Books by Dilip Hiro

THE AGE OF ASPIRATION by Dilip Hiro
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"As comprehensive and knowledgeable as Hiro's earlier Inside India Today (1977; reissued 2013)."
An insider's economic report on the perils and scandals of India's precipitous drive into a market economy over the last decades. Read full book review >
THE LONGEST AUGUST by Dilip Hiro
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Though dense and occasionally arid, a highly useful reference for those seeking to understand the geopolitics of a region often in the news for outbreaks of violence."
An explanation of the intractable enmity of two South Asian peoples and nations. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: July 10, 2005

"Punctuated by people-on-the-street interviews that reveal a breadth of popular opinion in Iran, Hiro's portrait makes for provocative reading."
Does Iran truly belong to an axis of evil? By this account, it's not very rogue-statish, though perhaps not a lot of fun if you enjoy your Western-style vices. Read full book review >
IRAQ by Dilip Hiro
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Under Hiro's steady and searching light, no political interest emerges from Iraq's recent history without blood on its hands or egg on its face, while, it seems, interest in the Iraqi people has fallen off the radar."
A scrupulous and discerning vest-pocket contemporary history of Iraq from a writer with a well-earned reputation for evenhandedness (Neighbors, Not Friends, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 2001

"Necessary, if painstaking, reading for anyone interested in the contemporary history of two 'rogue' states."
A blow-by-blow account of how two wars have affected the fortunes of two nations. Read full book review >