Books to look out for this week

The Buddhist on Death Row
David Sheff
HarperCollins India, Rs 350

With uncanny clarity, David Sheff describes Jarvis Jay Masters’ gradual but profound transformation from a man dedicated to hurting others to one who has prevented violence on the prison yard, counselled high school kids by mail, and helped prisoners – and even guards – find meaning in their lives. Along the way, Masters becomes drawn to the Buddhist principles – compassion, sacrifice, and living in the moment -and gains the admiration of Buddhists worldwide. And while he is still in San Quentin and still on death row, he shows us all how to ease our everyday suffering, relish the light that surrounds us, and endure the tragedies that befall us all.

CAPITAL CONTEST: How AAP and Kejriwal Won Delhi
Deepak Bajpai, Sidharth Pandey
Rupa Publications, Rs 195

Capital Contest tells us the story of how the political disruptor man- aged to disrupt once again and win the capital contest. It also gives deep insights into how the AAP has grown as a political entity. Weaving in candid accounts from the party’s key decision-makers and strategists, this book is an essential read not only for those who keenly track politics and sociology, but also for all those who are interested in understanding how India has changed and continues to change and how its politicians must continuously monitor the pulse of the people so as to be in sync with a fast-changing nation.

Doing Business in India
Jamie Cid
LID Publishing, Rs 1392

More and more businesses world- wide are looking to do business in India, but its unique business environment, culture and traditions make it a challenging market for most foreigners. Doing Business in India is designed to make anyone exploring, starting or already doing business in India better aware of the cultural and business etiquette necessary to succeed in this market. This book is a one-stop guide that aims to shed light on the intricacies and complexities of doing business in India. It will help inspire and remove the fear of doing business in India from entrepreneurs and business owners who may find it overwhelming, confusing and even intimidating.

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