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The End of Karma: Hope and Fury Among India's Young

The End of Karma: Hope and Fury Among India's Young

by Somini Sengupta

Editeur : Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9780393071009
Broché: 256
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Taille du fichier: 7 Mb
Date d'affichage: 2020-05-22
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A penetrating, personal look at contemporary India—a snapshot of the world’s largest democracy at a moment of transition. Somini Sengupta emigrated from Calcutta as a child in 1975 and grew up in California. Returning thirty years later to India as the first Indian-American bureau chief for the New York Times, she found a vastly different country: one defined as much by aspiration—at least by its illusion—as by the strictures of sex and caste. The End of Karma explores this new India through the lens of young people from different worlds: a Maoist rebel; a woman killed because she married the “wrong” man; a teenage girl who needles her dad to let her become a police officer. Driven by aspiration—and thwarted by state and society— they are making new demands on India’s democracy for equality of opportunity, dignity for girls, and civil liberties. Sengupta spotlights these stories of ordinary men and women, weaving together a groundbreaking portrait of a country in turmoil.