India’s labouring poor, historical studies edited by Rana P Behal & Marcel van der Linden, Cambridge University Press, Rs 695
In recent years, apart from the study of the industrial workforce, labour history has been enriched by the scholarly attention to mobile labour, lives of artisans and peasant migrants to plantations. This volume seeks to show the best new research on labour history in India.
India’s Economy: Performance And Challenges, Essays In Honour Of Montek Singh Ahluwalia edited by Shankar Acharya and Rakesh Mohan, Rs 395
Which policies spurt growth and slowdowns in Indian economy? How did India become one of the world’s fastest growing countries? In this volume, economists and practitioners throw light on these questions.
Unruly Hills: Nature And Nation In India’s Northeast by Bengt G Karlsson, Orient Blackswan, Rs 695
The book examines the intersection of environmental and ethnic politics in the Indian state of Meghalaya. The author traces the links between forest management, mining and territorial conflicts with demands for indigenous sovereignty.