Profile of Nandan Datta
Nandan Datta was born in India. He writes on literary themes.
Articles written for the California Literary Review:
- The Electric Life of Michael Faraday by Alan Hirshfeld
Posted on 10 Jun 2007 in Biography, Non-Fiction Reviews, Science
He was a discoverer and an inventor, a physicist and a chemist, intensely focused on his own research and equally involved in disseminating rational awareness among the laity, a champion of scientific outlook and devoutly attached to organized religion.
- The Argumentative Indian: Writings On Indian History, Culture and Identity by by Amartya Sen
Posted on 10 Apr 2007 in History, India, Non-Fiction Reviews
The Argumentative Indian is a discussion on the genesis and direction of the Indian identity, in the context of a global intercourse of ideas, ancient and recent.
- Goethe and Tagore – Unexpected Interests
Posted on 26 Mar 2007 in Biography, India, Mathematics, Non-Fiction Reviews, Poetry, Science, Writers
Goethe and Tagore, separated by time and contexts, but joined in their great felicity over the literary idiom, show similar quests in the understanding of the sciences. It is alluring to jump to the conclusion of a phony and fashionable unity; that science and arts are the same after all; and literature, music, mathematics, and the physical sciences are all manifestations of the common muse.
- Counsel at Crossroads: Job and Arjuna
Posted on 26 Mar 2007 in Non-Fiction Reviews, Religion
The Book of Job and a central section of the Indian epic Mahabharata present interesting perspectives on some timeless questions.
- The Life of R.K. Narayan
Posted on 26 Mar 2007 in Biography, India, Literary Themes, Non-Fiction Reviews, Writers
R.K. Narayan Narayan’s fiction rarely addresses political issues or high philosophy. He writes with grace and humor, about a fictional town Malgudi and its inhabitants; and their little lives. Narayan is a classic teller of tales; an enduring appeal springs from his canvas where common men and women of all times and places are joined […]
- Festival of the Earth: Rabindranath Tagore’s Environmental Vision
Posted on 16 Mar 2007 in Biography, Environment, India, Literary Themes, Non-Fiction Reviews, Poetry, Writers
I knew it occurred every Autumn. And every Autumn I intended to go. And after many trials and as many errors, I finally made it one August. It was the festival of the earth.
- The Persecution of P.G. Wodehouse
Posted on 12 Mar 2006 in Biography, History, Non-Fiction Reviews, Writers
Was P.G.Wodehouse, the legendary master of farce, party to Nazi propaganda during World War II? This question recurs decades after his death, even as the author remains popular as ever. And the quest for an answer remains relevant today.
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