BOOKS & IDEAS

Charming tales of the Snakeman’s early years

Snakes, Drugs and Rock ’N’ Roll: My Early Years By Romulus Whitaker with Janaki Lenin HarperCollins, 400 pages, Rs 699

Gripping graphic narrative helps make sense of pandemics past

The Moral Contagion By Julia Hauser and Sarnath Banerjee HarperCollins, 140 pages, Rs 699

Driving a resurgence in Northeast

Modi’s Northeast Story Edited by Tuhin A. Sinha and Aditya Pittie Rupa, 22 pages, Rs 595

Bringing alive Mizoram’s history, weaving facts and fiction

If I Have to be a Soldier By Nikhil J. Alva HarperCollins India, 336 pages, Rs 499

Brave New Diplomacy in an Uncertain World

Bharat Rising: Dharma, Democracy, Diplomacy By Utpal Kumar BluOne Ink, 268 pages

Mahabharata: The (really) greatest story ever told

Dwapar Katha: The Stories of the Mahabharata By Sudipta Bhawmik HarperCollins, 608 pages, Rs 599.00

New Ashoka biography: Engaging life-story of an emperor who ruled by Dharma

Ashoka: Portrait of a Philosopher King By Patrick Olivelle HarperCollins, 400 pages, Rs 799.00

Committing to the Banyan Revolution in the Amrit Kaal

Shashank Mani`s ‘Middle of Diamond India: National Renaissance through Participation and Enterprise’ (Penguin Viking) reveals the hidden stories of those in the Middle, that is, those in the tier 2 and tier 3 cities, who have been over

Netaji, ‘The Boy Who Fought an Empire’

The Boy Who Fought an Empire By Rajesh Talwar Ponytale Books, 166 pages

2024 in books: Sudhir Kakar and Upendra Baxi, diplomacy and climate change...

In 2024, readers can look forward to selected writings of two of the pre-eminent intellectuals of our times, Sudhir Kakar and Upendra Baxi. Also on offer are essays by S. Jaishankar, a collection of poems by Gulzar, a biography of Kamal Haasan and

Tagore’s ‘Nationalism’: Much more than a critique of it

Explorations in Colonial Bengal: Essays on Religion, Society, and Culture Edited by Achintya Kumar Dutta, with a Foreword by Amiya P. Sen

Is this thriller India’s answer to ‘The Day of the Jackal’?

The Cabinet Conspiracy By Jigs Asher Srishti, 227 pages

H-pop: Not far from the madding crowd

H-Pop: The Secretive World of Hindutva Pop Stars By Kunal Purohit HarperCollins, 306 pages, Rs 499

A portrait of Dom community opens a world not seen by many

Fire on the Ganges: Life among the Dead in Banaras By Radhika Iyengar 4th Estate / HarperCollins, 348 pages, 599

“I wrote ‘Survival at Stake’ to provide food for thought about solutions”

Survival at Stake: How Our Treatment of Animals Is Key to Human Existence By Poorva Joshipura HarperCollins, 328 pages, Rs 499 With science now recognising animal consciousness, intelligence,

The Art of Empathy and Compassion

The Happiness Story By Savi Sharma HarperCollins, 304 pages, Rs 299

Virat Kohli: The Hero of New Age Cricket

Indian Cricket: Then and Now Edited by Venkat Sundaram HarperSports/HarperCollins, 342 pages, Rs 599.00

Should MSP be made legal?

Regulating Agricultural Markets in India: A Smallholder Perspective By Sukhpal Singh Orient BlackSwan, 208 pages, Rs 580

How to balance professional and material life

Questions You Always Wanted to Ask By Swami Mukundananda Rupa Publications, 216 pages, Rs 295

“India is one and indivisible”: Recalling Sardar Patel’s inspiring words

A Plain, Blunt Man: The Essential Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Edited by Urvish Kothari Aleph, 328 pages, Rs 799

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


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