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Rereading a Tale of Workers’ Insurgency

​ The Crisis of 1974: Railway Strike and the Rank and File by Ranabir Samaddar; Delhi: Primus Books, 2016; pp x+186, 850 (hardcover).

Banking for the Poor

Bandhan: The Making of a Bank by Tamal Bandyopadhyay, Gurgaon: Penguin Books India, 2016; pp 304, ₹ 414.

Evaluating Taxation Systems and Policies

Taxation: Principles and Applications—A Compendium by Parthasarathi Shome, Lexis Nexis, 2014; pp 824, ₹ 1,495.

Liberal Approach to Inequality

​ The Globalisation of Inequality by Francois Bourguignon, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2015; pp 210, $27.95.

Understanding Education and Its Role in Empowerment

Education and Empowerment in India: Policies and Practices edited by Avinash Kumar Singh, Routledge: South Asia, 2016; pp 403, ₹ 1,050, hardcover.

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.


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