India: A Million Mutinies Now

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What to expect

Arising out of Naipaul’s lifelong obsession and passion for a country that is at once his and totally alien, India: A Million Mutinies Now relates the stories of many of the people he met traveling there more than fifty years ago. He explores how they have been steered by the innumerable frictions present in Indian society—the contradictions and compromises of religious faith, the whim and chaos of random political forces. This book represents Naipaul’s last word on his homeland, complementing his two other India travelogues, An Area of Darkness and India: A Wounded Civilization.

Critics Review

  • “Intricate, splendid, and utterly memorable.”

    New York Times Book Review
  • “Warm, human, rich with a cacophony of Indian voices, India: A Million Mutinies Now is about the passions and tragedies of a nation caught between the rush of modernity and the power of tradition… An indispensable book for understanding India at the end of the twentieth century.”

    Washington Post
  • “Brilliant.”

    The Spectator (London)

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