Tuesday, March 10, 2009

BOOK REVIEWS

It is a delight to read A.G.Noorani on politics, history and law. However, it is rare to find AGN to write on things other than these disciplines. Here is one book review,on an overlooked part of Indian life, which I am sure, will be equally a delight to read. For those looking to read his regular contributions, here is his review of two books on atomic bomb and cold war.

I had never imagined that the relationship between peace and human rights could be quite fascinating in practice. The two books I have reviewed in the recent Frontline issue examine this relationship from different perspectives. Sally Engle Merry identifies the conundrums facing the practice of human rights through empirical studies. The edited volume by Ujjwal Kumar Singh explores the tensions between human rights and peace through several case studies.

(ALL THE ABOVE BOOK REVIEWS COULD BE READ HERE)
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