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  • Published: 4 February 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241505014
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

Portrait of India

  • Ved Mehta


A journey through the sights and sounds 1960s' India by one of its greatest writers

Returning to 1960s' India after decades beyond its borders, Ved Mehta explores his native country with two sets of eyes: those of the man educated in the West, and those of the child raised under the Raj. Travelling from the Himalayas in the east to Kerala in the west, Ved Mehta's observations and insights into India and some of its most interesting figures - including Indira Gandhi, Jaya Prakash Narayan and Satyajit Ray - create one of the twentieth century's most thought-provoking travel memoirs.

  • Published: 4 February 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241505014
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

Praise for Portrait of India

His fall into blindness had broken open his perception so that nothing escapes him . . . he has a clarity that is sometimes like clairvoyance

Peter Ackroyd

Well-chosen details represent more than themselves... The trick is to choose the details, which Mehta does with consummate, sly skill

Michael Wood

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