My Sister’s Keeper
By Jodi Picoult
Picoult tells the emotionally riveting story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a passionate love that triumphs over human weakness. My Sister’s Keeper examines what it means to be a good parent, a good sister, a good person. Is it morally correct to do whatever it takes to save a child’s life, even if that means infringing upon the rights of another? In the book, Picoult tackles a controversial real-life subject with grace, wisdom, and sensitivity.
Mandela: A Critical Life
By Tom Lodge
In this new and highly revealing biography, Tom Lodge draws on a wide range of original sources to uncover a host of fresh insights about the shaping of Mandela’s personality and public persona, from his childhood days and early activism, through his twenty-seven years of imprisonment, to his presidency of the new South Africa. Here then is a penetrating look at one of the most celebrated political figures of our time, illuminating a pivotal moment in recent world history.
A Resurgent China: South Asian Perspectives
By S. D. Muni, Tan Tai Yong
Bringing together a range of South Asian perspectives on rising China in a comparative framework, an attempt has been made, for the first time, to identify and examine the political, economic and socio-cultural stakeholders and constituencies that influence the respective policy of individual South Asian countries towards China. The essays also project how their mutual relations are likely to be shaped by these. The book is especially relevant today owing to China’s growing weight in Asian and global affairs