by Mukund Belliappa

Max Havelaar or, The Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company – Multatuli

No anti-colonial tract more effectively debunked the, by then, three-century-old system which—tweaked and window-dressed to pacify the progressives of each generation—had enriched Europe while shredding colonized societies everywhere.

Fog – Miguel de Unamuno

When we die, we all become fictional characters.

This Divided Island – Samanth Subramanian

Divided Island, then, is a post-war book, which tries to saturate its pages with the atmosphere of war.