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In our book review section you will find reviews of children’s as well as family books from all over the world. We also carry book excerpts, favorite reading lists by well-known writers and lists of great books for children. We review all genres of children’s books – the classics and the new, illustrated books, picture books…

Urban Naxals: Making of Buddha in a Traffic Jam

Urban Naxals: Making of Buddha in a Traffic Jam

Author: Vivek Agnihotri (https://twitter.com/vivekagnihotri) Publisher: Garuda Publications, India (27 May 2018) Pages: 400 Price: Rs. 294 Language: English ISBN-10: 9781942426059 ISBN-13: 978-1942426059 ASIN: 1942426054 Vivek Agnihotri’s book that exposes advocates of India‘s disintegration who rule the roost in academia India is an old land, a punya bhoomi, where sages have discovered the ultimate truths and warned us of the traps we fall …

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Narendra Modi Censored: Ashok Shrivastav Book

Narendra Modi Censored: Ashok Shrivastav Book

Complete Name: Narendra Modi Censored Author: Ashok Shrivastav Publisher: Anil Prakashan Pages: 208 Price: Rs. 300 Three categories of readers must read this book: Narendra Modi Censored. Citizens of the country so that they know the truth about the stories they have been told about Prime Minister Modi Journalists working in private news channels who ought to know how things work …

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Kahani Communisto Ki [I] Book Review: Sandeep Deo

Kahani Communisto Ki [I] Book Review: Sandeep Deo

Complete Name: Kahani Communisto Ki: Khand 1: 1917 se 1964 tak Vampanth Ka Chaal Charitra aur Chehra Author: Sandeep Deo Publisher: Bloomsbury India Pages: 374 Price: Rs. 399 The people who were trained by Communist International (Comintern) to propel the communist movement were working on it, more or less, at the same time and intervals, and in different ways for the expansion …

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Great Indian Conspiracy Book Review: Dr. Praveen Tiwari

Great Indian Conspiracy Book Review: Dr. Praveen Tiwari

Publisher: Bloomsbury India Pages: 292 Price: Rs. 374 साल 2006 के मालेगांव धमाकों के मामले के बाद पूरे देश में हिंदू आतंकवाद का मुद्दा सामने निकलकर आया। यह एक ऐसा मुद्दा था जिसने पूरे देश की नींद उड़ा दी। धमाकों के तार सिमी आतंकियों से जुड़ रहे थे, लेकिन राजनीतिक षडयंत्र के तहत इसे लेकर हिंदू आतंकवाद की थ्योरी गढ़ी …

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Understanding the Founding Fathers – An Enquiry into the Indian Republic’s Beginnings – Rajmohan Gandhi

Understanding the Founding Fathers - An Enquiry into the Indian Republic's Beginnings - Rajmohan Gandhi

Publisher: Aleph Book Company Pages: 160 Price: Rs. 299 Political leaders are never fated to be left in peace, especially if they are among those involved in ensuring a country’s independence or charting its future course. Decades hence, there will still be critics questioning their capabilities, motivations, and achievements in tones ranging from mild criticism to angry polemic, or believing …

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Vipul B. Varshney Book Review: Lucknow: The City of Heritage & Culture

Vipul B. Varshney Book Review: Lucknow: The City of Heritage & Culture

Photographer: Ajaish Jaiswal Publisher: Niyogi Books Pages: 208 Price: Rs 2,500 It is an enduring example of Indian ingenuity. A city in a timber-rich, though rock quarry-deficient region still went on to host an array of grand edifices, “mimicking stone” that not only made it a byword for cultural sophistication but survived the devastation of time, destruction of conquerors and …

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Sahil Thaker Book Review: Dating & Marriage Diaries in Urban India

Dating & Marriage Diaries in Urban India - Sahil Thaker

Publisher: Notion Press Pages: 96 Price: Rs.149 Many Indians search for their life partners on matrimonial websites these days. Some have good experiences while some have sour memories by the end. A lot of parents in India look for NRI boys for their girls while a lot of NRIs look for their “typical Indian” girls via these websites. Although the …

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Michael V. Hayden Book Review: Playing to the Edge – American Intelligence in the Age of Terror

Michael V. Hayden Book Review: Playing to the Edge - American Intelligence in the Age of Terror

Publisher: Penguin Pages: 464 Price: Rs. 499 The memoirs of the American intelligence operative who headed the NSA, the world’s most potent electronic surveillance agency, and then the CIA in the dangerous decade when his country faced its biggest terror attack and went on a worldwide hunt against the conspirators would seem to make fascinating reading. They do – but …

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John Keay Book Review – The Tartan Turban: In Search of Alexander Gardner

John Keay Book Review - The Tartan Turban: In Search of Alexander Gardner

Publisher: Kashi House Pages: 352 Price: Rs 2,400 In one of his exploits, Flashman encounters a scary-looking Pathan in Khalsa-ruled Lahore and believes him an adversary. He, however, turns out to be an ally — and an American to boot. But while our anti-hero narrator is fictional, the American was not, with a long, colourful career of intrigue in Afghanistan, …

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Caroline Taggart Book Review: Answers to Rhetorical Questions

Caroline Taggart Book Review: Answers to Rhetorical Questions

Publisher: Michael O’Mara / Hachette India Pages: 160 Price: Rs 250 Questions may seem incomplete without answers but responding to some particular ones, say “To be or not to be?”, “How many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man?”, or even “You talkin’ to me?” (for Robert De Niro fans) may seem pointless, if not …

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