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Best of 2020 Books

The Quiet Gems

Nandini Nair

The majority of this year’s list of bests comprises quieter books, those which arrived with less fanfare and left a lasting impression

My Choice

Pratap Bhanu Mehta | William Dalrymple | Amit Chaudhuri | David Davidar | Ira Mukhoti | Aatish Taseer | Arundhati Subramaniam | KR Meera | TCA Raghavan | Tridip Suhrud | Tishani Doshi | Mani Shankar Aiyar | Mini Kapoor

Best of 2020 Books: My Choice

Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Sunil Khilnani | William Dalrymple | Jeet Thayil | Shashi Tharoor | TCA Raghavan | David Davidar | Aatish Taseer | Ira Mukhoty | Mahesh Rao | Dipankar Gupta | Srinath Raghavan | Tabish Khair | Tishani Doshi | Anita Nair

Best of 2020 Books: Crime Fiction: The Body In the Attic

I Saw Him Die | A Will to Kill | Shed No Tears | V2 | Midnight Atlanta

Best of 2020 Books: Politics: Rethinking Histories

Sixteen Stormy Days | France before 1789 | The Revolution that Failed | Trade Wars Are Class Wars | The World Imagined

Best of 2020 Books: Non-Fiction: Our Maladies

The Hidden Hand | The Story of China | The Ratline |Agent Sonya | The Habsburgs | The Nine Lives of Pakistan

Celebrating Differences

Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic | Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line | Red Pill | Vesper Flights

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Political scientist and columnist

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