Book Rack

Book Rack

Wikileaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy

David Leigh and Luke Harding
Random House, 2011, pp 340, 499
It captures the biggest leak in history which helped cause a revolution in Africa and infuriated the super-powers.

Bismillah Khan: The Maestro from Benaras
Juhi Sinha
Niyogi Books, 2011, pp 176, 795
This book gives the reader an insightful look into the home and heart, muse and music, of one of  India’s greatest artists.

Rethinking Modernity
Jamini Mehta
Niyogi Books, 2011, pp 155, 1250
It is an analysis of the contours of Post Rational architecture, as visible in the works of several contemporary architects.

The Boss is not your friend
Vijay Nair
Hachette, 2011, pp 210, 295
This is a hands-on guide for the Indian executive to survive in the corporate world.

Natak karnatak
Ramakrishna Upadhya
Prarthana Books, 2011, pp 301, 290
This is a collection of articles on diverse topics, ranging from politics to sports, published in various newspapers and magazines over a span of 30 years.

From the brink of bankruptcy: the dcm Story
Vinay Bharat-Ram
Penguin, 2011, pp 201, 499
This is the story of the growth and struggle for survival of a corporation born in the 19th century. Here, an industrialist looks back on his time with the DCM Group.

The Intolerant Indian
Gautam Adhikari
Harper Collins, 2011, pp 228,399
This thought-provoking essay is a plea to build and sustain a truly liberal society.

The good muslim of jackson heights
Jaysinh Birjepatil
Penguin, 2011, pp 244, 275
Set in Jackson Heights in New York, this book weaves together the personal and political life of Siraj and Shabnam who suffer the brunt of sectarian violence in India.

You’re missing. I’M coming to find you... SISTER
Rosamund Lupton
Hachette India, 2011, pp 375, 295
This is the story of Beatrice who embarks on a dangerous journey to find her missing younger sister Tess in London.

Brinda S Narayan
Hachette, 2011, pp 305, 295
This book explores the social costs of outsourcing — the erosion of cultures, the displacement of vernacular languages and accents — in a world that’s not yet flat.