skip to content
India : a wounded civilization Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

India : a wounded civilization

Author: V S Naipaul
Publisher: New York, NY : Vintage Books, 2003, ©1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
Summary:
Discusses India's history and civilization and examines some of the current concerns and problems of that ancient land.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: V S Naipaul
ISBN: 1400030757 9781400030750
OCLC Number: 52252390
Notes: "Winner of the nobel prize in literature"--Cover.
Essays from the New York review of Books.
Description: xii, 161 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Part One: A Wounded Civilization --
An Old Equilibrium --
The Shattering World --
Part Two: A New Claim on the Land --
The Skyscrapers and the Chawls --
The House of Grain --
Part Three: Not Ideas, But Obsessions --
A Defect of Vision --
Synthesis and Mimicry --
Paradise Lost --
Renaissance of Continuity?
Responsibility: V.S. Naipaul.

Abstract:

Discusses India's history and civilization and examines some of the current concerns and problems of that ancient land.

"In 1975, at the height of Indira Gandhi's 'Emergency,' V. S. Naipaul returned to India, the country his ancestors had left one hundred years earlier. Out of that journey he produced this concise masterpiece: a vibrant, defiantly unsentimental portrait of a society traumatized by centuries of foreign conquest and immured in a mythic vision of its past. Drawing on novels, news reports, political memoirs, and his own encounters with ordinary Indians-from a supercilious prince to an engineer constructing housing for Bombay's homeless-Naipaul captures a vast, mysterious, and agonized continent inaccessible to foreigners and barely visible to its own people. He sees both the burgeoning space program and the 5,000 volunteers chanting mantras to purify a defiled temple; the feudal village autocrat and the Naxalite revolutionaries who combined Maoist rhetoric with ritual murder. Relentless in its vision, thrilling in the keenness of its prose, India: A Wounded Civilization is a work of astonishing insight and candor"--P. [4] of cover.

Table of Contents:

by islanderlee (WorldCat user on 2008-06-11)

Foreword -- A wounded civilization -- A new claim on the land -- Not ideas, but obsessions.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/52252390> # India : a wounded civilization
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "52252390" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/24032620#Place/new_york_ny> ; # New York, NY
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/24032620#Place/india> ; # India
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1210276> ; # India.
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/862898> ; # Civilization
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/954/e23/> ;
    schema:bookEdition "2nd ed." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/98079644> ; # Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul
    schema:datePublished "2003" ;
    schema:description ""In 1975, at the height of Indira Gandhi's 'Emergency,' V. S. Naipaul returned to India, the country his ancestors had left one hundred years earlier. Out of that journey he produced this concise masterpiece: a vibrant, defiantly unsentimental portrait of a society traumatized by centuries of foreign conquest and immured in a mythic vision of its past. Drawing on novels, news reports, political memoirs, and his own encounters with ordinary Indians-from a supercilious prince to an engineer constructing housing for Bombay's homeless-Naipaul captures a vast, mysterious, and agonized continent inaccessible to foreigners and barely visible to its own people. He sees both the burgeoning space program and the 5,000 volunteers chanting mantras to purify a defiled temple; the feudal village autocrat and the Naxalite revolutionaries who combined Maoist rhetoric with ritual murder. Relentless in its vision, thrilling in the keenness of its prose, India: A Wounded Civilization is a work of astonishing insight and candor"--P. [4] of cover."@en ;
    schema:description "Discusses India's history and civilization and examines some of the current concerns and problems of that ancient land."@en ;
    schema:description "Part One: A Wounded Civilization -- An Old Equilibrium -- The Shattering World -- Part Two: A New Claim on the Land -- The Skyscrapers and the Chawls -- The House of Grain -- Part Three: Not Ideas, But Obsessions -- A Defect of Vision -- Synthesis and Mimicry -- Paradise Lost -- Renaissance of Continuity?"@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/24032620> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "India : a wounded civilization"@en ;
    schema:productID "52252390" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/52252390#PublicationEvent/new_york_ny_vintage_books_2003_1977> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/24032620#Agent/vintage_books> ; # Vintage Books
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781400030750> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/52252390> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/24032620#Agent/vintage_books> # Vintage Books
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Vintage Books" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1210276> # India.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "India." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/862898> # Civilization
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Civilization"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/98079644> # Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1932" ;
    schema:familyName "Naipaul" ;
    schema:givenName "Vidiadhar Surajprasad" ;
    schema:givenName "V. S." ;
    schema:name "Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781400030750>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1400030757" ;
    schema:isbn "9781400030750" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.