Category: India

Dreaming in Hindi: Coming Awake in Another Language

By Katherine Russell Rich

An eye-opening and brave memoir that explores what studying a brand new language can educate us approximately far-off worlds and, finally, ourselves.


After miraculously surviving a significant disease, Katherine wealthy discovered herself at an deadlock in her occupation as editor. She spontaneously accredited a contract writing task to visit India, the place she came across herself thunderstruck via where and the language, and ahead of she knew it she used to be on her option to Udaipur, a urban within the northwestern country of Rajasthan, for you to study Hindi. wealthy records her experiences—ranging from the weird to the scary to the suddenly exhilarating—using Hindi because the lens in which she is given a brand new viewpoint not just on India, yet at the radical method the rustic and the language itself have been altering her. interested by the method, she went directly to interview linguistics specialists world wide, reporting again from the frontlines of the technology wars on what occurs within the mind after we research a brand new language. She brings either one of those studies jointly seamlessly in Dreaming in Hindi, a remarkably designated and considerate account of self-discovery.

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Difficult Daughters

By Manju Kapur

Set round the time of Partition and written with soaking up intelligence and sympathy, tough Daughters is the tale of a tender lady torn among the need for schooling and the entice of illicit love. 'Difficult Daughters is very imagined, fluidly written, relocating. via our struggles with our mom and dad, it flings us into their very own momentous instances, their younger yearnings for romance and independence and lifestyles. And so it turns into an pressing and critical tale approximately kinfolk and walls and love.

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The Music Room: A Memoir

By Namita Devidayal

When Namita is ten years previous, her mom takes her to Kennedy Bridge, a seamy local in Bombay, domestic to hookers and dance women. There, in a cramped one-room house lives Dhondutai, the final residing disciple of 2 of the best Indian classical singers of the 20 th century: the mythical Alladiya Khan and the nice songbird Kesarbai Kerkar. Namita starts to profit making a song from Dhondutai, initially reluctantly after which, because the years move, with transforming into ardour. Dhondutai sees in her a moment Kesarbai, yet does Namita have the commitment to provide herself up thoroughly to the self-discipline like her instructor? Or will there continuously be too many past due nights and cigarettes? And the place do love and marriage healthy into all of this?
A bestseller in India, the place it was a literary sensation, The song Room is a deeply relocating meditation on how traditions and existence classes are handed alongside generations, at the sacrifices made by way of ladies during the a long time, and on a largely unknown, but vital aspect of Indian existence and tradition that might completely fascinate American readers.

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2014: The Election That Changed India

By Rajdeep Sardesai

The 2014 Indian common elections has been considered as crucial elections in Indian heritage when you consider that 1977. It observed the decimation of the ruling Congress celebration, a unbelievable victory for the BJP and a brand new form of campaigning that broke each rule within the political online game. yet how and why?

In his riveting booklet, Rajdeep Sardesai tracks the tale of this pivotal elections via all of the key gamers and the large information tales. starting with 2012, whilst Narendra Modi received the nation elections in Gujarat for a 3rd time yet set his attractions on a much bigger prize, to the scandals that crippled Manmohan Singh and UPA 2, and relocating to the back-room thoughts of staff Modi, the intense missteps of Rahul Gandhi and the political dramas of an election yr, he attracts a breathtaking photo of the yr that modified India. Page-turning, packed with insights and nice pics, and written with a media insider s eye, 2014 is political storytelling at its best possible.

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India: In Word and Image, Revised, Expanded and Updated

By Eric Meola

Gorgeously jaw-dropping, India has been fantastically redesigned with 32 extra pages of excellent images shot by means of Eric Meola in view that India used to be first published.

This revised and multiplied model of Eric Meola's 2008 India takes the reader on a trip via Mumbai, Rajasthan, Agra, Dungarpur, alongside barren region roads, to the Ganges water's facet, together with fantastic ruins, the Taj Mahal, and the competition of Elephants, taking pictures the spectacle and colourful shades of those historic areas.

INDIA is speedily changing into one of many pre-eminent leaders of the twenty-first century. For greater than a decade, Eric Meola has lower back many times to India, photographing the folk, temples, landscapes, structure, celebrations, and artwork of this uniquely exuberant and highly varied state. Meola's trips took him from the Himalayas and monasteries within the North to the temples of Tamil Nadu within the South, from the colour and pageantry of Rajasthan within the West to the tea plantations of Darjeeling within the East. Over 2 hundred photos (edited from greater than 25,000 pictures) will fill this fantastically revealed, large-format e-book. the images should be observed via dozens of essays, tales, and poems through modern and classical Indian writers.

Table of Contents

INDIA: In observe & Image
Photographs by way of Eric Meola
19       Eric Meola
            My deepest India
24       Bharati Mukherjee
29       Salman Rushdie
            Midnight’s Children
34       I. Allan Sealy
            The Trotter-Nama
47       R. okay. Narayan
            Ganga’s Story
52       R. ok. Narayan
            The Ramayana
63       William Buck
67       R. ok. Narayan
            Mr. Sampath—The Printer of Malgudi
71       Gita Mehta
            A River Sutra
83       Kiran Desai
            The Inheritance of Loss
86       Manil Suri
            The dying of Vishnu
94       R. ok. Narayan
            The Guide
100     Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
            The Housewife
110     Jhumpa Lahiri
            Interpreter of Maladies
119     Thomas Byrom
120     Anita Desai
            Fasting, Feasting
129     Amit Chaudhuri
            an odd and stylish Address
132     Nirad C. Chaudhuri
            My Birthplace
136     R. ok. Narayan
            The darkish Room
147     Nirad C. Chaudhuri
            My Birthplace
150     Kiran Desai
            Hullabaloo within the Guava Orchard
163     Salman Rushdie
            Midnight’s Children
169     Clark Blaise and Bharati Mukherjee
            Days and Nights in Calcutta
178     Rabindranath Tagore
182     Upamanyu Chatterjee
            English, August
185     Vikram Seth
            an appropriate Boy
190     Amit Chaudhuri
            an odd and elegant Address
194     Arundhati Roy          
            The God of Small Things
198     Anita Desai
            Fasting, Feasting
203     O. V. Vijayan
            The River
211     Kamala Markandaya
            Nectar in a Sieve
214     Amit Chaudhuri
            Sandeep’s Visit
222     Gita Mehta
            A River Sutra
232     V. S. Naipaul
            a space of Darkness
239     Manil Suri
            The demise of Vishnu
243     Ismat Chughtai
            the marriage Shroud
246     Nirad C. Chaudhuri
            The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian
250     Nirad C. Chaudhuri
            My Birthplace
254     Anita Desai
            a loyal Son
260     Kamala Markandaya
            Nectar in a Sieve

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Gandhi: The True Man Behind Modern India

“Provocative. Adams strips away Gandhi’s saintly charisma and explores the duality of India’s most famed leader.”―Financial Times

Jad Adams strains the process Gandhi’s multi-faceted existence and the improvement of his non secular, political, and social considering over seven tumultuous many years: from his cozy upbringing in a princely kingdom in Gujarat; his early civil rights campaigns; his management via civil disobedience within the Twenties and Nineteen Thirties that made him an international icon; and at last to his assassination by means of a Hindu extremist in 1948, merely months after the beginning of an self sustaining India.

An stylish and masterly account of 1 of the seminal figures of twentieth-century background, Adams offers for the 1st time the real tale in the back of the fellow whose existence may possibly actually be acknowledged to have replaced the world.

sixteen pages of black & white pictures

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