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This week’s picks include a book on the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection, one on pioneering Indian historians, and the sensational memoir of Mumbai’s former top cop.(HT Team)

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 07:33 PM IST
This week’s reading list includes a book on finding beauty in imperfection, another on pioneering Indian historians, and the memoir of a top cop
One hundred and sixty six people were killed and over 300 injured as 10 heavily-armed terrorists from Pakistan attacked at multiple locations in Mumbai on November 26, 2008.(HT File Photo)
One hundred and sixty six people were killed and over 300 injured as 10 heavily-armed terrorists from Pakistan attacked at multiple locations in Mumbai on November 26, 2008.(HT File Photo)

‘LeT planned to project 26/11 attack as ‘‘Hindu terror’: Ex-Mumbai top cop Rakesh Maria

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 09:31 PM IST
According to excerpts from Rakesh Maria’s book, (Pakistan’s) ISI and LeT were striving to eliminate Kasab in the jail as he was the key evidence linking them with the attack and Dawood Ibrahim’s gang was tasked with eliminating him.
Former Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria has made claims about the Sheena Bora murder case in his memoir ‘Let Me Say It Now’ that released on Monday, Feb 17, 2020.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT File Photo)
Former Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria has made claims about the Sheena Bora murder case in his memoir ‘Let Me Say It Now’ that released on Monday, Feb 17, 2020.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT File Photo)

Ex-Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria claims top cops knew Sheena Bora case accused socially

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2020 04:57 PM IST
Rakesh Maria’s claim has been rejected by Deven Bharti, now Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief, saying it appears to be a marketing strategy for the book which attempts to grab more eyeballs rather than place facts.
Meghna Gulzar will produce a series on the life of former Mumbai police commissioner, Rakesh Maria
Meghna Gulzar will produce a series on the life of former Mumbai police commissioner, Rakesh Maria

Meghna Gulzar to direct series on former Mumbai top cop, Rakesh Maria

By ANI
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2018 03:39 PM IST
The series will focus on Maria’s cases including the serial bomb blasts in 1993, the Gateway of India and Zaveri Bazaar twin blasts in 2003, and the interrogation of Ajmal Kasab.
Rakesh Maria and Meghna Gulzar in a still released by the production houses.
Rakesh Maria and Meghna Gulzar in a still released by the production houses.

Meghna Gulzar to direct web series based on Mumbai cop Rakesh Maria’s life

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2018 03:08 PM IST
Reliance Entertainment and Phantom Films have announced a new series based on the life of top Mumbai cop, Rakesh Maria.
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Slain cop’s wife writes tell-all book

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 05:28 PM IST
A book by Vinita Kamte, wife of additional commissioner of police Ashok Kamte, who was killed in the 26/11 strike, alleges the police force ignored crucial information during the terrorist attacks.
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