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India Then and Now

 
Rudrangshu Mukherjee (Author) Vir Sanghvi (Author)
Synopsis India lives in many centuries. Discover the majesty and sweep of India’s rich cultural and historical heritage, replete with the people, events and places that have contributed the chequered mosaic of India’s past. Featured in this exquisite book are rare and never-before-seen vintage photographs from some of the finest collections across the world. The vibrant and ever-changing cultural landscape of contemporary India is also featured in a series of photographs, showcasing the multifaceted, kaleidoscopic present. The timeless past lives amidst fast-paced, cutting-edge change. Modernity and tradition co-exist in the most endearing and surprising of places. India Then & Now, uniquely designed as two books in one, is a visual feast of India.
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About the authors

Rudrangshu Mukherjee

Rudrangshu Mukherjee was educated at Presidency College, Kolkata, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. He was awarded a D.Phil in Modern History by the University of Oxford in 1981. He has taught History at the University of Calcutta and held visiting appointments at Princeton University, the University of Manchester and the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is author of Awadh in Revolt 1857-58: A Study of Popular Resistance (Delhi, 1984, repr. 2002) and Spectre of Violence: The 1857 Kanpur Massacres (Delhi, 1998). He has also edited The Penguin Gandhi Reader (Delhi, 1993) and the Art of Bengal: A Vision Defined, 1955-75 (Kolkata, 2003). He is the co-editor of Trade and Politics and the Indian Ocean World: Essays in Honour of Ashin Das Gupta (Delhi, 1998). He is now editor, editorial pages, The Telegraph.

Vir Sanghvi

Vir Sanghvi is probably the best-known Indian journalist of his generation.  He was twenty-two when he became Founder-Editor of Bombay magazine.  Thereafter, his brilliant career has included editorships of Imprint, one of India’s foremost feature magazines, Sunday, then India’s largest – selling weekly newsmagazine, and of Hindustan Times, north India’s biggest English – language daily.

Sanghvi also has a parallel career as an award-winning TV interviewer and has hosted various successful shows on confessed gourmand, he is India’s premier food writer.  His book Rude Food won the Cointreau Award, the international Food Business’s Oscar for Best Food Literature in the world.  He has authored several best-selling books including Men of Steel, and Madhavrao Scindia: A Life, that he co-authored.

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Bibliographic information

Title India Then and Now
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Roli Books
Language: English
isbn 8174363971
length 276p., Plates; 32cm.