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Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
by Sheryl Sandberg
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars A Feminist Manifesto, 25 Mar. 2014
Insightful, interesting and extremely thought provoking. This book will certainly make you sit up and think and think hard! Defying and re-defining stereotypes, at the same time reconizing common dilemmas, dogmas and conventions that still chain women at work place and in society at large, Sheryl Sandberg's work is something one, especially a woman can refer to when ever in doubt, it's a sure mantra for success.


India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy
India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy
by Ramachandra Guha
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.88

5.0 out of 5 stars Glimpse of hope to disillusioned Indians, 24 Mar. 2014
'India after Gandhi' authored by one of the most accomplished historians, Dr. Guha, is nothing short of a masterpiece. It personally gave me immense hope and strengthened my faith in my country's democracy, at a time when I personally think it is going through an all time low; with a leadership crisis at the centre, steadily falling economic growth and sharp increase in incidents of brutality against women.
Detailed history of the nation from 1947 onwards, gives insight into some of the testing and challenging times faced by the country and its people which almost sometimes did bring the nation on the brink of disintegration but somehow we survived and the journey undoubtedly has been rough and patchy but also fulfilling. Dr. Guha is a fantastic story teller, he provides the most gripping account of wars and crises, of rise and fall of our political leaders, of highs and lows of our economy and democracy and upliftment and degradation of its people.


M. K. Gandhi, Attorney at Law: The Man Before the Mahatma
M. K. Gandhi, Attorney at Law: The Man Before the Mahatma
by Charles Disalvo
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £24.95

5.0 out of 5 stars First book to explore the lawyer behind the leader, 16 Dec. 2013
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Fascinating account of how legal skills, knowledge and experience came into play in the transformation of one of the most ordinary men into an extraordinary visionary. From petitioning to litigation to action in the form of civil disobedience, it gives tremendous insight into character building and formation of one of the 'giants' of the twentieth century.


An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions
An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions
by Jean Dreze
Edition: Hardcover

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5.0 out of 5 stars Eye opening!, 28 Oct. 2013
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A fine tribute to the Indian intelligentsia by Dr. Sen and Dr. Dreze. Harsh realities of India supported by research, facts and data show that the country has a long way to go! The disconnect between the masses and the so called 'middle' and 'high' classes is revealing. The authors have often used the word 'dismal' in this book and it is a very apt word for describing the dire situation which calls for urgent action and remedy. a wake up call for all those living in their 'iron gated' communities to look beyond and they will not have go much far to discover what lies beneath the dazzling malls, cinemas and high rises of Indian metropolis.


The Essential Writings (Oxford World's Classics)
The Essential Writings (Oxford World's Classics)
by Mahatma Gandhi
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.49

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5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful compilation of immortal words, 4 Oct. 2013
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This book can be judged from it's cover! for the cover is good as the contents inside. The introduction gives a brief but complete account of Gandhi's evolution. His important writings and words have been carefully collected and summarized by the author. Gandhi the philospher, thinker, politician and saint, all shades and colours of the man are evident through his writings, his thoughts are powerful enough to transform and his actions even more potent. Fitting tribute to one of the greatest men 'who ever walked upon this earth'.


Sonja Schlesin: Gandhi's South African Secretary
Sonja Schlesin: Gandhi's South African Secretary
by George Paxton
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Sonja Schlesin finally gets her rightful place!, 29 Aug. 2013
The alluring biography of Sonja Schlesin is a significant piece of work as she not only played a critical role in Gandhi's life but also she was a reformer and a dedicated social worker in her own right. The 'Satyagraha' movement in South Africa owes much to her sacrifice and contribution, and this monumental work of George Paxton, finally establishes her place firmly in history as well in the hearts of readers.


Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire
Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire
by Alex von Tunzelmann
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Unique take on some of the most controversial historical events, 28 Aug. 2013
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I had never thought that history can be made to sound so interesting, before I picked up this book.
The author Alex Von Tunzelmann is a great story teller, to narrate the saga of India's independence, followed by a bloody partition and its aftermath with so much elan, combining both style and substance, is novel to say the least. Where it is easy for bias to creep in, the author has done remarkable justice to the characters and events by not taking sides. The effect created is of a high voltage drama replete with emotions, sarcasm, controversies, intrigues, passions, revenge, gossips set againt hard hitting reality, that will touch, stir and amuse readers. Edwina Mountabatten inspite of her flaws, stands out as she defies norms and conventions and re-defines prototype. Subtle and in some passages obvious reference made to the lowly status, struggle and porgress made by women, particularly Indian women stands out and appealed to my feminist tendencies.
The book has much to recommend itself even to a person with less interest in history or India, for it is an exquisite tale, that will delight and enrapture.


Pride and Prejudice (Puffin Classics)
Pride and Prejudice (Puffin Classics)
by Jane Austen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Will make your heart flutter!, 8 Aug. 2013
From it's very famous opening line till it's almost predictable, fairy tale ending, it's amazing how Jane Austen managed to capture not only the imagination but also the hearts of her readers, almost some 200 years back. The protrayal of Mr. Darcy as a proud but rich, smart and handsome man and of Elizabeth as a strong, beautiful woman with a mind of her own, is captivating to say the least. The other characters especially Jane, Lydia, Wickham, Bingley, Collins and Lady Catherine show the different shades and sides of human character and nature. It is also important as a commentary on the existing social norms of the time, the sarcasm underlining the description of the 'rich and fashionable' is hard to miss!


The Indian Autobiographies in English
The Indian Autobiographies in English
by R. C.P. Sinha
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.95

5.0 out of 5 stars A book which shatters many myths about Indian literary tradition!, 31 July 2013
This book is a great read, not only is it based on in-depth research but it also gives a peek into lives of some of the 'movers and makers' of mordern India. It succeeds in dispelling many myths which are often associated with India and Indian literary works, by giving due place and recognition to the tradition of autobiographical writing since ancient and medieval eras. It also shatters another common perception that Indians were diffident and shy about revealing details of their private moments and inner most thoughts, by citing some paragraphs from their books to the contrary. The author has done a fantastic job by leaving a legacy in the form of this work, which is invaluable not only for Indian literature but also for Indians at large. Each chapter reveals something new and extraordinary, even about much talked and written about figures like; Gandhi, Nehru and Tagore.


Things Fall Apart (Penguin Red Classics)
Things Fall Apart (Penguin Red Classics)
by Chinua Achebe
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but failed to leave a mark, 26 July 2013
Exciting as it gives a good account of an often less talked about, written about, territory of Africa. Okonowo the central character did not arouse my sympathy. His typical chauvinistic attitude and behaviour, often devoid of wisdom, struck me as rash and cruel, especially his involvement in Ikemefuna's murder. Also what I found striking was the appalling treatment of women, their being treated like chattels rather than human beings. The arrival of missionaries, their tricks and manoeuvres, their sweet talk while holding a thick stick is so typical of imperialists across the world.


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