Notes From Another India

Notes From Another India

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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.show more

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  • Hardback | 234 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 19.05mm | 272.16g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745308406
  • 9780745308401

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'Describes an India so particular, so far off the beaten track, and so actual that, in his painstaking reconstruction of scenes, Seabrook's careful listening and reporting of people's words, and his lucid exposition of present-day realities, he succeeds where so many have failed and tells us a great deal about what is happening in India today.' -- Resurgenceshow more

About Jeremy Seabrook

Emma Guest was communications manager for the Samaritans a helpline for the suicidal until she moved to South Africa in 1998. Since then she has been a freelance writer on AIDS-related matters for companies, charities and the South African government. She now lives in London.show more

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 Indexshow more

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