A series of engrossing sketches reveals an India that may be surprising to many Westerners. Instead of a single country, the listener will discover, India is a nation of several civilizations in different states of development. The author, a well-regarded writer, reporter, and lecturer, covers the country from its ancient cultures to her encounters with the film directors and poets and the complicated machination of the world's largest democracy.More
"These wide-ranging pieces, suffused with outrage, pride, love, and humor, have the immediacy of sharp personal reactions and the distance of a critical eye." (Publishers Weekly)
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I enjoyed the book on the flight to India