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Globalisation as a Messy Whole

Spectacular Cities: Religion, Landscape and the Dialectics of Globalisation by Ipsita Chatterjee; New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016; pp xvi +194, 795.

Learning the Art of Being a Woman

Education, Poverty and Gender: Schooling Muslim Girls in India by Latika Gupta, New Delhi: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2015 (South Asia edition), 2016; pp xix + 165, 895.

Hindi, Hindu, Horror

Filming Horror: Hindi Cinema, Ghosts and Ideologies by Meraj Ahmed Mubarki; New Delhi: Sage, 2016; pp 196, 695.

The Creative Zeal of the Rays

The Rays before Satyajit: Creativity and Modernity in Colonial India by Chandak Sengoopta,New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016; pp xi+418,995.

(En)Gender Inclusive Disaster Management

Women and Disasters in South Asia: Survival, Security and Development edited by Linda Racioppi and Swarna Rajagopalan, Routledge India, 2016; pp 318, 1,050.

The Dark History of Cotton

Empire of Cotton: A New History of Global Capitalism by Sven Beckert, Penguin Random House UK, 2014; pp 615, £30.

Foundations of Indian Christianity

Christianity in Indian History: Issues of Culture, Power and Knowledge edited by Pius Malekandathil, Joy L K Pachuau and Tanika Sarkar, Delhi: Primus Books, 2016; pp xiv + 283, 1,750.

A Voice to the Dalit Cause

Readings on Dalit Identity: History, Literature and Religion edited by Swaraj Basu; Hyderabad: Orient Black Swan, 2016; pp 403, 895.

Widening the Frames of Subaltern Studies

New Subaltern Politics: Reconceptualizing Hegemony and Resistance in Contemporary India edited by Alf Gunvald Nilsen and Srila Roy, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2015; pp x + 318, 850.

India’s Rotten Democracy and the Maoist Movement

Storming the Gates of Heaven: The Maoist Movement in India—A Critical Study, 1972–2014 by Amit Bhattacharyya, Kolkata: Setu Prakashani, 2016; pp v + 557, 1,200.

The Burning Forest: India’s War in Bastar by Nandini Sundar, New Delhi: Juggernaut Books, 2016; pp xvi + 413, 699.

A Man for All Seasons

Half Lion: How P V Narasimha Rao Transformed India by Vinay Sitapati; Delhi: Penguin Viking, 2016; pp 392, 699 (hardcover).

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