A new issue of Hard News is out. From The Caravan, a cover story on the growing tuberculosis threat; Pratap Bhanu Mehta on why we don’t talk about inequality and how to start again; Gyan Prakash reviews The Black Hole of Empire: History of a Global Practice of Power by Partha Chatterjee; Meera Subramanian reviews Churning the Earth: The Making of Global India by Aseem Shrivastava and Ashish Kothari and Making Peace with the Earth: Beyond Resource, Land and Food Wars by Vandana Shiva; and what if the Indian state is actually not big enough? The Monkeyman of Delhi: Aman Sethi consults a troubled storyteller about the terrifying urban legends proliferating among Delhi's displaced urban poor. How to write about poverty: Martha Nussbaum reviews Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Muslim Slum and Siddhartha Deb’s The Beautiful and the Damned: Life in the New India. An uphill walk: As Indians get richer and better educated, they need to become more public-spirited. Hey India, are you ready for some (American) football? Retrieving a history: Ananya Vajpeyi on why the idea of India cannot be trivially dismissed.

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