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The Butterfly Generation: A Personal Journey Into the Passions and Follies of India's Technicolur Youth

Price : $10.75
ISBN # : 9788129129703
Author : Palash Krishan Mehrotra
pages: 262
Edition : Paperback
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Rupa Publications
Published : 2014

Part memoir, part travelogue, part social commentary, this is the first book about New India to be written from an insider's perspective, some of the stories it tells are of a doomed call centre worker, a drug dealer on the make, an airline pilot dreaming of the French Riviera, Versova's scriptwriters, watching Doordarshan in the eighties, the coming of MTV, the rise of heavy metal bands, the Gay Pride march, 'loving jihad' on Valentine's Day, ragging in Indian hostels, McJobs, the single life.

Old enough to remember the steam train but young enough to appreciate broadband, free to flirt with the West and dream, India's Butterfly Generation flits back and forth between Hindi and English, Bollywood and Hollywood, the little black dress and the six-yard sari. Palash Krishna Mehrotra details these varied journeys in on of the finest, most original works of non-fiction from India in years.



Review: Once started, I could not put it down...It is brilliant prose, full of wit.

Source: Khushwant Singh, The Telegraph

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Tuesday 14 October, 2014.
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