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Book Reviews

Hidden Hand: Exposing How the Chinese Communist Party Is Reshaping the World /
Hidden Hand: Exposing How the Chinese Communist Party Is Reshaping the World
Clive Hamilton and Mareike Ohlberg
Unmade by China

How the Chinese Communist Party has been reshaping the post-Cold War world order by remoulding nations, societies and institutions from within

A Ballad of Remittent Fever /
A Ballad of Remittent Fever
Ashoke Mukhopadhyay | Translated from the Bengali by Arunava Sinha
The Good Doctors

A riveting account of three generations of physicians in colonial Bengal who performed ordinary miracles in their daily lives

Humankind: A Hopeful History /
Humankind: A Hopeful History
Rutger C Bregman
The Hopeful Historian

Rutger C Bregman’s new book questions our shared assumptions about humanity. The bestselling historian tells Bhavya Dore why he remains optimistic

Body and Blood  /
Body and Blood
Benyamin | Translated from Malayalam by Swarup BR
Losing Faith

A Malayalam novel delves into the dangers of organised religion

Death in Her Hands /
Death in Her Hands
Ottessa Moshfegh
Nobody’s Novelist

Ottessa Moshfegh’s new book establishes her prowess at excavating the minds of characters on the margins of society

Estuary /
Estuary
Perumal Murugan | Translated from the Tamil by Nandini Krishnani
Father and Son

A searing look at generational conflict and conservatism

Naoroji: Pioneer of Indian Nationalism /
Naoroji: Pioneer of Indian Nationalism
Dinyar Patel
A Nationalist before Nationalism

The political evolution of Dadabhai Naoroji

Destination Wedding /
Destination Wedding
Diksha Basu
The Drawing Room Writer

Diksha Basu’s new novel is irreverent and glamorous. She tells Urvashi Bahuguna there is more to literature than tortured stories

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