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The Granta Book of India brings together, for the first time, evocative, personal and informative pieces from previous editions of Granta, all on the experiences of Indian life, culture and politics. Including extracts from the highly successful Granta 57: India! The Golden Jubilee. Suketu Mehta on Mumbai Chitra Banerji: 'What Bengali widows cannot eat' Mark Tully on his childhood in Calcutta Ian Jack: 'Unsteady People' - on unexpected parallels between Bihar and Britain Urvashi Butalia on tracing her long-lost uncle a poem by Salman Rushdie about the fatwa Ramachandra Guha: What we think of America Nirad Chaudhuri writing on his 100th birthday Rory Stewart among the dervishes of Pakistan Pankaj Mishra on the making of jihadis in Pakistan PLUS: fiction by R K Narayan, Amit Chaudhuri and Nell Freudenberger

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781862077843
ISBN-10: 1862077843
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 133mm x 19mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Granta Books
Publisher: Granta Books
Publish Date: 7-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ian Jack

IAN JACK edited Granta from 1995 to 2007, having previously edited the Independent on Sunday. He has written on many subjects, including the Titanic, Kathleen Ferrier, the Hatfield train crash and the three members of the IRA active-service unit who were killed on Gibraltar. He is the editor of The Granta Book of Reportage and The Granta Book of India, and the author of a collection of journalism, The Country Formerly Known as Great Britain. He lives in London and now writes for the Guardian.

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