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Author Taseer, Aatish, 1980- author.

Title The twice-born : life and death on the Ganges / Aatish Taseer.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    954.053 TAS    Available
Edition First edition.
Description 242 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "A portrait of the collision between tradition and modernity in India, as told through the lives of the Brahmins in the holy city of Benares"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Foreigners in their own land -- Summer. The color-filled eleventh -- The hour of juncture -- The rape and the seduction -- The conqueror of destiny -- The modern traditionalist -- Winter. The revolutionary Brahmin -- The community of death -- The isle of rough magic -- The dharma of place -- The protection of the seed.
Subject Taseer, Aatish, 1980- -- Travel -- India.
Brahmans -- India -- Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh) -- Social conditions.
Brahmans -- India -- Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh) -- Social life and customs.
Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh, India) -- Social conditions.
Caste -- India.
Culture conflict -- India.
Social change -- India.
India -- Social conditions -- 1947-
ISBN 9780374279608 (hardcover)
0374279608 (hardcover)

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