Wednesday, September 17, 2008
In an effort to understand a bit about India I have been reading some books (somewhat like imagining that one is travelling by reading travel books). Here ia a partial list of books which I found interesting that I have read or have been browsing through recently. Just finished reading Bernard Cohn's "India: The Social Anthropology of a Civilization", "Colonialism and its Forms of Knowledge", Partha Chatterjee's "The Politics of the Governed", Gurajada Apparao's "Kanyasulkam" and its translation "Girls for Sale" by Velcheru Narayana Rao. Browsing through Sanjay Subrahmanyam's "Penumbral Visions", Brian Larkin's "Signal and Noise' and K.V. Ramanaraddi's "Mahodayam". From the last, I learnt that the family name Gurajada was originally Gurujada.