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End of Karma : Hope and Fury Among India's Young (Hardcover) (Somini Sengupta)
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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.
Number of Pages: 244
Genre: Social Science, History
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Somini Sengupta
Street Date: March 7, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-8742
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