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The Granta Book of India [Paperback]

Ian Jack
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7 July 2005
The Granta Book of India brings togetherevocative, personal and informative pieces from previous editions of Granta, all on the experiences of Indian life, culture and politics. Including extracts from Granta 57: "India! The Golden Jubilee".
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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: 546,719 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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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent collection of essays on India 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb and wide-ranging collection 8 Jan 2007
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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.
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