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  VOL. IX   NOS. 5 & 6 40 PAGES MAY - JUNE 2004
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4 A Time of Coalitions: Divided We Stand by Paranjoy Guha Thakurta and Shankar Raghuraman Sukumar Muralidharan
5 Will Secular India Survive? edited by Mushirul Hasan Siddharth Varadarajan
7 Being Indian: The Truth about why the 21st Century will be India’s by Pavan K. Varma Ira Pande
8 Goa: A Daughter’s Story by Maria Aurora Couto Shobhana Bhattacharji
9 Somanatha: The Many Voices of a History by Romila Thapar K.M. Shrimali
11 The End of Saddam Hussain: History through the Eyes of the Victims by Prem Shankar Jha I.P. Khosla
12 Over there: How America sees the World, Granta: Magazine for New Writing No.84 Pratik Kanjilal
14 India: The Definitive Images, 1858 to the Present, Photo Editor: Prashant Panjiar; Introduction by Khushwant Singh Gayatri Sinha
16 Pictures from Here by Sunil Gupta; Pictures from Here: A Photo Exhibition by Sunil Gupta Sheba Chhachhi
18 Fashion at the Edge: Spectacle, Modernity and Deathliness by Caroline Evans Alice Cicolini
20 Living Faith by Dinesh Khanna; Introduction by Pico Iyer Mitali Saran
21 Happenings: A Journal of Luminous Moments by Ashvin Mehta; Introduction by Ranjit Hoskote and Intimate Cityscapes by Ashvin Mehta; Introduction by Nancy Adajania Ella Datta
23 The Land of the Nagas by Aditya Arya and Vibha Joshi Sanjoy Hazarika
26 Going to School in India by Lisa Heydlauff; Design by B M Kamath; Photographs by Nitin Upadhye and If I Were Rain: Celebrating the Spirit of India’s Disadvantaged Urban Child edited by Nanni Singh; Photo-editor Prabudhha Dasgupta Vatsala Kaul
28 Privacy by Dayanita Singh Shohini Ghosh
30 “Gone Away”—In memory of the poet and author, Dom Moraes (1938 - 2004) Keki N. Daruwalla
32 Transmission by Hari Kunzru Anita Roy
33 The Bus Stopped by Tabish Khair Navtej Sarna
34 “On Neate’s blazing trail”—A Profile of the British writer Patrick Neate Nilanjana S. Roy
36 The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester Sridhar Balan
SRIDHAR BALAN is a consultant with Oxford University Press and a columnist.

SHOBHANA BHATTACHARJI is Reader, Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi.

SHEBA CHHACHHI is a photographer/ installation artist based in New Delhi.

ALICE CICOLINI is Head of Arts, British Council India.

ELLA DATTA is a journalist and has authored Ganesh Pyne: His Life and Times (CIMA Gallery), Art of A. Ramachandran (Roli Books), and Lines and Colours: Discovering Indian Art (NBT). She is presently writing a book on Treasures of National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.

KEKI N. DARUWALLA is a short story writer and poet. His most recent book of short stories is A House in Ranikhet (Rupa & Co.) and the last book of poetry is The Mapmaker (Ravi Dayal).

SHOHINI GHOSH is Reader, Video & TV Production at the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia and an independent filmmaker.

SANJOY HAZARIKA is Consulting Editor, The Statesman; Managing Trustee, Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research and Research Professor, Centre for Policy Research. A specialist on Northeast issues, he has made documentaries on the region and is the author of the acclaimed Strangers of the Mist: Tales of War and Peace from India's North East, Bhopal: The Lessons of a Tragedy and Rites of Passage. He is an award-winning journalist and former correspondent of The New York Times.

PRATIK KANJILAL publishes The Little Magazine (, a print journal of ideas and letters.

VATSALA KAUL is a freelance writer and journalist.

I.P. KHOSLA was formerly the Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan.

SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN is Deputy Editor in the Delhi bureau of Frontline magazine.

IRA PANDE is a freelance writer based in New Delhi.

ANITA ROY is an editor, writer and critic and was, until last year, publishing head of Dorling Kindersley India. She is now commissioning books for children and young adults for Young Zubaan, an imprint of the newly launched publishing house, Zubaan, headed by Urvashi Butalia.

NILANJANA S. ROY is a Delhi-based writer on books and the arts.

MITALI SARAN is a freelance writer based in Delhi.

NAVTEJ SARNA is currently the Foreign Office Spokesperson, Government of India. His books We Weren’t Lovers Like That and The Book of Nanak were published by Penguin India in 2003.

K.M.SHRIMALI is Professor of History, University of Delhi.

GAYATRI SINHA is an art critic and independent curator.

SIDDHARTH VARADARAJAN is Foreign Affairs Editor of The Times of India. His edited volume on the Gujarat massacres, Gujarat: The Making of a Tragedy, was published by Penguin in 2002.

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