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The Beautiful and the Damned: Life in the New India

by Siddhartha Deb - £9.99  Penguin Books Ltd (2012)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780141033341 | ISBN 10: 0141033347

India is a country where you take a nap and someone has stolen your job, where you buy a BMW but still have to idle for cows crossing your path.
 
In his dazzling new book Siddhartha Deb leads us into the new India through the lives of an unforgettable group of Indians: a Gatsby-like mogul in Delhi whose hobby is producing big-budget gangster films that no one sees; a wiry, dusty farmer whose village is plagued by suicides and was the epicenter of a riot; and a sad-eyed waitress named Esther who has set aside her dual degrees in biochemistry and botany to serve Coca-Cola to arms dealers at an upscale hotel called Shangri La.

(Price & availability last checked: June 2019)

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