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Future Nostalgia and the Unicorn of Left Unity

Exploring Marxist Bengal c 1971–2011: Memory, History and Irony by Debraj Bhattacharya, Kolkata: K P Bagchi & Company, 2016, pp xii + 285, ₹ 995. No Free Left: The Futures of Indian Communism by Vijay Prashad; New Delhi: LeftWord Books, 2015, pp 378, ₹ 395.

Alternating Pressures of Antitrust and Intellectual Property

The Great Leveler: Capitalism and Competition in the Court of Law by Brett Christophers; Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 2016; pp 360, $46.50.

Friend of Nehru and Bose

A Life in Shadow: The Secret Story of ACN Nambiar—A Forgotten Anti-Colonial Warrior by Vappala Balachandran; New Delhi: the Lotus Collection (An Imprint of Roli Books), 2016; pp 344, ₹695.

Bangalore and Its IT Industry

Askew—A Short Biography of Bangalore by T J S George, New Delhi: Aleph Book Company, 2016 (hardback). Reengineering India—Work, Capital, and Class in an Offshore Economy by Carol Upadhya, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016, pp xiii + 384, ₹995 (hardback). ​ Encoding Race, Encoding Class—Indian IT Workers in Berlin by Sareeta Amrute; Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2016, pp x + 268, price not mentioned (paperback).

Modern Kerala in First Person

Writing the First Person: Literature, History, and Autobiography in Modern Kerala by Udaya Kumar, Ranikhet and Shimla; Permanent Black, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Ashoka University, 2016; pp xi + 324, ₹895.

Championing the Village Movement

The Web of Freedom: J C Kumarappa and Gandhi’s Struggle for Economic Justice by Venu Madhav Govindu and Deepak Malghan; New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016; pp 388, ₹ 817.

The Artful Scribbler

First Person Singular by Ashok Mitra , New Delhi, Paranjoy, 2016; pp xi + 395, ₹ 595.

One Decade of the RTI Act

Tilting the Balance of Power: Adjudicating the RTI Act published jointly by Research, Assessment and Analysis Group, Satark Nagrik Sangathan and Rajpal and Sons, New Delhi, 2017; pp xvii + 291, ₹ 400.

On Methodology and Methods

Research Methodology: Logic, Methods, and Cases by Sameer S Phanse, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016; pp xxx + 727, ₹ 625 (paperback).

Critical Essays in Economics

Economic Growth, Efficiency and Inequality edited by Satish Jain and Anjan Mukherji, Routledge, pp xx+206, ₹ 795.

Gandhi: Turning the Search Light Inwards

Mahatma Gandhi: Nonviolent Power in Action by Dennis Dalton; New York: Columbia University Press, 2012; pp xxiv + 311, $27.5 (paperback).

Utopian Rhetoric on Global Warming

Will the Flower Slip through the Asphalt: Writers Respond to Capitalist Climate Change edited by Vijay Prashad, New Delhi, LeftWord Books, 2017; pp 118, ₹175.

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