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This is Zia Haider Rahman’s first novel, and we hope he writes more. That said, it is not for the superficial reader. If you are looking for a roaring good read of plot twists and shocking revelations, look elsewhere. Two men, one Bengali, the other Western Pakistani become friends, sharing a heritage of sorts and […]
Reviewing Siddhartha (more like putting down my thoughts) is a bit like reviewing the bible, one approaches as if to hollowed ground. This is Hesse’s masterpiece surely. The Forward explains why. Robert Thurman writes: “Why would a young person seeking to escape from WASP-hood at Harvard turn to India as the mother of inward exploration. […]
My first reaction to reviewing this book is to say: If you are interested in ancient Mediterranean civilizations, by all means read this. If not, you probably can ignore it. But there is a caveat. If you are interested in the Middle East today, and in the world in which we live, and wondering what […]