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India: A Portrait

India: A Portrait

Author(s): Patrick French

Location(s): India

Genre(s): Historical

Era(s): 2000s and various



India takes the reader on an extraordinary journey, geographically from the remote Buddhist north to the tropical far south and socially from the new multi-millionaires to the many Indians still crushed by caste and poverty. This is the book for anyone wanting to get to grips with this extraordinary country – and French, with his in-depth knowledge and understanding of India, is perfectly placed to write it.

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In his portrait of India, French brings vast knowledge, plua a sensitivity to the country’s subtler nuances and a wealth of research. He explores how India pulls at the old restraints, yet remains tied...

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