On the shelf

October 18, 2015 12:10 AM

On the shelf

Dreaming Big
Sam Pitroda
Penguin
Pp 330
R699

Dreaming Big is the story of how one man at the top hits rock bottom and back again. It’s the story of Sam Pitroda.

The Brothers Bihari
Sankarshan Thakur
HarperCollins
Pp 418
R550

In the lives of two giants, Laloo Yadav and Nitish Kumar, lies the story of one of India’s most challenging states.

Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue
Maajid Nawaz & Sam Harris
Harvard Business Publishing
Pp 138, R595

Is Islam a religion of peace or war? Is it amenable to reform? This book answers these questions and more.

The Public Intellectual in India
Romila Thapar and others
Aleph
Pp 170,  R499

Should we care about the public intellectual? In this book, Romila Thapar and others tell us why we should.

Summer Requiem
Vikram Seth
Aleph
Pp 66
R399

Vikram Seth’s Summer Requiem traces the relentless rhythms of a great world that both ‘gifts and harms’.

The Mountain Shadow
Gregory David Roberts
Hachette
Pp 873
R 899

In this sequel of Shantaram, Lin must find his way in a Mumbai run by a different generation of mafia dons.

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