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Book cover for A Feast of Vultures: The Hidden Business of Democracy in India
The tribal people are trapped, while the insurgents, agents of an insensitive state machinery and a new ruthless entrepreneurial class play out their games and ambitions.
“For the girls, cigarettes were torches of liberation”
Shefalee Vasudev, Powder Room: The Untold Story of Indian Fashion

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“The curse of modernity is that we are increasingly populated by a class of people who are better at explaining than understanding,”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

Saadat Hasan Manto
“The field that cannot feed even its tiller Burn down every stalk that stands on it.”
Saadat Hasan Manto, Why I Write: Essays by Saadat Hasan Manto

David Graeber
“Always owe somebody something, then he will be forever praying God to grant you a good, long and blessed life. Fearing to lose what you owe him, he will always be saying good things about you in every sort of company; he will be constantly acquiring new lenders for you, so that you can borrow to pay him back, filling his ditch with other men’s spoil.”
David Graeber, Debt: The First 5000 Years

Saadat Hasan Manto
“thought a glass of lassi would be refreshing. In the shop I noticed that the fan was on, but turned away from both customers and the owner. I was curious and asked why it was so. The owner glared at me and said: ‘Can’t you see?’ I looked. The fan was pointed in the direction of a poster of our great leader, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. I shouted, ‘Pakistan Zindabad!’ and left without the lassi. In front of a shop, a man”
Saadat Hasan Manto, Why I Write: Essays by Saadat Hasan Manto

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