Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Language and Literature > Present Tense: Living on the Edge
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Present Tense: Living on the Edge
Present Tense: Living on the Edge
Description
From the Jacket

Present Tense: Living on the Edge is the culmination of the second annual Writers' Retreat organized in Mussoorie and Landour by Roli books and Namita Gokhale. The participants were from a cross-section of society-two politicians, a Bollywood lady-director and scriptwriter, a dream analyst, a famous general, a war-reporter, a respected administrator, an emotive painter, a cartoonist, a historian, a sociologist, and several media persons.

An anthology of essays, musings, fictional speculation, and visual art, Present Tense attempts to understand, discuss, sometimes define the difficult times we inhabit. Present Tense takes issues of ethnic identity, divisiveness, riots, hamara-tumhara, the insidious cycle of marginalization, alienation, anger and reprisal, beyond the sanitized constraints of media discourse into voices of real and visceral fears, of outrage, protest, and of hope.

From the Back of the Book

Do books, movies, philosophers really change the world? Do they alter human behaviour, which hasn't seemed to improve despite centuries of great literature and art…. No other species on this planet-except the proverbial ant-behaves so horribly. In the face of such lust for war, how can I Pontificate to others, or even convince myself that stories of love, justice, peace and heroism will actually transform the world into a better place? Yet, it's our eternal hope that someday these dreams will come true….

Tanuja Chandra

CONTENTS

About the Contributors vii
Foreword
Namita Gokhale
xv
Freedom and Fraternity in Bollywood
Tanuja Chandra
1
Present Tense: A Historian's Perspective
Mushirul Hasan
9
A bureaucrat's Experience-Civil-Military Relations in Jammu and Kashmir
Wajahat Habibullah
17
The Remains of the Self An Epitaph for a Bombay Reporter
Manju Kak
29
You, Me and Us
Ziya us Salam
41
Of Ghosts and Writers: A Graphic Story
E.P.Unny
49
Empire and Hubris
Sheela Reddy
57
Licence to Strike: U.S. Policies of Counter-Proleferation Post 9/11
Carin Fischer
65
Old Times and Present Tense
S. Krishna Kumar
77
Stepping across Lines: Transnational Activism and the Promise of Peace in India and Pakistan
Zoya Hasan
85
Present Tense: Anger and Alienation
Madhu Jain
115

Present Tense: Living on the Edge

Deal 20% Off
Item Code:
IDG817
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2004
ISBN:
8174363084
Language:
English
Size:
8.5" X 5.5"
Pages:
142 {1Chapters in B/W Figures}
Price:
$18.00
Discounted:
$14.40   Shipping Free
You Save:
$3.60 (20%)
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Present Tense: Living on the Edge

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 5537 times since 2nd Oct, 2008
From the Jacket

Present Tense: Living on the Edge is the culmination of the second annual Writers' Retreat organized in Mussoorie and Landour by Roli books and Namita Gokhale. The participants were from a cross-section of society-two politicians, a Bollywood lady-director and scriptwriter, a dream analyst, a famous general, a war-reporter, a respected administrator, an emotive painter, a cartoonist, a historian, a sociologist, and several media persons.

An anthology of essays, musings, fictional speculation, and visual art, Present Tense attempts to understand, discuss, sometimes define the difficult times we inhabit. Present Tense takes issues of ethnic identity, divisiveness, riots, hamara-tumhara, the insidious cycle of marginalization, alienation, anger and reprisal, beyond the sanitized constraints of media discourse into voices of real and visceral fears, of outrage, protest, and of hope.

From the Back of the Book

Do books, movies, philosophers really change the world? Do they alter human behaviour, which hasn't seemed to improve despite centuries of great literature and art…. No other species on this planet-except the proverbial ant-behaves so horribly. In the face of such lust for war, how can I Pontificate to others, or even convince myself that stories of love, justice, peace and heroism will actually transform the world into a better place? Yet, it's our eternal hope that someday these dreams will come true….

Tanuja Chandra

CONTENTS

About the Contributors vii
Foreword
Namita Gokhale
xv
Freedom and Fraternity in Bollywood
Tanuja Chandra
1
Present Tense: A Historian's Perspective
Mushirul Hasan
9
A bureaucrat's Experience-Civil-Military Relations in Jammu and Kashmir
Wajahat Habibullah
17
The Remains of the Self An Epitaph for a Bombay Reporter
Manju Kak
29
You, Me and Us
Ziya us Salam
41
Of Ghosts and Writers: A Graphic Story
E.P.Unny
49
Empire and Hubris
Sheela Reddy
57
Licence to Strike: U.S. Policies of Counter-Proleferation Post 9/11
Carin Fischer
65
Old Times and Present Tense
S. Krishna Kumar
77
Stepping across Lines: Transnational Activism and the Promise of Peace in India and Pakistan
Zoya Hasan
85
Present Tense: Anger and Alienation
Madhu Jain
115
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Present Tense: Living on the Edge (Language and Literature | Books)

Movement in Stills: The Dance and Life of Kumudini Lakhia
by Reena Shah
Hardcover (Edition: 2005)
Mapinlit Publishers
Item Code: IHL831
$28.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Writing caste/ Writing Gender (Narrating Dalit Women;s Testimonios)
by Sharmila Rege
Hardcover (Edition: 2013)
Zubaan Publications
Item Code: NAF932
$43.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Folk Music of the Himalayas
by Mandira Ghosh
Hardcover (Edition: 2018)
Shubhi Publications
Item Code: IHJ063
$105.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Great website! Easy to find things and easy to pay!!
Elaine, Australia
Always liked Exotic India for lots of choice and a brilliantly service.
Shanti, UK
You have a great selection of books, and it's easy and quickly to purchase from you. Thanks.
Ketil, Norway
Thank you so much for shipping Ma Shitala.  She arrived safely today on Buddha Purnima.  We greeted Her with camphor and conch blowing, and she now is on Ma Kali’s altar.  She is very beautiful.  Thank you for packing Her so well. Jai Ma
Usha, USA
Great site! Myriad of items across the cultural spectrum. Great search capability, too. If it's Indian, you'll probably find it here.
Mike, USA
I was very happy to find these great Hindu texts of the ancient times. Been a fan of both Mahabhratham and Ramayanam since I was a small boy. Now the whole family can enjoy these very important cultural texts at home.
Amaranath
Very old customer. service very good.
D K Mishra, USA
I want to switch from Amazon to Exotic India Art. Please keep up good job and competitive prices so that INDIAN community find a value in this website.
Sanjay, USA
I have received my parcel from postman. Very good service. So, Once again heartfully thank you so much to Exotic India.
Parag, India
My previous purchasing order has safely arrived. I'm impressed. My trust and confidence in your business still firmly, highly maintained. I've now become your regular customer, and looking forward to ordering some more in the near future.
Chamras, Thailand
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2020 © Exotic India