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Theatres of Democracy

Theatres of Democracy
Shiv Visvanathan & Chandan Gowda HarperCollins
Pp 427

These essays by Shiv Visvanathan chronicle the democratic ferment and political upheavals in contemporary India. They engage with issues as diverse as the new dimensions of violence, the value of dissent, the pathologies of nationalism and religious fundamentalism, etc.

The End of Karma
Somini Sengupta
Pp 243

The End of Karma explores India through the lens of young people from different worlds: a Maoist rebel, a woman killed because she married the ‘wrong’ man, a teenage girl who needles her dad to let her become a police officer. This book presents a portrait of a country in turmoil.

Juan Gabriel Vásquez

As Colombia’s famed cartoonist, Javier Mallarino, strolls through Bogotá in the hours before a public celebration of his career, he contemplates the start of his professional life and how he set down his oils and began drawing caricatures. But the celebration has far-reaching consequences.

Arvind Kejriwal & the Aam Aadmi Party
Pran Kurup
Pp 127

This book provides a unique perspective on Arvind Kejriwal and the Aam Aadmi party (AAP) through the keen observations and first-hand insights of an active AAP volunteer and close personal friend of Kejriwal from his undergraduate days at IIT Kharagpur.

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