Lata Mangeshkar: A Musical Journey
The author of the book is Yatindra Mishra. The book contains the facts and anecdotes of the life of the Queen of Hindi Music from 1940s to current times. It was translated by by Sahitya Akademi Award winning writer Ira Pande.
Book on crafts of minority communities
The book on crafts “India’s Creative Continuum-Minority Communities in Craft”, was released Ministry of Minority Affairs. The book was released at Exhibition-Cum-Sale “Jashn – E – Usttad’ showcasing the crafts documented in it. It includes details of 18 identified crafts and their standards ranging from stone to wood, to metal to cloth, and technique from weaving to print and from painting to inlay. This book will promote conservation of crafts of minority communities.
The Clinton’s War on Women
The author of the book is R. Stone & R. Morrow. The book was in news for highlighting how Hillary Clinton is allegedly volatile and prone to outbursts against her husband even as she is a campaigner for women and girls rights. The bestselling authors have focused on how the Clintons abused women to gain power and wealth, chronicling the crimes and cover ups.
The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and its Aftermath
The author of the book is Ben Bernanke. The book explains the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression in the 1930s in America. It provides an insider’s account of policy initiatives taken to battle the crisis. Through this book, the author has asked questions regarding the inflation targeting policy used by Fed Reserve during the recession and proposed NGDP policy to deal with meltdowns such as the 2008 financial crisis.
A biography on acclaimed thinker-writer M.N. Vijayan
To mark his 8th death anniversary, well known writer M. N. Vijayan’s biography by K. Balakrishnan was released recently. The book highlights the numerous internal conflicts within CPI (M). The book also details the exit of Vijayan as editor of Deshabhimani weekly.
Globalisation, Democratization and Distributive Justice.
The author of the book is Mool Chand Sharma, Professor of Law at Delhi University and presently the Member of 20th Law Commission of India. The book acknowledges talks about measures like Employment Guarantee Act, Right to Education Act and Food Security Act. It also says that some of the recent steps taken on economic and fiscal side like introduction of Goods and Services Tax, schemes related to financial inclusion and others along with initiatives like Make in India, Digital India, Skill India and Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan can prove catalyst in this regard. The author also highlights the need of taking idea of Distributive Justice beyond rhetoric
and ensuring that rising aspirations do not get transformed into frustration ultimately leading to cynicism against the system itself. It also believes that all this cannot be achieved without sustained high growth.
To the Brink and Back: India’s 1991 Story
The author of the book is Jairam Ramesh. The author was the former Union Environment and Forest Minister (Independent Charge) Jairam Ramesh. The book deals with fast-paced changes in the economic sector introduced by theduo P V Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh in 1991. It was the first hand account in the sense it narrates author’s observations when he was part of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) during first 90 days of the Narasimha Rao’s government. It also holds key documents and notes, placed for the first time in the public domain; the personal papers of Narasimha Rao; private conversations with Manmohan Singh; Parliament proceedings; and the minutes of seminal Congress meetings.