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  • Title: The Granta Book of India
  • Author: Granta: The Magazine of New Writing Ian Jack
  • ISBN: 9781862077843
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Paperback
  • Granta has long been known for the quality of its travel writing The 1980s were the culmination of a golden age, when writers including Paul Theroux and Bruce Chatwin, James Hamilton Paterson and James Fenton set out to document life in largely unfamiliar territory, bringing back tales of the beautiful, the extraordinary and the unexpected By the mid 1990s, travel writiGranta has long been known for the quality of its travel writing The 1980s were the culmination of a golden age, when writers including Paul Theroux and Bruce Chatwin, James Hamilton Paterson and James Fenton set out to document life in largely unfamiliar territory, bringing back tales of the beautiful, the extraordinary and the unexpected By the mid 1990s, travel writing seemed to change, as a younger generation of writeres that appeared in the magazine made journeys for complex and often personal reasons Decca Aitkenhead reported on sex tourism in Thailand, and Wendell Steavenson moved to Iraq as foreign correspondent What all these pieces have in common is a sense of engagement with the places they describe, and a belief that whether we are in Birmingham or Belarus, there is always something new to be discovered.
    The Granta Book of India Granta has long been known for the quality of its travel writing The s were the culmination of a golden age when writers including Paul Theroux and Bruce Chatwin James Hamilton Paterson and Jame

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    1. Blood Urvashi Butalia 1997 India Pak, a family torn by the Partition very moving.My Father s Raj Mark Tully 1997 on the English psyche w.r.t India over the past century in the family of the writer, also interesting Erotic Politicians and Mullahs Hanif Kureishi 1985 Very full of content, not simply enough for me written, will need to re read, possibly multiple times All about Pak, and Pakistanis in England, and England, and England Pakistan Does help fill in a bit my huge question vessel in regar [...]

    2. A good collection giving some insight into modern India and some of the factors that contributed to its various identities Some pieces are very cynical, some lyrical a few are both Others the ones I generally preferred are plainer in their presentation of the facts e.g Mumbai , Pariah Dalrymple remains the authoritative British observer of India but Ian Jack and Granta have done a decent job here.

    3. fascintating the way Jack focuses on the ascendant role of US culture and the diminishing role of British in India through his choices and intro Also interesting is his conception of India as the whole subcontinent This is a gem of an anthology.

    4. An interesting collection of articles ,chapters from books on life in the indian subcontinent Was an engrossing read.

    5. Enjoyed reading this Stand out for me were White Lies, Unsteady People , What Bengali Widows Cannot Eat and Little Durga.

    6. Indian writers are just amazing My favorite is the first story written by Urvashi Butalia, Blood Beautifully written, profound and strong.

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