Alternatives to neoliberalism
Reviewed by Shelley Walia
The New Mole: Paths of the Latin American Left
by Emir Sader. LeftWord Books. Pages169. Rs 250
Within the context of the rise of right-wing economies, the wider processes of society have come under the brunt of imperialist forces and the free market economy with an outlook that has emerged from the workings of neoliberalism and its world-wide dominance. Latin America, according to Emir Sader in his book The New Mole (originally published by Verso, London), is "the laboratory of neoliberalism": "Here it was born, here it spread and here it took on its most radical forms.


Secrets unravelled under the shadow of violence
Reviewed by Amarinder Gill
The House with a Thousand Stories
by Aruni Kashyap. Penguin. Pages 226. Rs 399
the protagonist Pabloís ancestral home has a life of its own.The village Hatimura is located in the quiet hamlet of Mayong in Assam. Pablo is a young boy raised in Guwahati, where bandhs are a way of life. He has visited the village only once to attend a family funeral. Now he is there to attend his favourite Moina-Pehiís wedding.The book moves between this present visit and the last one.

A gruesome, entertaining thriller
Connolly is true to form in this narrative with its scary locations, unending suspense and shades of the underworld
Reviewed by Aakshi Shera
The Wrath of Angels
by John Connolly. Hodder. Pages 472. Rs 320
haunting and scary, the book talks about the anger of the angels who have fallen from grace. It follows Charlie Parker, a private investigator, who has been involved in many such happenings before. There is a hit list which has his name on it. He also knows that "the Collector", a serial killer who steals souls, is on his trail. And now everybody believes that his soul too is tainted. But he is sure that he is on the side of the right.

Zeroing in on new ways to run business
Reviewed by D S Cheema
Enterprise Rules
by Don Young. Profile Books, London. Pages 264. Rs 350
the overall world economic scene is, to say the least, dismal and gloomy. Many thinkers believe that the current world order cannot take us through the difficult times unless we look beyond the present system of running business organisations. It seems the West, which the world is accustomed to looking up to for innovation and breakthroughs, has run out of ideas and new enterprise rules need to be evolved and adopted.