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by Raghuram G. Rajan
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Prem Shankar Jha
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- Demonetisation: The Economists Speak edited by Uma Kapila; Demonetisation & Black Money by C. Rammanohar Reddy; Black Money and Tax Havens by R. Vaidyanathan Udit Misra
- India Transformed: 25 Years of Economic Reforms edited by Rakesh Mohan; The Future of Indian Economy: Past Reforms and Challenges Ahead edited by Yashwant Sinha and Vinay K. Srivastava Pulin B. Nayak
- Employment, Growth and Development: Essays on a Changing World Economy by Deepak Nayyar Rajeev Malhotra
- Aadhaar: A Biometric History of India’s 12-Digit Revolution by Shankkar Aiyar Souvik Mukherjee
- From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization through Ten Extraordinary Lives by Jeffrey E. Garton Devangshu Datta
- Goras and Desis: Managing Agencies and the Making of Corporate India by Omkar Goswami Kanika Datta
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- When the Moon Shines by Day by Nayantara Sahgal Githa Hariharan
- A Night with a Black Spider: Stories by Ambai, translated by from
the Tamil by Aniruddhan Vasudevan
Kunal Ray
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- Reviewers’ Choice — a selection of the most memorable books of 2017 and the most anticipated ones of 2018 by some of our reviewers

MANI SHANKAR AIYAR was India’s first Consul-General in Karachi, 1978-82, and has published his Pakistan Papers (UBSPD, 1994).

ALICE ALBINIA is the author of Empires of the Indus (2008) and Leela’s Book (2011). She is writing a portrait of Britain told through its islands: The Britannias will be published by Penguin.

APOORVANAND teaches Hindi at the University of Delhi.

URVASHI BUTALIA is a feminist publisher and writer. Director of Zubaan, she is also the author of the award-winning history of Partition The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India.

SUPRIYA CHAUDHURI is Professor Emerita, Department of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

DEVANGSHU DATTA is a columnist for Business Standard. He writes about markets, economics and technology.

KANIKA DATTA is Senior Associate Editor of Business Standard.

MOHAN GURUSWAMY is a Visiting Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation and the Forum for Strategic Initiatives, New Delhi, and heads the Centre for Policy Alternatives, New Delhi. Author of several books on policy issues, his latest is Chasing the Dragon: Will India Catch-up with China?

SYEDA HAMEED is an activist, educationist, writer and a former member of the Planning Commission of India. She lives in Delhi.

GITHA HARIHARAN is the author of several novels, including In Times of Siege and Fugitive Histories. Her most recent book is a collection of essays, Almost Home: Cities and Other Places. For more on the author, visit

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).

MANJU JAIN retired as Professor from the Department of English, University of Delhi. She is the author of T.S. Eliot and American Philosophy: The Harvard Years (Cambridge University Press, 1992) and A Critical Reading of the Selected Poems of T.S. Eliot (Oxford University Press, 1991). She has edited Narratives of Indian Cinema (Primus, 2009) and has translated Premchand’sRangbhoomi with the title Playground (Penguin, 2011).

TABISH KHAIR is an author, poet and critic and Associate Professor in the Department of English, University of Aarhus, Denmark. His recent published work includes a study, The New Xenophobia (Oxford University Press, 2016) and a novel, Just Another Jihadi Jane (Penguin/Periscope Books/Interlink, 2016).

RAZAK KHAN is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS) Göttingen University. He is completing a book project Minority Pasts: Locality, Histories, and Identities in Rampur for Oxford University Press.

NANDINI LAL is a Washington DC-based writer, critic and columnist.

RAJEEV MALHOTRA is Professor at the School of Government and Public Policy, O.P. Jindal Global University, Delhi NCR. His recent publications include India Public Policy Report 2014 (Oxford University Press, 2014) and A Critical Decade-Polices for India’s Development (Oxford University Press, 2012).

ANANT MARINGANTI is an independent writer based in Hyderabad.

UDIT MISRA is Associate Editor of Business Standard. He is in charge of the newspaper’s editorial page.

SHALINI MUKERJI is an independent editor and writer, who erratically blogs at

SOUVIK MUKHERJEE teaches English Literature at Presidency University, Kolkata. His research areas are Digital Humanities and Videogame Studies. His monograph,Videogames and Postcolonialism: The Empire Plays Back was published by Springer UK in 2017.

PULIN B. NAYAK was formerly Director of the Delhi School of Economics. He recently edited a 4-volume compendium of readings on ‘Economic Development of India’ published by Routledge, London.

KUNAL RAY teaches Contemporary Literature at FLAME University, Pune and writes on art and culture.

JAWHAR SIRCAR is a civil servant, who retired as India’s culture secretary. He was then appointed CEO of Prasar Bharati, supervising Akashvani and Doordarshan for almost five years. He is furrently Chairman of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta.

KARTHIK SHANKAR is a writer and editor based in Chennai.

PARANJOY GUHA THAKURTA is a journalist, author, publisher, documentary filmmaker and teacher.

SATYAM VISWANATHAN is a consumer researcher and part of the founding team at Junoon Theatre.

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