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Vintage Book Of Indian Writing 1947 - 1997 - Seamus Deane

Vintage Book Of Indian Writing 1947 - 1997

Paperback Published: 19th June 1997
ISBN: 9780099731016
Number Of Pages: 608

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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

Industry Reviews

"Rushdie offers us a sweeping, birds' eye view of 50 years of good writing. He proves that there is an Indo-Anglian canon, and as he reaches our own time, he elects new contenders for future glory" -- Aamer Hussein Independent "For matters both literary and (in the broad sense) political, one of the most informative, as well as enjoyable, [books about India] is The Vintage Book of Indian Writing 1947-97... Rushdie's fine introduction to this compendium of contemporary Indian prose...digresses fascinatingly on polylingualism, identity and dislocation" Independent on Sunday "This is the most impressive regional anthology I've seen for years. But then India is an awfully big region. With a population of nearly a billion, you would expect some crackerjack writers in their midst. And here they are." -- Iain Sharp The Sunday Star-Times (Auckland)

Introduction
Tryst with Destinyp. 1
With Pride and Prejudicep. 3
Toba Tek Singhp. 24
All about H. Hatterrp. 32
My Birthplacep. 61
Hungerp. 81
The Liarp. 96
Fellow-Feelingp. 102
Activities and Outingsp. 109
Games at Twilightp. 121
In the Mountainsp. 130
Big Billp. 148
The Perforated Sheetp. 163
Dr Salaamp. 182
The Assassination of Indira Gandhip. 203
The Collectorsp. 216
Ranna's Storyp. 243
The Trotter-Namap. 256
A Raj Quartetp. 292
Meatless Daysp. 302
Trying to Growp. 326
Sharmajip. 356
Sandeep's Visitp. 379
Nashawyp. 409
The Remains of the Feastp. 422
The Teacher's Storyp. 430
A Suitable Boyp. 453
Shaktip. 469
Unforced Errorsp. 506
One and a Halfp. 519
Abhilash Talkiesp. 535
Strange Happenings in the Guava Orchardp. 559
Biographical Notesp. 569
Acknowledgementsp. 576
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780099731016
ISBN-10: 0099731010
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 19th June 1997
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.1  x 4.1
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1

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