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Insights into the Condition of Elderly in India

India’s Aged: Needs and Vulnerabilities edited by Udaya S Mishra and S Irudaya Rajan, Orient Blackswan, 2017; pp xiii + 254, ₹ 895 (hardcover).

Women in the Puranas

Women and the Puranic Tradition in India by Monika Saxena, Oxon and New York: Routledge, 2019; pp xvii + 288, ₹1,495.

The Phenomenal Rise of Asia

Resurgent Asia: Diversity in Development by Deepak Nayyar, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2019; pp xx + 295, ₹895.

A History of Political Parties in India

Political Parties, Party Manifestos and Elections in India, 1909–2014 edited by R K Tiwari, Oxon and New York: Routledge, 2019; pp xxi + 309, ₹1,495.

An Entangled History

The Empire of Apostles: Religion, Accommodatio, and the Imagination of Empire in Early Modern Brazil and India by Ananya Chakravarti, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2018; pp xiv + 356, ₹995, hardcover.

Swidden Farming among the Yimchunger Nagas

The Politics of Swidden Farming: Environment and Development in Eastern India by Debojyoti Das, London and New York: Anthem Press, 2018; pp 272, £70 (Hardback).

Peasants and Their Interlocutors

Culture, Vernacular Politics, and the Peasants: India, 1889–1950: An edited translation of Swami Sahajanand Saraswati’s Mera Jivan Sangharsh (My Life Struggle), Walter Hauser, Kailash Chandra Jha (translated and ed), New Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2015; pp xliv + 708, ₹ 2,295. My Life Struggle: A Translation of Swami Sahjanand Saraswati’s Mera Jivan Sangharsh, Walter Hauser and Kailash Chandra Jha (translator and ed), Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2018; pp 434, ₹ 995. The Bihar Provincial Kisan Sabha 1929–1942: A Study of an Indian Peasant Movement , Walter Hauser (Foreword by William Pinch), Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2019; pp 265, ₹ 1,495.

A Battle of Three ‘A’s

Independence and Accountability of the Indian Higher Judiciary by Arghya Sengupta, Cambridge, New York, Port Melbourne, New Delhi, and Singapore: Cambridge University Press, 2019; pp xviii + 317, price not indicated.

Understanding the Indian Regulatory State

Regulation in India: Design, Capacity, Performance edited by Devesh Kapur and Madhav Khosla, New Delhi: Hart Publishing, 2019; pp 448, ₹ 602 (paperback).

Impacts of Stereotyping on the Criminal Justice System

Shadows of Doubt: Stereotypes, Crime, and the Pursuit of Justice by Brendan O’Flaherty and Rajiv Sethi, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2019; pp xi + 372, $27.95.

Continuity of Madness, the Border, and Partition of India

The Psychological Impact of the Partition of India edited by Sanjeev Jain and Alok Sarin , New Delhi: Sage Publications, pp 260, ₹850 (hardbound).

Reconstructing Law and Economics

The Republic of Beliefs: A New Approach to Law and Economics by Kaushik Basu, Princeton, New Jersey and Oxford, United Kingdom: Princeton University Press, 2018; pp xvii + 238, ₹699 (hardcover).

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