The Beautiful and the Damned

The Beautiful and the Damned

A Portrait of the New India

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"A personal, narrative work of journalism and cultural analysis, The beautiful and the damned examines India's many contradictions through five individual perspectives."--Publisher's description
Publisher: New York : Faber and Faber, 2011
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780865478626
0865478627
Characteristics: 253 p. ; 22 cm

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debwalker Aug 29, 2011

"The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of New India, comes after two highly acclaimed novels (The Point of Return and Surface), and focuses on something as simple as five characters. Although categorized by the publisher as “Social Science – Business Affairs,” it reads more like a nonfiction novel, that all-encompassing fuzzy genre.

“Everywhere there seemed to be construction and ruin, hard to distinguish from each other.”

The book begins in 2004 (when the right-wing Hindu party, BJP, was about to lose power), but it really carries echoes of a dozen odd years 1998 onwards."
Jaspreet Singh
Globe and Mail

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