The Other Country: Dispatches from the Mofussil

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The Other Country brings together a wide-ranging selection of essays by Mrinal Pande, one of India s most respected journalists. Through chronicle, anecdote and hard-hitting reportage, Mrinal traces the many, ever-widening fault lines between Bharat and shining India, the small town and the metropolis.

Mrinal describes the Great Language Divide between Hindi and English, traces its origin, the role globalization has had in its spread, and the effect of this divide on contemporary literature and media. She vividly describes the anti-outsider movement in Mumbai and analyses the role that inequitable development, and the lack of opportunities in villages and small towns, has played in it. Mrinal tells the story of Prabha Devi of Tehri, Uttarakhand, who picked up scissors and comb to become village barber in the face of opposition and thus came to represent the enormous change in attitudes and stances that are now sweeping Indian society everywhere. And through a hilarious profile of the Mineral Water Baba of Faridabad, who can heal any ailment with a sealed bottle of mineral water, she analyses one of the big issues facing India s villages and metropolises: its water-management systems.

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Mrinal Pande taught English Literature and the History of Art and Architecture in the universities of Allahabad, Delhi and Bhopal. She began her writing career in 1967 when her first Hindi short story was published in the weekly Dharmyug. Since then she has written fiction, plays and columns both in Hindi and English. She joined the Times of India group as an editor in 1983 and went on in 2001 to become the first woman editor of a multi-edition Indian daily for the Hindustan Times group. She is the founder president of the Indian Women s Press Corps and is currently the chairperson of India s national broadcaster, Prasar Bharati. She was awarded the Padma Shree for her contribution to Indian journalism 2006. Mrinal has two daughters and lives in New Delhi with her husband.

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