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India Becoming by Akash Kapur.. Here's the snapshot you've been waiting for of the huge melting pot country that's been waiting in the wings for generations. India's got the smarts, the culture and the vision, so forget about China and read this. Extraordinary observation and insight.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"As the journalist Akash Kapur demonstrates in his lucid, balanced new book, “India Becoming,” his homeland now seems almost synonymous with change. Kapur is especially qualified to assess the contrasts and contradictions all that change has brought. The son of an American mother and an Indian father, he was raised on the outskirts of Auroville, a utopian international community in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Sent away to boarding school in the United States at 16, he studied at Harvard and Oxford, then returned to South India 12 years later, in 2003. His lively “Letter From India” appeared for several years in The International Herald Tribune and the online edition of The New York Times."

The New York Times

"Impressively lucid and searching . . . In his clarity, sympathy and impeccably sculpted prose, Kapur often summons the spirit of V.S. Naipaul."


Author bio: Akash Kapur is the former "Letter from India" columnist for the International Herald Tribune and the online edition of The New York Times. He has also written for The Atlantic, The Economist, Granta, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. He holds a B.A. in social anthropology from Harvard, and a doctorate in law from Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes scholar. He lives outside Pondicherry, in southern India. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Nonfiction; (292 pp. Futurekarmic: Kindle/Print editions)

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