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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).

Rise of the Nation State and Beyond

Metamorphoses of the City: On the Western Dynamic by Pierre Manent, Cambridge, MA/ London: Harvard University Press, 2013; pp vi+376, $39.95.

Historicising Sanskrit

South Asian Texts in History: Critical Engagements with Sheldon Pollock edited by Yigal Bronner, Whitney Cox and Lawrence McCrea, Delhi: Primus Books, 2016; pp 424, ₹1,750.

Big Bang—A Retrospective

Crash Bang Wallop: The Inside Story of London’s Big Bang and a Financial Revolution that Changed the World by Iain Martin, Sceptre, 2016; pp 340 + x, ₹599/UK£14.99.

Hindutva and Fascism

Fascism: Essays on Europe and India edited by Jairus Banaji, New Delhi: Three Essays Collective, 2013; pp xii + 233, ₹ 450 (enlarged and updated edition).

Pakistan, the Landed State

Politics, Landlords and Islam in Pakistan by Nicolas Martin; Routledge: London & New York, 2016; pp 192, ₹795.

Rejuvenation of Punjab’s Economy

Economic Transformation of a Developing Economy: The Experience of Punjab, India edited by Lakhwinder Singh and Nirvikar Singh, Singapore: Springer, 2016; pp 470, ¤ 99.99.

The State of the Science of Politics in Contemporary India

ICSSR Research Surveys and Explorations: Political Science edited by Achin Vanaik (4 Volumes), New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2013;₹3,995 (4-volume set).

Colonial Knowledge in Precolonial History

State Formation and the Establishment of Non-Muslim Hegemony: Post-Mughal 19th-century Punjab by Rishi Singh, New Delhi: Sage, 2015; pp ix+232, ₹895.

India's War for the Empire

India's War: The Making of Modern South Asia 1939-1945 by Srinath Raghavan, New Delhi: Allen Lane, 2016; pp xvii+554, ₹699.

Gripping Narrative but Just One Shade of Truth

The Many Faces of Kashmiri Nationalism: From the Cold War to the Present Day by Nandita Haksar, Delhi: Speaking Tree, 2015; pp 352, ₹315.

Space Matters

Select Essays of Gopal Krishan: Geography, Development Public Policy edited by Surya Kant and Nina Singh, New Delhi: RK Books, 2015; pp xv + 395, ₹3,000.


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