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India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation’s Remaking

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Anand Giridharadas

Anand Giridharadas is a columnist for the New York Times and its global edition, the International Herald Tribune. A native of Cleveland, he worked in Bombay as a management consultant before joining the Times in 2005 as …

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Praise for India Calling

‘One of the finest analysts of contemporary India. This is an engrossing and acutely observed appreciation of a country that is at once old and new – an enormously readable book in which everyone, at home in India or abroad, will find something distinctive and altogether challenging.’ —Amartya Sen, Nobel laureate

‘Savvy and often moving, India Calling is for those who prefer the view from the ground than from thirty thousand feet.’ —Edward Luce, author of In Spite of the Gods: The Rise of Modern India

‘An engaging book, India Calling discovers the ways in which the subcontinent is reinventing itself while trying to maintain its unique cultural identity.’ —Vacations and Travel


‘Giridharadas is poised and wonderfully observant. He writes perfect, often humorous descriptions of everyday scenes, turning them into something remarkable.’ —Canberra Times


‘The writer’s gritty and witty pen portraits of a host of Indian characters and places makes a great read. Highly recommended’ —Sunday Herald Sun


 ‘A memorable debut, full of insight and diversion.’ —William Dalrymple, author of Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India


‘Artful, entertaining, insightful and humble’ —Inside Story


‘Entertaining and illuminating’ —Sydney Morning Herald


‘A snapshot of a country in flux’ —Age


‘Insightful’ —Courier Mail