Book rack

R D Burman: The Man, The Music
Anirudha Bhattacharjee and Balaji Vittal
Harper Collins, 2011, pp 366,399
This book looks at the phenomenon called R D Burman and how he changed the way Indians perceived Hindi film music.  

Beyond the invisible hand
Kaushik Basu
Penguin, 2011, pp 273,399
This book challenges readers to rethink the assumptions underlying modern economic thought and proves that a more equitable society is both possible and sustainable, and hence worth striving for.

Feminine Aesthetics of Indian Women Writers
Dr K R Sujatha and Dr S Gokilavani
Regal Publishers, 2011, pp 199, 780
This book is an enquiry into the factors that bind women to their traditional roles. Here, four women writers and their novels are analysed from a feministic perspective.

Excursus in History: Essays on Some Ideas of Irfan Habib
Edited by Prabhat Patnaik
Tulika Books, 2011, pp 377, 750
This book is an examination of Professor Irfan Habib’s work in different areas and an attempt to capture the totality of his thought.

Do Nothing: Inner Peace for everyday living
Siroj Sorajjakool
Macmillan, 2011, pp 154, 295
In this book, the author considers the provocative ideas of  Chuang Tzu, one of China’s most important Taoist philosophers.

Beyond the mission statement
Jim Armstrong
Macmillan, 2011, pp 148, 195
This book  provides many actual examples of the way various types of businesses and non-profit organisations have used the 10-question process to rejuvenate their marketing communications.

Customer worthy: why and how everyone in your organisation must think like a customer
Michael R Hoffman
Macmillan, 2011, pp 192, 275
This book is on how to find new solutions to existing operations and open doors for new business development.

Perfekt anger: A Novel
Vikram Batra
Vitasta, 2011, pp 314, 245
This is the story of Vir who wins over conflicts, trials and tribulations with newly found strength and conviction to emerge a clear winner.

Vengeance of ravana: book seven of the
ramayana
Ashok K Banker
Penguin, 2011, pp 320, 299
This is a modern recreation of the great epic which is about how, after the death of Ravana, the asura threat is ended and Rama is on the throne of Ayodhya.

The honourable company: A history of the english east india company
John Keay
Harper Collins, 2011, pp 475, 399
This book reconstructs the epic of expansionist endeavour from the journals and records of East India Company’s employees.

Broken melodies
Gajra Kottary
Harper Collins, 2011, pp 279, 299
This book is set in Delhi of the 1970s and the ’80s and centres around Niyati, a young girl who is in search of beauty
in life.

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