Recommended Books: Rise of the East India Company

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The Anti-1984 Book: ‘Orwell’s Revenge: The 1984 Palimpsest’ by Peter Huber

George Orwell's 1984 remains a pathbreaking book (and warning for our times) even today. However, if there is one lesson you must learn from 1984 is never let your ideas be determined by the media, or the zeitgeist. The idea of a pre-ordained 1984-inspired technological doomsday has become just that. Peter Huber's book is challenge … Continue reading The Anti-1984 Book: ‘Orwell’s Revenge: The 1984 Palimpsest’ by Peter Huber

How do Great Powers fall? – Paul Kennedy’s ‘lag time’ and a New World Order

  Paul Kennedy's The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers is undoubtedly one of the most important books one should read to understand the changing dynamics - the ebb and flow - of world politics. The spinal idea around which the book is constructed is this - wealth is needed for (military) power and … Continue reading How do Great Powers fall? – Paul Kennedy’s ‘lag time’ and a New World Order

Henry Kissinger’s ‘World Order’: reflections and review

Summary Review Henry Kissinger’s ‘World Order’ is a paean to Great Power politics. It is also, in a more subtle way, a lament. The book, part world history, part contemporary international relations is, in a way, a distillation of Kissinger’s view of the world, as understood through his long career in the field of international … Continue reading Henry Kissinger’s ‘World Order’: reflections and review

Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind [INDIA SPECIAL PRICE]

INDIA SPECIAL DISCOUNTED PRICE. Review "I would recommend Sapiens to anyone who’s interested in the history and future of our species" (Bill Gates) "Interesting and provocative… It gives you a sense of how briefly we’ve been on this Earth" (Barack Obama) "Jaw dropping from the first word to the last… It may be the best … Continue reading Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind [INDIA SPECIAL PRICE]