Category Archives: Notes on History

Vivian Ridler, Printer to the Universe!

One of my prized possessions is a 1945 edition of Addison and Steele’s The Spectator (Volume 1 of a four-volume set of pocket-sized hardcovers, published by Everyman’s library). I picked it up for 100 rupees (a little over a dollar) … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Links and Quotes, Notes on Biography, Notes on History, Notes on Reading | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Notes on History: 20th Century Year by Year: The Great Work of Time

A decade into the 21st century, I think the time is now apt to  contemplate the great work of Time, that is, the interpretation of the chronicle of human existence as a narrative. To illustrate this I’m going to pick up a … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Musings and Reminiscences, Notes on History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments