25 Books to Read Before You Die
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


The Powell's Playlist | August 6, 2014

Graham Joyce: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Graham Joyce



The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit is set on the English coast in the hot summer of 1976, so the music in this playlist is pretty much all from the... Continue »
  1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$10.00
List price: $19.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Partner Warehouse General- General

This title in other editions

Temptations of the West : How To Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond (06 Edition)

by

Temptations of the West : How To Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond (06 Edition) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Please note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.

Publisher Comments:

 
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
 
In Temptations of the West, Pankaj Mishra brings literary authority and political insight to bear on journeys through South Asia, and considers the pressures of Western-style modernity and prosperity on the region. Beginning in India, his examination takes him from the realities of Bollywood stardom, to the history of Jawaharlal Nehru's post-independence politics. In Kashmir, he reports on the brutal massacre of thirty-five Sikhs, and its intriguing local aftermath. And in Tibet, he exquisitely parses the situation whereby the atheist Chinese government has discovered that Tibetan Buddhism can be "packaged and sold to tourists." Temptations of the West is essential reading about a conflicted and rapidly changing region of the world.

Synopsis:

In his new book, Mishra brings literary authority and political insight to bear on travels that are at once epic and personal as he sees the pressures of Western-style modernity, prosperity, and globalization on a rapidly changing region.

About the Author

Pankaj Mishra is the author of the novel The Romantics, and An End to Suffering. His writing frequently appears in the The New York Review of Books, Granta, and London's Times Literary Supplement. He lives in London and India.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312426415
Author:
Mishra, Pankaj
Publisher:
Picador USA
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Asia - India & South Asia
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Asia - India
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
South Asia Description and travel.
Subject:
South Asia Civilization.
Subject:
Travel-India
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.75 in

Other books you might like

  1. Understanding Sun Tzu on the Art of... Used Trade Paper $9.95
  2. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir...
    Used Trade Paper $2.95
  3. And a Bottle of Rum: A History of... Used Trade Paper $10.50
  4. I Am a Strange Loop
    Used Hardcover $8.50
  5. The Sun, the Genome & the Internet:... Used Hardcover $3.50
  6. A Thousand Splendid Suns: A Novel
    Used Hardcover $3.50

Related Subjects

» BLOCKED
» History and Social Science » Asia » South Asia
» History and Social Science » Sociology » General
» History and Social Science » World History » India
» Travel » Asia » General
» Travel » Asia » India
» Travel » Travel Writing » Asia
» Travel » Travel Writing » General

Temptations of the West : How To Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond (06 Edition) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$10.00 In Stock
Product details 336 pages Picador USA - English 9780312426415 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In his new book, Mishra brings literary authority and political insight to bear on travels that are at once epic and personal as he sees the pressures of Western-style modernity, prosperity, and globalization on a rapidly changing region.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.