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Salil Tripathi

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Salil Tripathi is a contributing editor at Mint and at Caravan in India. He chairs PEN International’s Writers in Prison Committee. Between 2009 and 2013, he was on the board of English PEN , where he co-chaired English PEN’s Writers-at-Risk Committee (with novelist Kamila Shamsie).
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East West Street
On the Origins of "Genocide" and "Crimes Against Humanity"
Philippe Sands - Jul 11, 2017 (first published in 2016)
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Winner of the 2016 Baillie Gifford Prize for NonfictionA profound and profoundly important book--a moving personal detective story, an uncovering of secret pasts, and a book that explores the creation and development of world-changing legal concepts that came about as a result of the unprecedented atrocities of Hitler's Third Reich.East West Street...
Salil Tripathi
Apr 08, 2021
@GitaSahgal @UNSRCulture @feministdissent Yes, found it when I searched Atlantic and Lemkin - I have been on the streets of Lviv, which @philippesands writes about in his magnificent book on genocide/CAH.      source
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Superior
The Return of Race Science
Angela Saini - May 05, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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2019 Best-Of Lists: 10 Best Science Books of the Year (Smithsonian Magazine) - Best Science Books of the Year (NPR's Science Friday) - Best Science and Technology Books from 2019" (Library Journal) An astute and timely examination of the re-emergence of scientific research into racial differences.Superior tells the disturbing story of the persisten...
Salil Tripathi
Mar 21, 2021
@AkarshNalawade @CafeEconomics @sudarshanr108 @IGuruPrakash Yes I've read angela saini. Both her books are outstanding.      source
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Sunny Days
Sunil Gavaskar - Jan 01, 1976 (first published in 1977)
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Sunny Days is the fascinating record of the growth of India's greatest batsman; one whose astonishing feats on the cricket field have had innumerable records rewritten, and yet more difficult targets set.How did Sunil Manohar Gavaskar begin and what were the early days like? It is not merely out of curiosity that one may ask the question; the knowl...
Salil Tripathi
Mar 12, 2021
@El_Chopernos I'm a fan of Sunny Days, though - the other books were meh.      source
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Nehru
The Invention of India
Shashi Tharoor - Nov 28, 2018 (first published in 2003)
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Please Read Notes: Brand New, International Softcover Edition, Printed in black and white pages, minor self wear on the cover or pages, Sale restriction may be printed on the book, but Book name, contents, and author are exactly same as Hardcover Edition. Fast delivery through DHL/FedEx express....
Salil Tripathi
Feb 17, 2021
@Vivek_Iyer_ @ghazalawahab @Aakar__Patel Judith Brown I also liked Tharoor's - I haven't read Frank Moraes's book but would be curious: Rudrangshu Mukherjee's parallel bio of Nehru and Bose was good      source
Nehru and Bose
Parallel Lives
Rudrangshu Mukherjee - Sep 01, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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Salil Tripathi
Feb 17, 2021
@Vivek_Iyer_ @ghazalawahab @Aakar__Patel Judith Brown I also liked Tharoor's - I haven't read Frank Moraes's book but would be curious: Rudrangshu Mukherjee's parallel bio of Nehru and Bose was good      source
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Nehru
A Political Life
Judith M. Brown - Nov 01, 2003 (first published in 2000)
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The first prime minister of India after independence from British rule, Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964) was a major architect of India as a nation state. His dedication to politics led to imprisonment under British rule, a deeply disturbed family life, and eventually to nearly two decades in power during which he ceaselessly pursued his vision of a tr...
Salil Tripathi
Feb 17, 2021
@Vivek_Iyer_ @ghazalawahab @Aakar__Patel Judith Brown I also liked Tharoor's - I haven't read Frank Moraes's book but would be curious: Rudrangshu Mukherjee's parallel bio of Nehru and Bose was good      source
Insurgent Empire
Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent
Priyamvada Gopal - May 19, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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Upsets received views to show how rebellious colonies changed British attitudes to empireMuch has been written on the how colonial subjects took up British and European ideas and turned them against empire when making claims to freedom and self-determination. The possibility of reverse influence has been largely overlooked. Insurgent Empire shows h...
Salil Tripathi
Jul 28, 2020
Do join @PriyamvadaGopal and me as we discuss her fascinating book, The Insurgent Empire, this Friday 'in Bangalore'.      source
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How Science Got Women Wrong-and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story
Angela Saini - May 29, 2017 (first published in 2016)
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From intelligence to emotion, for centuries science has told us that men and women are fundamentally different. But this is not the whole story.Shedding light on controversial research and investigating the ferocious gender wars in biology, psychology and anthropology, Angela Saini takes readers on an eye-opening journey to uncover how women are be...
Salil Tripathi
Nov 29, 2019
@clippsglee @ihrb Read this book by the brilliant @AngelaDSaini first, before revealing your spectacular ignorance about women and tech: There are other books too, but start with this, be a good boy.      source
Hitler's Priestess
Savitri Devi, the Hindu-Aryan Myth, and Neo-Nazism
Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke - May 01, 1998
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In this window onto the roots and evolution of international neo-Nazism, Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke reveals the powerful impact of one of fascism's most creative minds. Savitri Devi's influence on neo-Nazism and other hybrid strains of mystical fascism has been continuos since the mid-1960s. A Frenchwoman of Greek-English birth, Devi became an admire...
Salil Tripathi
Jul 21, 2019
@wishnewwishall @AmbLindnerIndia This is a good book, worth reading:      source
The Wal-Mart Effect
How the World's Most Powerful Company Really Works--and HowIt's Transforming the American Economy
Charles Fishman - Dec 26, 2006
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Wal-Mart isn’t just the world’s biggest company, it is probably the world’s most written-about. But no book until this one has managed to penetrate its wall of silence or go beyond the usual polemics to analyze its actual effects on its customers, workers, and suppliers. Drawing on unprecedented interviews with former Wal-Mart executives and a weal...
Salil Tripathi
Aug 18, 2015
@rkarnad Have either of you read The Wal-Mart effect? Most interesting book. @Retributions      source