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Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 333 KB
v The author of the book: Patrick French
Edition: Penguin
Date of issue: January 26th 2012
ISBN: 0141041579
ISBN 13: 9780141041575
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Patrick French's India: A Portrait tells the story of how India emerged from a turbulent struggle for independence to become a vibrant democracy with one of the fastest-growing economies in the world.

India is the biggest democracy on earth, a country of dynamic change, huge divisions and countless identities. Is there any way to discover the 'real' India?

In this intimate biography of 1.2 billion people, Patrick French travels all over the country talking to everyone from political leaders to mafia dons, from chained quarry workers to self-made billionaire entrepreneurs, to tell the story of post-independence India as never before.

'Patrick French brings one of the globe's most dynamic nations springing to life ... he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the country, sensitivity to its subtler nuances and a wealth of research'
  Sunday Times

'It's gripping ... If you're Indian, reading the book is like learning the history of your country in four days'
  New Indian Express

'Fizzing with wit, insight and infectious curiosity ... a thoroughly enjoyable romp through six momentous decades'
  Wall Street Journal Asia

'Wide-ranging, clear-sighted, warm-hearted and immensely readable ... The human tales that French finds are engrossing'
  Evening Standard

'A rich colouring of contemporary characters and events, many of them sharply observed at first hand. Crammed with elegant portraits'
  Economist

Patrick French is the author of Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer, which won the Somerset Maugham Award and the Royal Society of Literature W. H. Heinemann Prize, Liberty or Death: India's Journey to Independence and Division, which won the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land, The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul, which was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Hawthornden Prize, and India: A Portrait.


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Ebook India: A Portrait read Online! Patrick French (born 1966) is a British writer and historian, based in London. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh where he studied English and American literature.

French is the author of several books including : Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer (1994), a biography of Francis Younghusband, The World Is What It Is (2008), an authorized biography of Nobel Laureate V.S Naipaul which won the National Book Critics Circle Award in the United States of America, and India: A Portrait. An intimate biography of 1.2 billion people.(2010)

During the 1992 general election, French was a Green Party candidate for Parliament. He has sat on the executive committee of the Tibet Support Group UK, and was a founding member of the inter-governmental India-UK Round Table.


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