India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking by Anand Giridharadas

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(Photo:English: The Prime Minister Shri Jawaharlal Nehru's , Their Excellencies the Earl & Countess Mountbatten going around Simla in a car during a holiday in 1948.

Date 6 September 2004, 17:27:38

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India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking by Anand Giridharadas

https://www.amazon.com/India-Calling-Intimate-Portrait-Remaking/dp/1250001722/ref=sr11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1527474550&sr=1-1&keywords=india+calling

"[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 émigré 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.