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Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond, Mishra, Pankaj
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Author Name:    Mishra, Pankaj

Title:   Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Picador 

ISBN Number:   0312426410 / 9780312426415

Seller ID:   ING9780312426415

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A "New York Times Book Review" Editors' Choice In "Temptations of the West, " Pankaj Mishra brings literary authority and political insight to bear on journeys through South Asia, and considers the pressures of Western-style modernity and prosperity on the region. Beginning in India, his examination takes him from the realities of Bollywood stardom, to the history of Jawaharlal Nehru's post-independence politics. In Kashmir, he reports on the brutal massacre of thirty-five Sikhs, and its intriguing local aftermath. And in Tibet, he exquisitely parses the situation whereby the atheist Chinese government has discovered that Tibetan Buddhism can be "packaged and sold to tourists." "Temptations of the West" is essential reading about a conflicted and rapidly changing region of the world.

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