ISBN 9780143421245,India in Mind : The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia

India in Mind : The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia



Penguin India Publication

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9780143421245

ISBN-10 0143421247


Number of Pages 352 Pages
Language (English)

Essays & Travelogues

This anthology comes with an introduction by Pankaj Mishra and has been edited by him. The book comprises of some of the most beautiful writings about India by foreign writers. The writings range from Mark Twain's fascination of the Indian castes and customs to J. R. Ackerley's recollection of his visit to India where he had the opportunity of meeting a Maharaja.

About Pankaj Mishra

Pankaj Mishra is an essayist and novelist. He has received the 2014 Windham-Campbell Prize for non-fiction. He obtained his Master of Arts degree in English literature at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. He has written many literary and political essays for The New York Times, the New York Review Books, the Guardian, the London Review of Books, and the New Yorker. Mishra divides his time between London and India and is currently working on a novel. Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers in the year 2012. Some of his works include: Butter Chicken in Ludhiana: Travels in Small Town India, The Romantics, An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World and From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia.