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Title: India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking.
Description: Times / Henry Holt, New York, 2011, first edition.. 273 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9780805091779 "(B)rings to life the people and the dilemmas of India today, through the prism of (Giridharadas') emigre family history and his childhood memories of India. Traveling th rough villages and small towns and big cities, he introduces us to entrepreneurs, radicals, industrialists, and religious seekers, but, most of all, to Indian families. As he finds his way in a country at once familiar and surprising, (he) writ e s i n vivid detail of India's own reinventions: how parents and children, husbands and wives, cousins and siblings are seizing hold of their destinies, bending the meaning of Indianness, and enduring the pangs of the old birthing the new. Throug h th e ir stories and his own, he paints an intimate portrait of a country becoming modern while striving to remain itself." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has soft wrinkle at top of rear flap. Very Good+/Very Good+.

Keywords: India, Civilization, National Characteristics, East Indian, Social Life, Customs, Conditions, Change, Families, Family, Arranged Marriage, Bollywood, Bombay, Brahmins, Capitalism, Caste System, Delhi, Hinduism, Gandhi, Materialism, Nanu, Muslims, Ne

Price: US$ 18.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 25151

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