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A Man of Honour | The Indian Express

A Man of Honour | The Indian Express

Written by Coomi Kapoor | Published: October 21, 2017 2:52:01 am An old-school politician, Pranab Mukherjee ensured the sanctity of the offices he held. Express Archive Name: The Coalition Years: 1996-2012Author: Pranab MukherjeePublication: Rupa PublicationsPages: 312 pagesPrice: 595 Former President Pranab Mukherjee was once described by a magazine as “the ...

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Fit, Obese or Insecure? | The Indian Express

Fit, Obese or Insecure? | The Indian Express

Written by Pratik Kanjilal | Published: October 21, 2017 3:15:52 am Despite the hiccups, Done is a nice introduction to the most disturbing questions of modern times Books: Done: The Secret Deals that are Changing our WorldAuthor: Jacques PerettiPublication: Hodder & StoughtonPages: 406; Price:  550 Every time a new Jacques ...

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No Comfort | The Indian Express

No Comfort | The Indian Express

Written by Ram Sarangan | Published: October 21, 2017 3:36:48 am A chance encounter in a foreign land leads to the birth of a contagion that soon grows to terrorise India. Book: Bombay FeverAuthor: Sidin VadukutPublication: Simon & SchusterPages: 371 pagesPrice:  350 The notion of a deadly plague sweeping through ...

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A Tryst with Fury | The Indian Express

A Tryst with Fury | The Indian Express

Written by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Published: October 28, 2017 12:52:47 am Political Violence in Ancient India by Upinder Singh. Title: Political Violence in Ancient IndiaAuthor: Upinder SinghPublisher: Harvard University PressPages: 540 pagesPrice: Rs 999 Orlando Patterson once argued that the Greeks were conceptually obsessed with freedom in part because ...

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At Home, in School | The Indian Express

At Home, in School | The Indian Express

Written by Syeda Hameed | Published: October 28, 2017 1:07:09 am Education, Poverty and Gender: Schooling Muslim Girls in India by Latika Gupta. Title: Education, Poverty and Gender: Schooling Muslim Girls in IndiaAuthor: Latika GuptaPublisher: Routledge IndiaPages: 186 pagesPrice: 895 This book is based on the study of a school in Daryaganj, Delhi, which is ...

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A Bowl of Mystery | The Indian Express

A Bowl of Mystery | The Indian Express

Published: October 28, 2017 1:16:12 am Juni Dagger Murders in Meraupatnam by Arjun C Kathpalia Title: Juni Dagger Murders in MeraupatnamAuthor: Arjun C KathpaliaPublication: RupaPages: 159 pagesPrice: Rs 195 by Tannu Jain Arjun Chandra Kathpalia in his first novel Juni Daggers murders in Meraupatnam promises to give his readers a murder ...

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Tech me to the new world

Tech me to the new world

Written by Harish Damodaran | Updated: November 4, 2017 12:51:46 am Unfortunately, it also led to a winner-take-all dynamic, with the best ones in the performing industry grossing far more than the next-best. Book: Fifty Things That Made The Modern EconomyAuthor: Tim HarfordPublication: Little, BrownPages: 352 Price: Rs 599 When the ...

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Standing tall | The Indian Express

Standing tall | The Indian Express

Written by Man Aman Chhina | Published: November 4, 2017 12:59:25 am Lt Karamjeet Singh Judge Book: A Tale of Two Victoria CrossesAuthor: Lt Gen Baljit Singh Publication: Pentagon Press Pages: 82Price: Rs 415 Decorated soldiers have a pride of place in regimental histories. Their actions in the face of ...

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Enter the duststorm | The Indian Express

Enter the duststorm | The Indian Express

Written by Aakash Joshi | Published: November 4, 2017 1:11:50 am The curtain’s up on Pullman’s theatre of fantasy as his latest novel strips bare, yet again, the dark side of religion and politics. Book-The Book of Dust Volume 1: La Belle SauvageAuthor-Philip PullmanPublication-David Fickling Books Pages-624Price- Rs 599 As ...

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Paper Backers: Hard truths with a smile

Paper Backers: Hard truths with a smile

Written by Ektaa Malik | Published: November 4, 2017 1:17:09 am The book is an important read for all young women today, as they struggle to strike the right balance between career and family, and how — if at all — they can have their cake and it too. Book: ...

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