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Book Reviews

India in Search of Glory: Political Calculus and Economy by Ashok K Lahiri, New Delhi: Penguin, 2022; pp 712, ₹ 1,499.

Minding the Climate: How Neuroscience Can Help Solve Our Environmental Crisis by Dr Ann-Christine Duhaime MD, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2022; pp 336, $35.

Bury the Corpse of Colonialism: The Revolutionary Feminist Conference of 1949 by Elisabeth Armstrong, Oakland, California: University of California Press, 2023; pp 196, $24.95.

Changing Paradigms of Urbanisation: India and Beyond by Om Prakash Mathur, New Delhi: Academic Foundation in association with the Centre for Social and Economic Progress, 2024; pp 628, ` 1,995.

Urban Undesirables: City Transition and Street-Based Sex Work in Bangalore by Neethi P and Anant Kamath, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022; pp xii + 211, ` 716.

Meaningful Rituals: Persian, Arabic, and Bengali in the Nūrnāma Tradition of Eastern Bengal by Thibaut d’Hubert, Delhi: Primus Books, 2022; pp x + 183, ` 1,495.

Scripts of Power: Writing, Language Practices, and Cultural History in Western India by Prachi Deshpande, Ranikhet: Permanent Black and Ashoka University, 2023; pp 309 + xv, ` 695.

India’s Agriculture and Food Exports: Opportunities and Challenges edited by Debesh Roy and Bijetri Roy, New Delhi: Bloomsbury, 2022; pp 258, ` 1,199.

The Colonial Constitution by Arghya Sengupta, New Delhi: Juggernaut, 2023; pp 296, ` 599.

The Law of Desire: Rulings on Sex and Sexuality in India by Madhavi Menon, New Delhi: Speaking Tiger Books, 2021; pp 152, `499.

The Journey of Hindi Language Journalism in India: From Raj to Swaraj and Beyond by Mrinal Pande, Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan, 2022; pp 176, `1,195.

Rethinking Conflict at the Margins: Dalits and Borderland Hindus in Jammu and Kashmir by Mohita Bhatia, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020; pp xvi + 211, ` 850 (hardcover).

Communism, Subaltern Studies and Postcolonial Theory: The Left in South India by Nissim Mannathukkaren, New Delhi: Routledge, 2022; pp 450, £38.99.

Strategic Human Resource Management in Higher Education: Roadmap for Indian Institutions by Jai Mohan Pandit and Bino Paul, Singapore: Springer Nature, 2023; pp xxii + 199, price not indicated.

Forbidden Intimacies: Polygamies at the Limits of Western Tolerance (Globalization in Everyday Life) by Melanie Heath, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2023; pp 278, ` 2,280 (paperback).