THE THIRD BOOK IN V.S. NAIPAULaS ACCLAIMED INDIAN TRILOGY a WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR Much has changed since V. S. Naipaulas first trip to India and this fascinating account of his return journey focuses on Indiaas development since independence. Taking an anti-clockwise journey around the metropolises of India a including Bombay, Madras, Calcutta, and Delhi a Naipaul offers a kaleidoscopic, layered travelogue, encompassing a wide collage of religions, castes, and classes at a time when the percolating ideas of freedom threatened to shake loose the old ways. The brilliance of the book lies in Naipaulas decision to approach this shifting, changing land from a variety of perspectives: the author humbly recedes, allowing the Indians to tell the stories of their own lives, and a dynamic oral history of India emerges before our eyes. India: A Million Mutinies Now is a truly perceptive work whose insights continue to inform travellers of all generations to India. aBrilliantly enjoyable . . . Everybody should read hima Sunday Telegraph aWith this book he may well have written his own enduring monument, in prose at once stirring and intensely personal, distinguished both by style and critical acumena Financial TImesI would have written about him; the details would have been there in my book; but the man himself, and events ... stronger than any tobacco I had tasted, the hot charcoal-andtobacco smoke barely cooled by the water in the bowl of the hookah .
|Title||:||India: A Million Mutinies Now|
|Author||:||V. S. Naipaul|
|Publisher||:||Pan Macmillan - 2012-03-22|