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India Calling An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking

ISBN-10: 1250001722
ISBN-13: 9781250001726
Edition: 2012
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Description: Anand Giridharadas sensed something was afoot as his plane from America prepared to land in Bombay. An elderly passenger looked at him and said, "We're all trying to go that way," pointing to the rear. "You, you're going this way?"Giridharadas was  More...

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List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 1/3/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Anand Giridharadas sensed something was afoot as his plane from America prepared to land in Bombay. An elderly passenger looked at him and said, "We're all trying to go that way," pointing to the rear. "You, you're going this way?"Giridharadas was returning to the land of his ancestors, amid an unlikely economic boom. But he was more interested in its cultural upheaval, as a new generation has sought to reconcile old traditions and customs with new ambitions and dreams. In India Calling, he brings to life the people and the dilemmas of India today, through the prism of his emigre family history and his childhood memories of India. He introduces us to entrepreneurs, radicals, industrialists, and religious seekers, but, most of all, to Indian families. Through their stories, and his own, he paints an intimate portrait of a country becoming modern while striving to remain itself.

Motschi von Richthofen (Alexandra Motschmann), born in Munich, Germany, has published several poetry books and won several awards. Lifestyle and beauty are her main subjects. She demonstrated artistic talent at a young age, writing poetry. Her earliest literary efforts were romantic, conscientiously modelled on German poets like Rilke, Goethe, and Hesse and English poets such as Burns, Blake, and Wilde. While still in her youth, she also made the acquaintance of two individuals who would play an important role in her future: Greek poet Costa Vretto and Israeli painter David Beaucaire. Both flourished her character and supported her talent in writing.

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