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India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking

India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Giridharadas, Anand

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Reversing his parents' immigrant path, a young writer returns to India and discovers an old country making itself new. Anand Giridharadas sensed something was afoot as his plane 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 interested less in its gold rush than in its cultural upheaval, as a new generation has sought to reconcile old traditions with new ambitions. In India Calling , Giridharadas brings to life the people and the dilemmas of India today, as seen through the prism of his migr family history and his childhood memories. He blends the objectivity of the outsider with the intimacy of the insider. The result is India seen at once from within and without. Giridharadas 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.
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ISBN 9781863955164
Published NZ 31 Jan 2011
Publisher Black Inc
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781863955164
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Black Inc
Imprint Black Inc.
Published 31 Jan 2011
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Giridharadas, Anand
Category Biography & Autobiography
Cultural Studies
Family History
Number of Pages 286
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code 360.00
Weight 385g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Cultural Studies
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education