Sri Aurobindo, one of the brightest minds that ever existed, a poet, polymath, revolutionary turned sage, and author of some of the most profound books ever written, is for me the central figure of modern India - not Gandhi. And he is for me also the central figure the West has to adopt from the East... Sri Aurobindo on Reason versus Experience LILA RAJIVA: The Mind-Body Politic July 29, 2009
The Language of Empire: Abu Ghraib and the American Media by Lila Rajiva Publisher: Monthly Review Press (November 1, 2005)
"Lila Rajiva has written a citizen's report on the scandal of Abu Ghraib. With the eye of a forensic scientist, she assembles material from the media and reframes it in such a compelling way that I am led to conclude that we, in the U.S., have lost our moral compass. Our government knew the extent of the damage and yet, aided by the media, managed to disguise its culpability. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to see America become what it has not yet been." —VIJAY PRASHAD, author of The Karma of Brown Folk and Darker Nations: The Rise and Fall of the Third World
Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets: Surviving the Public Spectacle in Finance and Politics (Agora Series) by William Bonner , Lila Rajiva Publisher: Wiley (August 31, 2007)
August 31, 2007 By Sivakumar Nadarajah "Author of America Misund... - See all my reviews
"Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets: Surviving the Public Spectacle in Finance and Politics" is a welcome addition to this ever interesting topic of "follow the crowd" syndrome. What makes this book click is the witty presentation and the practical approach of the authors. Bonner and Rajiva have done a fantastic job of presenting the nuances of "public spectacle' in a manner that is light-hearted as well as thought provoking. They have done a truly amazing job of striking at the center of conventional wisdom to explain why swimming against the current pays rather than following the crowd.
Their best advice: "When the higher math and the greater greed come together, watch out below!" Go read this book. It's funny, brilliant, thought provoking and often offensive, too!! N. Sivakumar Author of: America Misunderstood: What a Second Bush Victory Meant to the Rest of the World Comments (4) Permalink
Lila Rajiva is the author of two books on mass psychology, The Language of Empire (Monthly Review Press, 2005) and Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets (with Bill Bonner, Wiley, 2007). She is an activist, commentator and blogger.