In Light of India

In Light of India

Book - 1997
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Houghton
“One of the most brilliant and original essayists in any language” (Washington Post Book World) reflects on the six years he spent in India as Mexican ambassador-and reveals how the people and culture of that extraordinary land changed his life. Translated by Eliot Weinberger.


Baker & Taylor
Paz looks at the people and landscapes of India, based on his years with the Mexican embassy, offering a collection of essays on Indian history, culture, art, politics, language, and philosophy

Harcourt Publishing
“One of the most brilliant and original essayists in any language” (Washington Post Book World) reflects on the six years he spent in India as Mexican ambassador-and reveals how the people and culture of that extraordinary land changed his life. Translated by Eliot Weinberger.


Blackwell North Amer
In Light of India is Paz's celebration of that country and his most personal work of prose to date. As in all of his essays, he brings poetic insight and voluminous knowledge to bear on the subject; the result is a series of fascinating discourses on India's landscape, culture, and history.
"The Antipodes of Coming and Going" is a lyrical remembrance of Paz's days in India, evoking with astonishing clarity the sights, sounds, smells, and denizens of the subcontinent. "Religions, Castes, Languages" gives a survey of Indian history and its astonishing polyglot society. "A Project of Nationhood" is an examination of modern Indian politics, comparing the respective Islamic, Hindu, and Western civilizations through the course of history. "The Full and the Empty" is a brilliant exploration into what Paz calls the soul of India - its art, literature, music, and philosophy - and an uncompromising indictment of the self-centered materialism of Western society.

Baker
& Taylor

The Nobel laureate offers a fascinating look at the people and landscapes of India, based on his years as an attache+a7 at the Mexican embassay and as Mexico's ambassador to India, offering a lyrical, evocative collection of essays on Indian history, culture, art, politics, language, and philosophy.

Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace, c1997
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780151002221
0151002223
Branch Call Number: 954 PAZ
Characteristics: 209 p. ; 22 cm

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