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Published: November 29, 2015 12:10:34 AM

China : Behind the Miracle

China : Behind the Miracle
Sumita Dawra
Bloomsbury
Pp 239
R499

China: Behind the Miracle reveals the many dimensions of the country’s growth phenomenon. The book focuses on telling a  simple tale of the  Chinese economy,  sharing extraordinary models of growth and economic change.

The Age of Stagnation
Satyajit Das
Tranquebar
Pp 346
R699

In this book, the author challenges the assumption that growth can be perpetual and questions the ability of political leaders to enact the tough structural changes needed. He is critical of the ‘easy money’ approach, citing the dangers of excessive debt and fundamental imbalances.

Being Hindu
Hindol Sengupta
Penguin
Pp 192
R399

One of the world’s oldest forms of faith, Hinduism has an unbroken trajectory of beliefs and rituals. But what does all that mean to the modern Hindu today? Why do Hindus call themselves so? Is it merely because their parents were Hindus? This book answers these questions and more.

Yellow Lights of Death
Benyamin
Penguin
Pp 385
R399

In a café by the seaside, two friends, Christy Andrapper and Jesintha, witness the murder of a young man. When Christy discovers that it was Senthil, his classmate from school, who had been shot, he tries to follow up on the investigation. But the police deny such a crime ever took place.

 

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