Incarnations

A History of India in Fifty Lives by Sunil Khilnani

  • Published: Sep 01, 2020

An entertaining and provocative account of Indias past, written by one of the countrys leading thinkers For all Indias myths, its sea of stories and moral epics, Indian history remains a curiously unpeopled place. In Incarnations, Sunil Khilnani fills that... read more

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Details of Incarnations

Exact title of the book
Incarnations
Book author
Sunil Khilnani
ISBN
9780374715427
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Published
Sep 20, 2016
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
File size (in PDF)
4176 kB

Some brief overview of book

An entertaining and provocative account of Indias past, written by one of the countrys leading thinkers For all Indias myths, its sea of stories and moral epics, Indian history remains a curiously unpeopled place. In Incarnations, Sunil Khilnani fills that space, bringing to life fifty extraordinary men and women who changed both India and the world. Journeying across India in pursuit of their storiesvisiting slum temples, ayurvedic call centers, Bollywood studios, textile mills, and Mughal fortressesKhilnani offers trenchant portraits of emperors, warriors, philosophers, artists, iconoclasts, and entrepreneurs.

Some of these historical figures are famous. Some are unjustly forgotten. And all, Khilnani convinces us, are deeply relevant today.

As their rich and surprising lives take the reader through twenty-five hundred winding years of Indian and world history, Khilnani brings wit, feeling, historical rigor, and uncommon insight to dilemmas that extend from ancient times to our own. We encounter the Buddha not as the usual beatific icon but as a radical young social critic. We meet the ancient Sanskrit linguist who inspires computer programmers today.

We hear the medieval poets, ribald and profound, who mocked rituals and caste and whose voices resonate in contemporary poetry. And we see giants of the twentieth-century Independence movementamong them Mohandas Gandhi; Ambedkar, the Untouchable lawyer turned constitution maker; and the legendary singer M. S.

Subbulakshminot as cardboard cutouts but as complex and striving human beings. At once a provocative and sophisticated reinterpretation of Indias history and an incisive commentary on its present-day conflicts and struggles, Incarnations is an authoritative, sweeping, and often moving account of a nation coming into its own.

About author

Khilnani is the author of the acclaimed and influential The Idea of India (FSG, 1998). Formerly the Starr Foundation Professor and Director of the South Asia Studies Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D. C., he is currently the Avantha Professor and Director of the India Institute at King's College London.

He is married to the writer Katherine Boo.

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