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eBook Þ Ants Among Elephants Ý An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India Read Þ Join or create book clubs æ [PDF / Epub] ✅ Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India Author Join or create book A Wall Street Journal Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2017A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2017A Shelf Awareness Best Book of 2017 Ants Among Elephants is an arresting affecting and ultimately enlightening memoir It is uite possibly the most striking work of non fiction set in India since Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo and heralds the arrival of a formidable new writer The EconomistThe stunning true story of an untouchable family who become teachers and one a poet and revolutionaryLike one in six people in India Sujatha Gidla was born an untouchable While most untouchables are illiterate her family was educated by Canadian missionaries in the 1930s making it possible for Gidla to attend elite schools and move to America at the age of twenty six It was only then that she saw how extraordinaryand yet how typicalher family history truly was Her mother Manjula and uncles Satyam and Carey were born in the last days of British colonial rule They grew up in a world marked by poverty and injustice but also full of possibility In the slums where they lived everyone had a political side and rallies agitations and arrests were commonplace The Independence movement promised freedom Yet for untouchables and other poor and working people little changed Satyam the eldest switched allegiance to the Communist Party Gidla recounts his incredible transformation from student and labor organizer to famous poet and founder of a left wing guerrilla movement And Gidla charts her mothers battles with caste and womens oppression Page by page Gidla takes us into a complicated close knit family as they desperately strive for a decent life and ajust societyA moving portrait of love hardship and struggle Ants Among Elephants is also that rare thing a personal history of modern India told from the bottom u What a fantastic book in todays world of opinions Objective factual descriptive i

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PA Wall Street Journal Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2017A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2017A Shelf Awareness Best Book of 2017 Ants Among Elephants is an arresting affecting and ultimately enlightening memoir It is uite possibly the most striking work of non fiction set in India since Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo and heralds the arrival of a formidable new writer The EconomistThe stunning true story of an untouchable family who become teachers and one a poet and revolutionaryLike one in six people in India Sujatha Gidla was born an untouchable While most untouchables are illiterate her family was educated by Canadian missionaries in the 1930s making it possible for Gidla to attend elite schools and move to America at the age of twenty six It was only then that she saw how extraordinaryand yet how typicalher family history truly was Her mother Manjula anduncles Satyam and Carey were born in the last days of British colonial rule They grew up in a world marked by poverty and injustice but also full of possibility In the slums where they lived everyone had a political side and rallies agitations and arrests were commonplace The Independence movement promised freedom Yet for untouchables and other poor and working people little changed Satyam the eldest switched allegiance to the Communist Party Gidla recounts his incredible transformation from student and labor organizer to famous poet and founder of a left wing guerrilla movement And Gidla charts her mothers battles with caste and womens oppression Page by page Gidla takes us into a complicated close knit family as they desperately strive for a decent life and ajust societyA moving portrait of love hardship and struggle Ants Among Elephants is also that rare thing a personal history of modern India told from the bottom u Having just returned from India where I saw poverty worse than I had ever seen I

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Ants Among Elephants An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern IndiaPA Wall Street Journal Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2017A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2017A Shelf Awareness Best Book of 2017 Ants Among Elephants is an arresting affecting and ultimately enlightening memoir It is uite possibly the most striking work of non fiction set in India since Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo and heralds the arrival of a formidable new writer The EconomistThe stunning true story of an untouchable family who become teachers and one a poet and revolutionaryLike one in six people in India Sujatha Gidla was born an untouchable While most untouchables are illiterate her family was educated by Canadian missionaries in the 1930s making it possible for Gidla to attend elite schools and move to America at the age of twenty six It was only then that she saw how extraordinaryand yet how typicalher family history truly was Her mother Manjula anduncles Satyam and Carey were born in the last days of British colonial rule They grew up in a world marked by poverty and injustice but also full of possibility In the slums where they lived everyone had a political side and rallies agitations and arrests were commonplace The Independence movement promised freedom Yet for untouchables and other poor and working people little changed Satyam the eldest switched allegiance to the Communist Party Gidla recounts his incredible transformation from student and labor organizer to famous poet and founder of a left wing guerrilla movement And Gidla charts her mothers battles with caste and womens oppression Page by page Gidla takes us into a complicated close knit family as they desperately strive for a decent life and ajust societyA moving portrait of love hardship and struggle Ants Among Elephants is also that rare thing a personal history of modern India told from the bottom u An amazing detailed family history about a class in India that usually has no voi