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Reviews

A list of all blog posts of the book reviews I have written starting in 2006.
These are listed in reverse chronological order. This is a fancy way of saying the newest are listed first.
Also, the reviews do not always immediately follow my reading of a book. I read books, and the reviews follow some time later. In some cases the pending reviews tend to pile up.

200 books reviewed on this blog.

Book Review in 2017
  1. Tunnel of Varanavat, by Gautam Chickermane

Book Reviews in 2016
  1. Harivamsha, by Bibek Debroy
  2. Sati: Evangelicals, Baptist Missionaries, and the Changing Colonial Discourse, by Meenakshi Jain
  3. The Ocean of Churn, by Sanjeev Sanyal
  4. "Growth of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in India", by KS Lal
  5. "Sticks and Stones", by Emily Bazelon
  6. "Rama and Ayodhya", by Meenakshi Jain
  7. "Being Hindu", by Hindol Sengupta
  8. "Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now", by Ayaan Hirsi Ali (IndiaFacts)
  9. "India: A Sacred Geography", by Diana Eck

Book Reviews in 2015
  1. Rise of the Robots, by Martin Ford - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
  2. Gita for Children, by Roopa Pai
  3. Rearming Hinduism, by Vamsee Juluri (IndiaFacts)
  4. Mahabharata Vol 10, translated by Bibek Debroy
  5. The Case of the Secretive Sister, by Nilanjan P Choudhury
  6. So You've Been Publicly Shamed, Jon Ronson
  7. Mahabharata Vol. 9 (First review) (Second review), translated by Bibek Debroy
  8. Incredible History of India's Geography, by Sanjeev Sanyal

Book Reviews in 2014

  1. Bitter Chocolate: Child Sexual Abuse in India, by Pinki Virani
  2. Accidental India, by Shankkar Aiyar
  3. The Mahabharata, Volume 8, Translated by Bibek Debroy
  4. Indus Valley Civilization (Smart Green Civilizations), by Benita Sen

29 Book Reviews in 2013

  1. The Blood Telegram - Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide, by Gary Bass
  2. Sita: An Illustrated Retelling of the Ramayana, by Devdutt Pattanaik
  3. India's Bismarck, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, by Balraj Krishna
  4. Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King
  5. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn
  6. The City of Dvaraka, by S.R. Rao
  7. The Lost River: On the Trail of the Sarasvati, by Michel Danino
  8. In Spite of the Gods, by Edward Luce
  9. Land of the Seven Rivers, by Sanjeev Sanyal
  10. Using R to Unlock the Value of Big Data, by Mark Hornick
  11. Mohammed Rafi - My Abba - A Memoir, by Yasmin Khalid Rafi 
  12. Inferno, by Dan Brown
  13. Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown, Illustrations by John Parra
  14. The Joy of x, by Steven Strogatz
  15. The Berenstain Bears' Report Card Trouble by Stan Berenstain
  16. Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan, by M.J. Akbar
  17. The Indian Renaissance: India's Rise after a Thousand Years of Decline, by Sanjeev Sanyal
  18. The Book of Story Beginnings, by Kristin Kladstrup
  19. Mahabharata, Vol. 7, Translated by Bibek Debroy
  20. Laugh with Laxman, by RK Laxman
  21. Spring is Here, Big Bear, by Will Hillenbrand
  22. The Missing Queen, by Samhita Arni
  23. The White Man's Burden, by Winthrop Jordan
  24. Coraline, by Neil Gaiman
  25. The Demonologist, by Andrew Pyper
  26. Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, by Stephen King
  27. Blindness, by Jose Saramago
  28. Mahabharata, Vol. 6, Translated by Bibek Debroy (also "A Note on the Footnotes" and "The Battle at Night")
  29. "Enterprise Analytics: Optimize Performance, Process, and Decisions Through Big Data", Thomas H. Davenport, et al.

52 Book Reviews in 2012

  1. Adi Parva - Churning of the Ocean, by Amruta Patil
  2. Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep, by Maureen Wright, Will Hillenbrand
  3. Indianomix, by Vivek Dehjejia, Rupa Subramaniya
  4. Mr. Popper's Penguins, by Richard Atwater
  5. The Paper Bag Princess, by Robert N. Munsch
  6. Durbar, by Tavleen Singh
  7. Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Developer’s Guide, by Mark Rittman
  8. How Children Succeed, by Paul Tough
  9. The Net Delusion, by Evgeny Morozov
  10. Time Stops at Shamli, by Ruskin Bond
  11. Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All, by Paul Offit
  12. Prince of Ayodhya, by Ashok Banker
  13. Valmiki's Ramayana, Translated by Arshia Sattar
  14. Good Ol Charlie Brown, How I Hate Him! , by Charles M Schulz
  15. Cinderella Ate My Daughter, by Peggy Orenstein
  16. The Reversal, by Michael Connelly
  17. The Black Echo, by Michael Connelly
  18. Londonistan, By Melanie Phillips
  19. F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers, by Richard Benson
  20. Bali and the Ocean of Milk, by Nilanjan P Choudhury
  21. "Ten Years With Guru Dutt: Abrar Alvi's Journey", by Sathya Saran
  22. Mummies in the Morning (Magic Tree House, No. 3), Mary Pope Osborne
  23. After the Prophet: The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split in Islam, by Lesley Hazleton (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)
  24. Magic Tree House, #2The Knight at Dawn, by Mary Pope Osborne
  25. The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice, by Christopher Hitchens
  26. The Parliamentary System, by Arun Shourie
  27. Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark, by Mary Pope Osborne
  28. Mahabharata, Vol. 5, Translated by Bibek Debroy (Part 1, Part 2)
  29. Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men, by Mara Hvistendahl
  30. Where's Hanuman, by Christopher Woods
  31. The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone---Especially Ourselves, by Dan Ariely 
  32. An Identity Card for Krishna, by Devdutt Pattanaik
  33. The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power, by Tariq Ali
  34. Imagine: How Creativity Works, by Jonah Lehrer
  35. Laxman's Questions, by Lata Mani (Author), Zainab Tambawala (Illustrator)
  36. The Fifth Witness, by Michael Connelly
  37. The Litigators, by John Grisham
  38. Mahabharata, Vol. 4, Translated by Bibek Debroy
  39. Mahabharata, Vol. 3, Translated by Bibek Debroy
  40. Mahabharata, Vol. 2, Translated by Bibek Debroy
  41. The Mahabharata, Volume 1: Book 1: The Book of the Beginning, Translated and Edited by J. A. B.van Buitenen
  42. Mahabharata, Vol. 1, Translated by Bibek Debroy
  43. 7 Secrets of Vishnu, by Devdutt Pattanaik
  44. The Immortals of Meluha, by Amish Tripathi
  45. The Alchemist, by Paul Coelho
  46. The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding From You, by Eli Pariser
  47. I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson
  48. Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World, by Michael Lewis
  49. A King Cobra's Summer, by Janki Lenin. Illustrator: Maya Ramaswamy
  50. The Artist of Disappearance, by Anita Desai
  51. The Camel Club, by David Baldacci
  52. India's Culture and India's Future, by Michael Danino

36 Book Reviews in 2011

  1. Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture, by Ellen Ruppel Shell
  2. Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit, by Barry Estabrook
  3. The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
  4. The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
  5. Power by Jeffrey Pfeffer: Why Some People Have It and Others Don't
  6. Brain Rules for Baby, by John Medina
  7. Holy Shit by Gene Logsdon
  8. Hell's Corner by David Baldacci
  9. Puffin Mahabharata by Namita Gokhale
  10. The Palace of Illusions
  11. Before I Go To Sleep
  12. What Is Node 
  13. Onward by Howard Schultz
  14. Brain Rules by John Medina 
  15. Using the HTML5 Filesystem API 
  16. Fodor's Essential India 
  17. Moonwalking with Einstein 
  18. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother 
  19. In Defense of Food
  20. The Shallows
  21. Emperor of all Maladies 
  22. Designing With The Mind In Mind 
  23. Jaya 
  24. Talent Is Overrated 
  25. The Girl Who Played With Fire 
  26. The Master Switch 
  27. Churchill's Secret War 
  28. 7 Secrets from Hindu Calendar Art by Devdutt Pattanaik 
  29. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sherlock Holmes 
  30. Third class in Indian railways by Mahatma Gandhi 
  31. Start Up Nation 
  32. Manufacturing Depression 
  33. Oracle Business Intelligence Condensed Guide - Boo... 
  34. Leading Change by John Kotter 
  35. Difficulty of Being Good by Gurcharan Das 
  36. Myth=Mythya by Devdutt Pattanaik

22 Book Reviews in 2010

  1. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest
  2. The Best of Sherlock Holmes 
  3. At Home by Bill Bryson
  4. Click 
  5. Theodore Boone by John Grisham
  6. Coopetition 
  7. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo 
  8. The Cobra by Frederick Forsythe 
  9. Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton 
  10. Food Rules by Michael Pollan 
  11. Buy-In 
  12. The End of Wall Street 
  13. The End of The Free Market 
  14. The Big Short by Michael Lewis 
  15. The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande 
  16. Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely 
  17. Art of Choosing by Sheena Iyengar 
  18. Bailout Nation 
  19. The Shadow of the Great Game 
  20. The Kaoboys of RAW 
  21. Nurture Shock 
  22. Ford County Stories by John Grisham 

25 Book Reviews in 2009

  1. Future of Hedge Fund Investing by Monty Agarwal
  2. Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward Tufte 
  3. Buy, Buy, Baby
  4. Envisioning Information by Edward Tufte 
  5. The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story This is ... 
  6. Rebound: A Proven Plan for Starting Over After Job... 
  7. Upanishad - Chandogya 
  8. Looting of America 
  9. The Drunkard's Walk 
  10. How The Mighty Fall by Jim Collins 
  11. Stumbling On Happiness by Dan Gilbert 
  12. Nudge 
  13. Eat That Frog 
  14. A Case of Exploding Mangoes 
  15. How To Lie With Statistics 
  16. Upanishads - Brihadaranyaka and Mandukya by Eknath Easwaran
  17. The Logic of Life-1 by Tim Harford
  18. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  19. Founders At Work-1 
  20. Winning Through Intimidation 
  21. 33 million people in the room 
  22. Romancing With Life by Dev Anand
  23. Information Dashboard Design by Stephen Few
  24. The Self-Destructive Habits of Good Companies 
  25. The Corporation That Changed The World by Nick Robbins

3 Book Reviews in 2008

  1. Bollywood Melodies
  2. Web 2.0: A Strategy Guide by Amy Chua
  3. Confessions of a Swadeshi Reformer by Yashwant Sinha

1 Books Reviewed in 2007

  1. India Summers by John Wright

10 Books Reviewed in 2006

  1. Prey by Michael Crichton
  2. Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat
  3. State of Fear by Michael Crichton
  4. The Brethren by John Grisham
  5. The Partner by John Grisham
  6. Makers of India's Foreign Policy by JN Dixit
  7. Undercover Economist by Tim Harford
  8. Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
  9. The Truth About the Drug Companies
  10. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini