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Beyond the lines: an autobiography
Kuldip Nayar
Roli, 2012, pp 3420, 595

Kuldip Nayar has always stood for the freedom of press and journalism of courage. His autobiography takes us on a journey through India’s story of a nation working on its foreign policy, development plans, relations with neighbouring countries, and dealing with coalition politics among others.

Burma: a nation at the crossroads
Benedict Rogers
Random House, 2012, pp 272, 1109

For more than 50 years, Burma has been ruled by a succession of military regimes which rank among the most oppressive dictatorships in the world. Yet, the pace of change has been breathtaking. Much is now hoped for. This expertly-researched book explains Burma’s history and struggle for justice.

October group: a memoir of the struggle for hyderabad
Mohammed Hyder
Roli Books, 2012, pp 227, 295

For Hyder, once a Collector of Osmanabad District, the wayward State Congress and the Razakars were a threat to law and order. Hyder was later arrested. This memoir assails our preconceptions with evidence from government records.

Chronicle of a corpse bearer
Cyrus Mistry
Aleph, 2012, pp 247, 495

Parsi corpse bearers carry bodies to the Towers of Silence. Phiroze Elchidana, son of a revered Parsi priest, falls in love with Sepideh, the daughter of an aging corpse bearer. This account of tragic love brings to life the degradation experienced by those who inhabit the unforgiving margins of history.

Disgrace
Jussi Adler-Olsen
Penguin, 2012, pp 530, 299

Kimmie’s home is on Copenhagen’s streets. She has learned to never stay in one place for long. A police detective wants to talk to Kimmie and someone else is asking questions about her. They know she carries secrets certain people want to stay buried deep. And she can’t wait to share it.
 
Confessionally yours
Jhoomur Bose
Penguin, 2012, pp 210, 150

Polly has to write an expose on an anonymous blogger who has the entire media talking. This story could cost other people their jobs and Polly her closest friend. But when things take a drastic turn, Polly knows she will need to sort out her life and this story might be her only resort...

New earth sastra: towards holistic
development and management
Subhash Sharma
IBA, 2012, pp 201, 290

With new developments over the years, there is a need for a ‘New Earth Sastra’, keeping in view the contemporary requirements of human society and its resources, needs and aspirations. This implies a need for a new integration of market, society and self.

The magic of bollywood: at home and abroad
Edited by Anjali Gera Roy
Sage, 2012, pp 208, 199

This anthology aims to portray the soft power of Bollywood, which makes it a unique and powerful disseminator of Indian culture and values abroad. They testify to the attractiveness of Bollywood cinema, probe the reasons for its appeal, and explore its audience’s identification with cinematic narratives.

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