mediocre, or, at best, stolid and painstaking.

Reviewed by: Rajeswari Sunder Rajan

Laufer’s German version of the Citralaksana has no doubt been long known to the world of connoisseurs of Indian art. Coomaraswamy, Masson Oursel, Kramrisch and other great writers have indeed used this important document which was recovered from Tibetan.

Reviewed by: C. Sivaramamurti
Martha Bush Ashton and Bruce Christie

It was in the thirties that Dr. V. Raghavan had drawn attention to a form of theatre called Yaksagana. Much interest was aroused by his articles. In the early forties there was a lively dis­cussion amongst scholars about the origin of this fascinating form and its connec­tions with Kathakali.

Reviewed by: Kapila Vatsyayan
B.R. Nanda

The growing historical literature on the national movement in India is as yet comparatively poor in good biographical works. Two recent publications—S. Gopal’s Nehru and now B.R. Nanda’s Gokhale—will go a long way in filling this gap. Here is an authoritative, ex­tensively researched, scrupulously fair and extremely…

Reviewed by: Rajat Ray
M.N. Srinivas

Ethnography is an art not very different from writing a novel. It is holistic. The anthropologist submerges his own special professional interest to study the whole society. But the person­ality of this author remains distinct and accounts for part of the uniqueness of the monograph…

Reviewed by: Rajeshwari Rao
T.K. Mahadevan

T.K. Mahadevan, whose thoughts and writings have for many, many years revolved round Gandhiji, has now attempted an altogether ‘new kind of book’, which he calls an exercise in philosophical biography.

Reviewed by: K. Swaminathan
Wilfred Burchett and Derek Roebuck

In the spring and early summer of last year, British newspapers and tele­vision repeatedly covered the subject of the recruitment of mercenaries in the United Kingdom; but even if you were a regular reader or viewer, you could not always be certain of just what slant was being given to the subject.

Reviewed by: D.K. Palit
D.M. Nanjundappa

This book contains a number of papers, mostly in the field of public fin­ance, written by Professor Nanjundappa during the years 1961-1968. Except for two articles on ‘Wages, Prices and Em­ployment’ and ‘Restrictive Trade Pract­ices and Public Policy’, the articles in­cluded in the volume deal with questions…

Reviewed by: R.J. Chelliah