Book Reviews

Book Review: The Billionaire Raj

The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through India’s New Gilded Age by James Crabtree My rating: 2 of 5 stars I picked this book based on rave reviews and strong recommendations in certain websites. I wasn’t aware who James Crabtree was until I bought the book and checked out his super-strong credentials. This topic on Billionaire’s …

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Book Review: Breaking India -Western Interventions in Dravidian and Dalit Faultlines

Breaking India: Western Interventions in Dravidian and Dalit Faultlines by Rajiv Malhotra My rating: 5 of 5 stars A very interesting book that does a good job of identifying all the agents and agencies silently and openly involved in bringing down the fabric of a centralized democracy that is India hinging on a majority religion …

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Book Review: Orientalism

Orientalism by Edward W. Said My rating: 4 of 5 stars Edward Said Orientalism A well written book on the subject of Orientalism that the author cuts and slices through in an almost academic fashion. This book is oriented more towards analyzing the work and Europe-centric biases of past Orientalists who helped shape the opinion …

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Book Review: Competing for the Future

This book is all about “core competence”, a term coined by the authors (Gary Hamel and C.K. Prahalad) several years before and had become an industry buzz word. I liked the book as it tried to elevate strategy to a different status, a more positive one, in the eyes of companies. It was however surprising …

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