Courtesy: Marg Publications (Mumbai)
From the window of the earliest paper currencies issued by private banks in Calcutta, to the evolution of contemporary banknotes, The Conjuror’s Trick: An Interpretive History of Paper Money in India, deftly tackles political imperatives, monetary policy, global disruptions, schools of currency thought and even the science and art of printed paper money in India.
The apparently disparate themes that Hardeep Singh Puri analyses in this book cohere under his overarching thesis about delusional decision-making and its unexpected consequences, be it Brexit or the rise of populist leaders. His analysis includes an examination of the democratic process, the role of the media and the elusive nature of definitions
Courtesy: Random House
In 'The War that ended Peace: The Road to 1914', Margaret Macmillan delves into the decades leading up to 1914, as she explores why Europe abandoned years of peace to plunge into World War I