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Beware Falling coconuts - Perspectives of India
Beware Falling coconuts - Perspectives of India

Beware Falling coconuts - Perspectives of India

by Adam Clapham

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Language

English

Publisher

Rupa

ISBN

8129110733 - Year: 2007 - Pages: 271

Binding

Paperback

Adam Clapham

Author: Adam Clapham
Foreword/Introductio: Mark Tully / Mario Miranda
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 271
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129110733

Description

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 BBC
The evil British Traffic in Indian opium
High jinks and white mischief at Viceregal Lodge
The day America put India at risk of nuclear attack

The 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.

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

FOREWORD

INTRODUCTION

A Place in the Sun
Coffee Dogs
BBC Spells Trouble
Tully Sahib
The God Man
Staying On
Bus Stop
Cloak and Dagger
Licence to Drive
Diamonds are Forever
Jewel in the Crown
Chota Peg
The Vale of Tears
Car Crash
Paradise Lost
On My Way to the Club
Birth of a Nation
Casualty
Summer for the Viceroy
Half Way to China
American Roulette

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