Indian Art and Its Illusions

Much Maligned Monsters: The History of European Reactions to Indian Art by Partha Mitter

The Classical Tradition in Rajput Painting by Pratapaditya Pal

Coomaraswamy Vol.3: His Life and Work by Roger Lipsey. (Reviewed by Philip Rawson The New York Review, February 22, 1979)

Imperial Mughal Painting by Stuart Cary Welch

Indian Painting by Toby Falk and Robert Skelton

Room for Wonder: Indian Painting During the British Period, 1760-1880 by Stuart Cary Welch

A Historical Atlas of South Asia edited by Joseph E. Schwartzberg

Indian Medieval Sculpture by Aschwin de Lippe

Taking Off

World Accumulation, 1492-1789 by Andre Gunder Frank

The General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century edited by Geoffrey Parker, edited by Lesley M. Smith

Kings or People: Power and the Mandate to Rule by Reinhard Bendix

Dickens on the Barricades

Dickens and Charity by Norris Pope

Dickens on America and the Americans edited by Michael Slater

The Supernatural Short Stories of Charles Dickens edited by Michael Hayes

Human Prospecting

The Arrogance of Humanism by David Ehrenfeld

The Illusion of Technique: A Search for Meaning in a Technological Civilization by William Barrett

The Paradox of Cause and Other Essays by John William Miller

From the Vedas to Wagner: Short Reviews

Samavedic Chant by Wayne Howard

Wagner’s “Rienzi”: A Reappraisal Based on a Study of Sketches and Drafts by John Deathridge

Bruckner Box 327, Totowa, New Jersey 07511) by Derek Watson

The Harmonic Organization of “The Rite of Spring” by Allen Forte

Jean-Baptiste Lully: The Founder of French Opera by R.H.F. Scott

Vivaldi by Michael Talbot

Tchaikovsky by John Warrack

Tchaikovsky: The Early Years, 1840-1874 by David Brown


Robert Craft is a conductor and writer. Craft’s close working friendship with Igor Stravinsky is the subject of his memoir, An Improbable Life. In 2002 he was awarded the International Prix du Disque at the Cannes Music Festival.

Juan Goytisolo was born in Barcelona in 1931 and now lives in Marrakesh. He is the author of many novels, including Marks of Identity, Count Julian, Juan the Landless, and The Garden of Secrets, as well as two volumes of autobiography.

Václav Havel (1936–2011) was the last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech Republic. Havel was one of the six signers of the statement “Tibet: The Peace of the Graveyard.”

V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932 and emigrated to England in 1950, when he won a scholarship to University College, Oxford. He is the author of many novels, including A House for Mr. Biswas, A Bend in the River, and In a Free State, which won the Booker Prize. He has also written several nonfiction works based on his travels, including India: A Million Mutinies Now and Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted Peoples. He was knighted in 1990 and in 1993 was the first recipient of the David Cohen British Literature Prize.

Frederick Seidel’s latest book of poems, Peaches Goes It Alone, was published last year. (November 2019)

Peter Singer is the Ira W. Decamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton and Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne. His books include Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, The Most Good You Can Do, and, most recently, Famine, Affluence, and Morality. (May 2016)

Quentin Skinner is Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities at Queen Mary, University of London. His latest book, Forensic Shakespeare, will be published later this year. (June 2014)

Jonathan Spence is Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. Among his books are The Death of Woman Wang, Treason by the Book, The Question of Hu, and The Search for Modern China.

A.J.P. Taylor (1906–1990) was a British diplomatic historian.