Thursday, July 13, 2017

Some summer reading (2017 July)

                                                                                                      On the cover of Biblio Ap-June 2017
The April-June 2017 Biblio’s table of contents is at
We (UVa) do not subscribe to the expensive online digital version, but we do have an airmail subscription for the print edition, located in our Asian periodicals room on the 2nd floor of Alderman
    In this Biblio issue - some articles on the Tebhaga Women’s Movement,
    * a book on the “Liberation of Sita” (translated from Telegu),
    * “Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows,”
     * history of Indian sport,
     * “Maid in India,”
     * “Memior of a Sri Lankan Housemaid,” and
     * “Love in Chakiwara. . .” by Muhammad Khalid Akhtar, translated from Urdu by Bilal Tanweer, etc.
    Z1035.A1 B43 CURRENT ISSUES IN THE ASIAN STUDIES ROOM in Alderman 2nd floor.

   From the Telegraph
     *It’s review of Chakiwara 2017 June 9, p. 12 Tales from a lost time “Love in Chakiwara” Muhammad Khalid Akhtar
   *there’s an interesting article on Bengali food
  2017 June 25 Dum Mast Must (Food over time)
    *About the Beatles and Indians 2017 June 10, p. 4 “Forgotten Indians in Beatles album tracked”
    *R. Guha on Harijan term 2017 June 10, p. 10 Rise and fall of the term ‘Harijan’ R. Guha
    *R. Guha on Modi and Shah 2017 June 24 p. 16 Guha on Modi and Shah
    *Food again 2017 June 9, p., Paperback – Shared tables: Family Stories and recipes from Poona to La by Kaumudi Marathe. More about people, but see her earlier “The Essential Marathi Cookbook.
     Shared Tables listed on WorldCat at with link to Amazon $20.76
     We have the earlier work (Marathi Cookbook) listed on WorldCat Our copy is in Alderman

There are also 5 recent books from India in Alderman Library
   which includes G̲h̲āliba ke patra Now checked out
    and on Mir or Mīra Kī Kavitā. Etc – daughters, environment, and Muslim women in medieval India

Or 7 titles, even more recently from India which are titles on Pakistan creation, Mahasweta Devi’s “Subaltern speaks,” Bhagat Singh’s Jail notebook, another Tantric Studies volume, “Bengali women in love, 1850-1930,” the “Indian Ocean Civilization,” and even Modi on the environment and climate change!
     Enjoy – sorry if this is too long a list, too dense – but there’s some great or at least interesting stuff here.

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