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Published: September 13, 2015 12:12 AM

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights: A Novel

Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights: A Novel
Salman Rushdie
Pp 286

Inspired by the traditional ‘wonder tales’ of the east, Salman Rushdie’s novel is a masterpiece about the age-old conflicts that remain in today’s world. Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is satirical and bawdy, full of cunning and folly, rivalries and betrayals, kismet and karma.

To the Brink and Back
Jairam Ramesh
Pp 216

An insightful and brisk account of the events surrounding the 1991 economic reforms, this book is written by Ramesh, an insider and a key aide to then prime minister, PV Narasimha Rao. It has key documents and notes, placed for the first time in the public domain.

The Silo Effect
Gillian Tett
Pp 290

In Silo, award-winning journalist Gillian Tett examines the structural development of institutions such as UBS, Sony and the Bank of England. While the world is increasingly interlinked in some senses, it remains profoundly fragmented
in others, the author says.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web (Millennium Series)
David Lagercrantz
Pp 431

The call comes in late at night: a superhacker has gained access to critical, top-secret US intelligence. This case has all the hallmarks of Lisbeth Salander. But there must be something deeper at the heart of this, maybe even the scoop that Millennium magazine so badly needs.

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