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About this item
Number of Pages: 560
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Author: Nirad C Chaudhuri
Street Date: September 30, 2001
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-4254
Nirad C. Chaudhuri (1897-1999) was born in the town of Kishorganj in East Bengal in the year of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. His first book, The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian, was published in 1951 and was followed by many others, including The Continent of Circe, for which he won the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, and Thy Hand Great Anarch!, a second volume of memoirs. Chaudhuri moved to England in 1970. In 1992 Queen Elizabeth II conferred upon him the title of Honorary Commander of the British Empire. Ian Jack was the editor of The Independent on Sunday and of Granta. He is the author of The Country Formerly Known as Great Britain and he writes regularly for The Guardian.
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