Book rack.

Book rack.

Dirt tracks

Vivek Wilson
Penguin, 2013, pp 248, 199

Meet Shiva, the unquestioned king of street fighting. Cold, calculating and methodical, he is unbeatable, until Jacob beats him completely with kindness. This is the beginning of their deep and lasting friendship that seemingly changes Shiva for the better. But like tracks baked into dirt, the debt of violence owed to the streets doesnt wash away easily.

Dharavi

Edited by Joseph Campana
Harper Collins, 2013, pp 316, 399

The book chronicles the spirit of energetic, upwardly mobile, community of workers, who have sustained themselves through a complex social network that connects Dharavi to the market throughout India and across the globe. Find out how these people pay their bills, make their marriages work, cope with shiftless and abusive spouses, educate their children and protect their homes and livelihoods.

No more questions — the final travels of U G Krishnamurti

Louis Brawley
Penguin, 2013, pp 381, 399

Louis Brawley met U G Krishnamurti in 2002 and spent the following five years travelling with him in the US, India and Europe. As much a story of Louis’s own struggles and shortcomings as that of sage and devoted follower, the book describes how his ideas about life, love and enlightenment were tossed around and demolished by U G Krishnamurti.

The namo story — a political life

Kingshuk Nag
Roli Books, 2013, pp 188, 295

One of the truly enigmatic personalities in Indian politics, Narendra Modi is difficult to ignore. From his humble beginnings as an RSS pracharak to his rise in the Hindutva ranks, and from being BJP master planner to one of the its most popular and controversial chief ministers, Modi’s mantra of change and development is gradually finding many takers.

Healing memories: civilization in dialogue

Edited by Zeenat Shaukat Ali
Wisdom foundation, 2013, pp 283

The book is a result of the unwavering efforts of distinguished outstanding contributors, both dignitaries, honourable consul generals of various countries based in Mumbai as well as scholars from across the globe to find solution to complex predicament that are faced by nations today.

From smart to wise

Prasad Kaipa & Navi Radjou
Random house, 2013, pp 352, 349

The book is a fresh and timely approach to nurturing wise, resilient, and flexible leadership in a world of growing complexity. Drawing on inspiring real-life stories of historical and contemporary wise leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffet, the authors identify six characteristics of wise leaders and offer a practical framework to help readers develop their own style of wise leadership that is both functional and smart.

And what remains in the end

Robin Gupta
Rupa, 2013, pp 287, 350

A career civil servant, Robin Gupta has had the unique distinction of serving in four Indian provinces Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab. From encountering both brilliance and apathy in men and women, to the satisfaction of being able to help fellow citizens, Robin Gupta documents his experiences with candour, warmth and a deep appreciation of the absurdities of the human condition.

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