Ep. 730: Our 2021 Reading List (Part 2)

2021 has been a long year. One thing that remained constant was Takshashila’s love for books. Rohan Seth talks to Nitin Pai and Manoj Kewalramani to discuss their reading lists for this year.

You can check out Takshashila’s courses here: school.takshashila.org.in/

NOTE: We won’t have episodes on 30th and 31st December 2021, due to New Year’s Eve.

  1. The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell
  2. The Legend of the Condor Heroes by Jin Yong
  3. Once an Eagle by Anton Myrer
  4. The Dandelion Dynasty Series by Ken Liu
  5. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  6. A Time to Love and a Time to Die by Erich Maria
  7. Death: A Life by George Pendle
  8. The Jeeves Collection by P.G. Wodehouse
  9. The Origin of Satan by Elaine Pagels
  10. From Rebel to Ruler: One Hundred Years of the Chinese Communist Party by Tony Saich
  11. Tiananmen Square: The Making of a Protest by Vijay Gokhale
  12. The Long Game: How the Chinese Negotiate with India by Vijay Gokhale
  13. The Fractured Himalaya: India Tibet China 1949-1962 by Nirupama Rao
  14. Smokeless War: China’s Quest for Geopolitical Dominance by Manoj Kewalramani
  15. A Collection of Essays of Mao Zedong
  16. The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict by Elbridge A. Colby
  17. The Long Game: China’s Grand Strategy to Displace American Order (Bridging the Gap) by Rush Doshi
  18. Stronger: Adapting America’s China Strategy in an Age of Competitive Interdependence by Ryan Hass
  19. Wanderers, Kings, Merchants: The Story of India through Its Languages by Peggy Mohan
  20. The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won by Victor Davis Hanson
  21. Liberalism: The Life of an Idea by Edmund Fawcett
  22. How Innovation Works by Matt Ridley
  23. Jugalbandi: The BJP Before Modi by Vinay Sitapati
  24. Rethinking Chinese politics by Joseph Fewsmith
  25. Nehru, Tibet and China by AS Bhasin’s
  26. David Shum’s Red Roulette
  27. China’s Western Horizon: Beijing and the New Geopolitics of Eurasia by Daniel Market
  28. Superpower Interrupted by Michael Shuman
  29. In the Dragon’s Shadow: Southeast Asia in the Chinese Century by Sebastian Strangio
  30. Pradeep Chhibber, Ideology and Identity: The Changing Party Systems of India
  31. Zealot by Reza Aslan
  32. Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman (Nitin’s Book of the Year)

Ep. 724: Our 2021 Reading List (Part 1)

2021 has been a long year. One thing that remained constant at Takshashila was our love for reading. Rohan Seth and Manoj Kewalramani join Nitin Pai to talk about their reading lists and learnings from policy, tech, international relations and beyond.

If you like this podcast, check out our courses here: http://school.takshashila.org.in/

Here are some of the books mentioned, apologies if we were unable to capture all of them.

  1. India and the Bangladesh liberation war the definitive story by Chandrashekhar Dasgupta
  2. Naoroji: Pioneer of Indian Nationalism by Dinyar Patel
  3. The Fractured Himalaya: India Tibet China 1949-1962 by Nirupama Rao
  4. Smokeless War: China’s Quest for Geopolitical Dominance by Manoj Kewalramani
  5. Experiments in Animal Behaviour: Cutting-Edge Research at Trifling Cost by Raghavendra Gadagkar
  6. Dear Data by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec
  7. Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data by Charles Wheelan
  8. A Trident of Wisdom by Abhinava Gupta and Jaideva Singh
  9. Who Are We?: An Enquiry into the Indian Mind and How We Came to Be Who We Are by Rajesh Kasturirangan
  10. The Courage To Be Disliked: How to free yourself, change your life and achieve real happiness by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga
  11. Fearless Freedom by Kavita Krishnan
  12. The War of the Poor by Eric Vuillard
  13. Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez
  14. Plagues and Peoples by William McNeill
  15. The WEIRDest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous by Joseph Henrich

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