ISBN 9789350290286,India Calling: An Intimate Portrait Of A Nation's Remaking

India Calling: An Intimate Portrait Of A Nation's Remaking



HarperCollins Childrens Books

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9789350290286

ISBN-10 9350290286


Number of Pages 312 Pages
Language (English)

Reference Work

When Anand Giridharadas Returned To India Amid An Unlikely Economic Boom He Was Interested Less In Its Gold Rush Than In Its Cultural Upheaval, As A New Generation Sought To Reconcile Old Traditions And Customs With New Ambitions And Dreams. In India Calling, Giridharadas Journeys Through India, Artfully Documenting Change Through Keenly Observed Stories ? From A Dynamic Young Man In A Small Town Who Is Making His Own Destiny To A Progressive Urban Woman In An Impressive Job Who Is Torn Between Following Her Heart And Doing What Her Parents Want; From A Sad Lonely Man Sticking To Outdated Values Who Is Being Discarded By His Own Brother To Mukesh Ambani, India'S Most Powerful Private Citizen And The New God For Millions Of Indians. Through Their Stories, And Through The Prism Of His Own ?Migr? Family History And Childhood Memories Of India, Giridharadas Shows How Parents And Children, Husbands And Wives, Cousins And Siblings Are Reinventing Relationships, Bending The Meaning Of Indianness, And Enduring The Pangs Of The Old Birthing The New. He Paints An Intimate Portrait Of A Country Becoming Modern While Striving To Remain Itself.