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The Struggle for Power

​ The Rise and Fall of Nations: Ten Rules of Change in the Post-Crisis World by Ruchir Sharma, London: Allen Lane, 2016; pp 464, £25.

Continuities between Ancient and Contemporary India

The Idea of Ancient India: Essays on Religion, Politics and Archaeology by Upinder Singh, New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2016; pp 439 (hardback), ₹ 1,250.

History from Below

Structure, Consciousness and Social Transformation: The Adivasis in Thane District, Maharashtra and The Subaltern Subject in Structured Historical Process by Denzil Saldhana, New Delhi: Aakar Books, 2015; pp 611 and 108, respectively, ₹ 1,695 and ₹ 295.

Understanding Violence

Violent Conjunctures in Democratic India by Amrita Basu, Cambridge University Press, 2015; pp 334, price not stated.

A History of Social and Political Struggles in Mao’s China

The Cultural Revolution at the Margins: Chinese Socialism in Crisis by Yiching Wu; Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014; pp 368, $49.95.

Capitalism, Empire and Climate

The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable by Amitav Ghosh, Gurgaon, Haryana: Penguin, 2016; pp 284, ` 399.

A History of the Farmers’ Movement

Populism and Power: Farmers’ Movement in Western India, 1980–2014 by D N Dhanagare, Routledge, Oxon, London and New York, 2016, pp xvii + 264, ₹895.

Analysing Coalition Politics through a Narrative Lens

Divided We Govern: Coalition Politics in Modern India by Sanjay Ruparelia; New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2015; pp 520, ₹995.

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.

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