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The Modi Effect

Published: March 22, 2015 12:11 AM

The Modi Effect
Lance Price
Hachette
R599
Pp 342

Lance Price details Modi’s rise to power, the extraordinary election victory and its aftermath. The book lifts the lid on a box of tricks, where message-management and IT wizardry combined to create a vote-winning colossus of awesome potency.

The Crown Prince, The Gladiator & The Hope
Ashutosh
HarperCollins
R350
Pp 330

Ashutosh provides an account of what it takes to fight an election in India, how the media was manipulated to reap huge electoral dividends and why elections 2014 was an epoch-making one, the first real 21st-century election centered on modern sensibilities and aspirations.

The Indian Economy
Nilanjan Banik
Sage
R595
Pp 234

This overview of India’s macroeconomy presents an assessment of governmental policies and measures crucial to economic growth and stability. It discusses the demand- and supply-side factors affecting India’s economy, poverty and inequality.

The Buried Giant
Kazuo Ishiguro
Penguin
R799
Pp 345

The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. Axl and Beatrice, a couple of elderly Britons, decide that now is the time, finally, for them to set off across this troubled land to find the son they have not seen for years, the son they can scarcely remember.

 

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