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Published: January 11, 2015 1:26 AM

A riveting account of the new young India cricket team, its stars and where this team...

After Tendulkar
Soumya Bhattacharya
Aleph
R495
Pp 217

A riveting account of the new young India cricket team, its stars and where this team could take the country in the game that defines the world’s most populous democracy.

The Bullet and
the Ballot Box
Aditya Adhikari
Aleph
R295
Pp 304

An account of Nepal’s history, the book offers a case study of how communist ideology has been reinterpreted and translated into political action in the 21st century.

Gandhi at First Sight
Thomas Weber
Roli Books
R 350
Pp 279

Gandhi at First Sight is a collection of memories of people—from Sarojini Naidu, Katherine Mayo, Romain Rolland to Charlie Chaplin—who met Mahatama Gandhi.

The First Firangis
Jonathan Gil Harris
Aleph
R 495
Pp 318

The First Firangis chronicles the lives of fascinating yet little-known foreigners from the 16th and 17th centuries who decided to become Indian.

Harraga
Boualem Sansal
Bloomsbury
R450
Pp 276

By turns funny and lyrical, luminous and sardonic, Harraga is the engaging and ultimately tragic story of two very different women who become friends and allies in a patriarchal world.

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