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Mother Pious Lady by Santosh Desai (Paperback, 2015)

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Mother Pious Lady: Making Sense of Everyday India by Santosh Desai 

A new India is visibly emerging from within the folds of its many pasts. This new India needs to be seen with new eyes, free from the baggage of yesterday's characterizations.

This is exactly what Santosh Desai, one of Indias best-known social commentators, does in this warm, affectionate and deliciously witty look at the changing urban Indian middle class.

Writing as an insider, from personal experience, Desai cuts through the chaos and confusion of everyday India both yesterday and today, and suddenly, makes us see things clearly. Holding a mirror to our inner selves, Desai makes us see what drives us, what makes us tick, what makes our hearts beat, and how our mindsets and attitudes are changing, even as the past never quite leaves us.

And Desai does so in short masterful essays, written with great humour and sensitivity. A big book about small things that truly matter.


Format: Paperback | 4000 pages

Dimensions (cm): 21.49 x 13.89  x 2.69 | 460g

Publication Date: 14 Apr 2015

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India

Publication City/Country: Uttar Pradesh, India

Language: English

ISBN10: 8172238649

ISBN13:  9788172238643


Condition: Good

A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including very minor scuff marks along the edges, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged with very minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.