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The Indian subcontinent has produced some of the world's greatest writers, and a body of literature unsurpassed in its sustained imagination, impassioned lyricism and sparkling tragi-comedy. Now Salman Rushdie and Elizabeth West have collected together the finest Indian writing of the last fifty years. Published to coincide with the anniversary of India's independence, it is an anthology of extraordinary range and vigour, as exciting and varied as the land that inspired it. Including works by: Mulk Raj Anand. Gita Mehta. Anjana Appachana. Ved Mehta. Vikram Chandra. Rohinton Mistry. Upamanyu Chatterjee. R. K. Narayan. Amit Chaudhuri. Jawaharlal Nehru. Nirad C. Chaudhuri. Padma Perera. Anita Desai. Satyajit Ray. Kiran Desai. Arundhati Roy. G. V. Desani. Salman Rushdie. Amitav Ghosh. Nayantara Sahgal. Githa Hariharan. I. Allan Sealy. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Vikram Seth. Firdaus Kanga. Bapsi Sidhwa. Mukul Kesavan. Sara Suleri. Saadat Hasan Manto. Shashi Tharoor. Kamala Markandaya . Ardashir Vakil.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099731016
ISBN-10: 0099731010
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 130mm x 40mm)
Pages: 608
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 19-Jun-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


UK Kirkus Review » A selection of 'the best Indian writing of the half-century since Independence': 32 pieces in all - lyrical, funny, sad, impassioned; stories, speeches and extracts from novels by (among others) Anita Desai, Nirad Chaudhuri, Ved Mehta, Vikram Seth, Nehru (an eve-of-independence speech) and Rushdie himself. (Kirkus UK)

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Author Biography - Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie is the author of ten novels, one collection of short stories, three works of non-fiction, and the co-editor of The Vintage Book of Indian Writing. In 1993 Midnight's Children was judged to be the Best of the Booker, the best novel to have won the Booker Prize in its forty year history. The Moor's Last Sigh won the Whitbread Prize in 1995 and the European Union's Aristeion Prize for Literature in 1996. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres. Elizabeth West is a freelance editor.

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