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Published: June 26, 2016 6:08:50 AM

The Sellout: A biting satire about a young man’s isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, the book challenges the sacred tenets of the US Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement, the father-son relationship, and the holy grail of racial equality—the black Chinese restaurant.

The Sellout
Paul Beatty
Pan Macmillan
Pp288
Rs 399

A biting satire about a young man’s isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, the book challenges the sacred tenets of the US Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement, the father-son relationship, and the holy grail of racial equality—the black Chinese restaurant.

Curation
Michael Bhaskar
Hachette
Pp353
Rs 499

Through powerful personal stories about real jobs, lives, companies and industries fighting to thrive in crowded markets, the book reveals how a little-used word from the world of museums became a crucial business strategy for the 21st century. Curation is an exciting work of business-oriented non-fiction.

Shakti Leadership
Nilima Bhat & Raj Sidodia
HarperCollins
Pp188
Rs 350

Reaching into ancient spiritual and mythical teachings, this book revives a feminine archetype of leadership: generative, cooperative, creative and empathetic. In the Indian yogic tradition, these qualities are associated with Shakti, the source of creation.

Shahen shah
NS Inamdar
HarperCollins
Pp480
Rs 599

Shahenshah: The Life of Aurangzeb unravels the inner life of the formidable emperor and the twists of fate and duty that come with a crown. An all-time favourite of Marathi literature, this is the most popular of NS Inamdar’s 16 hugely successful historical novels. This translation tells the story of a deeply misunderstood Mughal.

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