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India in Mind
India in Mind

India in Mind

by Pankaj Mishra

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Language

English

Publisher

Picador India

ISBN

0330439529 - Year: 2005 - Pages: 335

Binding

Paperback

Pankaj Mishra

Author: Pankaj Mishra
Editor(s): Pankaj Mishra
Publisher: Picador India
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 335
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0330439529

Description

After more than fifty years of modernization, India is far from being made over in the image of a western country. It often poses hard challenges. The reaction it evokes are complex, ranging from awe and wonder to repulsion and rejection.

India in Mind is a stunning collection of the diverse and vivid reactions that the subcontinent has evoked in the greatest writers of our time. Its twenty-five pieces range form fiction and non-fiction to poetry, lighting up a thousand forgotten details about the last hundred and fifty years of a changing India. They reveal as much about the authors and their times as, with intuition and intelligence, about this vast country and its people.

Edited and introduced by Pankaj Mishra, one of the finest writers today, India in Mind includes all-time favourites as well as lesser-known treasures. J R Ackerley attempting to learn Hindi; Allen Ginsberg immersing himself in Benares; V S Naipaul searching for the India of his imagination-this brilliant collection is for all those who find India endlessly fascinating, as well as for those who enjoy exquisite writing.

All the contributors are individually introduced.

Contents

INTRODUCTION

J R ACKERLEY
>From Hindoo Holiday

PAUL BOWLES
Notes Mailed at Nagercoil

BRUCE CHATWIN
Shamdev: The Wolf-Boy

ROBYN DAVIDSON
>From Desert Places

E M FORSTER
>From Abinger Harvest

ALLEN GINSBERG
>From Indian Journals

HERMANN HESSE
>From Childhood of the Magician

PICO IYER
>From Abandon

RUTH PRAWER JHABVALA
Two More Under the Indian Sun

RUDYARD KIPLING
>From Kim

CLAUDE LEVI-STRAUSS
>From Tristes Tropique

ANDRE MALRAUX
>From Anti-Memoirs

PETER MATTHIESSEN
>From The Snow Leopard

W SOMERSET MAUGHAM
>From A Writer’s Notebook

VED MEHTA
>From Portrait of India

JAN MORRIS
Mrs Gupta Never Rang

V S NAIPAUL
>From An Area of Darkness

GEORGE ORWELL
Shooting an Elephant

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI
>From The Scent of India

OCTAVIO PAZ
>From A Tale of Two Gardens

ALAN ROSS
>From Blindfold Games

PAUL SCOTT
>From the Jewel in the Crown

PAUL THEROUX
>From The Great Railway Bazaar

MARK TWAIN
>From Following the Equator

GORE VIDAL
>From Creation

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