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INDIA : A TRAVELERS LITERARY COMPANION (English) (Paperback)

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ISBN: 9781883513245    Publisher: PUBLISHER GROUP WEST Year of publishing: 2010     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 256        Language: English
The latest book in the acclaimed series of literary travel guides brings together a delightful sampling of short fiction from one of the world's most diverse multicultural and storied civilizations....Read more
The latest book in the acclaimed series of literary travel guides brings together a delightful sampling of short fiction from one of the world's most diverse multicultural and storied civilizations. India: A Traveler's Literary Companion features 14 short stories from some of India's best writers collectively offering an insightful portrait of the beauty and complexity of Indian landscape culture and society. Travel to the Taj Mahal with Kunal Basu as the humble accountant of his story becomes in another incarnation the architect of one of the world's most resplendent monuments. Let Vikram Chandra leads readers by the hand into the ghettos of Mumbai (Bombay) where a small-time thug fences some gold bars he has stolen and then decides to find out what pleasures his money can buy. Journey with Bibhutibhushan Bandhopadhyay's silver-tongued salesman of medicated oil as he travels the trains around Calcutta the city he loves more than anything else. And Nazir Mansuri's Melvillian "The Whale" transports readers to a small fishing village on the west coast of India where an embittered sailor makes every whale he sees the object of his fury. Stories from nine languages and more than a dozen distinct cultures and regions -- from north south east west and even from India's remote northeast -- are brought together in this vibrant collection.
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About the author: CHOUDHURY CHANDRAHAS
ANITA DESAI is the author of Fasting Feasting Baumgartner s Bombay Clear Light of Day and Diamond Dust among other works. Three of her books have... Read more
ANITA DESAI is the author of Fasting Feasting Baumgartner s Bombay Clear Light of Day and Diamond Dust among other works. Three of her books have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Desai was born and educated in India and now lives in the New York City area.
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