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A Book Debunking White Man’s Burden
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A Book Debunking White Man’s Burden

October 12, 2022

Title:  Legacy of Violence:  A  History of the British Empire Author: Caroline Elkins Pages: 896 Price: Rs.  2,564 Publisher:  Knopf Year:  2022 (March 29) By Bhamy V. Shenoy First reaction of any Indian seeing the title of the book is likely to be why waste time reading another book on British Empire. We are familiar…

Poignant real-life stories
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Poignant real-life stories

October 11, 2022

When Nobles became non-entities, Princes became paupers and Begums were reduced to beggars… By Dr. C.D. Sreenivasa Murthy Title: Tears of the Begums: Stories of Survivors of the Uprising of 1857  (Originally in Urdu  as ‘Begumat Ke Aansoo’) Author: Khwaja Hasan Nizami Publisher: Hachette India Year of Publication : 1922                Translator : Ms….

Presenting Gurudev, his life endearingly
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Presenting Gurudev, his life endearingly

June 10, 2022

Title: ‘Vishwakavi Ravindranatha-Ondu Rangadarshana’ Author:    Dr. Geetha Seetharam Publisher:  Swathi Prakashana, Bogadi, Mysuru By Dr. Shanthi Narasimhan Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore is a unique personality and no amount of words can appropriately describe him. However, an attempt to put his glorious life in an accessible format is mission impossible. But Dr. Geetha Seetharam has attempted this…

Humorous tale of an up-to-date Ajji
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Humorous tale of an up-to-date Ajji

April 26, 2022

By Gouri Satya Title: Once upon a time Bangalore: Ajji & Other Tales Author: E. R. Ramachandran Pages: 250+IV Price: Rs. 230 Publisher:  New Wave Books, Basavanagudi, Bangalore To err is human, said someone who perhaps was prone to commit errors. But to ERR, all capital letters? Is it Blunder, again with a capital B?…

An epic of new dimensions
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An epic of new dimensions

January 16, 2022

Title: Srirama Bharatham Author:  Dr. N.M. Girijapathi Year: 2021 Pages:  374 Price: Rs. 450 Publisher: Naimisha Publications,   Mysuru By Prof. Chandrasekharaiah, Visiting Professor,  Sri Basaveshwara Centre, Kuvempu Institute of  Kannada Studies, UoM I heard in disbelief when Dr. N.M. Girijapathi first revealed that he has composed a narrative poem of epic proportions in Kannada based…

A useful reference work for those interested in Indian culture & its aspects
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A useful reference work for those interested in Indian culture & its aspects

December 18, 2021

Title:                                     Indian Culture Kannada Original:              Dr. S. Srikanta Sastri English translation:          Prof. S. Naganath Year:                                       2021 Pages:                                    669 Price:                                      Rs. 800 Publisher:                            Notion Press Media  Pvt.  Ltd., Chennai Originally written in Kannada by renowned scholar and historian, Dr. S. Srikanta Sastri (1904-1974) under the title “Bharathiya Samskruthi”…

A Mariner’s Tryst with Real Heroes
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A Mariner’s Tryst with Real Heroes

November 29, 2021

By R. Chandra Prakash This is a media impacted world. Information is no more merely a News, but a means of shaping the opinions of even an ordinary citizen. Media changed the direction of life of D.V. Sridharan, a trained marine engineer. After a decade of service on the sea and across the world he…

‘Tai Nadu’ P.R. Ramaiah A family story
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‘Tai Nadu’ P.R. Ramaiah A family story

November 12, 2021

By Gouri Satya, Sr. Journalist Title : Heegondu Kutumbada Kathe Author: Palahalli Vishwanath Year:      2021 Pages:   343 Price:     Rs.280 Publisher: Vasantha Prakashana, Jayanagar, Bengaluru As one enters the Lansdowne Building Road from the Jaganmohan Palace Road in Mysuru, one sees a prominent signboard on the first floor of the now neglected heritage building. It reads…

Book talk: City with many colourful feathers
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Book talk: City with many colourful feathers

September 14, 2021

By R. Chandra Prakash Title: Memorable Mysoreans: A Collection of Biographical Sketches  Author: Dr. Bhagirath  S. Naganath Year: 2021 Pages:  225 Price:  Rs. 249 Publisher: Notion Press Media Pvt Ltd. Mysore city has several epithets — Heritage City, Cultural City, Educational City, Capital City, a Planned City, Garden City, Yoga City and many others as…

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