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Ideas, Thoughts & Memories: Bengali Literary Essays (A Selection in Translation) edited by Kaplana Bardhan, Kolkata: Anustup, 2021; pp 392, `600. Talking of Power: Early Writings of Bengali Women edited by Malini Bhattacharya and Abhijit Sen, New Delhi, California, London and Singapore: Sage Publications, 2021; pp xv + 180, `750.

Rethinking the Social Sciences with Sam Moyo edited by Praveen Jha, Paris Yeros and Walter Chambati , New Delhi: Tulika Books, 2020; pp XIV + 341, ` 995.

Elusive Non-violence: The Making and Unmaking of Gandhi’s Religion of Ahimsa by Jyotirmaya Sharma, Chennai: Context, 2021; pp 268, ` 699.

The Fractured Himalaya: India • Tibet • China 1949–1962 by Nirupama Rao , New Delhi: Penguin Viking, 2021; pp 640, ` 999. Nehru, Tibet and China by A S Bhasin , New Delhi: Penguin Viking, 2021; pp 368, ` 399. Contested Lands: India, China and the Boundary Dispute by Maroof Raza, Westland Non-fiction, 2021; pp 208, ` 699. The Long Game: How the Chinese Negotiate with India by Vijay Gokhale, Vintage Books, 2021; pp 200, ` 699. Forgotten Kashmir: The Other Side of the Line of Control by Dinkar P Srivastava, HarperCollins, 2021; pp 304, ` 699.

Only after the third reading of this slim book Voices of Dissent: An Essay did its full significance become apparent to me. A third reading was required because my mind was cluttered with academic bad....

Crisis of Liberal Deliberation: Facets of Indian Democracy edited by Manas Ray, New Delhi: Primus Books, 2022; pp xi + 604, `1,995. State of Democracy in India: Essays on Life and Politics in Contemporary Times edited by Manas Ray, New Delhi: Primus Books, 2022; pp xi + 694, `1,995.

Privileged Minorities: Syrian Christianity, Gender, and Minority Rights in Postcolonial India by Sonja Thomas, Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan, 2018; pp 210, ` 995. Persisting Patriarchy: Intersectionalities, Negotiations, Subversions by Kochurani Abraham, Switzerland AG: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019; pp 201, €84.99.

Colonialism and Knowledge in Grierson’s Linguistic Survey of India edited by Javed Majeed, London and New York: Routledge, 2019; pp 274, £36.99. Nation and Region in Grierson’s Linguistic Survey of India edited by Javed Majeed, London and New York: Routledge, 2019; pp 238, £36.99.

​ Indian Genre Fiction: Pasts and Future Histories edited by Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Aakriti Mandhwani, Anwesha Maity, New York and Oxon: Routledge, 2019; pp xii + 211, ` 750. Adventure Comics and Youth Culture in India by Raminder Kaur and Saif Eqbal, New York and Oxon: Routledge, 2019; pp xiv + 225, ` 995.

Liberal Education and Its Discontents: The Crisis in the Indian University by Shashikala Srinivasan, New Delhi: Routledge, 2019; pp 246, ` 995.

Futilitarianism by S Subramanian , London and New York: Routledge 2020; pp 78, ₹ 440. Present Values by S Subramanian , London and New York: Routledge 2020; pp 84, ₹ 440.

Making the Modern Slum: The Power of Capital in Colonial Bombay by Sheetal Chhabria, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2019; pp 235, $30 (paperback). Bombay Hustle: Making Movies in a Colonial City by Debashree Mukherjee, New York: Columbia University Press, 2020; pp 420, $30 (paperback).

The Radical in Ambedkar: Critical Reflections edited by Suraj Yengde and Anand Teltumbde, New Delhi: Penguin, 2018; pp 520, ₹ 999.

Resurgent Asia: Diversity in Development by Deepak Nayyar, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2019; pp xx + 295, ₹ 895. Asian Transformations: An Inquiry into the Development of Nations edited by Deepak Nayyar, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019; pp xxiv + 577, price not indicated. Asia’s Journey to Prosperity: Policy, Market, and Technology Over 50 Years by Asian Development Bank, Manila: ADB, 2020 (ebook), http://dx.doi.org/10.22617/TCS190290.

Mobilizing the Marginalized: Ethnic Parties without Ethnic Movements by Amit Ahuja, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019; pp xxvi + 238, ₹ 550. From Hierarchy to Ethnicity: The Politics of Caste in Twentieth-Century India by Alexander Lee, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020; pp xiv + 272, price not indicated.