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Granta 130: India: Another Way of Seeing (Magazine of New Writing)

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    Ian Jack(Author)
A powerful curiosity is the hallmark of new kind of Indian writing: important questions about the country's past and present have found their expression in different forms of non-fiction story-telling that twenty years ago tended to be the preserve of writers from the west. Biography, memoir, narrative history, reportage, the travel account: all these forms now have their interesting and original practitioners in India. In this Granta issue they tackle questions ranging from rape in village India to scandal in Mumbai clubs. And there is room, as always, for the best of India's fiction.

'With finesse and originality... By turns the fiction is interesting, thrilling and beguiling. But it is the non-fiction that really stands out. All this suggests that the golden age of reportage and essay writing from India is upon us' --Independent

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  • PDF | 256 pages
  • Ian Jack(Author)
  • Granta Publications Ltd (29 Jan. 2015)
  • English
  • 7
  • Society, Politics & Philosophy

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  • By PETER DAY on 27 April 2015

    Wonderful book. Spell bound stories. Amazing writing.

  • By Douglas Kemp on 23 April 2015

    This is a geographically-themed edition of Granta – as the title suggest, about India, written mostly by indigenous Indian authors. The themes that emerge are the clash of the old, traditional imperial India, with the new, occasionally brash and increasingly rich country, albeit with massive wealth inequalities. The continuing influence and role of the British Empire and its colonial past are also clear in a number of the stories and essays. Highlights are excellent short stories by Deepti Kapoor, Amit Chaudhuri, Neel Mukherjee and Kalpana Narayanan. There is also fascinating account by Sam Miller of Gandhi’s time as a young man in nineteenth century London and the battle over an exclusive Mumbai club – in which the past and the present meet somewhat awkwardly.

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