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THE WOMEN WHO FORGOT TO INVENT FACEBOOK AND OTHER STORIES

Nisha Susan

A woman gets fixated on a design blog written by someone who drowned, a writer finds herself in a Twitter firestorm, a couple’s hyper Instagram feed makes life difficult for a jealous neighbour—the characters in this collection of wry and poignant short stories explore what digital lives look like up close, and what living with the internet does to friendships and intimacy.

CONTEXT, WESTLAND BOOKS

The Women Who Forgot to Invent Facebook and Other Stories Whimsical in its telling and brutal in its probing of the human mind, these stories breathe unexpected life into the dark and joyful corners of a country learning to relish and resist globalisation. Shop Now

BLAND FANATICS LIBERALS, RACE AND EMPIRE

Pankaj Mishra

In the essays contained in this book, Mishra explores topics such as The Economist and its particular form of liberalism, Brexit, forgotten aspects of the First World War, white supremacy and the policies of the US president Woodrow Wilson.

JUGGERNAUT

Bland Fanatics : Liberals, Race and Empire In this outstanding collection of his recent writing, Mishra centers on the end of liberalism – its history and the contradictions within it which have led to its decline. Shop Now

SHAHEEN BAGH AND THE IDEA OF INDIA

Edited by Seema Mustafa

Through first-person accounts, interviews and conversations with protesters, the pieces in this anthology take off from the beginnings of the Shaheen Bagh movement in the winter of 2019 to look at the Muslim women who began the protest, the attack on Jamia Millia Islamia University and the pogrom in northeastern Delhi that followed.

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August 2020