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The first Dalit autobiography to be published, Baluta caused a sensation when it first appeared, in Marathi, in 1978.

Published: June 21, 2015 12:07 AM

The Paradox of India’s North–South Divide: Lessons from the
States and Regions
Samuel Paul & Kala S Sridhar
Sage
Rs 850
Pp 235

Has India’s south performed better than its north? Did the south possess certain historical advantages that may have aided this phenomenon? This book addresses such issues and examines the growth trajectories of these two parts of India.

Nine Keys to World-Class Business Process Outsourcing
Mary Lacity, Leslie Willcocks
Bloomsbury
Rs 399
Pp 264

This book describes in detail the effective practices that characterise the top global BPO performers, including Microsoft, BP, EMC and TalkTalk. The authors provide case illustrations and examples of how world-class practices were generated and evolved.

Baluta
Daya Pawar
Speaking Tiger
Rs 350
Pp 299

The first Dalit autobiography to be published, Baluta caused a sensation when it first appeared, in Marathi, in 1978. It quickly acquired the status of a classic of modern Indian literature and was also a bestseller in Hindi and other major languages. This is the first time that it has been translated into English.

Edny Arem
Ashok Varma
Patridge Books
Rs 399
Pp 215

A man is murdered in broad daylight in front of a police station, but the cop on duty does not see the killer. Some days later in another part of the city, a voice leads a jobless young man to own an apartment with lots of money, but also makes him shoot another unknown person. The investigating officer discovers a serious plan by terrorists to kill several highest-level politicians, armed forces top brass and bureaucrats.

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