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The Butterfly Generation

Price : $24.75
ISBN # : 9788129117588
Author : Palash Krishna Mehrotra
pages: 272
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Rupa & Co.
Published : 2011

This is a generation that finds several things about the family, religion and community stifling or plain silly. It wants to wipe the slate clean, but more importantly, its using art to strike back at the past and create a new future for itself. These art forms stand-up comedy, the rock song, the music video might have their origins in the West, but in a globalised world, knotted together by the World Wide Web, history is erased in an instant. What matters more is the speed at which ideas travel, are adapted to local purposes, put to work.

The old walls are crumbling, and for the first time new ones are not taking their place. In China, globalisations sharp edge is blunted by censorship. For the inward-looking West, globalisation is more of a threat than an exciting new force our jobs are being taken away. But an unfettered and liberal India is breathlessly absorbing everything, all the influences the world has to offer. Young India is in gobble mode. The Butterfly Generation.

Author Bio: Palash Krishna Mehrotra was born in Bombay in 1975. He was educated at St Stephen???s College, Delhi, the Delhi School of Economics, and Balliol College, Oxford, where he read for a PPE.

He is the editor of Recess: The Penguin Book of Schooldays and the author of Eunuch Park: 15 Stories of Love and Destruction. He writes a fortnightly column for Mail Today, and is Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone India.

He lives in New Delhi and Dehradun.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Wednesday 14 September, 2011.

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