A masterpiece in miniature

A poignant, compellingly rendered tale about a little man ajar with the world, Arzee the Dwarf is also a love letter to Bombay, to its alleys that, despite their filth, hold in them a quiet silence and beauty, to its decrepit buildings like the Noor, to its dusty suburbs. Rohit Chopra reviews Chandrahas Choudhury’s brilliant debut novel.

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The importance of Religulous and Bill Maher

Bill Maher’s film Religulous does not subject secular rationality to the same withering critique as it does faith and and religious belief. But, argues Rohit Chopra, it raises necessary and difficult questions about the right to offend, the arrogance of easy certitudes, and the dangers of religious absolutism.

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The unembedded truth

Beyond the Green ZoneBeyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq seeks the truth about Iraq beyond the blinkers of embedded reporting. The reality outside the comfort of the Green Zone squarely challenges the mainstream media picture of insurgency and everyday life there. Amy Blyth reviews Dahr Jamail’s book.

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About a war

So Wrong for So Long: How the Press, the Pundits — and the President — Failed on Iraq lays bare the psychology of the ongoing self-censorship in the American media. There was not so much a conspiracy of silence about the war as an ideological refusal by the media to listen, see, and ask. Rohit Chopra reviews Greg Mitchell’s book.

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Professor Allen Tullos

Emory University


Professor Barry Richards

Bournemouth University


Bertrand Pecquerie

World Editors Forum


C Rammanohar Reddy

Economic and Political Weekly


Kelly Toughill

University of King's College


Professor Steve Jones

University of Illinois-Chicago


Stephen Jukes

Bournemouth University


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Hebrew University of Jerusalem









 
 
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