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India: A Wounded Civilization

India: A Wounded Civilization

by V. S. Naipaul

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781400030750
Pages: 176
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 5 Mb
Date posting: 2020-10-22
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In 1975, at the height of Indira Gandhi’s “Emergency,” V. S. Naipaul returned to India, the country his ancestors had left one hundred years earlier. Out of that journey he produced this concise masterpiece: a vibrant, defiantly unsentimental portrait of a society traumatized by centuries of foreign conquest and immured in a mythic vision of its past. Drawing on novels, news reports, political memoirs, and his own encounters with ordinary Indians–from a supercilious prince to an...