June 25, 2021
Hope you are well. Today, I am recommending two chill books to choose between for the weekend.
Billionaire Raj, by James Crabtree
Perhaps too simple a read for Indians, this book is a nice introduction to some important Indian players. Love them or hate them, we should know about Mukesh Ambani, Arnab Goswami, and the likes.
The Courtesan, the Mahatma and the Italian Brahmin, by Manu Pillai
Manu Pillai is an incredible historian, no doubt. But this collection of eclectic pieces from India’s history is gripping and unputdownable. Ranging from Tuluka Nachiar, a muslim princess in Hindu mythology (and history) to the true story of Nangeli, known for the ‘Breast Tax’, Manu takes us through some of the most interesting stories of Indian history and mythology. He adds value through his social commentary and is the kind of book which you can comfortable finish over the weekend.
Looking forward to writing to you tomorrow.