Sunday, January 11, 2015

Links, January, 11, 2005

About the radical Gandhi, some of it new to me : Battlefield Banaras by Ramachandra Guha
Telling Pakistan's story through its cricket Review of  'The Unique Ones' by Osman Samiuddin. Still reading.
Raj Chetty's lecture on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy: A Pragmatic Perspective The article should be out by the end of the month.
Perumal Muruan's Madhorubhagan incurs the wrath of RSS. I just read the translation 'One Part Woman'. It is a very nice book. The above article says " The protests seem to be about the sexual permissiveness described in the book, which is set around 100 years ago at the time of an annual festival in Tiruchengode. " But in the book at one place during a play, the comedian compares Ponna toactree Rukmini of the 1945 film Sri Valli. And at another place we find that she has seen the movie. For a nice review of the film see
On the 'cancer train' of India's pesticides from Al Jazeera
Visible Work, Invisible Women-Full Tour A video of  P.Sainath's photographs (1993-2002) of rural women and their work.

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