The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: Arundhati Roy

Review by Usha Raman and Suroor Alikhan Below is a review in two voices—much as the book is a story told through several. Differentiated less by opinion than typeface. I opened my pre-ordered copy of "The Ministry..." with a bit of trepidation mixed with skepticism. Like many others, I had read the reviews—the plethora of …

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The Professor and the Madman : A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary—Simon Winchester

Dictionary: A book which explains usually in alphabetic order, the words of a language, giving for each word its typical spelling, an explanation of its meaning or meanings, and often other information, such as pronunciation, etymology, synonyms and illustrative examples. The Oxford English Dictionary is one of the most thorough compendiums of the English language. …

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