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India: A Wounded Civilization

Naipaul, V. S.

Published by Knopf, New York, 1977
ISBN 10: 039440291X / ISBN 13: 9780394402918
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Title: India: A Wounded Civilization

Publisher: Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.


By the 2001 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Review copy with review slip and b/w photo of author laid in. Blue paper boards with black cloth spine. Gilt lettering on spine and author's name in blue on front board. Edges of boards slightly faded. Dj has one 1/2 inch closed tear at top front edge. Bottom corner of Contents and Foreward pages (4 pages in all) creased. Otherwise clean and tight. Water stain along bottom edge of spine shows on verso of dj. In protective mylar jacket. Price intact. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 2901

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Synopsis: In 1975, at the height of Indira Gandhi?s Emergency, V. S. Naipaul returned to India, the country his ancestors had left one hundred years before. Out of that journey he produced this concise masterpiece of journalism and cultural analysis, a vibrant, defiantly unsentimental portrait of a society traumatized by repeated foreign invasions and immured in a mythic vision of its past. Drawing on novels, news reports, and political memoirs -- but most of all on his conversations with ordinary Indians, from princes to engineers and feudal village autocrats -- Naipaul captures India?s manifold complexities.

Product Description: In 1964 the author Naipaul wrote "An Area of Darkness", his semi-autobiographical account of a year in India. Two visits later he came to write "India: A Wounded Civilization" in which he recapitulates the feelings that the vast, mysterious and agonized continent aroused in him.

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