Raised in a strict Muslim family and extended clan, Hirsi Ali (the author) survived civil war, female circumcision, brutal beatings, the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, and life in four countries under dictatorships. She escaped from a forced marriage and sought asylum in the Netherlands, where she fought for the rights of Muslim women and the reform of Islam, earning her the enmity of reactionary Islamists. Ultimately a celebration of triumph over adversity, Hirsi Ali’s story tells how a bright, curious, dutiful little girl evolves into a pioneering freedom fighter.
Democacy and its Institutions
by Andre Beteille
This volume reflects Beteille’s engagement with the conception of formal, legal, political institutions (Parliament, Judiciary, and political parties), and practices in specific domains of public and political life- rule of law, constitutional morality, the opposition-without which democracies cannot function or survive. The volume not only points to what remains neglected in the study of democracy but also offers an understanding of the ground on which democracies rest.
Wrong Means Right End
by Varsha Dixit
From the bestselling author of Right Fit Wrong Shoe comes a delightful sequel that follows the two best friends, Sneha and Nandini, as they face a fresh set of trials of the heart. Sneha, now a single working mom, has no time for love. But Sneha’s world turns upside down when she runs into the gorgeous and cold Nikhil, a man she has an unpleasant history with. Wrong Means Right End, an exuberant story about love and friendship, is filled with surprises and a wicked twist at every turn