• Book Review: Foreign Policy Perspectives; Sri Lanka first0

    “Foreign Policy Perspectives; Sri Lanka First,” is the latest (4th) book published as part of a series, by the Ambassadors’ Forum of Sri Lanka and launched at the Organisation of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka (OPASL). by Editor November 22, 2020 By Frances Bulathsinghala/Sunday Observer Colombo, November 22: “Foreign Policy Perspectives; Sri Lanka First,” is

  • Making India Great: The Promise of a Reluctant Global Power – Book review0

    HarperCollins, India, 2020, 208pp, hardcover, $21.95  ISBN-13: 978-9353578015 ISBN-10: 9353578019   Author: Aparna Pande   by Arnold Zeitlin    14 November 2020         Considering Aparna Pande’s approach to making India great,  her brisk survey of the country’s ills might have been better entitled Deconstructing India. “India has embraced modernity, but only partially,” Pande writes, a lament repeated throughout her book. “…..India’s

  • Amartya Sen’s 5 keywords – choice, capability, freedom, justice and democracy0

    DemDigest    November 5, 2020  In the harsh Machiavellian world that we live in, politics appears far too murky to come close to the normative ideal of liberal democracy that Amartya Sen holds on to and articulates with great conviction and care, says analyst Achin Chakraborty. In his new book, How to read Amartya Sen,

  • Book review: Buddhism & Political Theory0

         Matthew J. Moore. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2017. 198 pp. (hardcover), US $78.00, ISBN 978-0-19-046551-3.   by Punsara Amarasinghe     15 October 2020 Any attempt in creating connectivity between Buddhism and politics may stand as a paradoxical endeavour with the common depiction on Buddhism as a philosophy which seeks the liberation

  • A review of Arundhati Roy’s latest- AZAADI0

    Published: 3 September 2020 ISBN: 9780241470039 Imprint: Penguin eBooks Format: EBook Pages: 256 A Pessimistic yet Romantic longing for freedom by Bilal Ahmad Tantray       11 October 2020 Internationally recognised, domestically controversial and self-proclaimed seditious author, Arundhati Roy released her latest collection of essays titled ‘AZAADI’ in the first week of September this year. It has been released as

  • Book Review: Afghanistan: What Everyone Needs to Know0

      Oxford University Press, 07 October 2020 (Estimated) Hardback, 240 pages, 47.99 €, ISBN: 9780190496630 Author: Barnett R Rubin   By: Hafizullah Nadiri    5 October 2020 The author of the book is, as is required by the series ‘What Everyone Needs to Know’, a leading expert on Afghanistan. He has written some of the

  • Book review: Colonialism Is Not Dead, it has Acquired A New Face0

    Photo: Cover the reviewed book. Credit: Amazon Colonialism in Sri Lanka: The Political Economy of the Kandyan Highlands 1833-1886’, 2nd Edition, Vimukthi Publishing (Sri Lanka), 2020 Sri Lankan Author of a New Book Warns By Kalinga Seneviratne SYDNEY (IDN) – In the 19th century, European powers came to Asia and used gunboats and gunpowder along


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