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Reversing the gaze: Amar Singh’s Diary, A colonial subject’s narrative of imperial India
Susanne Hoeber Rudolph & Lloyd I Rudolph

Oxford, 2011, pp 646, 495
Threatened by the boredom of princely state and Raj philistinism, Amar Singh writes to ‘keep myself amused’. He begins writing at 20, producing over 44 years what may be one of the world’s longest continuous diaries.

The two-second advantage
Vivek Ranadive & Kevin Maney
Hachette, 2011, pp 243, 499
This book explores the science behind the ways our brains act as predictive machines and show how you too can learn the skills to put yourself those vital seconds ahead of the competition.

Naxalism: myth and reality
Dr Sohan Raj Tater
Regal, 2011, pp 160, 680
Naxal groups have been raising mainly land and livelihood related issues and they blame the government settings and bureaucracy. The book throws new light on the problem of Naxalism the country is facing today.  

Women empowerment — issues and challenges
Dr C Paramasivan
Regal, 2011, pp 338, 1350
The focus of the book is women’s empowerment through education and economic activities. It is a compilation of over 30 articles written by experts in the field, on the issue of women’s empowerment.

Learn to say no if you don’t want to say yes
Renu Saran
Diamond, 2011, pp 176, 125
For most of us, it is difficult to say “no” to others’ requests. We end up saying “yes” when what we want to say is “no”. This book suggests some ways in which “no” can be said without hurting the sentiments of others.

National security laws in Indian scenario
Dr Shailesh K Singh & Dr Sanjeev K Chadha
Regal, 2011, pp 336, 1350
Worldwide terrorism has created many problems and compelled most of the countries to pass anti-terrorist laws. India has also passed many laws to combat terrorism but has to amend them frequently to keep pace with time.

The Black Snow... Elements unleashed!
Mahesh Vallabh Pandey
Diamond, 2011, pp 240, 100
In one of the prison cells of India, a few kids have been detained from school and tortured by colonizers. An old man in the cell narrates a story from a book to children...

Narayana Murthy and the legend of infosys
Renu Saran
Diamond, 2011, pp 125, 95
N R Narayana Murthy is the pioneer of IT in India. Nearly 30 years ago, he laid the foundation of Infosys. The book describes the particulars of people who contributed towards the success of Infosys.

The song of achilles
Madeline Miller
Bloomsbury, 2011, pp 352,
Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to Phthia to live in the shadow of King Peleus and his strong, beautiful son, Achilles. By all rights, their paths should never cross, but Achilles takes the shamed prince as his friend...

Water — Asia’s new battleground
Brahma Chellaney
Harper Collins, 2011, pp 386, 699
This book is a pioneering study of Asia’s murky water politics and the relationships between freshwater, peace, and security. It paints a larger picture of water across Asia, highlighting the security implications of resource-linked territorial disputes.

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