On the shelf

Published: July 12, 2015 12:12 AM

Books On the shelf

Meghnad Desai
Pp 287
R 399

Desai underscores the contribution of hubris to economists’ calamitous lack of foresight, and makes a case for the profession to re-engage with the history of economic thought.

The Tail Wags the Dog
Efraim Karsh
Pp 236

In this book, Karsh argues that only when West Asians disown their victimisation mentality can the region at long last look forward to a real ‘spring’.

1984: The Anti-Sikh Violence and After
Sanjay Suri
Pp 272, R 499

As a journalist with The Indian Express, Sanjay Suri experienced the horror of the 1984 anti-Sikh violence from close quarters. This book brings together information based on his experiences.

Saving Wild India
Valmik Thapar
Pp 145
R 499

In his new book, naturalist and conservationist Valmik Thapar gives us a bold yet considered plan to preserve and protect our dwindling forests, wildlife and wilderness areas.

Avirook Sen
Pp 302
R 299

Aarushi is the definitive account of a sensational crime, and the investigation and trial that followed. Sen  has written a meticulous and chilling book that reads like a thriller but also tells a true story.

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