Reading List

A list of good reads -

1. Capitalism: A Ghost Story
Rockefeller to Mandela, Vedanta to Anna Hazare.... How long can the cardinals of corporate gospel buy up our protests? - Arundhati Roy 

2.  When School Goes Against Your Very Nature

3. Foreword by Manish Jain to "Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling" by John Taylor Gatto

4. Shadows in the Sun - Wade Davis

My plane to New York had been delayed four hours, and that's how long Bruno Manser had been waiting in the lobby of the Regency Hotel. He was dressed in a sleeveless wool vest, faded trousers, and sandals. His arms were bare, save for dozens of blackened Penan dream bracelets that hung at his wrists. Short and sinewy, with dark hair shaved by his own hand and rimless spectacles hugging the bridge of his nose, he really did look like Gandhi, just as the Malaysian press had reported.

He was hungry, but without a dinner jacket he had been barred from the hotel restaurant. Here was a man who had disappeared for six years into the rain forest of Borneo, relinquishing all contact with the modern world to live as a hunter and gatherer with the nomadic Penan. Here was the Swiss shepherd whose vision of a world without greed collapsed in the face of the most rapine deforestation known on earth. Here was the reluctant warrior who brought the Penan to barricade the logging roads, electrifying the international environmental movement and stunning the Malaysian government, which placed a reward on his head and hunted him down with police and military commandos. Apprehended twice, he escaped and, protected by Penan, eluded capture for three years. Dismissed in Malaysia as a latter-day Tarzan, the man became a lightning rod for all the forces gathered in the struggle for the world's most endangered rain forest. But in New York, without a jacket, he couldn't enter a restaurant.

(Read Dreams of a Jade Forest)

5. The Trials of a Political Prisoner

6. A Close Encounter with Development - Sangeetha Sriram

7. Conscious Purpose versus Nature - Gregory Bateson

8. Pablo Neruda - The great thinker and poet. 


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