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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Granta Books; New Ed edition (7 July 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1862077843
  • ISBN-13: 978-1862077843
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 13.3 x 1.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 763,685 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A thoughtful anthology… a true insight into modern India from both inside and out' -- The Big Issue Wales

‘A gallimaufry to pack with the guidebook’ -- The Telegraph

‘As one would expect, theres a five-star list of contributors ranging from Chitra Banerjee to Salman Rushdie and Mark Tully’ -- The Bookseller

‘Eighteen writers, each one with something precious to impart’ -- Irish Times

‘There’s humour and every other range of human emotion in The Granta Book of India’ -- Traveller magazine

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Malsingh on 30 Mar. 2010
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This book contains extracts from various pieces of writing about India by a selection of authors. The subjects of the essays are quite varied; from the restrictions placed on Bengali widows to the personal stories behind the religious riots in Mumbai. The quality of all the writing is very high, and the subjects are all presented in an interesting, personal way.

If you are interested in the culture, history and modern affairs of India, this is an excellent book to read.
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Superb and wide-ranging collection 8 Jan. 2007
By Pranay Gupte - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
It should be no surprise that Ian Jack, an old India hand, should produce such a delightful collection of nonfiction and fiction from the pages of Granta. This is a bedside book, to be savored at ease.
The books shows varied and interesting perspectives on modern India ... 15 May 2015
By Frederick Christopherson - Published on Amazon.com
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The books shows varied and interesting perspectives on modern India and Pakistan. Taken from different issues of Granta, most of the works are personal memories or narratives of reporters' interviews as they explore different topics. Both of the short stories had weak endings, which may be typical oriental fiction but were worth reading for their interesting characters.
I liked it very much 26 Oct. 2014
By Tari - Published on Amazon.com
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Granta was worth the order. I liked it very much. I am more into non-fiction than fiction, but I enjoyed all the pieces the same.
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