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Sinopsis: For all of India's myths, its sea of stories and moral epics, Indian history remains a curiously unpeopled place. In Incarnations, Sunil Khilnani fills that space, recapturing the human dimension of how the world's largest democracy came to be. His trenchant portraits of emperors, warriors, philosophers, film stars, and corporate titans-some famous, some unjustly forgotten-bring feeling, wry humor, and uncommon insight to dilemmas that extend from ancient times to our own. As he journeys across the country and through its past, Khilnani uncovers more than just history. In rocket launches and ayurvedic call centers, in slum temples and Bollywood studios, in California communes and grimy ports, he examines the continued, and often surprising, relevance of the men and women who have made India-and the world-what it is. We encounter the Buddha, "the first human personality"; the ancient Sanskrit linguist who inspires computer programmers today; the wit and guile of India's Machiavelli; and the medieval poets who mocked rituals and caste. Incarnations is an ideal introduction to India, and a provocative and sophisticated reinterpretation of its history.
About the Author:
Sunil Khilnani is the author of the acclaimed and influential The Idea of India. He currently serves as Avantha Professor and director of the India Institute at King's College London.
Vikas Adam is a classically trained actor with numerous credits in stage, film, commercials, and television, in addition to his over 100 recorded audiobooks. An Audie Award nominee, Vikas has garnered many awards for his narrations, including AudioFile Earphones and various Best of the Year lists.
Título: Incarnations: India in Fifty Lives
Editorial: Tantor Media Inc
Año de publicación: 2016
Encuadernación: Compact Disc
Condición del libro: Brand New
Descripción Tantor Media Inc, 2016. Compact Disc. Estado de conservación: Brand New. mp3 una edition. 7.40x5.30x0.60 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería 151595854X