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Book Reviews

Book Reviews
Striving for Equity: Healthcare in Sri Lanka from Independence to the Millennium, 1948–2000 by Margaret Jones, Hyderabad: Orient BlackSwan, 2020; pp xiii+ 259, `790.
There are few events more prominent in the Indian freedom movement than the Jallianwala Bagh massacre of 1919. The brutality of the killing is shown with accuracy in Richard Attenborough’s 1982 film...
Kabir, Kabir: The Life and Work of the Early Modern Poet-Philosopher by Purushottam Agrawal, Chennai: Westland Publications, 2021; pp 284, `499.
Let There Be Light: Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Electricity in Colonial Bengal, 1880–1945 by Suvobrata Sarkar, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020; pp xiv + 294, ` 850.
Contours of Value Capture: India’s Neoliberal Path of Industrial Development by Satyaki Roy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020; pp xiv + 202, ` 895.
Republic of Hindutva: How the Sangh Is Reshaping Indian Democracy by Badri Narayan, Penguin Random House India, 2021; pp 240, ` 499.
When Ideas Matter: Democracy and Corruption in India by Bilal A Baloch, New Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 2021; pp xxiii + 335, `995 (hardcover).
Equity and Access: Health Care Studies in India edited by Purendra Prasad and Amar Jesani, India: OUP, 2019; pp xiv + 418, `1,195 (hardcover).
Violent Fraternity: Indian Political Thought in the Global Age by Shruti Kapila, Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2021; pp 328, $35 (Hardcover).
Sociology and Social Anthropology in South Asia: Histories and Practices edited by Ravi Kumar, Dev Nath Pathak and Sasanka Perera, New Delhi: Orient BlackSwan, 2018; pp 336, ` 1,075.
Untranquil Days: Nation Building in Post-Liberation Bangladesh by Rehman Sobhan, New Delhi: Sage, 2021; pp 384, ` 444.
Farm Income in India: Myths and Realities by A Narayanamoorthy, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2021; pp 384, ` 1,695.
Furrows in a Field: The Unexplored Life of H D Deve Gowda by Sugata Srinivasaraju , New Delhi: Penguin Random House, 2021; pp 600, ` 799.
Development, Distribution, and Markets edited by Kaushik Basu, Maitreesh Ghatak, Kenneth Kletzer, Sudipto Mundle and Eric Veerhoogen, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2021; pp vii + 328, ` 1,495.
A Hygienic City-Nation: Space, Community, and Everyday Life in Colonial Calcutta by Nabaparna Ghosh, New Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 2020; pp xvi + 224, `795.


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