On the shelf

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On the shelf

Bullets and Bylines
Shyam Bhatia
Speaking Tiger
Pp 248

War reporters tend to have shorter lives than many others in the same profession simply because they are exposed to more day-to-day risks in remote parts of the world, where timely help is a prized commodity. Shyam Bhatia is one of the lucky few who has lived to recount unique survival stories.

The Z Factor
Subhash Chandra with Pranjal Sharma
Pp 281

Subhash Chandra, the promoter of Essel/Zee Group, is an unlikely mogul. Hailing from a small town in Haryana, Chandra has been a perennial outsider, repeatedly aiming high and breaking into businesses where he was considered an interloper. This book is his candid memoir.

Mother, Where’s
My Country?
Anubha Bhonsle
Speaking Tiger
Pp 250

In this book, Bhonsle examines the tangled and tragic history of Manipur, and much of India’s north-east. Through the stories of Irom Sharmila and many others who have fallen victim to violence, she shows us an entire society ravaged by insurgency.

River of Flesh and
Other Stories
Ruchira Gupta
Speaking Tiger
Pp 255

This book brings together 21 stories about trafficked women by some of India’s most celebrated writers—Amrita Pritam, Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay, Indira Goswami, Ismat Chughtai, JP Das, Kamala Das, Kamleshwar, Munshi Premchand, Saadat Hasan Manto, among others.

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