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Mishra, Pankaj

Overview
Works: 57 works in 227 publications in 5 languages and 8,180 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  History  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Drama  Adventure stories  Young adult works  Spy stories 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Translator
Classifications: PR6011.O58, 823.912
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Publications about Pankaj Mishra
Publications by Pankaj Mishra
Most widely held works by Pankaj Mishra
The writer and the world : essays by V. S Naipaul( Book )
25 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,418 libraries worldwide
For forty years V.S. Naipaul has been traveling and, through his writing, creating one of the most wide-ranging and sustained meditations on our world. Now, for the first time, his finest shorter pieces of reflection and reportage are collected in one volume. With an abiding faith in the redemptive power of modernity balanced by a sense of wonder about the past, Naipaul has explored an astonishing variety of societies and peoples through the many-sided prism of his own experience. Whether writing about the Muslim invasions of India, Mobutu's mad reign in Zaire, or the New York mayoral elections, he has demonstrated again and again that no one has a shrewder intuition of the ways in which power works, of the universal relation of the exploiter and the exploited. And no one has put forth a more consistently eloquent defense of the dignity of the individual and the value of civilization. Infused with a deeply felt humanism, The writer and the world attests powerfully not only to Naipaul's status as the great English prose stylist of our time but also to his keen, often prophetic, understanding
The romantics : a novel by Pankaj Mishra( Book )
28 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,152 libraries worldwide
Set in contemporary India, "The Romantics" tells the story of Samar, a young, uprooted Brahmin intellectual still deeply committed to his uncertain society and its fracturing caste system, but who is no less powerfully drawn to the West and its literature of self-discovery
Literary occasions : essays by V. S Naipaul( Book )
24 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,124 libraries worldwide
Offers eleven essays on reading, writing, and identity, discussing such topics as early forays into the world of books, the relationship between different literary forms and their cultures, and the author's reflections on his career
From the ruins of empire : the intellectuals who remade Asia by Pankaj Mishra( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 722 libraries worldwide
Provides an overview of the great thinkers and philosophical leaders from across Asia who helped change and shape the modern continent, including Tagore and Gandhi in India, Liang Qichao in China and Abdurreshi al Ibrahim in the Ottoman Empire
India in mind : an anthology by Pankaj Mishra( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 415 libraries worldwide
"Ever since Herodotus reported that it was home to gold-digging ants, travelers have been intrigued by India in all its beguiling complexity. This anthology gives us a selection of the best fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that has been written over the past two centuries about the world's second most populous nation."--BOOK JACKET
From the ruins of empire : the revolt against the West and the remaking of Asia by Pankaj Mishra( Book )
14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
From Pankaj Mishra, author the successful Temptations of the West and Butter Chicken in Ludhiana, comes a provocative account of how China, India and the Muslim World are remaking the world in their own image. The Victorian period, viewed in the West as a time of self-confident progress, was experienced by Asians as a catastrophe. As the British gunned down the last heirs to the Mughal Empire, burned down the Summer Palace in Beijing, or humiliated the bankrupt rulers of the Ottoman Empire, it was clear that for Asia to recover a vast intellectual effort would be required. Pankaj Mishra's fascinating, highly entertaining new book tells the story of a remarkable group of men from across the continent who met the challenge of the West. Incessantly travelling, questioning and agonising, they both hated the West and recognised that an Asian renaissance needed to be fuelled in part by engagement with the enemy. Through many setbacks and wrong turns, a powerful, contradictory and ultimately unstoppable series of ideas were created that now lie behind everything from the Chinese Communist Party to Al Qaeda, from Indian nationalism to the Muslim Brotherhood. Mishra allows the reader to see the events of two centuries anew, through the eyes of the journalists, poets, radicals and charismatics who criss-crossed Europe and Asia and created the ideas which lie behind the powerful Asian nations of the twenty-first century
Kim by Rudyard Kipling( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
Kim is the son of an Irish soldier born under British Imperial rule in 19th century India. Left in the care of a half-caste woman, Kim is free to explore the back allies and bazaars of Lahore . But when he meets with his father's old regiment he trades his native clothes for European suits and abandons his free wheeling life for the trappings of a secret agent
The Time Regulation Institute by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar( Book )
2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
"A literary discovery: an uproarious tragicomedy of modernization, in its first-ever English translation. Perhaps the greatest Turkish novel of the twentieth century, being discovered around the world only now, more than fifty years after its first publication, The Time Regulation Institute is an antic, freewheeling send-up of the modern bureaucratic state. At its center is Hayri Irdal, an infectiously charming antihero who becomes entangled with an eccentric cast of characters-a television mystic, a pharmacist who dabbles in alchemy, a dignitary from the lost Ottoman Empire, a "clock whisperer"--At the Time Regulation Institute, a vast organization that employs a hilariously intricate system of fines for the purpose of changing all the clocks in Turkey to Western time. Recounted in sessions with his psychoanalyst, the story of Hayri Irdal's absurdist misadventures plays out as a brilliant allegory of the collision of tradition and modernity, of East and West, infused with a poignant blend of hope for the promise of modernity and nostalgia for a simpler time"--
An end to suffering : the Buddha in the world by Pankaj Mishra( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
A deeply original and provocative book about the Buddha's life and his influence throughout history, told in the form of the author's search to understand the Buddha's relevance in a world where class oppression and religious violence are rife, and where poverty and terrorism cast a long, constant shadow -- Book jacket
Butter chicken in Ludhiana : travels in small town India by Pankaj Mishra( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Based on the author's recent travel experiences in some small towns in India
De Boeddha in de wereld by Pankaj Mishra( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Persoonlijke zoektocht naar de betekenis van het boeddhisme in de hedendaagse wereld met filosofische, politieke en historische accenten
De verleiding van het Westen by Pankaj Mishra( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Weerslag van vijf jaar reizen, observeren en discussiëren in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal en Tibet
Painted songs & stories : the hybrid flowerings of contemporary Pardhan Gond art by John H Bowles( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
La fin de la souffrance : le Bouddha dans le monde by Pankaj Mishra( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 18 libraries worldwide
A passage to India by E. M Forster( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
What really happened to Miss Quested in the Marabar Caves? This tantalising question provides the intense drama of racial tension at the centre of Foster's last and greatest novel
Op de ruïnes van het imperialisme : de opstand tegen het Westen en het nieuwe Azië by Pankaj Mishra( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Dutch and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Historisch onderzoek naar de ideeën uit eind negentiende-begin twintigste eeuw die ten grondslag lagen aan de dekolonisatie en het herwonnen zelfrespect van enkele Aziatische landen
Une terrasse sur le Gange : roman by Pankaj Mishra( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman psychologique (formation)
De romantici by Pankaj Mishra( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Dutch and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Een Indiase jongeman maakt in 1989 een ingrijpende periode in zijn leven door als hij in de heilige stad Benares gaat wonen om zich toe te leggen op studie en contemplatie
I romantici by Pankaj Mishra( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Italian and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Temptations of the West : how to be modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet and beyond by Pankaj Mishra( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
"In his fourth book, following the acclaimed An End to Suffering, Pankaj Mishra brings literary authority and political insight to bear on journeys that are at once epic and personal." "Traveling in the changing cultures of South Asia, Mishra sees the pressures - the temptations - of Western-style modernity and prosperity, and adroitly teases out the paradoxes of globalization. A visit to Allahabad, the birth-place of Jawaharlal Nehru, occasions a brief history of the tumultuous post-independence politics Nehru set in motion. In Kashmir, just after the brutal killing of thirty-five Sikhs, he sees Muslim guerrillas playing with Sikh village children while the media ponder a (largely irrelevant) visit by President Clinton. And in Tibet he exquisitely parses the situation whereby the Chinese government - officially atheist and strongly opposed to a free Tibet - has discovered that Tibetan Buddhism can be "packaged and sold to tourists.""--BOOK JACKET
 
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Alternative Names
Pankaj Mishra
Pankaj Mishra 1969-....
מישרה, פנקג׳
Languages
English (157)
Italian (11)
French (8)
Dutch (5)
Hebrew (1)
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