Book Reviews
Book Reviews

How Big things get done by Bent Flyvbjerg and Dan Gardner || A 10 point book review

This book talks about the factors which can make or break a project, be it a small project like a Kitchen Renovation or a mega project like building a new terminal of an airport. The author, who is an expert on troubleshooting projects which are delayed, over budget or are just in any kind of trouble, talks about why big projects routinely go over budget or over time and suggests ways those can be avoided.

Forgotten Muslim Empires of South India by Syed Ubaidur Rahman || A 10 point book review

As the title mentions this book is about some of the most famous and significant Muslim empires which flourished in South India from the 1300s to the 1700s. At many times during the pre Mughal phase, cities in South India like Bidar and Bijapur were the largest and most sophisticated in the whole country. But unfortunately not many people know how important cities like Bijapur, Bidar, Gulbarga were at one point of time in History. This book looks to recount the history of the kingdoms that existed during that time.

Lords of the Deccan by Anirudh Kanisetti || A 10 point book review

What is it about? : This book is about the history of a region which does not get the same attention that it more than deserves; south India. Medieval Deccan had some of the most important and significant kingdoms to have existed in the history of India and Hinduism as well and yet it does not get the same attention the northern part of India and its history gets.

Building Canada || A 10 Point book review

This book is a sort of an introduction to the various architectural styles of buildings in Canada and the influences that created them. The book starts from the French settlers in the 1600s and ends in the modern times, touching in between the Atlantic provinces, the prairie towns, French influences, British influences and Canada’s own style as well.

The Great Railroad Revolution || A 10 Point book review

In this book the author traces the rise and fall of the American railways from its beginnings in the early 1800s to the present time. At its time the railways were at the cutting edge of transportation technology and proved to be one of the biggest factors in America’s growth. The author also throws light on these points.