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A Prattler's Tale   - Bengal, Marxism, Governance
A Prattler's Tale - Bengal, Marxism, Governance

A Prattler's Tale - Bengal, Marxism, Governance

by Ashok Mitra

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Language

English

Publisher

Samya

ISBN

8185604800 - Year: 2007 - Pages: 473

Binding

Hardcover

Ashok Mitra

Author: Ashok Mitra
Translator(s)/ Edito: Sipra Bhattacharya
Publisher: Samya
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 473
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185604800

Description

Offering a thought-provoking, incisive analysis of Bengal and India. Ashok Mitra's memoirs, translated for the first time into English from the Bengali original, Apita Chapita (Ananda, 2003), bring contemporary India alive.

Growing up in British India, in old East Bengal, as a member of the Bengali middle class, he dissects its ideals, foibles, prejudices and flaws. The Partition of India found him and his family in the new country of East Pakistan that they were to leave, like millions of other refugees, to a new India where they had to re build lives.

He goes on to analyse the fledgling democracy of India taking readers through the days of the early Five Year Plans, with which he was involved in the 1950s.

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