Books and Reviews

March 12, 2015

Prashant Perumal's review of Krishna Ananth's  book on Indian Constitution and Social Revolution
Theook is available here.


Wendy Doniger on her new book on Hinduism

Bar and Bench reviews 10 Judgments that changed India

Zia Mody on her new book

The racist reformer: Zareer Masani on his new book on Macaulay
August 13

Review of how to live in a world we don't understand

Review of Rajshree Chandra's book on IPR

August 21

Review of Madhav Khosla's book, The Indian Constitution

July 24
A Man in Mission Mode: A review of Abdul Kalam's Turning points

Review of the Dark Side of Globalisation

May 29

Restating the law - Review in Frontline.

May 22

Speaking for the Bench — Selected Judgments of Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer: Edited by P.B. Sahasranaman; Oxford University Press, YMCA Library Building, 1 Jai Singh Road, New Delhi-110001.
The book pieces together the quintessential portions from the landmark judgments of Krishna Iyer that he delivered during his tenure, first as a judge of the Kerala High Court, and then, as a judge of the Supreme Court of India. Divided into seven parts, the volume analyses the essence of key judgments, and also interprets the circumstantial basis leading to the judicial decisions. It further examines their impact on different areas of jurisprudence such as constitutional law, law related to labour and services, criminal law, civil law, commercial law, and administrative law. (from The Hindu)

May 7
The Mumbai Riots in historic context: Meena Menon's book review by A.A.Engineer

May 4

Behind the Beautiful forevers by Katherine Boo has been reviewed by many. Readers may like the one here and in the latest EPW.

May 1

Discussion on the new book by Ruchir Sharma on Breakout Nations

APRIL 22, 2012

Primer to Civil Rights


The Hindu carried a review today.


Read an excellent review of this book here.  Read the author's interview here


The relationship between citizenship laws and the effectiveness of a country's fight against the enemy within is too subtle to notice.  In this review article dealing with five new books on issues of citizenship in India, Frontline amplifies this relationship.


A review of two books (satire) on theory and practice of communism

JUNE 25, 2011

About the Book

Review by Marcus Dam in The Hindu

About the Book and the authors

Review in BS

Review in Tehelka

JUNE 24, 2011

Read an absorbing review of these two books here.

JUNE 21, 2011

Here is an interesting review of this book.
Krishna Kumar's review can be read here.

JUNE 11, 2011

* Why Marx was right

*In praise of Marx by Terry Eagleton

From the Archives
*Justice for the poor -review by Amita Dhanda

*Politics of Death Penalty

*Rajeev Dhavan's review of Sarbani Sen's Popular Sovereignty and Democratic Transformation: The Constitution of India