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Outline of a Prolific Academic Endeavour

Talking Sociology: Dipankar Gupta in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo by Dipankar Gupta and Ramin Jahanbegloo, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2019; pp 192, `750.

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.

Analysing the Progressive Activism against Neo-liberalism

We Make Our Own History: Marxism and Social Movements in the Twilight of Neoliberalism by Laurence Cox and Alf Gunvald Nilsen, Delhi: Aakar Books, 2017; pp xiv + 254, ₹ 550.

Characterising Sayyid Ahmad Khan

The Cambridge Companion to Sayyid Ahmad Khan edited by Yasmin Saikia and M Raisur Rahman, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019; pp xiv + 292, ₹ 595.

Towards a Future of the Past

Questioning Paradigms, Constructing Histories: A Festschrift for Romila Thapar edited by Kumkum Roy and Naina Dayal, New Delhi: Aleph Book Company, 2019; pp xxxvi + 539, ₹ 667.

Access to Latrines

The Right to Sanitation in India: Critical Perspectives edited by Philippe Cullet, Sujith Koonan, and Lovleen Bhullar, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2019; pp xxvii + 435, ` 1,295.

Democracy and the Act of Voting

The Algebra of Warfare-Welfare: A Long View of India’s 2014 Election edited by Irfan Ahmad and Pralay Kanungo, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2019; pp xxiv + 385, ₹ 1,195.

African Engagement with the Global Economy

Reclaiming Africa: Scramble and Resistance in the 21st Century edited by Sam Moyo, Praveen Jha and Paris Yeros, Springer, 2019; pp 269, ₹ 7,503 (hardcover).

Giving Agency to Political Parties

Ideology and Identity: The Changing Party Systems of India by Pradeep K Chhibber and Rahul Verma, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2018; pp xii  + 320, ₹ 895. Pradeep Chhibber is amongst the foremost intellectual “entrepreneurs” (to borrow a term from party politics’ literature) of our times...

Media, Gender and the Neo-liberal Indian State

Refashioning India: Gender, Media, and a Transformed Public Discourse by Maitrayee Chaudhuri, Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan, 2017; pp 325, ₹ 950.

The Hare and the Tortoise of Shiv Sena Politics

The Cousins Thackeray: Uddhav, Raj and the Shadow of Their Senas by Dhaval Kulkarni, Penguin Random House,2019; pp 320, ₹ 399.

A Deferential Challenge to Mainstream Historiography of India’s Foreign Policy

Power and Diplomacy: India’s Foreign Policies during the Cold War by Zorawar Daulet Singh, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2019; pp xv + 399, ₹ 845.


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