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Book Reviews

Book Reviews
The Unquiet River: A Biography of the Brahmaputra by Arupjyoti Saikia, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2019; pp xxxv + 583, ` 1,195 (hardcover).
Mutinies for Equality: Contemporary Developments in Law and Gender in India edited by Tanja Herklotz and Siddharth Peter de Souza, Cambridge University Press, 2021; pp vii+295, ` 989 (hardbound).
Electoral Democracy? An Inquiry into the Fairness and Integrity of Elections in India edited by M G Devasahayam, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta , pp xxix + 292, ` 699.
Citizens of Everywhere: Indian Women, Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism 1920–1952 by Rosalind Parr, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021; pp 198, price not mentioned (hardback).
The Phantom Plague: How Tuberculosis Shaped History by Vidya Krishnan, India: Penguin Viking, 2022; pp 288, `799.
Consumerist Encounters: Flirting with Things and Images by Sreedeep Bhattacharya, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2020; pp xviii+273, `1,495 (hardcover).
Urban Housing, Livelihoods and Environmental Challenges in Emerging Economies edited by Rajesh Bhattacharya and Annapurna Shaw, Orient BlackSwan, 2021; pp xviii + 418, `1,535 (paperback).
Price of the Modi Years by Aakar Patel, Chennai: Westland, 2021; pp vii + 488, `699.
Modi’s India: Hindu Nationalism and the Rise of Ethnic Democracy by Christophe Jaffrelot, Princeton University Press 2021; First Indian Edition by Context, Westland Publications; pp 639, `899.
Set Adrift: Capitalist Transformations and Community Politics along Mumbai’s Shore by Gayatri Nair, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2021; pp 202, ` 1,295 (hardbound).
The Vortex: The True Story of History’s Deadliest Storm and the Liberation of Bangladesh by Scott Carney and Jason Miklian, India: HarperCollins Publishers, 2022; pp xxii + 498, ` 599.
Universalising Healthcare in India: From Care to Coverage edited by Imrana Qadeer, K B Saxena and P M Arathi, Delhi: Aakar Books, 2019; pp 475, ` 1,495.
Urban Headway and Upward Mobility in India by Arup Mitra, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2020; pp 185, ` 750 (hardcover).
Bangladesh at 50: Development and Challenges edited by S Narayan and Sreeradha Datta, Hyderabad: Orient BlackSwan, 2020; pp 263, ` 995.
The Shudra: A Philosophical Narrative of Indian Superhumanism by Jalalul Haq, 2022; New Delhi: Navayana, pp 284, ` 399.

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