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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Ramachandra Guha Joins The Tom Clancy And Dan Brown Club

"Books by contemporary Indian authors like Amitav Ghosh and Pankaj Mishra are quite popular, as is India After Gandhi by Ram Chandra Guha [sic], a book which cannot be flipped through, but must be chewed and digested. Books by Tom Clancy and Dan Brown are equally engrossing."

- Lucknow bookseller Valabh Kumar


  • I rather like this juxtaposition. If a Guha, and I figure from sales of pirated copies of The Argumentative Indian at traffic signals, an Amartya Sen create the same level of interest as a Clancy or Brown, that can only be a good thing, can't it?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:24 PM  

  • Certainly. But it's the implied juxtaposition of content in the quote that was amusing.

    By Blogger PrufrockTwo, at 2:52 PM  

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