ISBN 9780143421238,Butter Chicken in Ludhiana : Travels in Small Town India

Butter Chicken in Ludhiana : Travels in Small Town India



Penguin India Publication

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9780143421238

ISBN-10 0143421239


Number of Pages 296 Pages
Language (English)

Essays & Travelogues

In Butter Chicken in Ludhiana, Pankaj Mishra captures an India which has shrugged off its sleepy, socialist air and has become instead kitschy, clamorous and ostentatious. From a convent educated beauty pageant aspirant to small shopkeepers planning their vacation in London, Pankaj Mishra paints a vivid picture of a people rushing headlong to their tryst with modernity. An absolute classic, this is a witty and insightful account of Indias aspirational middle class.

About the Author
Pankaj Mishra is the author of six books, most recently a Great Clamour. He writes for, among others, the New Yorker, the New York Review of Books, the London Review of Books and the Guardian.