A GLOBAL LIFE: MY JOURNEY AMONG RICH AND POOR, FROM SYDNEY TO WALL STREET TO THE WORLD BANK,
by James Wolfensohn, PublicAffairs, US $29.95
As president of the World Bank, James Wolfensohn attracted extreme reactions. Developed country governments often felt betrayed by his pro-Third World attitude, the bank’s bureaucracy chaffed at Wolfensohn’s authoritarian behaviour, while he warmed the hearts of NGO activists. This memoir brings to light the person behind the banker who was also a musician, Olympic fencer and philanthropist.
WRITING LABOUR: STONE QUARRY WORKERS IN DELHI by Mohammad Talib, OUP, Rs 725
This book examines one of the most neglected aspects of the country’s economy: its informal sector. It does so by looking at the lives of stone quarry workers located beyond the expanding rim of south Delhi.
MARGINS OF FAITH by Rowena Robinson and Joseph Marianus Kujur, Sage, Rs 695
This book shows how Dalit and tribal Christians are marginalised and analyses how these groups negotiate their former religious faith and practices with Christianity.
FAULTLINES: HOW HIDDEN FRACTURES THREATEN THE WORLD ECONOMY by Raghuram Rajan, Harper Collins, Rs 499
Raghuram Rajan was one of the few economists who warned of the global financial crisis before it hit. Now, as the world struggles to recover, Rajan argues that serious flaws in the global economy have not yet been fixed.
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