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Books of the Week - Saturday, 29Th, October, 2022

My Silk Road
by - Ram Gidoomal

About the Book
A rich boy turned refugee tells the story of coming full circle to succeed in ways beyond his imagination.
Born into a family that had recently fled British India during the partition of India and Pakistan, Ram’s early life in Mombasa seemed charmed with wealth and success. However, losing all of this overnight through a second deportation, this time from Kenya to the UK, he saw the course of his life change beyond recognition.
Despite having had his dreams and plans ripped away from him, Ram worked tirelessly, fighting to overcome every obstacle, and finally succeeded in gaining back wealth and reputation. However, on reaching his late thirties, an unusual day trip in Mumbai changed his life forever, transforming him from someone enriching himself and his shareholders to someone enriching the world. And this time, the change was his choice.
Aiming to encourage those who are struggling to move forward in life, Ram shares stories that demonstrate the difference made by a can–do attitude, by a spirit of generosity and by prioritizing relationships. Through all these, he shares the secrets of living a life that marries deep compassion with success, a generous life that reaps unexpected rewards.
 
About the Author
Ram Gidoomal was born into an Indian immigrant family of silk traders in Kenya and enjoyed an idyllic childhood in Mombasa. As he turned 17, his family endured a devastating second deportation, to London. Starting from scratch, Ram built a successful career in business and was firmly on the road to prosperity and fortune, when a life changing journey led him to instead dedicate his business skills and profits to those who need them most. His contributions to the community were recognised by HM The Queen in 1998, who appointed him CBE. An experienced businessman and entrepreneur, Ram has worked for over 30 years at board and senior management level in the private, public, and voluntary sectors. His current roles are all non- executive: he is an Advisory Board Member of BAO Systems; a Board Member and Member of the Audit and Risk Committeee, and the Renumeration Committee of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman; and Chair of CottonConnect, as well as of Allia Ltd. The most recent of the numerous recognitions for his many books and other contributions, including Honorary Doctorates from three UK universities, has been his inclusion in Highflyers50 –the 50 most eminent people of Indian origin living and working outside India.
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Books of the week - Saturday, 22 October, 2022

Nights of Plague by - Orhan Pamuk

About the Book
It is April 1900, in the Levant, on the imaginary island of Mingheria-the twenty-ninth state of the Ottoman Empire-located in the eastern Mediterranean between Crete and Cyprus. Half the population is Muslim, the other half are Orthodox Greeks, and tension is high between the two. When a plague arrives-brought either by Muslim pilgrims returning from the Mecca or by merchant vessels coming from Alexandria-the island revolts.

About the Author
Orhan Pamuk won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006. His novel My Name Is Red won the 2003 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. His work has been translated into more than sixty languages. He lives in Istanbul. Translated by Ekin Oklap. To stop the epidemic, the Ottoman sultan Abdul Hamid II sends his most accomplished quarantine expert to the island-an Orthodox Christian. Some of the Muslims, including followers of a popular religious sect and its leader Sheikh Hamdullah, refuse to take precautions or respect the quarantine. And then a murder occurs.As the plague continues its rapid spread, the Sultan sends a second doctor to the island, this time a Muslim, and strict quarantine measures are declared. But the incompetence of the island's governor and local administration and the people's refusal to respect the bans doom the quarantine to failure, and the death count continues to rise. Faced with the danger that the plague might spread to the West and to Istanbul, the Sultan bows to international pressure and allows foreign and Ottoman warships to blockade the island. Now the people of Mingheria are on their own, and they must find a way to defeat the plague themselves.Steeped in history and rife with suspense, Nights of Plague is an epic story set more than one hundred years ago, with themes that feel remarkably contemporary. 
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Books of the Week - Saturday, 15th October, 2022

The Dismantling of India
by - T.J.S. George 

About the Book
In October 1947, two months after Independence, TJS George arrived in Bombay. He was nineteen years old, with a degree in English Literature. He sent out job applications––to the Air Force and to the city's English-language newspapers. Only one organization cared to reply, The Free Press Journal. The editor was known to hire anyone who asked for a job, but most new hires were sacked in a fortnight. George was put on the news desk as a sub-editor and eventually became an assistant editor. In Patna, as editor of The Searchlight, he was arrested by the chief minister for sedition. He spent three weeks in Hazaribagh Central Jail. In Hong Kong, he worked for the Far Eastern Economic Review as regional editor; in New York he was a writer for the United Nations population division; and, back in Hong Kong, in 1975, he founded Asiaweek. Six years later, he returned to India and settled in Bangalore. He began a column for Indian Express that ran without a break for twenty-five years, until 2022. His seventy-five years of journalism, concurrent with India's development as an independent nation, make for a unique understanding of events and personalities. Acclaimed for his widely historical, pan-Asian vision, George brings this far-flung experience to a compulsively readable new book, The Dismantling of India. It is the story of India told in 35 concise biographies, beginning with Jamsetji Tata and ending with Narendra Modi.

About the Author
TJS George was born in 1928 in Kerala. He was the first editor of independent India to be charged with sedition and imprisoned by a chief minister. He worked as a journalist and editor across India and Southeast Asia before co-founding Asiaweek in Hong Kong in 1975. After returning to India he began working with the Indian Express as an editor and columnist. He is the author of twenty books, including biographies of Krishna Menon, Lee Kuan Yew, Nargis and M. S. Subbalakshmi. His ‘Point of View’ has appeared every Sunday in the New Indian Express for twenty-three years. He is a recipient of the 2011 Padma Bhushan and numerous other awards. He lives in Bangalore.
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Books of the Week - Saturday, 08th October, 2022

Iconic Indians : 
75 Extraordinary Individuals Who Inspired The Country
By - Sanjeev Sanyal and Rajesh Singh

About the Book
The India that we see today is the result of 75 years of effort by a large number of remarkable men and women spanning across different generations, geographies and fields of endeavour.Iconic Indians: 75 Extraordinary Individuals Who Inspired the Country celebrates 75 Indians who played an important role in transforming an impoverished former colony into an increasingly confident and rapidly growing nation. Chosen from diverse fields such as politics, sports, arts, defence, business, entertainment, science and environment, this collection of essays examines the personal journeys of these exceptional individuals, including not just their successes but also their self-doubt, failures and even their disagreements with each other.While many of them are household names, several are remarkable characters who made major contributions in their time but have faded from public memory. Through these narratives, the book simultaneously tells the wider story of how India traversed the first 75 years of Independence.An excellent primer on the stalwarts who have made the nation what it is today, this book is a must-read for every person interested in the past, present and future of India. 

About the Author
Sanjeev Sanyal is an economist, urbanist and writer. His bestselling books include Land of the Seven Rivers, The Ocean of Churn and Life Over Two Beers. He attended Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University and then Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. In 2010, the World Economic Forum named him Young Global Leader. He currently lives in Delhi and serves as a member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister. He has a blackbelt in Taekwondo, and is a keen collector of old maps.

Rajesh Singh has been a freelance analyst of politics, governance and public affairs and has contributed articles to well-known think tanks such as Vivekananda International Foundation and Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation, and to several media platforms in Delhi and Goa. He had a nine-year stint with The Pioneer, where he was first the deputy national bureau chief and later the opinion editor. He also served as media advisor to Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in 2002–03.
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Books of the week - Saturday, 01st October, 2022

 Zarifa: A Woman's Battle in a Man's World
by Zarifa Ghafari

About the Book
A poignant and inspiring memoir by Afghanistan's youngest female mayor and devoted human rights activist.

'Zarifa will break your heart' Christina Lamb, author of Our Bodies, Their Battlefields and I Am Malala
Zarifa Ghafari was three years old when the Taliban banned girls from schools, and she began her education in secret. She was seven when American airstrikes began. She was twenty-six when she became mayor - the only female mayor in the country - of Maidan Wardak, Kabul. An extremist mob barred her from her office; her male staff walked out in protest; assassins tried to kill her six times. Through it all, Zarifa stood her ground. She ended corruption in the province, promoted peace, and tried to lift up women, despite constant fear for herself and her family. When the Taliban took Kabul in 2021, Ghafari had to flee. But even that couldn't stop her. Six months later, she returned, to continue her work empowering women.

Zarifa is an astonishing memoir that offers an unparalleled perspective of the last two decades in Afghanistan from a citizen, daughter, woman and mayor. Written with honesty, pain, and ultimately, hope, Zarifa describes the work she did, the women she still tries to help as they live under Taliban rule, and her vision for how grassroots activism can change their lives and the lives of women everywhere.

About the Author
Zarifa Ghafari was mayor of Maidan Wardak, a province of Kabul, Afghanistan and escaped from the Taliban in August 2021 to seek refuge in Germany. Ghafari was included by the BBC as one of the '100 most inspiring and influential women in the world' in 2019, received the International Woman of Courage Award from the US State Department in 2020 and the Oxi Day Foundation Award for Courage in 2021. She runs a foundation for women in Afghanistan.

Hannah Lucinda Smith is the author of Erdogan Rising: The Battle for the Soul of Turkey and The Times correspondent in Turkey, where she has covered conflicts, a coup attempt and the rise of controversial president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. She has reported from inside rebel-held Syria, on the front lines of the battle against Isis in Iraq, and joined migrants on their journey to Europe in 2015. She has also worked also for the BBC, the Atlantic and the Spectator, and was awarded a Pulitzer grant to write for Wired magazine.
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