India: A Million Mutinies Now

India: A Million Mutinies Now

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THE THIRD BOOK IN V.S. NAIPAULa€™S ACCLAIMED INDIAN TRILOGY a€“ WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR Much has changed since V. S. Naipaula€™s first trip to India and this fascinating account of his return journey focuses on Indiaa€™s 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 Naipaula€™s 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. a€˜Brilliantly enjoyable . . . Everybody should read hima€™ Sunday Telegraph a€˜With 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


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