Notes from Another India

Notes from Another India

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'Seabrook has chosen to describe an India so particular, so far off the beaten track, and so actual that, in his painstaking reconstructions of scenes, his careful listening and reporting of people's words, and his lucid exposition of present-day realities, he succeeds where so many have failed ...A powerful book, and a clear-eyed account presented with sympathy, insight and conviction. Only those who truly love India can look at her with such a penetrating gaze.' Resurgence Images of India as a land of ancient and unchanging tradition persist in the popular Western imagination and when India appears in the Western media, it is frequently as the site of communal violence, atrocities against women, casteism, backwardness, poverty and disease. Challenging stereotypic images, Notes from Another India is a journey through an India rarely seen by the visitor. Part-travel writing and part-reportage, by a journalist who knows the country well, Notes from Another India explores positive initiatives taken by the people's movements and grassroots organisations in present-day India.
Evoking place, both rural and urban, and drawing on the personal accounts of activists, development practitioners and others from across the country, Jeremy Seabrook provides the general reader, the traveller and all those interested in India with a unique and positive insight to contemporary India.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 234 pages
  • 134 x 212 x 18mm | 199.58g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • glossary, index
  • 0745308392
  • 9780745308395
  • 2,253,444

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"Seabrook has chosen to describe an India so far off the beaten track and so actual that, in his painstaking reconstructions of scenes his careful listening and reporting of people's words, and his lucid exposition of present-day realities, he succeeds where so many have failed...A powerful book, and justifiably an angry one too - a clear-eyed account presented with sympathy, insight and conviction." --Resurgence 'Seabrook has chosen to describe an India so particular, so far off the beaten track, and so actual that, in his painstaking reconstructions of scenes, his careful listening and reporting of people's words, and his lucid exposition of present-day realities, he succeeds where so many have failed ... A powerful book, and a clear-eyed account presented with sympathy, insight and conviction. Only those who truly love India can look at her with such a penetrating gaze.' --Resurgence
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About Jeremy Seabrook

Jeremy Seabrook is a researcher and writer. He is the author of The Refuge and the Fortress: Britain and the Flight from Tyranny 1933 - 2008 (2008), Consuming Cultures: Globalization and Local Lives (2006), Travels in the Skin Trade (Pluto, 2001) and Cities (Pluto, 2007).
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Table of contents

Introduction 1 Chilika 2 Picture of Puri 3 Uttar Pradesh 4 Delhi 5 Uttar Kannada 6 Calcutta 7 Indian Summer 8 Bangalore 9 Bombay 10 Curses Ancient and Modern 11 Bhim, Rajasthan: Fighting Feudalism 12 Andhra Pradesh 13 Chattisgarh: The Chattisgarh Liberation Front 14 The Prospect for India Glossary Index
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