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Workers’ Dissent in a Democracy

Undervalued Dissent: Informal Workers’ Politics in India by Manjusha Nair; Albany: State University of New York Press, 2016; pp 248, $85 (hardback).

Story of Public Interest Litigation

Courting the People: Public Interest Litigation in Post-Emergency India by Anuj Bhuwania, New Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 2016; pp: ix+157; ₹ 495.

The Making of Poverty

Labour, State and Society in Rural India: A Class-relational Approach by Jonathan Pattenden; Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016; pp xiv + 2 00, £75 (hardbound).

Making Sense of the Agrarian Question in India

Critical Perspectives on Agrarian Transition: India in the Global Debate edited by B B Mohanty, Routledge India, 2016, pp 300 + xxviii, ₹895.

Challenges of India’s Higher Education

Navigating the Labyrinth: Perspectives on India’s Higher Education edited by Devesh Kapur and Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Hyderabad: Orient BlackSwan, 2017; pp 284, ₹ 895.

Partition Representations from Eastern India

The Partition of Bengal: Fragile Borders and New Identities by Debjani Sengupta; Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 2016; pp xii+274; ₹ 585 (hardcover).

Metanarrative of the North East

The Northeast Question: Conflicts and Frontiers by Pradip Phanjoubam; New Delhi: Routledge, 2016; pp vii + 219, ₹ 895.

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.

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