End Of Karma, The: Hope And Fury Among India's Young


by Sengupta, Somini

End Of Karma, The: Hope And Fury Among India's Young

Price:  US$30.92   (SGD42.94*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 244 pages
Published:  2016, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9780393071009
SB#:  059269 (101)

About This Book

Somini Sengupta emigrated from Calcutta to California as a young child in 1975. Returning 30 years later as the bureau chief for The New York Times, she found a vastly different country: one defined as much by aspiration and possibility - at least by the illusion of possibility - as it is by the structures of sex and caste. This book is an exploration of this new India through the lens of young people from different worlds: a woman who becomes a Maoist rebel; a brother charged for the murder of his sister who had married the "wrong" man; and a woman who opposes her family and hopes to become a police officer. Driven by aspiration-and thwarted at every step by state and society-they are making new demands on India's democracy for equality of opportunity, dignity for girls, and civil liberties. Sengupta spotlights these stories of ordinary men and women, weaving together a groundbreaking portrait of a country in turmoil.


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