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This week’s HT Picks features the mountains, race in America, and the evolution of one of India’s classical music traditions.(HT Team)

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

By HT Team | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 10:01 AM IST
The Himalayas, Hindustani classical music and a searing tale of Black America -- all that on the reading list this week
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Dr King‘s doings from 1959 until his death in 1968 have been documented in minute detail(REUTERS)
Dr King‘s doings from 1959 until his death in 1968 have been documented in minute detail(REUTERS)

Martin Luther King’s Dalit connection

UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2019 05:21 PM IST
This correspondence between a forgotten Indian and a famous American makes for moving reading. Sending such a letter showed exceptional bravery; but then MK Achutan had showed courage all his life, in overcoming his disadvantaged family background to study engineering, in combating the upper-caste prejudice he must surely have faced in school, college, and the workplace
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