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India: A Portrait
Author: Patrick French

Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143418702
Pages: 419
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Patrick French brings one of the globe’s most dynamic nations springing to life … he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the country, sensitivity to its subtler nuances and a wealth of research. He also arrives with a mischievous sense of humour and a keen eye for the absurd and the bizarre’ – Sunday Times

India is the biggest democracy on earth, a country of dynamic change, huge divisions and countless identities. Is there any way to discover the ‘real’ India? In this intimate biography of 1.2 billion people, Patrick French travels all over the country talking to everyone from political leaders to mafia dons, from chained quarry workers to self-made billionaire entrepreneurs, to tell the story of post-independence India as never before.