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Book Reviews

Book Reviews
In Defence of the Ordinary: Everyday Awakenings by Dev Nath Pathak, New Delhi: Bloomsbury, 2021; pp xxvi + 249, ` 1,299.
An Empire of Touch: Women’s Political Labor and the Fabrication of East Bengal by Poulomi Saha, New York: Columbia Asia Press, 2019; pp 319, ` 699, (paperback).
Who Is a Muslim? Orientalism and Literary Populisms by Maryam Wasif Khan, Hyderabad: Orient BlackSwan, 2021; pp x + 257, ` 995 (hardcover).
International Toleration: A Theory by Pietro Maffettone, London: Routledge, 2020; pp xiv+176, `695.
Pagrhi Sambhal Lehar to Samyukt Kisan Morcha: A Century of Punjab Kisan Struggle 1907–2021 by Ronki Ram, Chandigarh: Unistar, 2022; pp 129, ` 595.
Holy Science: The Biopolitics of Hindu Nationalism by Banu Subramaniam, University of Washington Press, Orient Blackswan, 2019; pp xv + 290, $95, ` 945 (hardcover).
Wild and Wilful by Neha Sinha, Noida: HarperCollins Publishers, 2021; pp 232, ` 599 .
Governing Locally: Institutions, Policies and Implementation in Indian Cities by Babu Jacob and Suraj Jacob , Cambridge, New York, Melbourne, New Delhi and Singapore: Cambridge University Press, 2021...
Making a Muslim: Reading Publics and Contesting Identities in Nineteenth Century North India by S Akbar Zaidi, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021; pp 269, `950 (hardback).
The Social Construction of Capabilities in a Tamil Village by L N Venkataraman, Hyderabad:Orient BlackSwan, 2021; pp 190, `595.
Striving for Equity: Healthcare in Sri Lanka from Independence to the Millennium, 1948–2000 by Margaret Jones, Hyderabad: Orient BlackSwan, 2020; pp xiii+ 259, `790.
There are few events more prominent in the Indian freedom movement than the Jallianwala Bagh massacre of 1919. The brutality of the killing is shown with accuracy in Richard Attenborough’s 1982 film...
Kabir, Kabir: The Life and Work of the Early Modern Poet-Philosopher by Purushottam Agrawal, Chennai: Westland Publications, 2021; pp 284, `499.
Let There Be Light: Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Electricity in Colonial Bengal, 1880–1945 by Suvobrata Sarkar, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020; pp xiv + 294, ` 850.
Contours of Value Capture: India’s Neoliberal Path of Industrial Development by Satyaki Roy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020; pp xiv + 202, ` 895.

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