BOOKS OF THE WEEK - SATURDAY, 30 NOVEMBER, 2019

2019: How Modi Won India
By - RAJDEEP SARDESAI
About the book : 
On 23 May 2019, when the results of the general elections were announced, Narendra Modi and the BJP-led NDA coalition were voted back to power with an overwhelming majority. To some, the numbers of Modi's victory came as something of a surprise; for others, the BJP's triumph was a vindication of their belief in the government and its policies. Irrespective of one's political standpoint, one thing was beyond dispute: this was a landmark verdict, one that deserved to be reported and analysed with intelligence - and without bias. Rajdeep Sardesai's new book, 2019: How Modi Won India, does just that. What was it that gave Modi an edge over the opposition for the second time in five years? How was the BJP able to trounce its rivals in states that were once Congress bastions? What was the core issue in the election: a development agenda or national pride? As he relives the excitement of the many twists and turns that took place over the last five years, culminating in the 2019 election results, Rajdeep helps the reader make sense of the contours and characteristics of a rapidly changing India, its politics and its newsmakers. If the 2014 elections changed India, 2019 may well have defined what 'new India' is likely to be all about. 2019: How Modi Won India takes a look at that fascinating story, which is still developing.
About the Author :
Rajdeep Sardesai is a senior journalist, author, columnist and news presenter with more than thirty years' experience in print and television news. Having begun his career with the Times of India in 1988, Rajdeep moved to NDTV in 1994. He was the founder-editor of the IBN18 Network, which started news channels like CNN-IBN. He is currently a consulting editor with the TV Today Network and anchors a flagship prime-time show. Rajdeep has won several awards for journalistic excellence including the Ramnath Goenka award, the International Broadcasters prize, the Asian TV award and the Prem Bhatia Political Journalism award (in 2019, for his general election coverage). He received the Padma Shri in 2008. He is the author of three previous books: 2014: The Election That Changed India; Democracy's XI: The Great Indian Cricket Story; and Newsman: Tracking India in the Modi Era. He lives in New Delhi. Narendra Modi; 2019; Elections; Hindu; BJP; Bharatiya Janata Party; Congress; Rahul Gandhi; Amit Shah; Rajdeep Sardesai
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BOOKS OF THE WEEK - SATURDAY, 23 NOVEMBER, 2019

Talking to Strangers 
What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know
By - Malcolm Gladwell
ISBN : 9780241351574
Price : Rs 799/-
About the book : 
The highly anticipated new book from Malcolm Gladwell, No.1 international bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw and David and Goliath.
In July 2015, a young black woman named Sandra Bland was pulled over for a minor traffic violation in rural Texas. Minutes later she was arrested and jailed. Three days later, she committed suicide in her cell. What went wrong? Talking to Strangers is all about what happens when we encounter people we don't know, why it often goes awry, and what it says about us.
How do we make sense of the unfamiliar? Why are we so bad at judging someone, reading a face, or detecting a lie? Why do we so often fail to 'get' other people?
Through a series of puzzles, encounters and misunderstandings, from little-known stories to infamous legal cases, Gladwell takes us on a journey through the unexpected. You will read about the spy who spent years undetected at the highest levels of the Pentagon, the man who saw through the fraudster Bernie Madoff, the suicide of the poet Sylvia Plath and the false conviction of Amanda Knox. You will discover that strangers are never simple.
No one shows us who we are like Malcolm Gladwell. Here he sets out to understand why we act the way we do, and how we all might know a little more about those we don't.
The No.1 international bestselling author back with a powerful and provocative exploration of what our interactions with strangers tell us about who we are.
'The best kind of writer - the kind who makes you feel like you're a genius, rather than he's a genius' The Times
Gladwell comes exuberantly close to what goes on inside other people's heads' Daily Telegraph
About the Author :
Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five international bestsellers: The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath. He is the host of the podcast Revisionist History and is a staff writer atThe New Yorker. He was named one of the 100 most influential people byTime magazine and one of the Foreign Policy's Top Global Thinkers. Previously, he was a reporter with the Washington Post, where he covered business and science, and then served as the newspaper's New York City bureau chief. He graduated from the University of Toronto, Trinity College, with a degree in history. Gladwell was born in England and grew up in rural Ontario. He lives in New York.
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BOOKS OF THE WEEK - SATURDAY, 16TH, NOV. 2019

Resurgent India: 
Politics, Economics and Governance
By -  Bimal Jalan 

ISBN :   978-9353570217 
Price  :   Rs 699.00
About the book : 
Resurgent India, a sequel to Dr Bimal Jalan's book Emerging India (2012) looks ahead and analyses what needs to be done in light of the significant advances made in politics and governance in one of the fastest-growing developing countries in the global economy. Since 2014, the political profile of the government has changed dramatically. The new government elected in 2019 - either with a full majority or a coalition of parties - will hopefully be in a position to launch significant political reforms. Resurgent India identifies the key priorities that can - and should - be implemented by the new government in national interest, irrespective of the political agenda of the party (or parties) that come to power.
About the Author :
Dr Bimal Jalan is former Governor, Reserve Bank of India. He has held several positions in the government, including those of finance secretary and chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister. He has represented India on the boards of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
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