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- Turn of the Tortoise: The Challenge and Promise of India’s Future
by T. N. Ninan
Prem Shankar Jha
- Hubris: Why Economists Failed to Predict the Crisis and How To
Avoid the Next One
by Meghnad Desai
Omkar Goswami
- Dreaming Big: My Journey to Connect India by Sam Pitroda with David Chanoff Tilak Sarkar
- Neither a Hawk Nor A Dove: An Insider’s Account of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy by Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri Salman Haidar
- The Brothers Bihari by Sankarshan Thakur; Ruled or Misruled: The
story and destiny of Bihar by Santosh Singh; Muslim Politics in
Bihar: Changing Contours
by Mohammad Sajjad
Ratnakar Tripathy
- Elephants and Kings: An Environmental History
by Thomas R. Trautmann
Nayanjot Lahiri
- Himalaya Bound: An American’s Journey with Nomads in North
by Michael Benanav
Stephen Alter
- Indian Tibet - Tibetan India: The Cultural History of the Western
by Peter van Ham
Deb Mukharji
- Sikkim: Requiem for a Himalayan Kingdom by Andrew Duff IP Khosla
- Darjeeling: A History of the World’s Greatest Tea by Jeff Koehler Brinda Datta
- Rungli Rungliot (Thus Far and No Further): A Memoir
by Rumer Godden
Chetan Raj Shrestha
- Himalayan Cities: Settlement Patterns, Public Spaces and
by Pratyush Shankar
Vikram Lall
- The Island of Lost Girls by Manjula Padmanabhan Giti Chandra
- Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata by Karthika Naïr Tabish Khair
- The Mahabharata – Volumes 9 and 10 by Bibek Debroy Pradip Bhattacharya
- Bhima: The Man in the Shadows by Vikas Singh Sharmistha Gooptu
- McCluskieganj: The Story of the Only Anglo-Indian Village in India
by Vikas Kumar Jha; translated from Hindi by Mahasweta Ghosh
Gillian Wright
- Birds in My Indian Garden by Malcolm Macdonald Ranjit Lal
- Reviewers’ Choice — a selection of the most memorable books of 2015
and the most anticipated ones of 2016 by some of our reviewers

STEPHEN ALTER is the author of more than 15 books of fiction and non-fiction, most of which are set in the Himalayas. His most recent book is Becoming a Mountain: Himalayan Journeys in Search of the Sacred and the Sublime (Aleph, 2014).

PRADIP BHATTACHARYA is a comparative mythologist whose PhD is on the Mahabharata. He retired as Additional Chief Secretary to the Government of West Bengal.

GITI CHANDRA is Associate Professor at the Dept. of English, St Stephen’s College, Delhi. She has taught in and been a fellow at Rutgers University, New Jersey. She is the author of Narrating Violence, Constructing Collective Identities: To witness these wrongs unspeakable (Macmillan UK/US, 2009) and the Young Adult fantasy novels The Fang of Summoning (Hachette, 2010) and its sequel, The Bones of Stars (Hachette, 2013).

BRINDA DATTA is a tea planter’s daughter who did most of her schooling in Darjeeling. She is a graphic designer, who specialises in publication design and is Managing Editor and Publisher of Biblio.

SHARMISTHA GOOPTU is a film scholar and joint editor of the journal South Asian History and Culture.

OMKAR GOSWAMI is an economist who is the Chairman of CERG Advisory Private Limited, a research, consulting and advisory organisation.

SALMAN HAIDAR is a former diplomat who held ambassadorial assignments in Bhutan, China and the UK and served in Egypt, Afghanistan and the UN. He retired as Foreign Secretary.

PREM SHANKAR JHA is a former editor of Financial Express and The Economic Times. He was the principal economic columist and later economic editor of the Times of India from 1970 to 1986. He is the author of India: A Political Economy of Stagnation(1980), The Perilous Road to the Market - Political Economy of Reform in Russia, India and China (2001) , and Crouching Dragon, Hidden Tiger: Can China and India dominate the West (2009).

TABISH KHAIR’s The New Xenophobia, will be published by Oxford University Press in January 2016.

I P KHOSLA is a former member of the Indian Foreign Service and served in a number of neighbouring countries: as India’s Representative in Bhutan; High Commissioner to Bangladesh; Ambassador to Afghanistan as well as Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. He is the author of several books including Underdogs End Empires (Konark Publishers, New Delhi, 2010).

NAYANJOT LAHIRI is Professor at the Department of History, University of Delhi. Author of several books, her most recent work is Ashoka in Ancient India (Permanent Black & Harvard University Press).

RANJIT LAL has written over 25 books for children and adults, and has a keen interest in natural history, birds, dogs and automobiles.

VIKRAM LALL is an architect and academic and author of Architecture of the Buddhist World.

DEB MUKHARJI is a former member of the Indian Foreign Service and was Ambassador to Nepal. He is the author of Magic of Nepal and A Quest Beyond the Himalaya.

TILAK SARKAR is a telecom and media entrepreneur based in Singapore.

CHETAN RAJ SHRESTHA is the author of The Kings Harvest (Aleph, 2013) and the recently published novel The Light of His Clan (Speaking Tiger).

RATNAKAR TRIPATHY is a Senior Research Fellow at the Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI), Patna.

GILLIAN WRIGHT is a journalist, author and translator living in New Delhi.

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