Salman Rushdie was born in 1947 and in this anthology he has brought together the best Indian writing written since then through to the present day to coincide with the 50th anniversary of independence.
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Rushdie offers us a sweeping, birds' eye view of 50 years of good writing. He proves that there is an Indo-Anglian canon, and as he reaches our own time, he elects new contenders for future glory -- Aamer Hussein Independent For matters both literary and (in the broad sense) political, one of the most informative, as well as enjoyable, [books about India] is The Vintage Book of Indian Writing 1947-97... Rushdie's fine introduction to this compendium of contemporary Indian prose...digresses fascinatingly on polylingualism, identity and dislocation Independent on Sunday This is the most impressive regional anthology I've seen for years. But then India is an awfully big region. With a population of nearly a billion, you would expect some crackerjack writers in their midst. And here they are. -- Iain Sharp The Sunday Star-Times (Auckland)Book Description:
The perfect introduction to one of the world's richest literary traditions, Rushdie's anthology boasts the best in Indian writing accross 50 years of independence.
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Book Description Vintage 26/06/1997, 1997. Book Condition: used-good. - GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780099268673
Book Description Vintage, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good Jacket. 19 to 25 cm tall, Octavo, (8vo). Age yellowed pages. 578 pages. Faded jacket spine. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide. Robust packaging. Bookseller Inventory # 078635
Book Description Vintage, London, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. The English subcontinent has produced some of the world's greatest writer's, 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 vigor, as exciting and varied as the land that inspired it. Bookseller Inventory # 000141
Book Description Vintage. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good: Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Bookseller Inventory # 2601087605
Book Description 1997-06-26., 1997. Book Condition: GOOD. Vintage. . Hardcover. Book: GOOD. 608pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1687038
Book Description Vintage, London, 1997. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. v-xxiii; 578pp; pages lightly tanned throughout, pictorial red d/j in protective covering. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 033164
Book Description Vintage, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 110373
Book Description Viking, London, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. A hint of sunning to pages. Bookseller Inventory # 001177
Book Description London; Vintage;, 1997. First edition, first printing. Signed by Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh and Vikram Seth. Other contributors include Rohinton Mistry, Amit Chaudhuri, Anita Desai and Arundhati Roy. Fine, but for the normal paper tanning, in fine bright red dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 14504