Elizabeth West

Vintage Book Of Indian Writing 1947 - 1997
  • Vintage Book Of Indian Writing 1947 - 1997

  • The Indian subcontinent has produced some of the world's greatest writers, and a body of literature unsurpassed in its sustained imagination, impassioned lyricism and sparkling tragi-comedy. Now Salman Rushdie and Elizabeth West have collected together the finest Indian writing of the last fifty years. Published to coincide with the anniversary of India's independence, it is an anthology of extraordinary range and vigour, as exciting and varied as the land that inspired it.

    Including works by:

    Mulk Raj Anand
    Gita Mehta
    Anjana Appachana
    Ved Mehta
    Vikram Chandra
    Rohinton Mistry
    Upamanyu Chatterjee
    R. K. Narayan
    Amit Chaudhuri
    Jawaharlal Nehru
    Nirad C. Chaudhuri
    Padma Perera
    Anita Desai
    Satyajit Ray
    Kiran Desai
    Arundhati Roy
    G. V. Desani
    Salman Rushdie
    Amitav Ghosh
    Nayantara Sahgal
    Githa Hariharan
    I. Allan Sealy
    Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
    Vikram Seth
    Firdaus Kanga
    Bapsi Sidhwa
    Mukul Kesavan
    Sara Suleri
    Saadat Hasan Manto
    Shashi Tharoor
    Kamala Markandaya
    Ardashir Vakil

Salman Rushdie is the author of ten novels, one collection of short stories, three works of non-fiction, and the co-editor of The Vintage Book of Indian Writing. In 1993 Midnight's Children was judged to be the Best of the Booker, the best novel to have won the Booker Prize in its forty year history. The Moor's Last Sigh won the Whitbread Prize in 1995 and the European Union's Aristeion Prize for Literature in 1996. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres. Elizabeth West is a freelance editor.