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Red Earth and Pouring Rain
Vikram Chandra
0316132934
March 1997
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From Publishers Weekly
Setting 18th- and 19th-century Mogul India against the open highways of contemporary America and fusing Indian myth, Hindu gods, magic and mundane reality, this intricate first novel is a magnificent epic that welds the exfoliating storytelling style of A Thousand and One Nights to modernist fictional technique. Abhay, an Indian college student studying in the U.S. but home on vacation in Bombay, shoots a scavenging monkey; the dying creature reveals itself to be the reincarnation of Sanjay Parasher, a fiery, iconoclastic 19th-century poet and freedom-fighter against British rule. To remain alive, the monkey strikes a deal with the gods: he must keep Abhay's family entertained each day by telling stories of his former lives. Around this fanciful premise, Indian novelist Chandra has built a powerful, moving saga...


Love and Longing in Bombay: Stories
Vikram Chandra
0316136778
October 1998
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Book Review
Welcome to the Fisherman's Rest, a little bar off the Sasoon Dock in Bombay where Mr. Subramaniam spins his tales for a select audience. This is the setting for Vikram Chandra's collection of seven short stories, Love and Longing in Bombay, and Subramaniam is Chandra's Scheherezade. In these stories, Chandra has covered the gamut of genres: there is a ghost story, a love story, a murder mystery, and a crime story, each tale joined to the others by the voice of the elusive narrator. In "Shakti," a discussion about real estate leads to the story of a soldier who must exorcise a ghostly child from his family home. In the final story, "Shanti," a young woman's despair about the state of the country becomes a springboard for a tale of love and hope. Love and Longing in Bombay is a mesmerizing collection, filled with fully...


Art of the Story: An International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories
Various
0140296387
November 2000
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Book Review
A reader doesn't want to love every story in an anthology. A collection of short fiction by various authors should be just that: various. We want all the stories to be admirable, but not necessarily lovable. This is how anthologies do their job, which is to teach us to love new forms of fiction. And this is how Daniel Halpern, editor of The Art of the Story, does his job. Halpern previously brought us the successful and far-reaching collection The Art of the Tale. Now he has taken upon himself the task of creating an international sampling of the contemporary short story. Seventy-eight writers from 35 countries--including Banana Yoshimoto, Junot Díaz, Peter Hoeg, Julian Barnes, T.C. Boyle, Salman Rushdie, Peter Carey, Edwidge Danticat, and Tatyana Tolstaya--demonstrate that the story still brims with unrest and...


Particle Field Holography
Chandra S. Vikram
0521411270
Oct 1992
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Review
'The author provides a coherent comprehensive and self-contained treatment of the theory, practice and applications.' Optics
'It will be useful for both researchers with the technique itself and scientists/engineers dealing with applications. It is highly recommended.' Optics and Lasers in Engineering
'The book has great value for the practising physicist or engineer. The material is certainly appropriate to an introductory undergraduate course in optics ... The book will be of great value to all researchers and graduate students working in the areas of nonlinear guided-wave optics.' Optics

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"This book is a fine summary of the current state-of-the-art...." from the Foreword

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Particle Field Holography
Chandra S. Vikram
0521018307
July 2005
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Review
'The author provides a coherent comprehensive and self-contained treatment of the theory, practice and applications.' Optics
'It will be useful for both researchers with the technique itself and scientists/engineers dealing with applications. It is highly recommended.' Optics and Lasers in Engineering
'The book has great value for the practising physicist or engineer. The material is certainly appropriate to an introductory undergraduate course in optics ... The book will be of great value to all researchers and graduate students working in the areas of nonlinear guided-wave optics.' Optics

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"This book is a fine summary of the current state-of-the-art...." from the Foreword

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Red Earth and Pouring Rain
Chandra Vikram
0140246126

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Test Resource Partitioning for System-on-A-Chip
Krishnendu Chakrabarty
1402071191
July 2002
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Book Description
Test Resource Partitioning for System-on-a-Chip is about test resource partitioning and optimization techniques for plug-and-play system-on-a-chip (SOC) test automation. Plug-and-play refers to the paradigm in which core-to-core interfaces as well as core-to-SOC logic interfaces are standardized, such that cores can be easily plugged into "virtual sockets" on the SOC design, and core tests can be plugged into the SOC during test without substantial effort on the part of the system integrator. The goal of the book is to position test resource partitioning in the context of SOC test automation, as well as to generate interest and motivate research on this important topic. SOC integrated circuits composed of embedded cores are now commonplace. Nevertheless, There remain several roadblocks to rapid and efficient system...


When Borne Across: Literary Cosmopolitics in the Contemporary Indian Novel
Bishnupriya Ghosh
0813533457
February 2004
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Book Description
India’s 1997 celebration of the Golden Jubilee marked fifty years of independence from British colonial rule. This anniversary is the impetus for Bishnupriya Ghosh’s exploration of the English language icons of South Asian postcolonial literature: Salman Rushdie, Vikram Chandra, Amitav Ghosh, Upamanyu Chatterjee, and Arundhati Roy. These authors, grouped together as South Asian cosmopolitical writers, produce work challenging and expanding preconceived notions of Indian cultural identity, while being sold simultaneously as popular English literature within the global market. This commodification of Indian language and identity reinforces incomplete and simplified images of India and its writers, and at times counteracts the expressed agenda of the writers. In this book, Ghosh focuses on the politics of...

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