2021: Excerpts from 21 Book Reviews of the Year


Read the review articles to know more about the books featured above:

India Policy Finance and Policy Report: Health Matters 

edited by Jyotsna Jalan, Sugata Marjit and Sattwik Santra | Review by Keshav Desiraju

Capital and Ideology

by Thomas Piketty | Review by Rahul Menon

The Strangeness of Tamil Nadu: Contemporary History and Political Culture in South India
by M S S Pandian | Review by V Geetha

Hindu–Muslim Relations: What Europe Might Learn from India

by Jörg Friedrichs | Review by Silva Lieberherr

Early Indians: The Story of Our Ancestors and Where We Came From

by Tony Joseph | Review by Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd

My Son’s Inheritance: A Secret History of Lynching and Blood Justice in India

edited by Aparna Vaidik | Review by Ujithra Ponniah

The Gig Economy: A Critical Introduction

by Jamie Woodcock and Mark Graham | Review by Gayatri Nair

Dynamics of Caste and Law: Dalits, Oppression and Constitutional Democracy in India

by Dag-Erik Berg | Review by Jadumani Mahanand

Muslim Women Speak: Of Dreams and Shackles

by Ghazala Jamil | Review by Shireen Azam

Mapping the Elite: Power, Privilege, and Inequality

edited by Surinder S Jodhka and Jules Naudet | Review by Savitha Suresh Babu

The Absent Dialogue: Politicians, Bureaucrats, and the Military in India

edited by Anit Mukherjee | Review by Jawahar Bhagwat

The Coolie’s Great War: Indian Labour in a Global Conflict, 1914 –1921

edited by Radhika Singha | Review by Pratyay Nath

Infrastructure of Injustice: State and Politics in Manipur and Northeast India

edited by Raile Rocky Ziipao | Review by Richard Kamei

Bombay Before Mumbai: Essays in Honour of Jim Masselos

edited by Prashant Kidambi, Manjiri Kamat and Rachel Dwyer | Review by Lina Mathias

Animosity at Bay: An Alternative History of the India–Pakistan Relationship, 1947–52

by Pallavi Raghavan | Review by Meena Menon

Wanderers, Kings, Merchants: The Story of India through Its Languages

by Peggy Mohan | Review by Asha Singh

India and the Pandemic: The First Year, Essays from The India Forum

by The India Forum, 2021 | Review by Sylvia Karpagam

Similarity: A Paradigm for Culture Theory

edited by Anil Bhatti and Dorothee Kimmich | Review by Sandeep Banerjee

The Light of Asia: The Poem that Defined the Buddha

by Jairam Ramesh | Review by Sundar Sarukkai

The Radical in Ambedkar: Critical Reflections

edited by Suraj Yengde and Anand Teltumbde | Review by Chinnaiah Jangam

Macroeconomics: An Introduction

by Alex M Thomas | Review by Rahul Menon


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