The world of activism is a competitive marketplace. How do the incentives of this marketplace affect the causes themselves? Naisargi Dave’s fascinating book gives us an inside view.
Susan Landau’s Listening In is an encyclopaedia of cyber security, but misses out on the opportunity to set the stage for policy dialogue.
The 2020 Commission Report by Jeffrey Lewis is a compelling novel rooted in real-world challenges and fears.
Had India and Pakistan not been nuclear powers, Kargil would have played out differently. What are the lessons it holds for the nuclear age?
Muslims Against the Muslim League acknowledges a complex Pakistani identity beyond that of Jinnah.
‘Godman to Tycoon: The Untold Story of Baba Ramdev’ could become a key bulwark against the might of Ramdev’s spin.
In ‘The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State’, Elizabeth C Economy considers the fault lines in China’s domestic affairs.
Snigdha Poonam’s evocatively written Dreamers: How Young Indians Are Changing Their World offers insights about the Indian milliennials you don’t see.
Shogun by James Clavell is a gritty, unpredictable story about human frailty, and has fascinating insights into the world of realpolitik.
Gopalkrishna Gandhi’s book takes a rigorous look at arguments on all sides of the debate.
When you’re up in the hills that have been described by Ruskin Bond and Agatha Christie, Mussoorie and Landour: Footprints of the Past is a worthy companion.
Aruna Roy’s book on the RTI stresses on the grassroots activism that it arose from, the lived experiences of deprivation and injustice.
Hector Macdonald’s new book exposes how facts can be massaged to mean whatever you want them to.
Hans Rosling uses data to demolish many myths in his last book. As he writes, “The world cannot be understood without numbers, nor through numbers alone.”
What is it like to grow up Muslim in modern India? A book by Nazia Erum attempts to answer that question.
‘Another South Asia!’ edited by Dev Nath Pathak looks at creating a South Asian sensibility to escape boring, exaggerated narratives that the neighbourhood holds.
How do economists tackle real-world markets? Alvin Roth reveals all in his wonderful book on matching markets.
In times when dissent is dangerous, Ravish Kumar’s new book minces no words.
A recent book, ‘Political Turbulence’, uses data to uncover the effect social media has on politics.
In Remnants of A Separation, Aanchal Malhotra examines the Partition by weaving an elegant narrative of the objects that people chose to carry with them. How intimately is your understanding of who you are wound up with the land you were born on, the soil of your ancestors? What would happen if you were compelled …