India Calling

India Calling

An Intimate Portrait of A Nation's Remaking

Book - 2011
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"[A] smart, evocative and sharply observed memoir . . . Giridharadas's narrative gusto makes the familiar fresh."-- The Wall Street Journal

Anand Giridharadas sensed something was afoot as his plane from America prepared to land in Bombay. An elderly passenger looked at him and said, "We're all trying to go that way," pointing to the rear. "You, you're going this way?"Giridharadas was returning to the land of his ancestors, amid an unlikely economic boom. But he was more interested in its cultural upheaval, as a new generation has sought to reconcile old traditions and customs with new ambitions and dreams.

In India Calling , he brings to life the people and the dilemmas of India today, through the prism of his #65533;migr#65533; family history and his childhood memories of India. He introduces us to entrepreneurs, radicals, industrialists, and religious seekers, but, most of all, to Indian families. Through their stories, and his own, he paints an intimate portrait of a country becoming modern while striving to remain itself.

Publisher: New York : Times Books/Henry Holt and Co., 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781250001726
Characteristics: 273 p. ; 25 cm


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Feb 28, 2013

I really identified with this book. I think it's a must read for all indian transplants especially those born and/or raised in a western society. Even for non-indians, it's a good book about India and its "ways"

Dec 27, 2011

Stongly recommended for an complex, bridging and intellectual insight into the emerging Global powerhouse that is modern India. Recommended reading for business.- Pavan Joshi

Mar 09, 2011

Excellent book. Gives an insight into what makes modern India tick.
A must read for Indophiles


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