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Away: The Indian Writer as an Expatriate (Paperback)
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Away: The Indian Writer as an Expatriate (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 20/10/2003
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For more than a generation, Indian writers in English have won praise in the West. The roll call of Indian-born writers is startling: Rushdie, Mukerjee, Mehta, Ghosh, Naipaul, Kureishi, Narayan, Mistry, among many others.
Amitava Kumar, himself an Indian writer now 'away' in America, is editing a broad anthology of work by Indian writers whose lives and literary identities have been formed by their experiences in some form of exile. Spanning writing from the 1920s to the present, Away contains work by the writers mentioned above, alongside earlier pieces by Gandhi, Nehru, and Tagore, and a wide range of writers over the last half-century.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415968973
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Indians have been describing their passage to the western world, and their experiences and encounters there, since the last years of the eighteenth century. This invaluable anthology is an antidote to the idea that the traffic in description was only one-way. Here the East reports on the West, vividly, comically, enlighteningly."
-Ian Jack, "Granta
"As a literary critic, memoirist and social historian, Amitava Kumar is a rare and bracing presence in the world of Indian writing in English.."
-Pankaj Mishra
"The book is full of such treasures. My only regret is that Kumar couldn't find room for the delightful Jumpha Lahiri, who is such a lovely writer.."
-Courier Mail/Australian newspaper, March 2004
"Unlike many anthologies of its sort, Away's disparate pieces coalesce into something far greater than the sum of its parts, no mean feat given the quality of those parts. [...] Enthralling and upsetting in equal measure.."
-JamesBradley, The Age, may 2004

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