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Nation of Fools: Or Scenes from Indian Life [Paperback]

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The age-old conflicts between father and son are played out in this humorous and gently satirical novel set in postpartition India. Omi is just one of the boys in Camp Baldev Nagar expected to pass his exams, agree to an arranged marriage, and generally improve his station in life. However, he comes to resent the traditional life laid out for him by his hot-blooded, sweet-vending, social-climbing father. Creating a great deal of ill will as he challenges his father's authority, Omi strives to establish his independence and chart his own life. Along the way he surprises everybody, including himself.

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Pages   261
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.85" Width: 4.57" Height: 0.71"
Weight:   0.49 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 28, 2004
Publisher   India Research Press
ISBN  818794336X  
ISBN13  9788187943365  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Artist and writer Balraj Khanna and writer and archaeologist George Michell selected works that appear in the exhibition "Human and Divine. "Khanna also curated "Kalighat: Indian Popular Painting, 1800-1930 "and "Krishna: The Divine Lover". Michell was involved in the selection of sculptures for the Hayward Gallery's exhibition "In the Image of Man--The Indian Perception of the Universe through 2000 Years of Painting and Sculpture; "he was also the curator of "Living Wood: Sculptural Traditions of Southern India."

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Gentle, funny and chaotic --- like India  Dec 12, 1997
I read this book years ago and loved it. One quote from the book my husband and I say to each other often is about living in chaos: "Right Kaliyug, this." Meaning that we are living in Kaliyuga, or the age of Kali, when everything is bad and wrong --- but we are cheerful about it.

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