9788129111173

INDIAN REALITIES : IN BITS & PIECES

by SHAM LAL

  • Category Non-Fiction
  • Format Paperback
  • Imprint Rupa
  • Price 395
  1. ISBN: 9.79E+12
  2. Pages: 542 pages
  3. Date: 2003

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Despite the progress made in Indian in many fields, its overall experience since the advent of independence has been one of defeated hopes, warped institutions and a fractured political life which has led to a sharp decline in the steering capacity of the state. This collection of over a hundred pieces from Sham Lal’s writings as a columnist analyse with a new zing the larger forces at work in today’s world and their impact on the course of events in this country.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Sham Lal joined the Hindustan Times in 1934. He moved to the newly started Delhi edition of the Times of India early in 1950. Soon after he was transferred to the main edition of the paper in Bombay, he began writing a weekly literary column under the general heading ‘Life and Letters’. In 1967 he took over as Editor. His column was the first to introduce many Indian readers to scores of writers and thinkers who left their mark on post-war literature and social thought. For the last seven years, he has been writing regularly for The Telegraph, and occasionally for Biblio: A Review of Books, a literary journal.