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Book Reviews

Book Reviews
Whole Numbers and Half Truths: What Data Can and Cannot Tell Us about Modern India by Rukmini S, Chennai: Context, 2021; pp xv + 327, ` 699 (hardcover).
The Story of P J Thomas: An Unsung Economist by E M Thomas, Academic Foundation, 2019; New Delhi, ` 590 (hardcover). Collected Scientific Papers of the Pioneering Economist and Planner P J Thomas...
Competing Nationalisms: The Sacred and Political Life of Jagat Narain Lal by Rajshree Chandra, New Delhi: Penguin, 2021; pp xxv + 211, ` 599.
Nation, Nationalism and the Public Sphere: Religious Politics in India edited by Avishek Ray and Ishita Banerjee-Dube, New Delhi: Sage, 2020; pp viii + 265, ` 1,195.
Performing Silence: Women in the Group Theatre Movement in Benga l by Trina Nileena Banerjee, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2021; pp 444, `1,795.
Socio-Economic Surveys of Three Villages in West Bengal: A Study of Agrarian Relations edited by Aparajita Bakshi and Tapas Singh Modak, New Delhi: Tulika, 2021; pp 496, `1,250
Desperately Seeking Shah Rukh: India’s Lonely Young Women and the Search for Intimacy and Independence by Shrayana Bhattacharya, HarperCollins Publisher India, 2021; pp 464, ` 699.
From Lucknow to Lutyens: The Power and Plight of Uttar Pradesh by Abhigyan Prakash, Gurugram: HarperCollins Publishers, 2022; pp xxxii + 239, ` 599.
Kashmir at the Crossroads: Inside a 21st-Century Conflict by Sumantra Bose, Yale University Press/Picador India, 2021; pp 333, ` 540 (hardcover).
The Greater India Experiment: Hindutva and the Northeast by Arkotong Longkumer, Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2021; pp 321, price not mentoned.
Revenge, Politics and Blasphemy in Pakistan by Adeel Hussain, London: Hurst & Company, 2022; pp viii+173, ` 2,544 (hardcover).
Meat, Mercy, and Morality: Animals and Humanitarianism in Colonial Bengal, 1850–1920 by Samiparna Samanta , New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2021; pp 288, $75.
The Indentured Archipelago: Experiences of Indian Labour in Mauritius and Fiji, 1871–1916 by Reshaad Durgahee, Cambridge, New York, Melbourne, New Delhi and Singapore: Cambridge University Press,...
Last Among Equals: Power, Caste and Politics in Bihar’s Villages by M R Sharan, Chennai: Context, 2021; pp 217, ` 599.
Red Fort: Remembering the Magnificent Mughals by Debasish Das, Mumbai: Becomeshakespeare.com, 2019; pp xi + 406, ` 499, (paperback).

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