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Romila Thapar, Mukul Kesavan, Mani Shankar Aiyer, Gulzar, Shabana Azmi, Omar Abdullah, Manil Suri, Sushmita Sen, Shyam Benegal et al on what they read this year...

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Which are the books we reach out for in a year that is undoubtedly one of the most violent in recent history? In an effort to make sense of the senseless violence that assaulted us, starting from the devastating earthquake in Gujarat and going on to man-made disasters of unimaginable dimensions, readers, who ranged from ministers and parliamentarians to historians, writers, sociologists, actors and models, sought comfort and understanding and even escape in books—new and old favourites, poetry, novels, essays, thrillers...

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