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Almost Home free pdf In essays that bespeak a thoroughly cosmopolitan sensibility, Githa Hariharan not only takes uson illuminating tours through cities rich in history, but gives a voice to urban people from all overthe world Kashmir, Palestine, Delhi trying to live with basic human dignity undercircumstances of dire repression or crushing poverty. JM Coetzee What does a medieval city in South India have in common with Washington D.C.? How dopeople in Kashmir imagine the freedom they long for? To whom does Delhi, city of grandmonuments and hidden slums, actually belong? And what makes a city, or any place, home? Inten intricately carved essays, renowned author Githa Hariharan tackles these questions andtakes readers on an eye-opening journey across time and place, exploring the history, landscape, and people that have shaped the world s most fascinating and fraught cities. Inspired by Italo Calvino s playful and powerful writing about journeys and cities, Harihancombines memory, cultural criticism, and history to sculpt fascinating, layered stories about theplaces around the world from Delhi, Mumbai, and Kashmir to Palestine, Algeria, and eleventhcenturyCordoba, from Tokyo to New York and Washington. In narrating the lives of theseplace s vanquished and marginalized, she plumbs the depths of colonization and nationbuilding, poverty and war, the fight for human rights and the day-to-day business of survival."

About Githa Hariharan

Born in Coimbatore, India, Githa Hariharan grew up in Bombay and Manila. She was educatedin those two cities and later in the United States. She has worked as a staff writer for WNETChannel13 in New York, an editor for Orient Longman, a freelance professional editor for arange of academic institutions and foundations, and visiting professor at a number ofinternational universities. Her first novel, "The Thousand Faces of Night" (1992) won theCommonwealth Writers' Prize for best first book in 1993. Her other novels include "The Ghosts ofVasu Master" (1994), "When Dreams Travel "(1999), I"n Times of Siege" (2003), and "FugitiveHistories" (2009). She has also published a highly acclaimed short story collection, "The Art ofDying," and a book of stories for children, "The Winning Team." Her essays and fiction have alsobeen included in anthologies such as Salman Rushdie's "Mirrorwork: 50 Years of Indian Writing1947-1997." She lives in New Delhi."

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Author : Githa Hariharan
Publisher : Restless Books
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ISBN : 1632060612
EAN : 9781632060617
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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