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Published: May 3, 2015 12:08 AM

Legislating for Justice: The Making of the 2013 Land Acquisition Law

Legislating for Justice: The Making of the 2013 Land Acquisition Law
Jairam Ramesh & Muhammad Ali Khan
Oxford University Press
Rs 495
Pp 254

This book explains the rationale behind each and every provision of The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act 2013, presented by then minister for rural development, Jairam Ramesh, and his principal aide.

The Challenge of Things
AC Grayling
Bloomsbury
Rs499
Pp 297

The Challenge of Things is a collection of Grayling’s writings on the world in a time of war and conflict. In describing and exposing the dark side of things, he also explores ways out of the habits and prejudices of the mind that would otherwise trap us forever in the deadly impasses of conflicts.

The Real Life MBA
Jack Welch & Suzy Welch
HarperCollins
Rs599
Pp 242

Coupled with Jack’s years of leadership and Suzy’s insights as former editor of the Harvard Business Review, their new database of knowledge infuses The Real Life MBA with fresh, relevant stories and equally powerful solutions that every manager at any level can use right now.

Sleeping on Jupiter
Anuradha Roy
Hachette
Rs499
Pp 250

A train stops at a railway station. A young woman jumps off. She has wild hair, sloppy clothes, a distracted air. The sudden violence of what happens next leaves other passengers gasping. This is a stark and unflinching novel about religion, love and violence in the modern world.

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