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In light of India

Author: Octavio Paz; Eliot Weinberger
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Paz looks at the people and landscapes of India, based on his years with the Mexican embassy, offering a collection of essays on Indian history, culture, art, politics, language, and philosophy.
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Paz, Octavio, 1914-1998.
In light of India.
New York : Harcourt Brace, ©1997
(OCoLC)644302295
Named Person: Octavio Paz; Octavio Paz
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Octavio Paz; Eliot Weinberger
ISBN: 0151002223 9780151002221
OCLC Number: 35673566
Description: 209 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The antipodes of coming and going. Bombay --
Delhi --
Return --
pt. 2. Religions, castes, languages. Rama and Allah --
The cosmic matrix --
Babel --
pt. 3. A project of nationhood. Feasts and fasts --
The singularity of Indian history --
Gandhi : center and extreme --
Nationalism, secularism, democracy --
pt. 4. The full and the empty. The Apsara and the Yakshi --
Chastity and longevity --
The critique of liberation --
The contraptions of time.
Other Titles: Vislumbres de la India.
Responsibility: Octavio Paz ; translated from the Spanish by Eliot Weinberger.
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Nobel laureate Octavio Paz presents a celebration of India into which he brings his poetic insight and voluminous knowledge to bear on the country's landscape, culture, and history. Startling,  Read more...

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