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Book Rack

Agent 6

Tom Rob Smith
Simon & Schuster, 2011, pp 543, 499
Three decades, two murders, one conspiracy... Who is Agent 6? The adventure that began in Child 44 and The Secret Speech now reaches its epic conclusion.

Allah, liberty and love
Irshad Manji
Simon & Schuster, 2011, pp 261, 399
The book paves the path for Muslims and non-Muslims to transcend the fears that stop so many of us from living with honest-to-god integrity.

Birds, beasts and Bandits — 14 days with Veerappan
Krupakar & Senani, translated by S R Ramakrishna
Penguin, 2011, pp 175, 250
An account of an extraordinary adventure with the notorious poacher when the authors, in a case of mistaken identity, are kidnapped by him.

Corruption and Human Rights in India
C Raj Kumar
Oxford, 2011, pp 234, 550
Highlighting the inherent deficiencies in the existing institutions, mechanisms, laws and law enforcement agencies, the book proposes the adoption of a multi-pronged strategy for eliminating corruption.

Cbi and 2g
Joginder Singh
Har-Anand, 2011, pp 136, 395
The book describes the story of the 2G scam and the role played by the CBI in bringing the guilty to the Court of Law.

The Wedding Wallah
Farahad Zama
Hatchette, 2011, pp 335, 295
This book traces the story of Mr Ali, the Wedding Wallah, and his attempts to find his niece Pari, an impoverished, pretty young widow, a good match.

Urban Voice
Edited by Sunil K Poolani
Leadstart, 2011, pp 183,150
An anthology of essays on diverse topics by well-known writers like Sudeep Sen, Shreekumar Varma, Shashi Warrier, Ramachandra Guha, and so on.

The Greatest Show on Earth — Writings on Bollywood
Edited by Jerry Pinto
Penguin, 2011, pp 450, 499
Writers and industry insiders ike Saadat Hasan Manto, Salman Rushdie, Bhisham Sahni, R K Narayan and others write about superstars and strugglers, filmmakers and playback singers, the casting couch and censorship.

Rajkumar... A Journey with the Legend
K Praveen Nayak, translated by Ramachandra U B
Zoom2, 2011, pp 241, 250
A first person account of the author’s personal association with Kannada matinee idol Dr Rajkumar and his family.

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