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Narendra Dabholkar
Please Think: Practical Lessons In Developing A Scientific Temper | Westland

The author was assassinated in 2013 for speaking up against superstitious practices. In this book, the second to be translated into English, he uses scientific explanations to dispel commonly held beliefs and supposed supernatural phenomena. Whether it is idols ‘drinking’ milk, photographs of auras or the belief that the dead return as crows to feed on offerings, Dabholkar has a rational argument against it.

Chandrahas Choudhury
Days of My China Dragon | Simon & Schuster

Running a musty Udupi eatery wasn’t enough for Jigar Pala—flaneur, thinker, observer of Mumbai—and so he opens a Chinese one. Thus begins a roulade of escapades, encounters with misfits, myriad menus and philosophising about biz acumen. Marathi-ness and food occupy Choudhury too, as does a clear-eyed, comic depiction of the city’s political passions, and those of modern-day Indians.

Sujata Massey
The Satapur Moonstone | Penguin

The year is 1992. Perveen Mistry, Bombay’s only female lawyer, goes to the princely state of Satapur to resolve a dispute amongst the members of the royal family. However, she is soon enmeshed in a net of intrigues and power games. The second novel in the detective series is an engrossing read that brings together mystery, history and a tenacious lead.

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