India Uncut

This blog has moved to its own domain. Please visit for the all-new India Uncut and bookmark it. The new site has much more content and some new sections, and you can read about them here and here. You can subscribe to full RSS feeds of all the sections from here. This blogspot site will no longer be updated, except in case of emergencies, if the main site suffers a prolonged outage. Thanks - Amit.

Monday, July 18, 2005

The many sides of truth

Chandrahas Choudhury is back from a break, and treats us to a fine review of "Akhenaten, Dweller in Truth" by Naguib Mahfouz, which shows us, among other things, "what a rocky and difficult road is the pursuit of the truth through patient scrutiny and inquiry." As usual, it's an outstanding post, and leaves me gasping with envy.

Chandrahas's posts on books are also often frustrating to read, because he writes so evocatively and lucidly that you want to rush out and buy the book that he's talking about, and it's never available. In fact, for all the malls and mobile-phone models in India, the sign of true progress that I await is the existence of book shops as good as those in the West. How long must we wait? How long?
amit varma, 9:27 PM| write to me | permalink | homepage

I recommend: