Vintage Book Of Indian Writing 1947 - 1997

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Random House, Nov 30, 2012 - Literary Collections - 608 pages
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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

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About the author (2012)

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.

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