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India : a million mutinies now

Author: V S Naipaul
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1992, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"V.S. Nailpaul, though born in Trinidad, recognized at a young age that it was his ancestral Indian culture more than his immediate environs that governed who he was and how he thought. This book grows out of Naipaul's lifelong obsession and passion for a country that is at once his and totally alein. In India he relates the stories of many of the people he met when he first visited more than thirty years ago. He  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: V S Naipaul
ISBN: 0140156801 9780140156805 0670837024 9780670837021
OCLC Number: 25528806
Description: 521 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Bombay theatre --
The secretary's tale : glimpses of the Indian Century --
Breaking out --
Little wars --
After the battle --
The end of the line --
Woman's era --
The shadow of the guru --
The house on the lake : a return to India.
Responsibility: V.S. Naipaul.

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"V.S. Nailpaul, though born in Trinidad, recognized at a young age that it was his ancestral Indian culture more than his immediate environs that governed who he was and how he thought. This book grows out of Naipaul's lifelong obsession and passion for a country that is at once his and totally alein. In India he relates the stories of many of the people he met when he first visited more than thirty years ago. He explores how they have been steered by the innumberable frictions present in Indian society--the contradictions and compromises of religious faith, the whim and chaos of random political forces ..."--Page 4 of cover.

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