BECOMING INDAIN

BECOMING INDAIN

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About the Book: Becoming Indian: The Unfinished Revolution of Culture and Identity A highly acclaimed follow-up to the best-selling Being Indian, now available in paperback. What are the consequences of Empire? Do they ever fade? In this follow upto his bestselling book Being Indian, Pavan K. Varma takes a longhard look at our cultural psyche, sixty years after India's political liberation from Western colonial masters. Examining modern history, contemporary events and personal experience, he demonstrates, with passion, insight and impeccable logic, why India, and other formerly subject nations,can never truly be free-and certainly not in a position to assume global leadership-unless they reclaim their cultural identity. About the Author: Pavan K. Varma Pavan K. Varma is a writer and diplomat who is at present India's Ambassador to Bhutan. His books include Ghalib: The Man, The Times; Krishna: The Playful Divine; The Great Indian Middle Class; The Bookof Krishna and Being Indian: Why the 21st Century Will Be India's, all published by Penguin. He has also translated Gulzar's (Selected Poemsand Neglected Poems), Kaifi Azmi's and Atal Bihari Vajpayee's poetry in English for Penguin. Reviews A book every young man and woman of the country should read'- TheTelegraph 'Simply for the clarity of thought, the ease of writing, the depth of concern, and the necessity of articulating unpleasant truths about ourselves, thisis a book worth reading'- Urvashi Butalia in Mail Today

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