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The Lost Generation: Chronicling India°s Dying Professions
The Lost Generation: Chronicling India’s Dying Professions

The Lost Generation: Chronicling India°s Dying Professions

by Nidhi Dugar Kundalia

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Random House India


9788184007374 - Year: 2015 - Pages: 247



Nidhi Dugar Kundalia
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Author: Nidhi Dugar Kundalia
Publisher: Random House India
Year: 2015
Language: English
Pages: 247
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788184007374


A Haridwar pandit who maintains genealogical records of families for centuries; a professional mourner who has mastered the art of fake tears; a letter writer who overlooks the lies that a sex worker makes him write to her family back home. These are remnants of an India that still exists in its old streets and neighborhoods, an unshakeable sense of belonging to a time that was the everyday life of our ancestors.

In The Lost Generation, Nidhi Dugar Kundalia narrates the unforgettable stories of twelve individual professionals—from the hauntingly beautiful rudaalis to the bizarre tasks of a street dentist—uncovering the romance, tragedy and old-world charm of India’s ageing streets and its incredible living history.

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