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The Book of Saladin: A Novel (Islam Quintet 2) by Tariq Ali
21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
It is difficult to put this book down once started. After some time the characters become a part of the reader’s own life. Ali, with his genius in play writing, knows how to keep the reader glued to the pages while finishing each chapter— in the Arabian Nights tradition—there is more to come. This novel is historical fiction at its best!
The Book of Saladin is Mr Tariq Ali’s second in his series of Islamic fiction and by par the most historical. The other two titles are “Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree” and “The Stone Woman”.
“The Book of Saladin”, as the title suggests, is the life of Salah-Al-Din, Saladin to the… Read more
The Concert For Bangladesh ~ George Harrison
The Concert For Bangladesh ~ George Harrison
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
The Concert for Bangladesh challenges the Kiplian hypothesis 'East and West shall not meet'! Here, we have a wonderful synergy, a spectacular wedlock, of the East and the West. And it was possible not by politicians, but by artists. No wonder Ravi Shankar-- the 'disciple' of Ustad Alauddin Khan, the "little man" from Bangladesh, and arguably the best musician the sub-continent has produced in the twentieth century-was correct when he addressed the audience at Madison Square Garden on that glorious Sunday on 1st August of 1971 by saying, "we are not trying to make any politics, we are artists"!
The Concert for Bangladesh is a place where the three main performers-George Harrison,… Read more