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The Indian Empire At War; by George Morton-Jack; Little, Brown Book Group; Pages 582; Rs 699

World War I was a long and brutal military confrontation between the major  powers  of the early 20th century fought across the trenches of Europe and in large swathes of Asia and Africa  resulting in the death of  millions of hapless soldiers and civilians who became unwitting pawns in the great global ‘game’.

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Whither India? An atlas of present faults and future courses

Title: India Now And In Transition; Editor: Atul Thakur ; Publisher: Niyogi Books: Pages: 448; Price: Rs 599

Power: A new paradigm to ponder over -- and pursue

Title: The Power Paradox; Author: Dacher Keltner; Publisher: Penguin Random House UK: Pages: 208; Price: Rs 499

Our Time Has Come: How India is Making Its Place in the World by Alyssa Ayres

Over the last 25 years, India's explosive economic growth has vaulted it into the ranks of the world's emerging major powers. Long plagued by endemic poverty, until the 1990s the Indian economy was also hamstrung by a burdensome regulatory regime that limited its ability to compete on a global scale. Since then, however, the Indian government has gradually opened up the economy and the results have been stunning. India's middle class has grown by leaps and bounds, and the country's sheer scale-its huge population and $2 trillion economy-means its actions will have a major global impact. From world trade to climate change to democratization, India now matters.

A call for jihad in a South Asian paradise

Title: A Ticket to Syria; Author: Shirish Thorat; Publisher: Bloomsbury India: Pages: 254; Price: Rs 399

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