I have been writing notes on books all my adult life. The first I can remember is Oswald Spengler’s Decline of the West (Reviewed in 1962). Thereafter, many got lost in shifting residences. Of late, my hunger for reading has returned.

I call these ‘Notes on Books’ rather than Book Reviews (which is how my secretary views them) because they cover all kinds of books – including pulp fiction. Being a reader of books is a curse. You read and read and read. Then scribble and scribble and scribble. Both are a curse. One of my daughters wanted them pulled together and bound – as is my wont.

Note: Not to be taken seriously as writing as scribbles.


Volume I

Notes on Books 1-100

S. No.Book TitlesPage


1.Notes on S.S. Gill: Pathology of Corruption (Delhi, Harper Collins, 1998).1-5
2.Notes on Julian Barnes: The Sense of an Ending (London, Vintage, 2011).6-7
3.Notes on Michael Ondaatje: The Cat’s Table (London, Jonathan Cape 2011)8-10
4.Notes on H.M. Naqvi: Home Boy (Harper Collins, 2010)11-12
5.Notes on Hari Kunzru: God without Men [London, Penguin (Hamish Hamitton, 2011)]13-15
6.Notes on Nabarun Bhattacharya: Harbart (Tranquebar Press, New Delhi, 2011-Translated by Arunava Sinha)16-17
7.Notes on: Timeri Murari: The Taliban Cricket Club (New Delhi, Aleph, 2012)18-19
8.Notes on Radkris:The Adventure of Black Drop: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure (Chennai, Prosody Press, India)20-21
9.Notes on Aarthi Ramachandran: Decoding Rahul Gandhi (Chennai, Tranquebar Press, 2012)22-25
10.Notes on J.K. Rowling: The Casual Vacancy (London, Hachette, 2012)26-27
11.Notes on Vijay Prashad: Namaste Sharon: Hindutva and Sharonism under US Hegemony (New Delhi, Leftword Books, 2003)28-29
12.Notes on Andrew Roberts: The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War (London, Penguin Books, 2010)30-32
13.Notes on E.H. Gombrich: A Little History of the World (London, Yale University Press, 2008)33-34
14.Notes on Roopa Farooki: The Flying Man (London Headline Notes on, Hachette, 2012)35-37
15.Notes on Alexander Khan: Orphans of Islam: No one will listen. No one will help (London, Harper, 2012)38-39
16.Notes on K. Sridhar: Twice Written (Mumbai, Popular Prakashan, 2011)40-41
17.Notes on R.K. Sawhney, Arun Sahgal Gurmeet Kanwal: Afghanistan – A Role for India (New Delhi, K.W. Publishers Ltd., 2011)42-43
18.Notes on Nikita Sud: Liberalization Hindu Nationalism and the State (New Delhi, Oxford, 2012)44-46
19.Notes on Saswati Sengupta: The Song Seekers (New Delhi, Zubaan, 2011)47-49
20.Notes on Musharraf Ali Farooqi: Between Clay and Dust (New Delhi, Rupa, 2012)50-53
21.Notes on Upendra Namburi: 31-A Thriller (Chennai, Westland Ltd., 2012)54-56
22.Notes on John Grisham: The Racketeer (London, Hodder and Stoughton, 2012)57-58
23.Notes on Goce Smilevski: Freud’s Sister (New York, Penguin Books, 2012)59-62
24.Notes on Edward Luce: Time to Start Thinking: America and the Spectre of Decline (London, Little Brown, 2012)63-65
25.Notes on Romain Hayes: Bose in Nazi Germany (Noida, Random House India, 2011)66-69
26.Notes on Nirupama Subramanium: Intermission (Noida, Harper Collins, 2012)70-72
27.Notes on Nikita Lalwani: The Village (New Delhi, Penguin, Viking, 2012)73-76
28.Notes on B.R. Agarwala: Our Judiciary (New Delhi, National Book, 3rd Edition)77-78
29.Notes on Rukmini Anandani: A Mysterious Death at Sainik Farm (Delhi, Rupa, 2012)79-81
30.Notes on Riswan Qaiser: Resisting Colonialism and Communal Politics: Maulana Azad and the making of the Indian Nation (Delhi, Manohar, 2011)82-84
31.Notes on John Grisham: Calico Joe (London, Hodder and Stoughton, 2012)85-87
32.Notes on Joydeep Roy – Bhattacharya: The Story Teller of Marrakesh (New York , Times Book Review, 2011)88-93
33.Notes on Anjali and Joseph: Saraswati Park (Delhi, Harper Collins, 2010)94-96
34.Notes on Steven Pinker:The Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence has Declined (London, Viking, 2011)97-99
35.Notes on Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni: The Palace of Illusions (London, Picador, 2008)100-101
36.Notes on Robert Service: Trotsky: A Biography (London, Pan Books, 2010)102-105
37.Notes on H.R.F Keating: Under a Monsoon Cloud: An Inspector Ghote Mystery (London, Penguin Books Edition, 2011)106-108
38.Notes on Anurag Mathur: The Department of Denials: (Penguin, New Delhi, 2002)109-113
39.Notes on Padgett, Powell: The Interrogative Mood (New York, Ecco/ Harper Collins, 2010)114-118
40.Notes on Amitabh Bagchi: The Householder (New Delhi, Fourth Estate, 2012)119-121
41.Notes on Sarah Winman: When God was a Rabbit (London, Headline, 2011)122-125
42.Notes on Dave Prager: Delicious Delhi: Inside India’s Incredible Capital (New Delhi, Harper Collins/India Today Group, 2011)126-128
43.Notes on Mark Gimenez: The Governor’s wife (London, Sphere, 2012)129-131
44.Notes on Mosab Hassan Yousef with Ron Brackin: Son of Hamas (Mumbai, Jaico., 2011)132-136
45.Notes on Janathan Glancey: Nagaland: A Journey to India’s forgotten Frontier (London, Faber and Faber, 2011)137-140
46.Notes on Meenal Baghel: Death in Mumbai: A True story (Noida, Random House, 2011)141-144
47.Notes on Judy Balan: Two Fates: The Story of My Divorce (Chennai, Westland Ltd., 2011)145-150
48.Notes on Katherine Boo: Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity (New Delhi, Hamish Hamilton, 2012)151-155
49.Notes on Frank Dikotter: Mao’s Great Famine (London, Bloomsbury, 2010)156-162
50.Notes on Ambai: Fish in a Dwindling Lake (New Delhi, Penguin Books, 2012 – Translated Lakshmi Holmstrom Ambai is the nom-de-plume of Dr. C.S. Lakshmi)163-167
51.Notes on Prasannan Parthasarathi: Why Europe Grew Rich and Asia Did Not: Global Economic Divergence 1600 – 1850 (Delhi, Cambridge University Press, 2011)168-172
52.Notes on Saeed Akhtar Mirza: The Monk, The Moor and Moses Ben Jalloun (New Delhi, Fourth Estate, 2012)173-175
53.Notes on Vikram Seth: The Rivered Earth (New Delhi, Penguin, 2011)176-179
54.Notes on Sudhir and Katharina Kakar: The Indians: Portrait of a People (New Delhi, Penguin, 2007)180-183
55.Notes on Manju Gupta and Azeem Ahmed Khan: The story of William Shakespeare (New Delhi, General Press, 2010)184-185
56.Notes on M.J. Akbar: Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan (Noida, Harper Collins, 2011)186-189
57.Notes on Venetia Porter with M.A.S. Abdul Hakeem, Karen Armstrong Robert Irwin High Kennedy and Ziauddin Sardar! Hajj:Journey to the Heart of Islam (New Delhi, Roli Books, 2012)190-193
58.Notes on Anthony Horowitz: The House of Silk: The New Sherlock Holmes (London, Orion Books, 2011)194-196
59.Notes on Khalid Malik: Why China Has Grown So Fast for So Long) (New Delhi, Oxford, 2012)197-202
61Notes on Jonathan Fenby: Tiger Head Snake Tails: China Today; How it Got There and Where it is Heading (2012, London, Simon and Schuster).
62.Notes on Yann Martel: Beatrice and Virgil (New Delhi, Hamish Hamilton, 2010)203-205
61.Notes on Jagdish Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya: India’s Reforms: How they produced Inclusive Growth (New York, Oxford University Press, 2012)206-207
62.Notes on Simone Panter – Brick: Gandhi and Nationalism: The Path to Indian Independence (New Delhi, Viva Books, 2012)208-210
63.Notes on Zoya Hasan: Congress After India Policy, Power, Political Change 1934 – 2009 (New Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2012)211-213
64.Notes on Jessica Douglas – House: A Glimpse of Empire (New Delhi, Rain Tree, 2012)214-217
65.Notes on Cullen Murphy: God’s Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Making World (London, Allen Lane, 2012)218-223
66.Notes on Chetan Bhagat: What Young India wants (Delhi, Rupa, 2012)224-226
67.Notes on Shoba Narayan: Return to India: A Memoir (New Delhi, Rain Tree (Rupa), 2012)227-232
68.Notes on Naguib Mahfouz: Before the Throne: Dialogues with Egypt’s Great from Menes to Anwar Sadat (New York, Anchor, 2009)233-240
69.Notes on Rupa Bajwa: The Sari Shop (Delhi, Penguin, 2004)241-245
70.Notes on Martyn Whittock: A brief History of the Third Reich (London, Robinson, 2011)246-248
71.Notes on G.P. Singh: Hinduism in Manipur (Delhi, Gyan, 2012)249-251
72.Notes on Irshad Manji: Allah Liberty and Love (New Delhi, Simon and Schuster, 2011)252
73.Notes on C.M. Lala: Celebration of the Cells: Letters from a Cancer Survivor (Delhi, Penguin, 2001)253-254
74.Notes on Jan – R Siekmann: The Logic of Autonomy Law, Morality and Autonomous Reasoning (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2012)255-258
75.Notes on Farzana Doctor: Stealing Nasreen (New Delhi, Rupa, 2012)259-260
76.Notes on Shiv Kant Jha: On the Loom of Time (New Delhi, Taxmann Publications, 2012)261-263
77.Notes on Anita Nair: Malabar Mind: Poems (New Delhi, Harper Collins)264-270
78.Notes on Mark Haddon: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (Oxford, David Fickling Books, 2003)271-272
79.Notes on Musharraf Ali Farooqui and Michelle Farooqui: Rabbit Rap: A Fable for the 21st Century (New Delhi, Penguin – Viking, 2012)273-274
80.Notes on Fareed Zakaria: The Post American World: and the Rise of the Rest (New Delhi, Penguin Books, 2009)275-278
81.Notes on Kwasi Kwarteng: Ghosts of Empire: Britain’s Legacies to the Modern World (London, Bloomsbury, 2012)279-282
82.Notes on Yuvraj Singh: The Test of My Life (Noida, Random House, 2013)283-285
83.Notes on Shobhaa De: Shethji (New Delhi, Penguin, 2012)286-287
84.Notes on Kiran Nagarkar: Ravan and Eddie (New Delhi, Harper Collins, 2012 – originally published by Penguin in 1995).288-290
85.Notes on Kiran Nagarkar: The Extras (New Delhi, Fourth Estate, 2012)291-292
86.Notes on Kiran Nagarkar: God’s Little Soldier (Noida, Harper Collins, 2006)293-295
87.Notes on Mohammed Stryder: October Coup: A Memoir on the struggle for Hyderabad (Lotus Roli Books, 2012)296-300
88.Notes on Monobina Gupta: Didi: A Political Biography (New Delhi Harper Collins, 2012)301-304
89.Notes on William Jackson: Gypsy Escapades (New Delhi, Rupa, 2012)305-308
90.Notes on Joseph Stiglitz: Globalization and its Discontents (Delhi, Penguin, 2002)309-312
91.Notes on Kalpish Ratna: Once Upon a Hill (New Delhi, Harper Collins, 2012)313-315
92.Notes on Hugh Pope: Dining with Al-Qaeda: Three Decades Exploring the Many worlds of the Middle East (New York, Thomas Dunne Books, 2010)316-319
93.Notes on Sue Grafton: “G” is for Gumshoe (New York, Random House, 1991)320
94.Notes on Robert Service: Stalin: A Biography (London, Pan Books, 2010 – originally published 2004)321-332
95.Notes on Jack Weatherford: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World (New York, Random House, 2004)333-337
96.Notes on Jack Weatherford: The Secret History of The Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued his Empire(New York, Broadway Paperbacks, 2010)338-340
97.Notes on David Lodge: A Man of Parts (London, Vintage Books, 2012)341-344
98.Notes on Laxmi Tendulkar Dhaul: In the Shadow of Freedom: Three Lives in Hitler’s Germany and Gandhi’s India (New Delhi Zubaan Books, 2013)345-347
99.Notes on J.K. Mittal: Right to Equality in India: An Introduction (New Delhi, Satyam Law International, 2012)348-350
100.Notes on Fali S. Nariman: The State of the Nation (New Delhi, Hay House India, 2013)351-356
Volume II

Notes on Books 101 to 200

101.Notes on Wendell Rodricks: The Green Room (New Delhi, Rain Tree, 2013)357-358
102.Notes on Robert Hutchinson: Garden of Fools (New Delhi, Palimpest, 2012)359-364
103.Notes on Niall Ferguson: The Great Illusion: How Institutions Decay and Economics Die (London, Allen Lane, 2012)365-366
104.Notes on Nelofar Currimbhoy: The Inspiring Life of my Mother: Shahnaz Husain (New Delhi, Hachette, 2012)367-369
105.Notes on Bertil Lintner: Great Game East: India China and the Struggle for India’s Most Volatile Frontier (2012, New Delhi, Harper Collins)370-371
106.Notes on Yang Jisheng:Tombstone: The Untold Story of Mao’s Great Famine (London, Allen Lane, 2012)372-378
107.Notes on Chandra Mallampalli: Race Religion and Law in Colonial India: Trials of an Interracial Family (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2012 Edition)379-384
108.Notes on Shimon Lev: Soulmates: The Story of Mahatma Gandhi and Hermann Kallenbach (Hyderabad, Orient Black Swan, 2012)385-390
109.Notes on J.T.F. Jordens: Gandhi’s Religion a Homespun Shawl (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1998)391-396
110.Notes on Faisal Devji: The Impossible Indian: Gandhi and the Temptation of Violence (Cambridge Mass.,Harvard University Press, 2012)397-400
111.Notes on Mushirul Hasan: Faith and Freedom: Gandhi in History (New Delhi, Niyogi Books, 2013)401-404
112.Notes on Roderick Matthews: Jinnah vs Gandhi (Gurgaon, Hachette, India, 2012)405-409
113.Notes on Sudheendra Kulkarni: Music of the Spinning Wheel: Mahatma Gandhi’s Manifesto for the Internet Age (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2012)410-413
114.Notes on Douglas E. Haynes: Small Town Capitalism in Western India: Artisans, Merchants and the Making of the Informal Economy 1870-1960 (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2012)414-419
115.Notes on Farzana Shaikh:Community and Consensus in Islam: Muslim Representation in Colonial India (New Delhi, Imprint One, 2012 – Originally published 1989)420-426
116.Notes on V.S. Naipaul: Guerrillas (London, Andre Deutsch (1975), Penguin, 1976)427
117.Notes on Karen Armstrong: The Battle for God:

Fundamentalism in Judaism, Christianity and Islam (London, Harper Perennial, 2004)

118.Notes on Michael Burawoy: Manufacturing Consent: Changes in the Labour Process under Monopoly Capitalism (Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1982)442-448
119.Notes on Tarzie Vittachi:The Brown Sahib (London, Andre Deutsch, 1962)449-455
120.Notes on Pranav Jani: Decentering Rushdie Cosmopolitanism and the Indian Novel in English (Hyderabad, Orient Blackswan, 2010)456-463
121.The Economic Crisis: Book Notes on – Austerity at a time of Depression464
122.Notes on Amish: The Oath of the Vayuputras (Chennai, Westland, 2013)465-466
123.Notes on Ian McEwan: Atonement (London, Jonathan Cape, 2001)467-469
124.Notes on Avon: The Impressionists Handbook (Isle of Anglesey, S.Webb and Son, 2000)470-471
125.Notes on Krishna Jha and Dhirendra K. Jha: Ayodhya: The Dark Night – The Secret Appearance of Rama’s Appearance in Babri Masjid: 22 Dec 1949 (New Delhi, Harper Collins, 2012)472-477
126.Notes on Imtiaz Gul: The Most Dangerous Place: Pakistan’s Lawless Frontier (London, Penguin, 2010)478-484
127.Notes on Perry Anderson: The Indian Ideology (Delhi, Three Essays Collective, 2012)485-491
128.Notes on Kota Neelima: Shoes of the Dead (Delhi, Rupa, 2013)492-494
129.Notes on Aditya Nigam: After Utopia: Modernity Socialism and the Post Colony (New Delhi, Viva Books, 2010)495-499
130.Notes on James Wellman Jr and Clark B. Lombardi (ed):Religion and Human Security: A Global Perspective (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012)500-509
131.Notes on Timothy Samuel Shah, Alfred Stepan, Monica Duffy Toft (ed): Rethinking Religion and World Affairs (Oxford, Oxford University, 2012)510-512
132.Notes on N.Vittal: Corruption in India: The Roadblock to Prosperity (New Delhi Academic Foundation, 2003)513-516
133.Notes on Bipan Chandra: In the Name of Democracy: JP Movement and the Emergency (New Delhi, Penguin Books, 2003)517-524
134.Notes on Romit Bagchi: Gorkhaland: Crisis of Statehood (New Delhi, Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd., 2012)525-527
135.Notes on Gillian Flynn: Gone Girl (London, Phoenix, 2012)528-529
136.Notes on Robin Sharma: The Secret Letter of the Monk who sold his Ferrari (Delhi, Jaico Publishing House, 2013)530-534
137.Notes on Manil Suri: The City of Devi (London, Bloomsbury, 2013)535-536
138.Notes on Gopal Guru and Sundar Sarukkai: The Cracked Mirror: An Indian Debate on Experience and Theory (New Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2013)537-540
139.Notes on Ann Patchett: State of Wonder (London Bloomsbury, Indian edition, 2012)541-542
140.Notes on Gopal Krishna Gandhi: My dear Bapu: Letters from (Rajagopalacharya to Mohandas Karamchand Ghandhi, Devdas Gandhi and Gopalkrishna Gandhi (Delhi, Penguin Viking, 2013)543-546
141.Notes on Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart (1994 edition, New York Anchor books, originally 1959)547-549
142.Notes on Balaraba Ramat Yakubu: Sin is a puppy that follows you Home (Chennai, Tranquebar Press, 2012 – translated from the Hansa by Aliyu Kamal)550-551
143.Notes on Peter Bergen: The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al Qaeda (New Delhi, Simon and Schuster, 2011)552-556
144.Notes on Preeti Shenoy: Life is what you make it: A Story of love, hope and how determination can overcome even destiny (New Delhi, Srishti Publications, 2011)557-558
145.Notes on Dhires Bhattacharyya: A Concise History of the Indian Economy: From the Mid-Eighteenth Century (Kolkata, Progressive Publishers, 2007)559-561
146.Notes on Rahul Pandita: Our Moon Has Blood Clots: The Exodus of Kashmir Pandits (Noida, Random House India, 2013)562-566
147.Notes on Ian Talbot: Pakistan: A Modern History (London, Colthurst and Co. Publishers Ltd., 2009 – distributed in India by Foundation Books of New Delhi)567-571
148.Notes on Amitava Kumar: Bombay London New York: A Literary Journey (New Delhi, Penguin, 2002)572-574
149.Notes on Farrukh Dhondy: London Company (Gurgaon, Hachette India, 2012)575-578
150.Notes on Howard Jacobson: Zoo Time (New Delhi, Bloomsbury Publishing India Ltd., 2012)579-583
151.Notes on Vivek Dehejia and Rupa Subramanya: Indianomix: Making Sense of Modern India (Noida, Random House, 2012)584-588
152.Notes on Donald Thomas: The Execution of Sherlock Holmes (2013, Mumbai, Jaico)Notes on Donald Thomas: New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Mumbai, Jaico, 2013)589-592
153Notes on Mayank Austen Soofi: Nobody can love you More: Life in Delhi’s Red Light District (New Delhi, Penguin Viking, 2012)593-597
154Notes on Abhisar Sharma: The Eye Of The Predator (Gurgaon, Hachette India, 2010) and Abhisar Sharma: The Edge Of The Machete (Delhi, Westland, 2012)

Note: This is two parts of a trilogy where the third book is titled The Dark Side Of Me is yet to come.

155.Notes on Kavita Daswani: Bombay Girl (Noida, Harpercollins, 2012)605-606
156.Notes on William Dalrymple: Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan (London, Bloomsbury, 2013)607-611
157.Notes on James Diamond: The World Until Yesterday: What We Can Learn From Traditional Societies (London, Allen Lane, 2012)612-615
158.Notes on Rhonda Byrne: The Magic (London, Simon and Schuster, 2012)616-617
159.Notes on Lee Child: 61 Hours (London, Bantam Press, 2010)618-619
160.Notes on Ramin Jahanvegloo: The Gandhian Moment (Cambridge Mass, Harvard University Press, 2013)620-624
161.Notes on Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan: Cold Feet (New Delhi, Penguin, 2012)625-629
162.Notes on Ovidia Yu: Miss Moorthy Investigates (Delhi, Westland, 2012)630
163.Notes on David Graeber: Debt: the First 5000 Year (London, Allen Lane (Penguin), 2011)631-635
164.Notes on Piyush Jha: Mumbaistan: 3 Explosive Crime Thrillers (New Delhi, Rupa, 2012)636-637
165.Notes on Madhumita Bhattacharya: The Masala Murder (London, Pan Macmillan, 2012)638-639
166.Notes on Parul A. Mittal: Arranged Love: Can it get more complicated? (New Delhi, Penguin, 2012)640-644
167.Notes on Ram Narayan Kumar: Martyred But Not Tamed: The Politics of Resistance in the Middle East (New Delhi, Sage Publication, 2012)645-652
168.Notes on Mridula Koshy: Not only the Things that have Happened (New Delhi, Fourth Estate, 2012)653-659
169.Notes on Alison McQueen: The Secret children (London, Orion, 2012)660-661
170.Notes on Dimitri Friedman: The Ravines: A Novel Based on the Life of Phoolan Devi (New Delhi, Rupa, 2012)662-665
171.Notes on Yatindra Singh: Musings of a Judge (Nagpur, All India Reporter, 2013)666-667
172.Notes on Saadiya Suleman: Professional Ethics and Advertising by lawyers (New Delhi, Universal, 2013)668-669
173.Notes on Namita Gokhale: Priya: In Incredible Indyaa (New Delhi, Penguin, Viking, 2011)670-672
174.Notes on Akhila Prasad: A Dog can Teach your child better Than You (New Delhi, Abhinav Publications, 2013)673-674
175.Notes on Mohammad Yunus: Bhutto and the Breakup of Pakistan (Karachi, Oxford, 2011)675-680
176.Notes on Santosh Paul(ed) Choosing Hammurabi Debates on Judicial Appointments (Gurgaon, Lexis-Nexis, 2013)681-682
177.Notes on Nirendra Dev: Modi to Moditva: An Uncensored Truth (New Delhi, Manas Publications, 2012)683-686
178.Notes on John Lall: Fading Portrait in a Gilded Frame (New Delhi, Roli Books, 2012)687-691
179.Notes on Fatima Bhutto: Songs of Blood and Sword: A Daughters memoir (New Delhi, Penguin, 2010)692-696
180.Notes on Annick Cojean: Gaddafi’s Harem: The Story of a Young woman and the Abuses of Power in Libya (London, Grove Press, 2013 Translation)697-701
181.Notes on Janaki Lenin: My Husband and Other Animals (Chennai, Westland, 2012)702-703
182.Notes on Emma Donoghue: Astray (London, Picador, 2013)704-707
183.Notes on Martin E.P. Seligman: Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment (London, Nicholas Brearley, 2011)

Note: 2011 reprint of 2003 book.

184.Notes on Maria Aurora Couto: Filomena’s Journeys: A Portrait of a marriage a Family and a culture (New Delhi, Aleph, 2013)711-716
185.Notes on Nadeem Aslam: The Blind Man’s Garden (Noida, Random House, 2013)717-721
186.Notes on Daniel Kanstroom: Aftermath: Deportation Law and the New American Diaspora (New York, Oxford, 2013)722-726
187.Notes on Julia Keay: Farzana: The Tempestuous Life and Times of Begum Samru (Noida, Harper Collins, 2013)727-733
188.Notes on Navtej Sarna: Winter Evenings (New Delhi Rupa, 2012)734
189.Notes on Ravinder Singh: Like it Happened Yesterday (New Delhi, Penguin Metro Reading, 2013)735
190.Notes on Sandip Deb: The Last War (Oxford, Macmillan (Published in India by Pan Macmillan), 2013)736-741
191.Notes on Jessica Faleiro: Afterlife: Ghost Stories from Goa (New Delhi, Rupa, 2012)742
192.Notes on Kusum Chopra: Mastani (New Delhi, Rupa, 2012)743-744
193.Notes on Rajeev Jacob: The Great Mogul (New Delhi, Lancer Books, 2013)745-746
194.Notes on Harsha V. Dehejia: Parul: A Love Story (New Delhi, Lotus Collection Roli Books, 2013)747-757
195.Notes on Jaina Sanga: Silk, Fish, Opium (Chennai, Tranquebar, 2012)758-759
196.Notes on Kishwar Desai: The Sea of Innocence (London. Simon & Schuster UK Ltd., 2013)760-761
197.Notes on Chetan Raj Shrestha: The King’s Harvest Two Novellas (New Delhi, Aleph, 2013)762-766
198.Notes on Khushwant Singh: Khushwantnama: The Lessons of My life (New Delhi, Penguin/Viking, 2013)767-771
199.Notes on Bapsi Sidhwa: Their Language of Love (New Delhi, Penguin/Viking, 2013)772-773
200*Notes on Ashwin Sanghi: Chanakya’s Chant (New Delhi, Westland Books, 2010)774-777
Volume III

Notes on Books 201-300

201Notes on Vatsala Samant: Rx ‘Take Thou’: The Autobiography of Padmashree Dr. Vatsala Samant, M.D. (Pune, Private Publication, 2014)778-781
202Notes on Ashwin Sanghi: The Krishna Key (Chennai, Westland Ltd., 2012)782-784
203Notes on Ashwin Sanghi: The Rozabal Line (Chennai, Westland Ltd., 2008)785-790
204Notes on Amiya P. Sen: Rammohun Roy:A Critical Biography (New Delhi, Penguin Viking, 2012)791-794
205Notes on Srikumar Sen: The Skinning Tree (London, Pan Mac Millan, 2012)795-796
206Notes on Nayomi Munaweera: Island of a Thousand Mirrors (New Delhi, Hachette India, 2013)797-798
207Notes on Jayant Kripalani: New Market Tales (New Delhi, Picador India, 2013)799-800
208Notes on Ajay Navaria: Unclaimed terrain (Delhi, Navayana, 2013)

Note: Translated by Laura Brueck

209Notes on V. Raghunathan: Games Indians Play: Why we are what we are (New Delhi, Penguin Books, 2007)803-806
210Notes on Aroon Raman: The Treasure of Kafur (London, Pan Mac Millan, 2013)807-808
211Notes on Neeraj Pandey: Ghalib Danger (New Delhi, Penguin, 2013)809-810
212Notes on Peggy Mohan: The Youngest Suspect (New Delhi, Harper Collins, 2012)811-814
213Notes on Rajorshi Chakraborti: Lost Men (New Delhi, Hachette, 2013)815-817
214Notes on Bhaskar Ghose: The Teller of Tales (New Delhi, Penguin Books, 2012)818-820
215Notes on Life Span Research Foundation: Max Muller on Indian Life and Thought (New Delhi, Life Span Research Foundation, 2013)821-822
216Notes on Jerry Pinto: Helen The Life and Times of a Bollywood II – Bomb (New Delhi, Penguin, 2006)823-824
217Notes on Christopher Snedden: Kashmir: The Unwritten History (New Delhi, Harper Collins, 2013)825-829
218Notes on Neel Kamal Puri: Remember to Forget (New Delhi, Rupa, 2012)830-832
219Notes on Rabisankar Bal: Dozakhnama Conversations in Hell (Noida, Random House India, 2012)

Note: Translated by Arunava Sinha

220Notes on Justin Pollard: The Interesting Bits: The History you Might have (London, John Murray, 2007)841-842
221Notes on Shauna Singh Baldwin: The Selector of Souls: A Novel (New Delhi, Simon & Schuster, 2012)843-845
222Notes on Rajal Pitroda: Starstruck (New Delhi, Harper Collins with India Today Group, 2011)846-847
223.Notes on David Baldacci: King and Maxwell (London, Macmillan, 2013)848
224Notes on Sudarshan Pruthi: Indian Nobel Laureates (New Delhi, Life Span Publishers and Distributors, 2013)849-853
225Notes on Sebastian Faulks: A Possible Life (London, Vintage Books, 2013)854-858
226Notes on Attia Hosain: Distant Traveller: New and Selected Fiction (New Delhi, Women Unlimited, 2013)859-860
227Notes on Kingshuk Nag: The NAMO Story: A Political Life (New Delhi, Roli Books, 2013)861-866
228Notes on Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay: Narendra Modi: The Man. The Times (New Delhi, Tranquebar Press, 2013)867-872
229Notes on Fernando Morais: A Warrior’s Life: A Biography of Paulo Coelho (London, Harper Collins, 2008)873-880
230Notes on Pankaj Mishra: The Romantics: A Novel (London, Picador, 1999)881-882
231Notes on Pankaj Mishra: From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and The Remaking of Asia (London, Penguins, 2013)883-890
232Notes on Pankaj Mishra: Butter Chicken in Ludhiana: Travels in Small Time India (New Delhi, Penguin, 1995)891-894
233Notes on Pankaj Mishra: Temptations of the West: How to be Modern in India and Beyond (New Delhi, Penguin, 2006)895-901
234Notes on Sagheer Afzal: The Reluctant Mullah (London, Halban, 2010)902-905
235Notes on Thomas Piketty: Capital in the Twenty first century (Cambridge Mass, Harvard University Press, 2014)906-909
236Notes on Makarand R. Paranjape: Body Offering (New Delhi, Rupa, 2013)910-912
237Notes on Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni: Arranged Marriage (London, Black Swan, 1997)913-914
238Notes on Chitra Divakaruni: The Lives of Strangers (London, Abacus, 2005)915-916
239Notes on Lesley Hazleton: The First Muslim: The story of Muhammad (London, Atlantic Books, 2013)917-919
240Notes on Javier Marias: The Infatuations (London, Penguin, 2004)920-924
241Notes on Aruni Kashyap: The House with a Thousand Stories (New Delhi, Penguin/Viking, 2013)925-927
242Notes on Martin Harry Greenberg and Carol-lynn Rossell Waugh & (ed). The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (New York, Carroll and Graf Publishers 1987, 1987)928
243Notes on Indu Sundaresan: Shadow Princess (New Delhi, Harper Collins, 2010)929-930
244Notes on Frithjof Schuon: Understanding Islam (New Delhi, New Age Books, 2005)931-935
245Notes on Leslie Brown Halper and Stefan Halper: Tibet: The Unfinished Story (New Delhi, Hachette, 2014)936-942
246Notes on Raza Rumi: Delhi by Heart: Impression of a Pakistani Traveller (Delhi, Harper Collins, 2013)943-947
247Notes on Terence C. Halliday, Lucien Karpik and Malcolm Feeley (ed) Fates of Political Liberalism in the British Post Colony (New Delhi, Cambridge University, 2012)948-951
248Notes on Martha C. Nussbaum: Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice (Cambridge Bass, Belknap Harvard, 2013)952-956
249Notes on Nayantara Sahgal: The Political Imagination: A Personal Response to Life, Literature and Politics (New Delhi, Harper Collins, 2014)957-958
250Notes on William Boyd: Solo: A James Bond Novel (London, Vintage Books, 2014)959
251Notes on Robert Galbraith: The Cuckoo’s calling (London, Sphere, 2013)960
252Notes on Ravi Subramaniam: Bankrupt: Desire, Greed, Murder (New Delhi, Penguin, 2013)961
253Notes on Vivek Chibber: Post Colonial Theory and the Specter of capital (New Delhi, Navayana Publishing Pvt. Ltd., 2013)962-966
254Notes on Udayan Majumdar: The Labyrinth (New Delhi, Rupa, 2013)967-968
255Notes on Neil Gaiman : The Ocean at the end of the lane (London, Headline Publishing Group, 2013)969-972
256Notes on Indu Sundaresan: The Twentieth Wife (New Delhi, Harper Collins, 2012)

Note: First published in 2002 in the USA.

257Notes on Elizabeth Gilbert: The Signature of all Things (London, Bloomsbury, 2013)976-980
258Notes on Indu Sundaresan: The Feast of Roses (New Delhi, Penguin, 2012 Edition)981-984
259Notes on Ted Riccardi: The Lost Years of Sherlock Holmes (Mumbai, Jaico, 2013 Edition)985-987
260Notes on P.C. Parakh: Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and Other Truths (Delhi, Manas Publication, 2014)988-993
261Notes on Maya Tudor: The Promise of Power: The Origins of Democracy in India and Autocracy in Pakistan (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2013)994-997
262Notes on Sanjay Baru: The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh (New Delhi, Penguin – Viking, 2014)998-1000
263Notes on Shyam Selvadurai: The Hungry Ghosts (New Delhi, Penguin – Viking, 2013)1001-1003
264Notes on Sebastian Faulks: Jeeves and the Wedding Bells: A Homage to P.G. Wode House (London, Arrow Books, 2014)1004-1005
265Notes on Samantha Shannon: The Bone Season (London, Bloomsbury, 2013)1006-1008
266Notes on Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco: Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (New Delhi, Navayana, 2013, South Asian Edition).1009-1013
267Notes on Kancha Ilaiah: Untouchable God (Kolkata, Samya, 2013)1014-1017
268Notes on Parinda Joshi: Power Play: The Game is on (Delhi, Finger Print, 2013)1018
269Notes on Indu Sundaresan: The Mountain of Light: (New Delhi, Harper Collins, 2013)1019-1021
270Notes on Rajiv Chandrasekaran: Little America: The War within the War of Afghanistan (London, Bloomsbury, 2013)1022-1025
271Notes on Jaspreet Singh: Helium (New Delhi, Bloomsbury, 2013)1026-1031
272Notes on Fatima Bhutto: The Shadow of the Crescent Moon: (New Delhi, Penguin/Viking, 2013)1032-1034
273Notes on Rumer Godden: Breakfast with the Nikolides (London, Virago, 2012)

Note: First published in 1942

274Notes on B.G. Verghese: Quintessential India (New Delhi, Tranquebar, 2014)1040-1042
275Notes on Eleanor Catton: The Luminaries (London, Granta, 2013)1043-1044
276Notes on James Astill: The Great Tamasha: Cricket, Corruption and the Turbulent Rise of Modern India (London, Bloomsbury, 2013)1045-1049
277Notes on Vijay Prasad: The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South (New Delhi, Left Word Books, 2013)1050-1054
278Notes on Jaswant Singh: India at Risk: Mistakes, Misconceptions and Misadventures of Security Policy (New Delhi, Rainlight, Rupa, 2013)1055-1058
279Notes on Jullian Assange: When Google met wikileaks (New Delhi, Navayana, 2014)1059-1062
280Notes on Harleen Singh: The Rani of Jhansi: Gender, History and Fable in India (New Delhi, Cambridge University Press, 2014)1063-1067
281Notes on Husain Haqqani: Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan The United States and an Epic History of Misunderstanding (New York, Unites States of Public Affairs, Perseus Books Group, 2013)1068-1075
282Notes on Seyyed Hossein Nasr: Islam: Religion, History, and Civilization (New York, Harper One, 2002)1076-1079
283Notes on Shanker Jaganathan: The Wisdom of the Ants (Chennai, Tranquebar, 2012)1080-1084
284Notes on Parvati Sharma: Close to Home (New Delhi, Penguin – Viking/Zubaan, 2014)1085-1089
285Notes on Dilip Hiro: Inside Central Asia: A Political and Cultural History of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Iran (New Delhi, Harper Collins, 2009)1090-1094
286Notes on Manisha Sethi: Kafkaland Prejudice, Law and Counterterrorism in India (Gurgaon, Three Essays Collective, 2014)1095-1098
287Notes on Robert Alexy: A Theory of Constitutional Rights (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2002)1099-1102
288Notes on Sachin Tendulkar:Playing It my Way My Autobiography (London, Hodder and Stoughton, 2014)1103-1104
289Notes on Rajdeep Sardesai: 2014: The Election That Changed India (New Delhi, Penguin, Viking, 2014)1105-1107
290Notes on Ashwani Kumar: Community Warriors: State, Peasants and Caste Armies in Bihar (London, Anthem Press, 2008)1108-1111
291Notes on Githa Hariharan: Almost Home Cities and Other Places (New Delhi, Fourth Estate, 2014)1112-1114
292Notes on Sujata Anandan: Hindu Hriday Samrat: How the Shiv Sena changed Mumbai Forever (New Delhi, Harper Collins, 2014)1115-1120
293Notes on Ira Trivedi: India in Love: Marriage and Sexuality in The 21st Century (New Delhi, Aleph, 2014)1121-1123
294Notes on Reza Aslan: No God But God: The Origins, Education, and Future of Islam (New York, Random House, 2006)1124-1134
295Notes on Madhu Purnima Kishwar: Modi Muslims and Media: Voices from Narendra Modi’s Gujarat (New Delhi, Manushi Publications, 2014)1135-1138
296Notes on Chetan Bhagat: Half Girlfriend (New Delhi, Rupa, 2014)1139
297Notes on Sudarsh Menon: The Sterling Bull and Other Tales (Ahmedabad, Maitreya, 2014)1140-1141
298Notes on Malala Yousufzai: (with Christina Lamb)I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban (London, Weidenfeld Nicolson, 2013)1142-1145
299Notes on David Michie: The Dalai Lama’s Cat (New Delhi, Hay House Publishers (India) Pvt. Ltd., 2013)1146-1151
300Notes on Timeri N. Murari: Chanakya Returns (New Delhi, Aleph Book Company, 2014)1152-1155
Volume IV

Notes on Books 301-400

301Notes on Joyce Yarrow & Arindam Roy: Rivers Run Back: A Cross-Cultural Saga of Love, Crime and Intertwined Destinies (New Delhi, Vitasta Publishing Pvt. Ltd., 2015)1156-1157
302Notes on Hasan Suroor: India’s Muslim Spring: Why is Nobody Talking About It? (New Delhi, Rupa Publications India Pvt. Ltd., 2014)1158-1162
303Notes on Bhawana Somaaya: Talking Cinema: Conversations with Actors and Film-makers (New Delhi, Harper Collins, 2013)1163-1166
304Notes on Dalai Lama: Beyond Religion Ethics for the Whole World (New Delhi, Harper Collins, 2012)1167-1170
305Notes on Paul Danahar: The New Middle East: The World After the Arab Spring (London, Bloomsbury, 2013)1171-1177
306Notes on Saroj Saigal: Preemie Voices: Young men and women born very prematurely describe their lives, challenges and achievements (Victoria, BC, Canada, Friesen Press, 2014)1178-1181
307Notes on Rohinton Mistry: Such a Long Journey (New Delhi, Penguin, 2002)1182-1185
308Notes on Javier Moro: The Red Sari: A Dramatized Biography of Mrs Sonia Gandhi (New Delhi, Lotus (Roli), 2015)1186-1193
309Notes on John Grisham: Gray Mountain (London, Hodder & Stoughton, 2014)1194-1195
310Notes on Vinod Mehta: Editor Unplugged: Media, Magnates, Netas and Me (New Delhi, Penguin Viking, 2014)1196-1199
311Notes on Jagmohan Bhanver: The Curse of Brahma (New Delhi, Rupa, 2015)1200-1201
312Notes on Aditya Mukherjee and Arnav Mukherjee: Karm (New Delhi, Rupa, 2015)1202-1204
313Notes on Richa Lakhera: Item Girl (New Delhi, Rupa, 2014)1205-1206
314Notes on Sharmila Kantha: Business Unusual (New Delhi, Rupa, 2015)1207-1208
315Notes on Ira Singh: The Surveyor (New Delhi, Picador, 2014)1209-1211
316Notes on Meena Kandasamy: The Gypsy Goddess (New Delhi, Fourth Estate, 2014)1212-1218
317Notes on M.R. Sharan: Tales of Reddumone The Two – Faced (Delhi, Harper Collins, 2014)1219-1221
318Notes on Reza Aslan: Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (New Delhi, Element, Harper Collins, 2013)1222-1225
319Notes on Ravinder Singh: Your Dreams are Mine Now (Gurgaon, Penguin Metro, 2014)1226-1227
320Notes on Sudeep Nagarkar: Sorry you’re Not My Type (New Delhi, Random House, 2014)1228-1229
321Notes on Aijaz Ahmad: Indian Muslims Against British Rule (New Delhi, Concept, 2014)1230-1231
322Notes on Abhinav Chandrachud: An Independent, Colonial Judiciary: A History of the Bombay High Court during the British Raj 1862-1947 (New Delhi, Oxford, 2015)1232-1234
323Notes on Ranjit Lal: The Secret of Falcon Heights (New Delhi, Penguin, 2014)1235
324Notes on Jonathan Gil Harris: The First Firangis: Remarkable Stories of Heroes, Healers, Charlatans, Courtesans & Other Foreigners who Became Indian (New Delhi, Aleph, 2015)1236-1238
325Notes on Kaushik Barua: Wind Horse (New Delhi, Harper Collins, 2013)1239-1240
326Notes on Thomas Wiber : Gandhi At First Sight (New Delhi, Roli Books, Lotus Collection, 2015)1241-1243
327Notes on Ashutosh Varshney: Battles Half Won: India’s Improbable Democracy (London, Penguin, 2015)1244-1246
328Notes on Mohsin Hamid: How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (New Delhi, Penguin, 2014)1247
329Notes on Anthony Horowitz: Moriarty: Sherlock Holmes is dead and darkness falls (London, Hachette, 2014)1248-1249
330Notes on Ravi Subramanian: God is a Gamer: Is Revenge A Crime (New Delhi, Penguin, 2014)1250
331Notes on Ronald Dworkin: Religion Without God (Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press, 2013)1251-1254
332Notes on Anand Neelakantan: Asura; Tale of the Vanquished: The Story of Ravana and His People (New Delhi, Platinum Press, 2012)1255-1258
333Notes on Raj Kamal Jha: She Will Build Him A City (New Delhi, Bloomsbury, 2015)1259-1260
334Notes on Sandip Roy: Don’t Let Him Know (New Delhi, Bloomsbury, 2015)1261
335Notes on Shweta Taneja: Cult of Chaos: An Anantya Tantrist Mystery (New Delhi, Harper Collins, 2014)1262-1263
336Notes on Amitava Ghosh: Flood of Fire (Gurgaon, Penguin, 2015)1264-1266
337Notes on Geoffrey Hindley: A Brief History of Magna Carta: The origins of Liberty, from Runnymede to Washington (London, Robinson, 2015)1267-1269
338Notes on Ajaz Ashraf: The Hour Before Dawn (New Delhi, Harper Collins, 2014)1270-1272
339Notes on Gautam Bhatia: Offend, Shock or Disturb: Free Speech under the Indian Constitution (New Delhi, Oxford, 2015)1273-1274
340Notes on Lokendra Malik: The Power of Raisana Hill:The Constitutional Position Functions and Powers of the President of India (Gurgaon, Lexis – Nexis, 2015)1275-1276
341Notes on Sumrit Shahi: Never Kiss your Best Friend (New Delhi, Rupa, 2015)1277-1280
342Notes on Amrita Tripathi: The Sibius Knot (New Delhi Fourth Estate, Imprint of Harper Collins, 2015)1281-1283
343Notes on Ritu Joshi: The Simla Paintings and Other Stories (New Delhi, Heritage Publishers, 2015)1284-1285
344Notes on Ikramullah: Regret: Two Novellas (New Delhi, Penguin, 2013)1286-


345Notes on Satyajit Ray: Feluda 1 and 2 (Gurgaon, Penguin, 2013)1291
346Notes on Wendy Doniger: The Mare’s Trap: Nature and Culture In the Kamasutra (New Delhi, Speaking Tiger, 2015)1292-1295
347Notes on Joygopal Podder: Chief Minister’s Mistress (New Delhi, Finger Print, 2015)1296
348Notes on Raja Snehadeh: Language Of War, Language Of Peace: Palestine, Israel, And The Search For Justice (London, Profile Books, 2015)1297-1300
349Notes on Bul Bul Sharma: Grey Horn Bills at Dusk: Nature Rambles through Delhi (New Delhi, Aleph, 2014)1301-1303
350Notes on Jeffrey Archer: Mightier than the Sword (London, Pan Books, 2015)1304-1305
351Notes on John Zubrzyeki: The Mysterious Mr. Jacob: Diamond Merchant, Magician and Spy (Noida, Random House, 2012)1306-1307
352Notes on Sitaraman: Whistle Blowers: When Land Sharks Baited Death (Chennai, Westland, 2014)1308-1309
353Notes on Prabhu Dayal: Karachi Halwa (New Delhi, Zorba Books, 2015)1310-1311
354Notes on Nisid Hajari: Midnights’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition (Gurgaon, Penguin Viking, 2015)1312-1317
355Notes on Uday Satpatchy: Brutal (Chennai, Westland, 2015)1318-1319
356Notes on Bill Bryson: The Road to Little Dribbling: More Noted From a Small Island (London, Transworld, 2015)1320-1323
357Notes on Gyalo Thondup And Anne F. Thurston: The Noodle Maker of Kalimpong: The Untold Story Of My Struggle For Tibet (Gurgaon, Random House, 2015)1324-1330
358Notes on Anjum Hasan: The Cosmopolitans: (London, Penguin/Hamish Hamilton, 2015)1331-1333
359Notes on Raja Rao: The Cat and Shakespeare (Haryana, Penguin Books/Modern Classics, 2014)1334-1339
360Notes on Dola Mitra: Decoding Didi: Making Sense of Mamta Banerjee (New Delhi, Rupa, 2014)1340-1343
361Notes on M.G. Arora: Messenger of Legal Knowledge (New Delhi, Lexi-Nexis- Universal, 2016)1344-1345
362Notes on Raghav Chandra: Scent of a Game (New Delhi, Rupa, 2014)1346-1347
363*Notes on James Jaffe: Ironies of Colonial Governance: Law, Custom and Justice in Colonial India (U.K., Cambridge University, 2015)1348-1350
364Notes on Royina Grewal: Babur: Conqueror of Hindustan (New Delhi, Rupa, 2015)1351-1352
365Notes on Diana & Michael Preston: A Teardrop On The Cheek Of Time: The Story Of The Taj Mahal (London, Doubleday, 2007)1353-1354
366Notes on Georgette Heyer: Why Shoot a Butler (New York, Berkeley Books, 1986 – originally 1936)1355
367Notes on Georgette Heyer: Behold Here’s Poison (New York, Bantam Books, 1973 – originally 1936)1356-1357
368Notes on Georgette Heyer: They Found Him Dead (New York, Bantam Books, 181 edition, 1970 – originally 1936)1358
369Notes on Erle Stanley Gardner: The Case Of The Half Awakened Wife (Bangalore, Master Mind Books, 2000)1359
370*Notes on Kush Kalra: Freedom of Speech and Expression (Allahabad, Central Law Publications, 2016)1360
371Notes on Sujit Choudhry, Madhav Khosla and Pratap Bhanu Mehta: The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution (New Delhi, Oxford, 2016)1361-1362
372Notes on Michael Houllebecq: Submission (London, Penguin, 2015)1363-1366
373*Notes on J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne: Harry Potter and the Accused Child (London, Little Brown, 2016)1367
374*Notes on Jonas Jonasson: The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared (London, Hesperus Nova, 2012)1368-1369
375*Notes on Orhan Pamuk: A Strangeness In My Mind (London, Penguin, 2015)1370-1374
376Notes on John Grisham: Rogue Lawyer: (London, Hodder, 2015)1375-1376
377Notes on Jamila Brij Bhushan: Sultan Raziya: Her Life and Times – A Reappraisal (New Delhi, Manohar, 2016)1377-1378
378Notes on Ratika Kapur: The Private Life of Mrs. Sharma (New Delhi, Bloomsbury, 2015)1379-1380
379Notes on Paula Hawkins: The Girl On The Train (London, Penguin, 2015)1381-1382
380Notes on Murad Ali Baig: Ocean of Cobras: The Epic Battle For The Soul Of India Between Dara Shikoh and Aurangzeb (New Delhi, Tara, 2015)1383-1384
381Notes on Rana Dasgupta: Capital (Noida, Fourth Estate, 2016)1385-1388
382Notes on David Baldacci: The Guilty (London, Pan Macmillan, 2015)1389-1391
383Notes on Anuja Chauhan: The House That BJ Built (Delhi, Westland Ltd., 2015)1392-1393
384Notes on Anand Ranganathan: For Love and Honour (New Delhi, Bloomsbury, 2015)1394
385Notes on Daniel Silva: The Black Widow (London, Harper Collins, 2016)1395-1396
386Notes on S. Giridhar and V.J. Raghunath: Mid-Wicket Tales: From Trumper to Tendulkar (New Delhi, Sage, 2014)1397-1399
387Notes on Nandini Sundar: The Burning Forest: India’s War in Bastar

(Delhi, Juggernaut, 2016)

388Notes on Salman Rushdie: Two Years, Eight Months And Twenty Eight Nights: A Novel (New Delhi, Hamish Hamilton, 2015)1403-1407
389Notes on James Patterson and Mark Sullivan: The Games (London, Penguin – Arrow, 2016)1408-1409
390Notes on Harper Lee: Go Set A Watchman (London, Heinemann (Penguin), 2015)1410-1414
391Notes on Sudhir Kakar: Ecstasy: A novel (Delhi, Penguin, 2002)1415-1420
392Notes on Alan Bennett: The Uncommon Reader (London, Faber, 2007)1421-1424
393Notes on Danesh Rana: Red Maize (Noida, Harper Collins, 2015)1425-1426
394Notes on Ruchira Gupta (ed) River Of Flesh And Other Short Stories: The Prostituted Women In Indian Short Fiction (Delhi, Speaking Tiger, 2016)1427-1428
395Notes on Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr.: The Emergency: An unpopular history (Delhi, Har-Anand, 2017)1429-1431
396Notes on Farahnaz Ispahani: Purifying the Land of the Pure: Pakistan’s Religious Minorities (Noida, Harper Collins, 2015)1432-1436
397Notes on Praful Bidwai: The Phoenix Moment: Challenges Confronting the Indian Left (Delhi, Harper Collins, 2015)1437-1438
398Notes on Meera Nanda: Science In Saffron: Skeptical Essays on History of Science (Delhi, Three Essays Collective, 2016)1439-1440
399Notes on Siddhartha Mukherjee: The Gene: An Intimate History (London, Penguin, 2016)1441-1445
400Notes on Shahid Amin: Conquest and Community: The Afterlife of Warrior Saint Ghazi Miyan (New Delhi, Orient Black Swan, 2015)1446-1448
Volume V

Notes on Books 401-500

401*Note on Manuscript titled: Demons and Demigods: A Standpoint on the Death Penalty in India (For Lexis Nexis)1449-1455
402Notes on Atul Kohli: Poverty Amid Plenty in the New India

(New Delhi, Cambridge, 2012)

403Notes on Deepak Lall: Poverty And Progress: Realities And Myths About Global Poverty (New Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2015)1460-1463
404Notes on Ashwin Sanghi: The Sialkot Saga (Chennai, Westland, 2016)1464-1466
405Notes on Jon Wilson: India Conquered: Britain’s Raj and the Chaos of Empire (London, Simon and Schuster, 2016)1467 –


406Notes on Sachin Garg: We Need a Revolution (New Delhi, Grapevine, 2016)1481-1488
407*Notes on Svetlana Alexievich: Second – Hand Time (New Delhi, Juggernaut Books, 2016)1489-


408*Notes on Anuj Bhuwania: Courting the People: Public Interest Litigation in the Post Emergency India (Delhi, Cambridge, 2017)1495-1497
409*Notes on Stephen King: End of Watch (New Delhi, London, Hodder and Stoughton, 2015)1498
410Notes on Amor Towles: A Gentleman In Moscow (London, Hutchinson, 2016)1499-1500
411Notes on Seema Alavi: Muslim Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Empire (Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press, 2013)1501-1504
412Notes on Jayanti Alam: Parliamentary Democracy in North East India: A Study of Two Communities Each from the States of Assam, Meghalaya and Sikkim (Delhi, Kalpaz Publication, 2016)1505-1506
413Notes on Hallie Ludsin: Preventive Detention and the Democratic State

(Delhi, Cambridge, 2016)

414Notes on Kiran Kohli Narain: Kashmir the Loss of Innocence (Mumbai, Eminence Designs, 2015)1513-1515
415Notes on Eugene Rogan: The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War In The Middle East, 1914-1920 (London, Penguin Books, 2015)1516-1517
416Notes on Yaqoob Khan Bangash: A Princely Affair: The accession and Integration of the Princely States of Pakistan 1947-1955 (Karachi, Oxford, 2015)1518-1522
417Notes on Anita Nair: Cut Like Wound (Noida, Harper Collins, 2012)1523-1525
418Notes on Kate Brittle Bank: TIGER: The Life of Tipu Sultan

(New Delhi, Juggernaut, 2016)

419Notes on Aravind Adiga: Selection Day (New Delhi, Fourth Estate, 2016)1531-1534
420Notes on K.R. Meera: The Gospel of Yudas (New Delhi, Penguin, 2016)1535-1539
421Notes on Adity Kay: Emperor Chandragupta: Can One Man Build An Empire (Gurgaon, Hachette, 2016)1540
422*Notes on Manuscript entitled Ambedkar’s Vision of Jammu And Kashmir (Sent for a preview)1541-1543
423Notes on Ashwin Desai and Goolam Vahed: The South African Gandhi – Stretcher Bearer of Empire (New Delhi, Navayana, 2015)1544-


424Notes on Neelam And Shekhar Krishnamoorthy: Trial By Fire: The Gut-Wrenching Story Of The Parents Who Lost Their Children To The Uphaar Cinema Fire And Lived To Fight For Justice (Gurgaon, Penguin, 2016)1552-1554
425Notes on Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal: Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service (Mumbai, Jaico Publishing House, 2017)1555-1556
426Notes on Vaasanthi: Amma: Jayalalithaa’s Journey from Movie Star to Political Queen (New Delhi, Juggernaut Books, 2016)1557-1559
427Notes on David Baldacci: The Last Mile: Memories Can Be A Real Killer (London, Pan, 2016)1560
428Notes on Manju Kapur: Brothers – A Novel (Gurgaon, Penguin, 2016)1561-1563
429Notes on William Dalrymple and Anita Anand: Kohinoor: The Story Of The World’s Most Infamous (New Delhi, Juggernaut, 2016)1564-1566
430Notes on Anthony Horowitz: Magpie Murders: (New Delhi, Hachette, 2016)1567-1568
431Notes on Trisha Das: Ms. Draupadi Kuru After the Pandavas

(Noida, Harper, 2016)

432Notes on Aditya Iyengar: Palace of Assassins: The Rise Of Ashwatthama

(Gurgaon, Hachette, 2016)

433Notes on Twinkle Khanna: The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad

(New Delhi, Juggernaut, 2016)

434Notes on Vamsee Juluri: The Kishkindha Chronicles: Saraswati’s Intelligence (New Delhi, Westland, 2016)1576-1577
435Notes on Kavita Kané: Lanka’s Princess (New Delhi, Rupa, 2017)1578-1580
436Notes on Adity Kay: Emperor Chandragupta: Can One Man Build An Empire (Gurgaon, Hachette, 2016)1581-1582
437Notes on Gopalkrishna Gandhi: Abolishing the Death Penalty: Why India Should Say No To Capital Punishment (New Delhi, Alaph, 2016)1583-1586
438*Notes on David Baldacci: Hell’s Corner (New York Vision, 2010) and

David Baldacci: King and Maxwell (New York, Grand Central, 2013)

439Notes on Priyanka Pathak – Narain: Godman To Tycoon: The Untold Story of Baba Ramdev (New Delhi, Juggernaut Books, 2017)1589-1590
440Notes on Arundhati Roy: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

(Gurgaon, Penguin, 2017)

441Notes on Teesta Setalvad: Foot Soldier Of The Constitution: A Memoir (New Delhi, Left Word Books, 2017)1593-1598
442Notes on Robert Seethaler: The Tobacconist (London, Picador, 2016)1599-1602
443Notes on Lisa Scottoline: Most Wanted (New York, St. Martin’s Griffin, 2016)1603-1605
444Notes on Lakshmi Pamuntjak: Amba: The Question of Red: (New Delhi, Speaking Tiger, 2013)1606-1609
445Notes on Tahmima Anam: The Bones of Grace (London, Hamish Hamilton, 2016)1610-1613
446Notes on Joginder Paul: Blind: A Novel (Noida, Harper, 2016 –Translated)1614-1615
447Notes on Ashwin Sanghi and James Patterson: Private Delhi (London, Arrow, 2017)1616-1618
448Notes on Audrey Truschke: Aurangzeb The Man And The Myth (Gurgaon, Penguin, 2017)1619-1625
449Notes on Saleem Haddad: One Last Drink in Guapa (New Delhi, Speaking Tiger, 2016)1626-1628
450Notes on Christie Davies: Jokes and Targets (Bloomington & Indianapolis, Indiana University Press, 2011)1629-1633
451Notes on Veena Muthuraman: A Place of No Importance (New Delhi Juggernaut, 2016)1634-1637
452Notes on Amish: Sita:Warrior of Mithila (Chennai, Westend, 2017)1638-1642
453Notes on Laxmi: Red Lipstick: The men in My Life (Gurgaon, Viking, 2016)1643-1645
454Notes on Jay Mazoomdaar: The Age of Endlings: Explortions and Investigations into the Indian Wild (Noida, Harper, 2016)1646-1648
455Notes on Sanchit Gupta: The Tree With A Thousand Apples

(Okhla, Niyogi Books, 2017)

456Notes on Abhinav Chandrachud: Republic of Republic: Free Speech and the Constitution of India (Gurgaon, Penguin, 2017)

Note: Published in Indian Express of 28.10.2017

457Notes on M.P. Raju: India’s Constitution Roots, Values & Wrongs (Delhi, Media House, 2017)1656-1658
458Notes on Kalindi Charan Panigrahi: Born of the Soil (New Delhi, Niyogi Books, 2016- originally 1934 in Oriya)1659-1663
459Notes on Ashok Ferrey: The Ceaseless Chatter of Demons (Gurgaon, Penguin, 2016)1664-1670
460Notes on Sherlock (ed): Otto Penzler: (New York, Pantheon and Vintage, 2015)1671-1675
461Notes on Vince Flynn: Enemy of the State (London, Simon & Schuster, 2017)1676-1677
462Notes on Manu Joseph: Miss Laila Armed And Dangerous (Noida, Fourth Estate, 2017)1678-1681
463Notes on Shahbano Bilgrami: Those Children (Noida, Harper Collins, 2016)1682-1683
464Notes on Raza Rumi: The Fractious Path: Pakistan’s Democratic Transition (Noida, Harper Collins, 2016)1684
465Notes on John le Carré: A Legacy of Spies (New Delhi, Viking, 2017)1685
466Notes on Shelby Tucker: Burma: The Curse Of Independence (New Delhi, Penguin, 2001)1686
467Notes on David Baldacci: The Fix (London, Macmillan, 2017)1687
468Notes on Aravind Adiga: Last Man In Tower (New Delhi, Fourth Estate, 2011)1688-1692
469Notes on Shweta Bansal: Courting Politics (Lucknow, EBC, 2017)1693
470Notes on Gyanesh Kudaisya: India in the 1950s: A Republic In the Making (New Delhi, Oxford, 2017)1694
471Notes on Roy Moxham: The Theft of India: The European Conquests of India 1498-1765 (Noida, Harper Collins, 2016)1695-1697
472Notes on Salman Rushdie: The Golden House (Gurgaon, Penguin, 2017)1698-1700
473Notes on Shashi Tharoor: An Era of Darkness: The British Empire In India (New Delhi, Aleph, 2016)1701-1703
474Notes on Rajani Sudan: The Alchemy Of Empire: Abject Materials And The Technologies of Colonialism (New Delhi, Orient Black Swan, 2016)1704-1706
475Notes on Walter Reid: Keeping The Jewel In The Crown: The British Betrayal Of India (Gurgaon, Penguin, 2016)1707-1711
476Notes on Anita Nair: Chain of Custody (Noida, Harpar Collins, 2016)1712-1713
477Notes on Pankaj Mishra: Age Of Anger: A History Of The Present (New Delhi, Juggernaut, 2017)1714-1716
478Notes on Roxna Swamy: Evolving with Subramanian Swamy: A roller coaster ride (Delhi, Self Published, 2017)1717-1718
*479Notes on George H. Gadbois Jr: Supreme Court of India: The Beginnings (ed.) by Vikram Raghavan and Vasujith Ram.

Note: Manuscript review for Oxford.

480Notes on B.K. Karkra: Rani Padmini: The Heroine of Chittor (New Delhi, Rupa, 2009)1722-1727
481Notes on Mridula Behari: Padmini – The Spirited Queen of Chittor: The Heroine of Chittor (Gurgaon, Penguin, 2017– Translated)1728-1732
482Notes on Shankkar Aiyar: Aadhar: A Biometric History of India’s 12 – Digit Revolution (New Delhi, Westland, 2017)1733-1742
483Notes on Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra: Conflict Management in Kashmir: State – People Relations and Peace (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2018)1743-1749
484Notes on Anindita Chakrabarti: Faith and Social Movements: Religious Reform in Contemporary (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2018)1750-1759
485Notes on Orhan Pamuk: The Red-Haired Woman (Gurgaon, Penguin, 2017)1760-1761
486Notes on Wendy Doniger: The Ring of Truth: Myths of Sex and Jewelry (New Delhi, Speaking Tiger, 2017)1762-1763
487Notes on M. Reza Pirbhai: Fatima Jinnah: Mother of the Nation (New Delhi, Cambridge University Press, 2017)1764-1769
488Notes on Rhiannon Jenkins Tsnag: The Last Vicereine (Gurgaon, Penguin, 2017)1770-1773
489Notes on Victor Mallet: River of Life, River of Death (New Delhi, Oxford, 2017)1774-1779
490Notes on Alexander McCall Smith: The House of Unexpected Sisters (London, Little Brown, 2017)1780-
491Notes on Salman Khurshid: Triple Talaq Examining Faith (London, Little Brown, 2017)1781-1784
492Notes on Laurie R. King: O Jerusalem (New York, Bantam, 2000)1785-1789
493Notes on Mary Gabriel: Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birthplace of a revolution (New York, Back Bay Books/Little Brown, 2011)1790-1796
494Notes on Jaya Jaitley: Life Among The Scorpions: Memoirs Of A Woman In Indian Politics (New Delhi, Rupa, 2017)1797-1801
495Notes on Ashutosh Kumar: Coolies of the Empire: Indentured Indians In The Sugar Colonies, 1830-1920 (New Delhi, Cambridge University, 2017)1802-1808
496Notes on Upinder Singh: Political Violence in Ancient India (Cambridge Mass, Harvard University, 2017)1809-1818
497Notes on Subrata K. Mitra & Michael Liebig: Kautilya’s Arthashastra: An Intellectual Portrait: The Classical Roots of Modern Politics in India (New Delhi, Rupa, 2017)1819-1822
498Notes on A.R. Venkatachalapathy: Who Owns That Song: The Battle for Subramania Bharati’s copyright (New Delhi, Juggernaut, 2018)1823-1828
499Notes on Ira Mukhoty: Heroines: Powerful Indian Women of Myth & History (New Delhi, Aleph/Rupa, 2017)1829-1830
500Notes on Bibek Debroy, Sanjay Chadha, Vidya Krishnamurthi: Indian Railways: The Weaving of A National Tapestry (Gurgaon, Penguin, 2017)1831-1833
501Notes on Charles Allen: Coromandel: A Personal History of South India (London, Little Brown, 2017)1834-1838
502Notes on Martyn Whittock: A Brief History of The Third Reich: The Rise And Fall Of The Nazis (U.K., Constable and Robinson, 2011)1839-1841
503Notes on Raja Sekhar Vundru: Ambedkar, Gandhi And Patel: The Making of India’s Electoral System (New Delhi, Bloomsbury, 2018)1842-1849
504Notes on Rajdeep Sardesai: Democracy’s XI: The Great Indian Cricket Story (New Delhi, Juggernaut, 2017)1850
505Notes on Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy: The Exile: The Stunning Inside Story of Osama Bin Laden And Al Qaeda In Flight (New York, Bloomsburg, 2017)
506Notes on Arun Shourie: Anita Gets Bail: What Are Our Courts Doing? What Should We Do About Them? (Noida, Harper Collins, 2018)
507Notes on Mattias Boström: The Life And Death Of Sherlock Holmes: Master Detective, Myth & Media Star (London, Head of Zeus, 2013, – Published in New York in 2017 as “From Holmes to Sherlock (2017))
508Notes on Michael Connelly: Two Kinds of Truth (London, Hachette, 2017)
509Notes on Stephen Crossley: In Their Place: The Imagined Geographies of Poverty (London, Pluto Press, 2017)


510Notes on Ronojoy Sen and Omita Goyal: South Asia’s Sporting Mosaic (IIC Quarterly, 2017-18)
511Notes on The New Jack Reacher Thriller: Lee Child: The Midnight Line (London, Penguin, 2017)
512Notes on Peer Ghulam Nabi Suhail: Pieces of Earth: The Politics of Land-Grabbing in Kashmir (New Delhi, Oxford, 2018)
513Notes on Sidin Vadukut: Bombay Fever: It Came, It Saw, Will It Conquer? (New Delhi, Simon & Schuster, 2017)
514Notes on Nilanjana Roy: The Girl Who Ate Book: Adventures in Reading (Noida, Harper Collins, 2016)
515Notes on Kanchan Chandra: Democratic Dynasties: State, Party and Family in Contemporary Indian Politics (Delhi, Cambridge, 2016)
516Notes on Akhmatova: Part of Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets (London, Martin Secker & Warburg, 1985)
517Notes on Shantanu Gupta: The Monk Who Became Chief Minister: The Definitive Biography of Yogi Adityanath (Delhi, Bloomsbury, 2017)
518Notes on John Grisham: The Rooster Bar: Where Justice Gets Done (London, Hachette, 2017)
519Notes on Arvind Sharma: The Ruler’s Gaze: A Study of British Rule Over India From Saidian Perspective (Noida, Harper Collins, 2017)
520Notes on Sanjay Subrahmanyam: Europe’s India: World, People, Empires 1500-1800 (Cambridge Massachusetts: Harvard, 2017)
521Notes on K.M. Munshi: The Glory of Patan (Gurgaon, Penguin Random House, 2017)
522Notes on Francesca R. Jensenius: Social Justice Through Inclusion: The Consequences Of Electoral Quotas In India (New Delhi, Oxford, 2017)
523Notes on Arup Mitra and Chandan Sharma: Corruption And Development In Indian Economy (New Delhi, Cambridge, 2016)
524Notes on Manisha Basu: The Rhetoric Of Hindu India: Language And Urban Nationalism (New Delhi, Cambridge, 2017)
525Notes on Abhinav Chandrachud: Supreme Whispers: Conversations with Judges Of The Supreme Court Of India 1980-89 (Gurgaon,Penguin, 2018)
526Notes on Deepa Awasthi: Khap Panchayat: Women and Honour Killing (Delhi, Kalpaz Publications, 2016)
527Notes on Francis Wade: Myanmar’s Enemy Within: Buddhist Violence And The Making Of  A Muslim ‘Other’ (London, Zed, 2017)
528Notes on Azeem Ibrahim: The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide (New Delhi, Speaking Tiger, 2017)
529Notes on Chitralekha Zutshi: Kashmir: History, Politics, Representation (New Delhi, Cambridge, 2018)
530Notes on Mengia Hong Tschalaer: Muslim Women’s Quest for Justice: Gender, Law and Activism In India (2017, Delhi, Cambridge)
531Notes on Rizwana Shamshad: Bangladeshi Migrants In India: Foreigners, Refugees, or Infiltrators? (New Delhi, Oxford, 2017)
532Notes on Aparna Balachandran, Rashmi Pant and Bhavani Raman: Iterations of Law: Legal Histories from India (New Delhi, Oxford, 2018)
533Notes on Amish: Ram: Scion of Ikshvaku: (New Delhi, Westland, 2015)
534Notes on Syeda Hameed: Born to be Hanged: Political Biography of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (New Delhi, Rupa, 2017)
535Notes on Sheila Dikshit: Citizen Delhi: My Times, My Life (New Delhi, Bloomsbury, 2018)
536Notes on Pandit Sunderlal: How India Lost Her Freedom (New Delhi, originally published 1929 – Sage, 2018)
537Notes on Aslam Parvez: The Life and Poetry of Bahadur Shah Zafar (Translated by Ather Farouqui –New Delhi, Hay House, 2017)
538Notes on Kavita Kané: Karna’s Wife: The Outcast’s Queen (New Delhi, Rupa, 2013)
539Notes on Somini Sen Gupta: The End of Karma: Hope and Fury Among India’s Youth (Noida, Harper Collins, 2016)
540Notes on Salman Khurshid and Daksha Sharma: Spectrum Politics: Unveiling the Defence (New Delhi, Rupa, 2018)
541Notes on Michael Creighton: New Delhi Love Songs (New Delhi, Speaking Tiger, 2017)
542Notes on Adam Roberts: India: Superfast Primetime Ultimate Nation (London, Profile Books, 2018)
543Notes on Christophe Jaffrelot And Laurence Louër: The Islamic Connection: South Asia And the Gulf (Gurgaon, Penguin, 2017)
544Notes on Michael Wolff: Fire And Fury: Inside The Trump White House(London, Little Brown, 2018)
545Notes on Saifuddin Soz: Kashmir: Glimpses of History and the Story of Struggle (New Delhi, Rupa, 2018)
546Notes on Justice Markandey Katju: Whither Indian Judiciary (New Delhi, Bloomsbury, 2018)
547Notes on Devendra Prabhudesai: A Biography of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar (New Delhi, Rupa, 2017)
548Notes on Manoranjan Byapari: Interrogating My Chandal Life: An Autobiography of a Dalit (New Delhi, Sage, 2018 Translated by Sipra Mukherjee)
549Notes on Anuja Chauhan: Baaz (Noida, Harper Collins, 2017)


550Notes on Fali S. Nariman: God Save The Hon’ble Supreme Court

(New Delhi, Hay House, 2018)

551Notes on Jyoti Mohan: Claiming India: French Scholars and the Preoccupation with India in the Nineteenth Century (New Delhi, Sage, 2018)
552Notes on Debarati Halder . K. Jaishankar: Cyber Crimes Against Women In India (New Delhi, Sage, 2017)
553Notes on Kaushik Deka: The Baba Ramdev Phenomenon: From Moksha to Market (New Delhi, Rupa, 2017)
554Notes on Angela Barreto Xavier and Ines G. Zupanov: Catholic Orientalism: Portuguese Empire, Indian Knowledge (16th – 18th Centuries) (New Delhi, Oxford, 2015)
555Notes on Jeffrey Archer: The Clifton Chronicles consisting of 7 books (i) Only Time Will Tell (ii) The Sins of the Father (iii) Best Kept Secret (iv) Be Careful What you Wish for (v)  Mightier than the sword (vi) Cometh The Hour (vii) This was a Man (Ending 2016)
556Notes on Jeffrey Archer: Kane and Abel (London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1979); Jeffrey Archer: Shall We Tell The President (London, Harper Collins 1986, revising, London, Jonathan Cape 197).
557Notes on Anjum Hasan: One Day In the Life (Gurgaon, Penguin, 2018)
558Notes on Anjum Hasan: Neti Neti: Not This Not This (New Delhi, Roli Books, 2016)
559Notes on Indu Bhan: Legal Eagles: Stories of the Top Seven Indian Lawyers (Gurgaon, Penguin, 2015)
560Notes on Jim Marrs: The Rise of The Fourth Reich: The Secret Societies That Threaten to take over America.(New York, Harper Collins, 2009)
561Notes on John Bagot Glubb: The Life and Times of Muhammad (London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1970).
562Notes on Saba Naqvi: Shades of Saffron: From Vajpayee to Modi (Chennai, Westland, 2018)
563Notes on Khaled Abou El Fadl: The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam From The Extremists (New Delhi, Harper Collins, 2006)
564Notes on Seyyed Hossein Nasr: Islam Religion, History Civilization (New York, Harper One, 2002)
565Notes on Maulana Wahiduddin Khan: The True Face of Islam: Essays compiled and edited by Ramesh Siddiqui (Noida, Harper Collins, 2015)
566Notes on Romila Thapar: The Aryan: Recasting Constructs (Gurgaon, Three Essays Collective, 2008, Reprint 2011).
567Notes on Manu Pillai: Rebel Sultans: The Deccan from Khilji to Shivaji (New Delhi, Juggernaut, 2018)
568Notes on Jonathan Fenby: Crucible: Thirteen Months that changed the World (London, Siman and Schuster, 2018)
569Notes on Vikram Akula: Micro-Meltdown: The Inside Story of the Rise, Fall, Resurgence of the World’s Valuable Micro-Lender (Dallas, Ben Bella Books, 2018)
570Notes on Bill Clinton and James Patterson: The President is Missing: A Novel (London, Penguin/Random House, 2018)
571Notes on Rina Verma Williams: Post Colonia Politics and Personal Laws: Colonial Legacies and the Indian State (New Delhi, Oxford, 2006)
572Notes on Aditya Nigam: The Crisis of Secular Nationalism in India: The Insurrection of Little Selves (New Delhi, Oxford, 2006)
573Notes on Kapil Sibal: Shades of Truth: A Journey Derailed (New Delhi, Rupa, 2018)
574Notes on Robert Crowley: 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and The West (New York, Hyperion)
575Notes on Reham Khan: Reham Khan (Noida, Harper Collins, 2018)
576Notes on Romila Thapar: Sakuntala: Texts Readings and Histories (New Delhi, Kali for Women, 2010)
577Notes on Ranjit Desai: Shivaji: The Great Maratha (Noida, Harper Perennial, 2017, Translated by Vikrant Pande)
578Notes on Bob Woodward: Fear: Trump in the Whitehouse (London, Simon and Schuster, 2018)
579Notes on Irfan Habib (ed) Akbar and His India (New Delhi, Oxford, 1997)
580Notes on Bipan Chandra: Communalism in Modern India (New Delhi, Vikas 1989 edn.)
581Notes on Subir Ghosh: Grand Illusion: The GSPC Disaster And The Gujarat Model (Delhi, Paranjoy Authors Upfront, 2017)
582Notes on Paranjoy Guha Thakurta with Shinzani Jain:Thin Dividing Line: India Mauritius And Global Illicit Financial Flows (Gurgaon, Penguin, 2017)
583Notes On Subir Ghosh with Paranjoy Guha Thakurta: Sue The Messenger: How Legal Harassment By Corporates Is Shackling Reportage And Undermining Democracy In India (New Delhi, Paranjoy, 2016)
584Notes on Paranjoy Guha Thakurta with Subir Ghosh and Jyotirmoy Chaudhuri: Gas Wars: Crony Capitalism And The Ambanis (New Delhi, Paranjoy, 2014 – 2nd Edn.)
585Notes on Marcel Mauss:The Gift (Oxford, Routledge Classics, 1990, Indian Edition)
586Notes on Rudrangshu Mukherjee: Mangal Pandey: Brave Martyr or Accidental Hero? (New Delhi, Penguin, 2005)
587Notes on Christopher Doyle: The Patalla Prophecy :Son of Bhrigu (Chennai, Westland, 2018)
588Notes on Rasheed Kidwai: Neta Abhineta: Bollywood Star Power In Indian Politics (Gurgaon, Hachette, 2018)
589Notes on Preetha Rajah Kannan: Son of Shiva: Legend of Kartikeya: Champion Of The Gods (Mumbai, Jaico, 2017)
590Notes on Vish Dhamija: The Mogul (Noida, Harper Black, 2018)
591Notes on Chetan Bhagat: The Girl In Room 105 (Seattle , Westland, 2016)
592Notes On Walter K. Anderson & Shridhar D. Damle: The RSS: A View To The Inside (Gurgaon, Penguin-Viking, 2018)
593Notes on Christopher Doyle: The Secret Of The Druids: (Chennai, Westland, 2016)
594Notes on Christopher Doyle: The Mahabharata Quest: The Alexander Secret (Chennai, Westland, 2014)
595Notes on Eknath Awad: Strike A Blow To ChangeThe World (New Delhi, Speaking Tiger, 2018 Translated by Jerry Pinto).)
596Notes on Charu Walikhanna: Sita Returns: Modern India through Her Eyes (Okhla, Niyogi Books, 2018)
597Notes on Ronen Bergman: Rise And Kill First: Secret History of Israels’s Targetted Assassinations (London, John Murray, 2018) Translated by Ronnie Hope
598Notes on Ushinor Majumdar: God of Sin: The Cult, Clout and Downfall Of Asaram Bapu (Gurgaon, Penguin, 2018)
599Notes on Fatima Farheen Mirza: A Place For Us (London, Hogarth, 2018)
600Notes on Twinkle Khanna: Pyjamas Are Forgiving (New Delhi, Juggernaut, 2018)
Volume VII

Book Notes on 601-700

601Notes on Anita Nair: Eating Wasps (Chennai, Context (Westland, 2018)
602Notes on Stephen Hawking: Brief Answers To The Big Questions (London, John Murray (Hachette), 2018)
603Notes on Raghu Rai: People: His Finest Portraits (New Delhi, Aleph, 2018)
604Notes on Frederick Forsyth: The Fox (London, Penguin/Corgi, 2018)


605Notes on Shankar Ghosh: Scent Of A Story: A Newspaperman’s Journey (Noida, Harper Collins, 2018)
606Notes on Jorg Friedrichs: Hindu-Muslim Relations: What Europe Might Learn From India (Abingodn, Routledge, 2019)
607Notes on Nilanjan P. Choudhury: Shillong Times: A Story of Friendship And Fear (New Delhi, Speaking Tiger, 2018)
608Notes on Sudhir Kakar: The Kipling File: (Gurgaon, Penguin, 2018)
609Notes on Anirudh Kala: The Unsafe Asylum; Stories of Partition and Madness (New Delhi, Speaking Tiger, 2018)
610Notes on Benyamin: Jasmine DaysLNew Delhi, Juggernaut, 2018: Translated by Shahnaz Habib from Malayalam)
611Notes on Mohammed Hanif: Red Birds: (London, Bloomsbury, 2018)


612Notes on Soumyabrata Choudhury: Ambedkar And Other Immortals: An Untouchable Research Programme: (New Delhi, Navayana, 2018)
613Notes on Francis Fukuyama: Identity: Contemporary Identity Politics And The Struggle For Recognition: (London, Profile Books, 2018)
614Notes on Michelle Obama: Becoming: (New Delhi, Viking/Penguin, 2018)
615Notes on Shanti Bhushan: My Second Innings (New Delhi, Rupa, 2018)
616Notes on Anjum Hasan: Lunatic in My Head ( Random House,/Penguin Books, 2007)
617Notes on Udayan Mukherjee: Dark Circles ( New Delhi, Bloomsbury India, 2018)
618Notes on Revati Laul: The Anatomy Of Hate ( Chennai, Westland, 2018)
619Notes on Shailendra Kumar: Appointment of Judges in the Supreme Court Of India: Constitution, Convention and Controversies Foreword by Mr. Salman Khurshid ( New Delhi, Satyam, 2017)
620Notes on Manu Bhattahiri: The Town That Laughed ( New Delhi, Aleph, 2018)
621Notes on Parvati Sharma: Jahangir: An Intimate Portrait of a Great Moghal  (New Delhi, Juggernaut, 2018)
622Notes on Ruby Lal: Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan (Gurgaon, Penguin/Viking, 2018)
623Notes on Sophie Hannah: The Mystery of Three Quarters (London, Harper Collins, 2018)
624Notes on Fatima Bhutto: The Runaways: A Novel (Gurgaon, Penguin/Viking, 2018)
625Notes on Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee: Looking For the Nation (New Delhi, Ansari Road, 2018)
626Notes on Torill Kornfeldt: The Re-Origin of Species: A Second Chance For Extinct Animals (Chennai, Westland Context, 2016)
627Notes on Paul Auster: Collected Poems (London, Faber and Faber, 2018 edn)
628Notes on Agyeya: Shekhar: A Life (Gurgaon, Penguin, 2018, Translated)
629Notes on Harsh V. Pant and Yogesh Joshi: India Nuclear Policy (New Delhi, Oxford, 2018)
630Notes on Manish Tewari: The Fables of Fractured Times: 2019 (New Delhi, Konark, 2019)
631Notes on Shane Warne with Mark Nicholas: No Spin: My Autobiography (London, Ebony, 2018)
632Notes on Valay Singh: Ayodhya: City of Faith, City of Discord (New Delhi, Aleph, 2018)
633Notes on Hindol Sen Gupta : The Man Who Saved India: Sardar Patel and His Idea Of A Nation (Gurgaon, Penguin/Viking, 2018)
634Notes on Lt. Gen. Zameer-Uddin Shah: The Sarkari Mussalman: The Life and Travails of a Soldier Educationist (New Delhi, Konark, 2019)
635Notes on RNP Singh: Sardar Patel: Unifier of Modern India (New Delhi, Vitasta, 2018)
636Notes on Shashi Tharoor: The Paradoxical Prime Minister: Narendra Modi and His India (New Delhi, Aleph, 2018)
637Notes on Ratan Sharda: RSS 3600: Demystifying Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (New Delhi, Bloomsbury, 2018)
638Notes on Bibek, Debroy and Ashok Malik (ed) India @ 70, Modi @ 3.5: Capturing India’s Transformation under Narendra Modi (New Delhi, Wisdom Tree, 2017)
639Notes on Swapna Liddle: Connaught Place and the Making of New Delhi (New Delhi, Speaking Tiger, 2018)
640Notes on Shujat Bukhari: The Dirty War in Kashmir: Frontline Reports (New Delhi, Leftword Books, 2018)
641Notes on Harsh Mander, Ashwin Parulkar, Ankita Agarwal (ed): The Right To Food Debates: Social Protection For Food Security In India: (New Delhi, Orient Blackswan, 2018)
642Notes on Charles Allen: Ashoka (London, Little Brown, 2012)
643Notes Harsh Mander, Natasha Badhwar, John Dayal (ed): Reconciliation(Chennai, Context, 2018)
644Notes on Visier Meisetsu Sanju with Richard Brownie: A Naga Odyssey: My Long Way Home (New Delhi, Speaking Tiger, 2018)
645Notes on Gautam Bhatia: The Transformative Constitution: A Radical Biography in Nine Acts (Noida, Harper Collins, 2019)
646Notes on Chinmay Tumbe: India Moving: A History of Migration  (New Delhi, Penguin/Viking, 2018)
647Notes on Anand Neelakantan: Vanara: The Legend of Baali, Sugreeva and Tara  (Gurgaon Penguin, 2018)
648Notes on Gyan Prakash: Emergency Chronicles: Indira Gandhi and Democracy’s Turning Point (Gurgaon, Penguin/Viking, 2018)
649Notes on Devdutt Pattanaik: Ramayana Versus Mahabharata: My Playful Companies  (New Delhi, Rupa, 2018)
650Notes on Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni: The Forest of Enchantments   (Noida, Harper Collins, 2019)
651Notes on Devdutt Pattanaik: Shyam: An Illustrated Retelling of the Bhagavata (Gurgaon, Penguin, 2018)
652Notes on Hemendra Nath Verma: My Allahabad Story  (New Delhi, Bloomsbury, 2018)
653Notes on Martha C. Nussbaum: The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at our Political Crisis: (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2018)
654Notes on Lakshman: Samboli, Beware: (New Delhi, Niyogi Books, 2018 Translated by Susheela Punitha))
655Notes on S. Vijay Kumar: The Idol Thief (New Delhi, Juggernaut, 2018)
656Notes on Zoya Hasan: Agitation to Legislation: Negotiating Equity and Justice in India (New Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2018)
657Notes on Amitabha Bagchi: Half the Night Is Gone: (New Delhi, Juggernaut, 2018)
658Notes on David Gilmour: The British in India: Three Centuries of Ambition and Experience (London, Allen Lana, Penguin Random House, 2018)
659Notes on Gurcharan Das: Kama: The Riddle of Desire (Gurgaon, Random House, 2018)
660Notes on Sibesh Chandra Bhattacharya, Vrinda Dalmiya and Gangeya Mukherji (ed) Exploring Agency in Mahabharata(London, Routledge, 2018)
661Notes on Rana Safvi: City of My Heart: Four Accounts of Love, Loss and Betrayal in Nineteenth Century Delhi (Gurugram, Hachette Books, 2018)
662Notes on Nikita Gill: Fierce  Fairy Tales and Other Stories to Stir Your Soul (London, Trapeze, 2016)
663Notes on Nadia Murad and Jenna Krajeski: The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against The Islamic State (London, Virago Paper Back Edn.2018)
664Notes on Siddhartha Gigoo: Mehr: A Love Story (New Delhi, Rupa, 2018)
665Notes on Sylvia Vatuk: Marriage and Its Discontents: Women, Islam And The Law In India (New Delhi, Women Unlimited, 2017)
666Notes on Giriraj Kishore: Kasturba Gandhi: A bio-fiction (New Delhi, Niyogi, 2018, Translated by Manisha Chaudhry)
667Notes on Jonathan Gil Harris: Masala Shakespeare: How a Firangi Became Indian (New Delhi, Aleph, 2018)
668Notes on Margaret Kohn and Keally McBride: Political Theories of Decolonization: Postcolonialism and the Problem of Foundations (New York, Oxford, 2011)
669Notes on Shah Mohan and Divya Dwivedi: Gandhi and Philosophy: On Theological Anti-Politics (London, Bloomsbury, 2019)
670Notes on Alf Gunvald Nilsen:Politics From Below: Essays on Subalternity and Resistance in India (Delhi, Aakar Books, 2017)
671Notes on Agatha Christie: The Pale Horse (London, Fontana/Collins, 1983 (19th Impression))
672Notes on Paul Kenny: Populism and Patronage: Why Populists Win  Elections in India, Asia and Beyond (Oxford, New Delhi, 2017)