The Indian by Portrait Of A People by Sudhir Kakar
The Indians: Portrait of A People is a book that tells you all you need to know about Indian people. It offers a perceptive analysis of Khushwant Singh, while describing just what being Indian is about. This in-depth study offers a clear and revealing description of the varied aspects of Indian people.
The book shows you what sets Indians apart from people of other parts of the world. It also highlights what sets Indians apart from other Indians as well. Even though India is diverse in its culture, there is also an invisible strength of unity that binds people of varied cultures, castes and languages. The authors closely examine the institutions of family and marriage, along with other issues such as the Hindu-Muslim conflict, right and wrong and death.
In the last chapter of the book, the authors offer their readers incredible insight into the Indian mind, which is primarily based on the Hindu world view, which is the dominant religion in the country. Based on three decades of extensive research and information from varied sources such as the Mahabharata, Bollywood movies, folk tales and the writings of Mahatma Gandhi, this book paints a beautiful picture of the Indian people.
This book offers a close look into the culture and psyche of the Indians. The Indians: Portrait of A People was published by Penguin India in 2009 and is available in paperback.
- The book comes from authors who have researched the varied aspects of Indian-ness for more than three decades.
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