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From the bonesetters of Jaipur to the plastic surgeons of Bollywood, Indian medicine is an eclectic and vibrant reflection of a fascinating country. There's a huge Indian diaspora, and the largest group of non-British NHS employees is from India. Aarathi Prasad's unique survey of Indian medicine, In the Bonesetter's Waiting-Room, ranges from a mental health initiative in a Mumbai mega-slum to front line neuroscience in Delhi.
Why Shakespeare Still Matters William Shakespeare's plays have remained cornerstones of modern English language and unceasingly inspirational. Why has he been so influential? Meet two authors who can explain: The Globe Guide to Shakespeare is by Andrew Dickson, and The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare is co-edited by Stanley Wells. Today they guide us through the plays, the themes, the interpretations and the life of the world's greatest ever playwright.
A political veteran whose diaries were compared favourably to those of Alan Clark and Tony Benn, Chris Mullin had an equally formidable life (Vietnam war reporter, tireless campaigner for the Birmingham Six's release and author of bestselling novel A Very British Coup) before entering the Westminster fold. In a revealing new memoir, Hinterland, he reflects on those early years as well as his time serving under Tony Blair. He talks to Sheena McDonald.

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