Sep 26, 2005

Out of God's oven

Finished reading Out of God's oven over the weekend. It is beautifully written, exceptional in its coverage of the wide, varied Indian terrain, reasonable in its research and left me terribly depressed. I could argue that it is slightly one-sided, perhaps the authors' personal prejudices has managed to seep through. Nevertheless I think it is worth reading just because of its comprehensive nature. It captures the sheer diversity of India - language, culture, politics, issues - very well. I didnt quite agree with some of the conclusions implied in the book but the fact that I didnt get terribly defensive or angry about it reassured me.

September 26, 2005