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Hobsbawm's Unanswered Question

How to Change the World: Tales of Marx and Marxism by Eric Hobsbawm (London: Little, Brown; distributed in India by Hachette), 2011; pp 470, Rs 795 (HB).

Buffeted but Unbowed

The Right Lesson and the Wrong Conclusion: Crisis of Socialism - Notes in Defence of a Commitment, Volume 4 by Randhir Singh (Delhi: Aakar Books), 2011; pp 278, Rs 495.

Towards a Revival of Revolutionary Ideas

Scripting the Change: Selected Writings of Anuradha Ghandy edited by Anand Teltumbde and Shoma Sen, foreword by Arundhati Roy (Delhi: Daanish Books), 2011; xxiv + 456, Rs 350.

Class Struggles, Ideologies, Economic Transformations and Colonialism

The Modern World-System I: Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the European World-Economy in the Sixteenth Century by Immanuel Wallerstein with a new prologue (original edition, Academic Press), 1974; pp xxx + 410, $29.95. The Modern World-System II: Mercantilism and the Consolidation of the European World-Economy, 1600-1750, with a new prologue (original edition, Academic Press), 1980; pp xxvii + 370, $29.95. The Modern World-System III: The Second Era of Great Expansion of the Capitalist World-Economy, 1730s-1840s, with a new prologue (original edition, Academic Press), 1989; pp xvii + 372, $29.95. The Modern World-System IV: Centrist Liberalism Triumphant, 1789-1914, pp xvii + 377, $26.95. (All the four volumes published by University of California Press, Berkeley, California, 2011.)

Looking for the Dust

Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India by Joseph Lelyveld (Noida, India: HarperCollins), 2011; pp XV + 425, Rs 699.

State Capital, Democracy and Justice: Mapping Politics in India

The Oxford Companion to Politics in India edited by Niraja Gopal Jayal and Pratap Bhanu Mehta (New Delhi: Oxford University Press), 2010; pp xxvi+603, Rs 3,500 (hb).

Joan Robinson: The Grand Dame of Economics

Joan Robinson by G C Harcourt and Prue Kerr (London: Palgrave Macmillan), 2009; pp x+270, price not mentioned. The Provocative Joan Robinson: The Making of a Cambridge Economist by Nahid Aslanbeigui and Guy Oakes (Durham and London: Duke University Press), 2009; pp xi+302, price not mentioned.

Trade (in Tasks) and Development

Frontiers of Commodity Chain Research edited by Jennifer Bair (Stanford: Stanford University Press), 2009;

Trajectory of a Life in Political Economy

Windows of Opportunity: Memoirs of an Economic Adviser by K S Krishnaswamy; Orient BlackSwan in Association with Sameeksha Trust, Hyderabad, 2010; pp 190, Rs 440.

Thinking through Justice

The Idea of Justice by Amartya Sen (Allen Lane - an imprint of Penguin Books), 2009; pp xix + 468.

Accounting for Economic Performance

Report of the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress by Joseph E Stiglitz, Amartya Sen and Jean-Paul Fitoussi

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