Patrick French - India: A Portrait


Second only to China in its economic miracle, India is undergoing one of the most momentous national transformations the world has ever seen. In India: A Portrait, Patrick French gives us an intimate biography of 1.2 billion people as their country is transforming in front of their eyes examines from a listless planned economy to capitalist and entrepreneurial powerhouse. 

In conversation with journalist and writer Hari Kunzru (The Impressionist and Gods Without Men).

Followed by a book sale and signing.

“[With] a wealth of research, a mischievous sense of humour and a keen eye for the absurd and the bizarre.... French deftly navigates this labyrinth of conflicting influences with …an account of a country looking both forward and backward.” — Stanley Stewart, Sunday Times

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Patrick French is the author of several prize-winning books on South Asia including: Liberty or Death: India’s Journey to Independence and Division (1997); Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land (2003) and The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul (2008). He is a contributor to publications including The Economist, Vanity Fair, The Daily Telegraph, Vogue, The Times of India, Newsweek, The Sunday Times, The Financial Times and The New York Times and is also Editor of the news aggregation and original comment website,

Cosponsored by SAJA (South Asian Journalists Association)

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Event Details

Thu 29 Sep 2011
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, New York, NY

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