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- The Sellout by Paul Beatty Nandini Lal
- The Vegetarian by Han Kang; translated by Deborah Smith Rukmini Bhaya Nair
- Commonwealth by Ann Patchett Anuradha Marwah
- India’s Long Road: The Search for Prosperity by Vijay Joshi Prem Shankar Jha
- A Feast of Vultures: The Hidden Business of Democracy in India
by Josy Joseph
Sudeep Chakravarti
- India Conquered: Britain’s Raj and the Chaos of Empire
by Jon Wilson
Seema Alavi
- An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India by Shashi Tharoor Sagarika Ghose
- Unconditional Equality: Gandhi’s Religion of Resistance
by Ajay Skaria
Sukumar Muralidharan
- Keeping the Jewel in the Crown: The Betrayal of India by Walter Reid Amar Farooqui
- The Ocean of Churn: How the Indian Ocean Shaped Human History
by Sanjeev Sanyal
I.P. Khosla
- “Images of the Raj: Recalling Empire”. An extract from Husain’s Raj – Visions of Empire and Nation, Marg, Vol 67, No. 4, June 2016 Sumathi Ramaswamy
- Sauptik: Blood and Flowers by Amruta Patil Sharanya Manivannan
- Presidential Retreats of India edited by Gillian Wright; photography
by André Jeanpierre Fanthome
Malavika Karlekar
- The Rays Before Satyajit: Creativity and Modernity in Colonial India
by Chandak Sengoopta
Sayandeb Chowdhury
- White Mountain: Real and Imagined Journeys in the Himalayas
by Robert Twigger
Vikramajit Ram
- Himalaya: Adventures, Meditations, Life edited by Ruskin Bond
and Namita Gokhale
Janice Pariat
- Amma: Jayalalithaa’s Journey from Movie Star to Political Queen
by Vaasanthi
Sohini Ghose
- Garrisoned Minds: Women and Armed Conflict in South Asia edited
by Laxmi Murthy and Mitu Varma
Rohini Mohan
- My Story by Michael Clarke Boria Majumdar
- Remembering Dileep Padgaonkar (1944 – 2016)
- Reviewers’ Choice — a selection of the most memorable books of 2016 and the most anticipated ones of 2017 by some of our reviewers

SEEMA ALAVI is Professor of History at Delhi University. She is the author of Muslim Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Empire (Harvard University Press, 2015)

SUDEEP CHAKRAVARTI has authored several books, including the award-winning Clear.Hold.Build: Hard Lessons of Business and Human Rights in India (HarperCollins Publishers India, 2014). An extensively published columnist and essayist, he earlier worked in leadership positions with major Indian media organisations. His forthcoming book is The Bengalis, a biography

SAYANDEB CHOWDHURY is Assistant Professor, School of Liberal Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi.

AMAR FAROOQUI teaches in the Department of History, University of Delhi.

SAGARIKA GHOSE is a journalist, author and broadcaster. She has been a journalist for over two decades and is the author of two novels. She was deputy editor of the news channel CNNIBN as well as prime time anchor. She is currently Consulting Editor with the Times of India and working on a biographical portrait of Indira Gandhi.

SHOHINI GHOSH is Sajjad Zaheer Professor at the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre.

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).

MALAVIKA KARLEKAR is Co-editor, Indian Journal of Gender Studies. She writes a regular column for The Telegraph (Kolkata) based on memoirs, travelogues and archival photograph. Her recent books are Visual Histories – Photography in the Popular Imagination (2013) and Memories of Belonging – Images from the Colony and Beyond (2015).

TABISH KHAIR has published a study, The New Xenophobia (Oxford University Press) and a novel, Just Another Jihadi Jane (Penguin/Periscope Books/ Interlink), in 2016.

IP KHOSLA joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1960. He has served in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Bhutan, and also as Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. He is the author of several books including Underdogs End Empires (Konark Publishers, New Delhi, 2010).

NANDINI LAL is a critic based in Washington DC.

BORIA MAJUMDAR is a sports historian, television commentator and the co-author of the award-winning autobiography of Sachin Tendulkar, Playing It My Way(Hachette India, 2014). He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Central Lancashire and Adjunct Professor at Monash University.

SHARANYA MANIVANNAN is the author of The High Priestess Never Marries (HarperCollins Publishers India, 2016).

ANURADHA MARWAH is a writer and academic. She teaches English Literature and Creative Writing in a college affiliated with the University of Delhi.

ROHINI MOHAN is a political journalist based in Bangalore. She is the author of The Seasons of Trouble: Life Amid the Ruins of Sri Lanka’s Civil War.

SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN is an independent writer and researcher currently on a fellowship with the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Simla

RUKMINI BHAYA NAIR is Professor of Linguistics and English at IIT Delhi. Author of several academic books and three volumes of verse with Penguin, her poetry is described by the Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry as “widely admired for its postmodern approach to lyrical meaning and feminine identity”. Her first novel, Mad Girl’s Love Song (HarperCollins Publishers India, 2013), on the subject of cultural schizophrenia, was on the ten-book list for the DSC Prize

JANICE PARIAT is the author of Boats on Land: A Collection of Short Stories (Random House India, 2012) and Seahorse: A Novel (Random House India, 2014). She was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puruskar and Crossword Award for Fiction. She currently lives in New Delhi.

VIKRAMAJIT RAM is the author of Tso and La: A Journey in Ladakh (2012) and two other works of non-fiction. His first novel, The Sun and Two Seas, has just been published by Speaking Tiger

SUMATHI RAMASWAMY is Professor of History, Duke University, USA. She has published extensively in the fields of language politics, gender studies, visual studies and the modern history of Indian art.

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