ISBN 9780143424024,A Strange Kind of Paradise : India through Foreign Eyes

A Strange Kind of Paradise : India through Foreign Eyes



Penguin India Publication

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9780143424024

ISBN-10 0143424025


Number of Pages 440 Pages
Language (English)

History and Politics

This title talks about a strange kind of exploration of India's past and present, from the perspective of a foreigner who has lived in India for several years. Sam Miller delves into the ways in which the ancient Greeks, Romans, Chinese, Arabs, Africans, Europeans and Americans have imagined India. Spanning the centuries from Alexander the Great to Slumdog Millionaire, the author account features, among others, Thomas the Apostle, The Chinese Monk Xuanzang, Marco Polo, Allen Ginsberg, Babur, Clive of India, the Beatles and Steve Jobs. The book is interspersed with the story of his own 25-year long love affair with India.