Lakshmi Sarah

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Category Archives: Book Reviews

Alimentary Tracts: Appetites, Aversions, and the Postcolonial

This review originally appeared in Elevate Difference By Parama Roy Duke University Press The introduction to Alimentary Tracts begins with a Salman Rushdie quote about peppercorns and includes the phrase “symbolic anthropophagy.” Similarly … Continue reading

April 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Confronting Global Gender Justice: Women’s Lives, Human Rights

This review originally appeared in Elevate Difference Edited by Tamara Harvey, Paula Ruth Gilbert,Debra Bergoffen, Connie L. McNeely Routledge Confronting Global Gender Justice provides the reader a refreshing survey, albeit difficult to digest at times, … Continue reading

March 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Tales from the Yoga Studio

By Rain Mitchell Plume This review originally appeared in Elevate Difference Tales from the Yoga Studio is, in many ways, the typical story of White women who discover Eastern philosophy (in this case, … Continue reading

January 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

Engendering Performance: Indian Women Performers in Search of an Identity

This review originally appeared in Elevate Difference By Urmimala Sarkar Munsi, Bishnupriya Dutt Sage Publications In its very fragmentariness, Engendering Performance: Indian Women Performers in Search of an Identity serves as an alternative to the … Continue reading

October 27, 2010 · 1 Comment

Seeds of Change

I found Dr. Vandana Shiva’s first book, or rather I found a Xerox copy of her first book, taped together and lovely highlighted with notes (published in 1988), on a … Continue reading

October 10, 2010 · Leave a comment

Braking News: 1 Bus, 2 Girls, 15 Thousand Kilometers, 715 Million Votes

This review originally appeared in Elevate Difference By Sunetra Choudhury Hatchette India Sunetra Choudhury’sBraking News takes the reader on a trip across India to find the elusive Indian voter in both cities and … Continue reading

July 19, 2010 · Leave a comment

Becoming Indian: The Unfinished Revolution of Culture and Identity

By Pavan K. Varma Penguin Books Pavan K. Varma’s most recent book, Becoming Indian, argues that cultural freedom has eluded formerly colonized nations, specifically India. He sees a need for a cultural … Continue reading

May 22, 2010 · Leave a comment

Women, Gender and Disaster: Global Issues and Initiatives

Edited by Elaine Enarson, P.G. Dhar Chakrabarti Sage Publications Women, Gender and Disaster provides a comprehensive overview of the role gender plays in various disaster situations. Case studies and essays are divided into … Continue reading

March 3, 2010 · Leave a comment

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