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Temptations Of The West

Temptations Of The West

How To Be Modern In India, Pakistan, Tibet And Beyond

Pankaj Mishra
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In this sparkling collection from one of our greatest essayists, Pankaj Mishra looks at the surprising ways modernity has come to South Asia. With lurid and astonishing characters, including, among others, heroin addicted jihadis, Indian mafia dons, Bollywood stars and Tibetan Buddhist activists, Mishra paints a picture of societies that are still struggling to define themselves.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Aug/2013

ISBN: 9780143421252

Length : 440 Pages

MRP : ₹499.00

Temptations Of The West

How To Be Modern In India, Pakistan, Tibet And Beyond

Pankaj Mishra

In this sparkling collection from one of our greatest essayists, Pankaj Mishra looks at the surprising ways modernity has come to South Asia. With lurid and astonishing characters, including, among others, heroin addicted jihadis, Indian mafia dons, Bollywood stars and Tibetan Buddhist activists, Mishra paints a picture of societies that are still struggling to define themselves.

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Pankaj Mishra

Pankaj Mishra is the author of From the Ruins of Empire and several other books. He is a columnist at Bloomberg View and the New York Times Book Review, and writes regularly for The Guardian, the London Review of Books, and the New Yorker. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he lives in London.

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