9788129104854

LUCKNOW:FIRE OF GRACE

by AMARESH MISRA

  • Category History
  • Format Paperback
  • Imprint Rupa
  • Price 295
  1. ISBN: 9.79E+12
  2. Pages: 392 pages
  3. Date: 2004

ABOUT THIS BOOK

LUCKNOW: FIRE OF GRACE is the first, full-length, historical and contemparary narravtive, covering a time span of more than 250 years, from 1722 till the present, of the Indian subcontinent’s most fascinating city culture. The book gives a mnemonic shock as it redefines the Indo-Persia, Lucknowi way of beauty, politics, cuisine, fashion, architecture, money making, sensation, ‘ada’, ‘zaban’, honour and culture as authentic Indianess – in opposition to Hindutva, Jinnah’s two nation theory, and Nehruvian ‘pseudo’-anglicised secularism.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Amaresh Mishra is a freelance writer, historian and poet, doing his Ph.D in Modern History from Allahabad University on the social and cultural attitudes of the middle classes of north India. He is a political columnist for the Economic and Political Weekly of India, besides contributing regularly to The Times of India. He is also a scriptwriter.