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The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian New York Review Books ClassicsThe Autobiography of an Unknown Indian is an astonishing work of self discovery and the revelation of a peerless and provocative sensibility Describing his childhood in the Bengali countryside and his youth in Calcuttaand telling the story of modern India from his own fiercely independent viewpointChaudhuri fashions a book of deep conviction charm and intimacy that is also a masterpiece of the writer's art This autobiography is slow reading but full of gems for a non Indian with unrelenting interest in the real India Nadir Chauduri is often plodding but always honest Occasionally one comes across a passage so transparent yet vulnerable it;s like discovering a diamond If I kept a commonplace book as in the 19th century I would snip out these diamond passages and paste them in Surprises exist including the fact that he never knew a single British person in India on any conversational basis He never had society with any of his countrymen within the Anglicized Indian class Yet Chauduri is a highly cultured scholar admittedly a lazy one; certainly not a failed one as he believes He thinks his own thoughts about Home Rule the British Calcutta what it means to be Bengali any number of subjects A slow but exceptional read a glimpse into India's past and future

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The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian is an astonishing work of self discovery and the revelation of a peerless and provocative sensibility Describing his childhood in the Bengali countryside and his youth in Calcuttaand telling the story of modern India from his own fiercely independent viewpointChaudhuri fashions a book of deep conviction charm and intimacy that is also a masterpiece of the writer's ar A classic informative and detailed book not easy reading The author is a middle class Indian intellectual deeply critical of his country and its leadership In particular he is alienated from Ghandi on a personal and intellectual level breaking ranks with the overwhelming numbers of the Indian public who revers Ghandi and puts hi almost beyond criticism The massive amount of detail in this book may be off putting to some readers but any sections that seem tedious or irrelevant to the reader may be skipped Separate the wheat from the chaff and this book is well worth a little effort

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