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An Economist in the Real World : This book describes the mixed success of India’s anti-poverty programmes and the problems of corruption

An Economist in the Real World  
Kaushik Basu
Penguin
Pp 256, Rs 599

This book describes the mixed success of India’s anti-poverty programmes and the problems of corruption.

The Longest August
Dilip Hiro
Penguin
Pp 503, Rs 799

The High Mountains of Portugal
Yann Martel
Penguin
Pp 352, Rs 599

This book takes the reader on a road trip through Portugal in the last century—and also through the human soul.

In Other Words
Jhumpa Lahiri
Hamish Hamilton
Pp 224, Rs 399

Storm the Norm 
Anisha Motwani
Rupa
Pp 320, Rs 500

This is a collection of stories of businesses from India that rewrote the norms of their respective industries.

Winged Fire
Valmik Thapar
Aleph
Pp 482, Rs 2,995

In this book, naturalist Valmik Thapar brings together the finest writing and photographs on our birds.

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