India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation’s Remaking


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A] smart, evocative and sharply observed memoir . . . Giridharadas’s narrative gusto makes the familiar fresh.–The Wall Street Journal

Anand Giridharadas sensed something was afoot as his plane from America prepared to land in Bombay. An elderly passenger looked at him and said, We’re all trying to go that way, pointing to the rear. You, you’re going this way?Giridharadas was returning to the land of his ancestors, amid an unlikely economic boom. But he was more interested in its cultural upheaval, as a new generation has sought to reconcile old traditions and customs with new ambitions and dreams.

In India Calling, he brings to life the people and the dilemmas of India today, through the prism of his migr family history and his childhood memories of India. He introduces us to entrepreneurs, radicals, industrialists, and religious seekers, but, most of all, to Indian families. Through their stories, and his own, he paints an intimate portrait of a country becoming modern while striving to remain itself.

ISBN: 9781250001726
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Pub Date: 01/2012
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 8.16h x 5.54w x 0.77d

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Weight 0.55 lbs
Dimensions 8.16 × 5.54 × 0.77 in