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Religion, Secularism and State Power

Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism by Sumantra Bose, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, September 2018; pp xi + 380, price not indicated.

Imperialism in the Age of Globalisation

A Theory of Imperialism by Utsa Patnaik and Prabhat Patnaik, New Delhi: Tulika Books, 2016; pp xxviii + 206, ₹ 695 . Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century: The Globalization of Production, Super-Exploitation, and the Crisis of Capitalism by John Smith, New York: Monthly Review Press, 2016; pp 382, $28 .

The French East India Company at Home and Abroad

Commerce, Conversion and Scandal in French India: A Colonial Affair by Danna Agmon, New Delhi: Speaking Tiger Publishing, 2017; pp 238, ₹ 950. French Scholars and the Preoccupation with India in the Nineteenth Century by Jyoti Mohan, New Delhi: Sage India,Yoda Press, 2018; pp 392, ₹ 995.

Narrating an Epic Life

Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914–1948 by Ramachandra Guha, Gurgaon: Penguin Allen Lane, 2018; pp xx + 1129, ₹ 999.

The Emergency

Emergency Chronicles: Indira Gandhi and Democracy’s Turning Point by Gyan Prakash, New Delhi: Penguin, 2018; pp 439, ₹ 400.

The Other Marx

Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies by Kevin Anderson, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2010; pp 334, $25.

The Discourse on Inequality beyond Capital in the Twenty-First Century

After Piketty: The Agenda for Economics and Inequality edited by Heather Boushey, J Bradford DeLong and Marshall Steinbaum, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London: Harvard University Press, 2017; pp 678, ₹ 1,099.

Looking at Hinduism

Hinduism in India: The Early Period edited by Greg Bailey, New Delhi: Sage, 2017; pp 215, ₹ 695. Hinduism in India: Modern and Contemporary Movements edited by Will Sweetman and Aditya Malik, Series Editor–Geoffrey A Oddie, New Delhi: Sage, 2016; pp 311, ₹ 785.

What an Obsession with GDP Denotes

The World after GDP: Economics, Politics and International Relations in the Post-Growth Era by Lorenzo Fioramonti, Cambridge, UK and Malden, US: Polity Press, 2017; pp viii +276, £15.99 (pb)/£50 (hb).

Union of Free Individuals or Political Despotism?

Marx’s Associated Mode of Production: A Critique of Marxism by Paresh Chattopadhyay, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016; pp xii+259, ¤109.99.

The Many Faces of Indira Gandhi

Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister by Sagarika Ghose, Delhi: Juggernaut, 2017; pp xvi + 342, ₹699. Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature by Jairam Ramesh, Delhi: Simon and Schuster, 2017; pp ix + 437, ₹799. India’s Indira, A Centennial Tribute Anand Sharma (editor), New Delhi: Academic Foundation for the Indian National Congress, 2017; pp 299, ₹3,500.

Bangalore and Its IT Industry

Askew—A Short Biography of Bangalore by T J S George, New Delhi: Aleph Book Company, 2016 (hardback). Reengineering India—Work, Capital, and Class in an Offshore Economy by Carol Upadhya, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016, pp xiii + 384, ₹995 (hardback). ​ Encoding Race, Encoding Class—Indian IT Workers in Berlin by Sareeta Amrute; Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2016, pp x + 268, price not mentioned (paperback).

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