Vintage Book Of Indian Writing 1947 - 1997

Vintage Book Of Indian Writing 1947 - 1997

Summary

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

Reviews

  • Rushdie offers us a sweeping, birds' eye view of 50 years of good writing. He proves that there is an Indo-Anglian canon, and as he reaches our own time, he elects new contenders for future glory
    Aamer Hussein, Independent

About the authors

Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie is the author of fourteen previous novels - Luka and the Fire of Life; Grimus; Midnight's Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker); Shame; The Satanic Verses; Haroun and the Sea of Stories; The Moor's Last Sigh; The Ground Beneath Her Feet; Fury; Shalimar the Clown; The Enchantress of Florence; Two Years, Eight Months, and Twenty-Eight Nights; The Golden House; and Quichotte (which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize) - and one collection of short stories: East, West. He has also published five works of nonfiction - The Jaguar Smile; Imaginary Homelands; Step Across This Line; Joseph Anton; and Languages of Truth - and coedited two anthologies, Mirrorwork and Best American Short Stories 2008. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. A former president of PEN American Center, Rushdie was knighted in 2007 for services to literature.
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Elizabeth West

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Seamus Deane

Born in Derry in 1940, Seamus Deane has published several books of criticism and poetry; his essay collection 'Small World: Ireland 1800-2000' will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2019. He lives in Dublin.
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