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Making The Elephant Dance
Sunil Mithas
Penguin
Pp 318
Rs 699

Making the Elephant Dance provides a road map using the levers of business excellence, innovation and globalisation by documenting the Tata group’s transformational journey from a $5.8-billion Indian firm in 1992 to a $103-billion global powerhouse in 2014, with over 65% of revenues coming from outside India.

Naturally
Vikram Soni   
HarperCollins
Pp 280
Rs 399

Naturally sets the direction by placing human interventions in the matrix of life on Earth. The book provides a template for a change to symbiotic solutions that build into natural cycles to avoid waste. It is about preserving and using evolutionary resources with great benefits. The book looks for enlightened solutions that are not injurious to the planet.

Hungry Bengal: War, Famine and the End of Empire     
Janam Mukherjee
HarperCollins
Pp 329, Rs 499

There are three major crises that shaped the social, economic and political context of pre-partition Bengal: WWII, 1943 Bengal famine and Calcutta riots of 1946. Hungry Bengal examines these intricately interconnected events, foregrounding the political economy of war and famine.

The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue
Frederick Forsyth
Penguin
Pp 368

Trained first as a pilot, then as a journalist, Frederick Forsyth finally turned to fiction and became one of the most lauded thriller writers of our time. As exciting as his novels, Forsyth’s autobiography is a candid look at an extraordinary life lived to the full, a life whose unique experiences have provided rich inspiration for 13 internationally bestselling thrillers.

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