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SummaryThe recent world crisis has impacted the lives of millions of people across the world. Supply-side theories have treated the crisis as just another recession caused by a faulty financial system.

IT’S NOT OVER: Structural Drivers of

the Global Economic Crisis

Rohit

Oxford University Press

Rs.695

Pg 320

The recent world crisis has impacted the lives of millions of people across the world. Supply-side theories have treated the crisis as just another recession caused by a faulty financial system. This book brings the real economy into focus and unravels how increased income and wealth inequalities have contributed to instability in the US and, thereafter, the world economy.

INDIA DEVELOPMENT

REPORT 2012–13

S Mahendra Dev

Oxford University Press

Rs.795

Pg 426

India is today a $1.8-trillion economy, the fourth-largest in the world. Its robust and dynamic economy has achieved much in the last two decades of the reform period. How has the Indian economy been performing? What should be done to revive the GDP growth? How can inflation be controlled? Is fiscal policy pro- or counter-cyclical in India? Providing answers to these topical questions is India Development Report 2012–13, the seventh in the IDR series.

Chanakya’s New Manifesto

Pavan K Varma

Aleph Book Company

Rs.295

Pg 248

What would Chanakya do if confronted with the various crises that beset contemporary India? Using this question as the starting point for his new book, Pavan K Varma has drawn up a practical and detailed plan to bring about reform and change in five key areas that require urgent attention: governance, democracy, corruption, security and the building of an inclusive society.

Zero day

Mark Russinovich

St Martin’s Press (Macmillan)

Rs.499

Pg 328

An airliner’s controls fail mid-flight over the Atlantic. An oil tanker runs aground in Japan. Hospitals everywhere have to abandon their computer databases when patients die after being administered incorrect dosages of their medicine. Zero Day presents a chilling “what if” scenario that, in a world completely reliant on technology, is more than possible today.

Butterflies on the Roof of the World: A Memoir

Peter Smetacek

Aleph Book Company

Rs.495

Pg 224

In this book, Peter Smetacek invites us into the fascinating world of butterflies. He takes the readers on expeditions deep into the mountains of the Himalayas, high desert landscapes of Ladakh, leopard and bear-infested forests of Kumaon and scenic meadows of Garhwal as he attempts to capture an all-black butterfly that hasn’t been spotted for over a century.

The City of Devi

Manil Suri

Bloomsbury Publishing India

Rs.499

Pg 400

As Mumbai empties under the threat of imminent nuclear annihilation, Sarita, a 33-year-old statistician, can only think of one thing: being reunited with Karun, her physicist husband. Why has he vanished? Who is he running from? To find

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