Author: Adam ClaphamForeword/Introductio: Mark Tully / Mario MirandaPublisher: RupaYear: 2007Language: EnglishPages: 271ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129110733
A documentary maker can never be off duty in India because there are too many terrific stories waiting to be told. So says the author Adam Clapham, a BBC producer who has worked and played in India all his professional life. Along the way Adam has kept his eye open for the off-beat, the bizarre and the British angle. This book is a kaleidoscope of his experiences, stories from the political hard edge to the downright whimsical.The 400-crore diamond that cost 400 rupees Mark Tully, the human face of the BBCThe evil British Traffic in Indian opiumHigh jinks and white mischief at Viceregal LodgeThe day America put India at risk of nuclear attackThe foreword is written by the author’s friend and one-time BBC colleague Sir Mark Tully, and the illustrations are from the pen of one of India’s best-loved cartoonists Mario Miranda.Beware Falling Coconuts is a funny, perceptive look at the fabric of Indian life written for an Indian readership by an affectionate outsider.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTSFOREWORDINTRODUCTIONA Place in the SunCoffee DogsBBC Spells TroubleTully SahibThe God ManStaying OnBus StopCloak and DaggerLicence to DriveDiamonds are ForeverJewel in the CrownChota PegThe Vale of TearsCar CrashParadise LostOn My Way to the ClubBirth of a NationCasualtySummer for the ViceroyHalf Way to ChinaAmerican Roulette