Letters on India the New York Times did not publish

By: Prabhakaran, M. PMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: Eastwest inquirer Description: viii, 100 pISBN: 9789350678053Subject(s): United States | Iraq | IndiaDDC classification: 320 Summary: This is a collection of letters M.P. Prabhakaran sent to <em>The New York Times</em> during his three-decade-long stay in New York. He sent the letters whenever he spotted errors and erroneous slants in news articles, editorials and opinion pieces that appeared in the paper. Very often, personal opinions of those who wrote the articles get accepted as facts, especially by readers who have only a smattering of the subjects opined upon. They get proper perspectives on those subjects when they are presented with contrary or variant opinions. Had the letters been published, that purpose would have been served. That did not happen. Hence the author’s decision to bring them to readers in the form of a book. Some of the letters also point out factual errors.
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This is a collection of letters M.P. Prabhakaran sent to <em>The New York Times</em> during his three-decade-long stay in New York. He sent the letters whenever he spotted errors and erroneous slants in news articles, editorials and opinion pieces that appeared in the paper.

Very often, personal opinions of those who wrote the articles get accepted as facts, especially by readers who have only a smattering of the subjects opined upon. They get proper perspectives on those subjects when they are presented with contrary or variant opinions. Had the letters been published, that purpose would have been served. That did not happen. Hence the author’s decision to bring them to readers in the form of a book. Some of the letters also point out factual errors.

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