ISBN 9780143421252,Temptation Of The West

Temptation Of The West



Penguin India Publication

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9780143421252

ISBN-10 0143421255


Number of Pages 448 Pages
Language (English)

Essays & Travelogues

This collection tells us about the many ways in which modernity has entered India and become a part of who we are today. Each story has interesting characters like the heroin addicted jihadis, Indian mafia dons, Bollywood stars and Buddhist activists from Tibet. Read about societies that are finding it hard to define themselves as we become more modern.

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.