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An economist,urban theorist, environmentalist, and writer, Sanjeev Sanyal grew up between Kolkata... Read More

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An economist,urban theorist, environmentalist, and writer, Sanjeev Sanyal grew up between Kolkata, Sikkim and Delhi before heading off to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Sanjeev spent most of his adult life battling international financial markets.One day in 2008, mostly on a whim, he decided to move back to India and travel all over the country with his family for a couple of years. This resulted in his second book, The Land of Seven Rivers: A Brief History of India's Geography. In 2011, he took up a role as the global strategist of one of the world's largest banks. He also spent the next few years exploring the Indian Ocean rim, which resulted in The Ocean of Churn: How the Indian Ocean Shaped Human History. Currently Sanjeev lives in Delhi where he serves as the principal economic adviser to the Indian government.

An entertaining and surprising ride through an India you thought you knew
Sanjeev Sanyal, bestselling author of Land of the Seven Rivers, returns to enthral readers with a collection of unusual stories. Written with Sanjeev's trademark flair, the stories crackle with irreverence and wit. In 'The Troll', a presumptuous blogger faces his undoing when he sets out to expose an Internet phenomenon. In the title story, a young man loses his job in the financial crisis and tries to reset his life over two beers. In 'The Intellectuals', a foreign researcher spends some memorable hours with Kolkata's ageing intellectuals. From the vicious politics of a Mumbai housing society to the snobberies of Delhi's cocktail circuit, the stories in Life over Two Beers get under the skin of a rapidly changing India-and leave you chuckling.

'Bitingly funny yet deeply insightful . . . A combination of a wry Wodehousian author and a rebellious journalist taking on all the various elites''Deliciously witty and irreverent stories that are cleverly crafted and force one to turn the page''This sparkling, acerbic fiction debut brings alive every contemporary issue . . . Impossible to put down'

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Title: Life over Two Beers and other stories
Author: Sanjeev Sanyal
SKU: BK0034162
EAN: 9780143443292
Language: English
Binding: Paperback

About Author

Sanjeev Sanyal is the principal economic adviser to the Government of India and an internationally acclaimed economist and urban theorist. He lives in New Delhi and writes on a wide array of topics, ranging from economics to history. A Rhodes Scholar and an Eisenhower Fellow, Sanjeev spent two decades working in international financial markets and was named Young Global Leader in 2010 by the World Economic Forum. He is the author of the bestselling books The Ocean of Churn: How the Indian Ocean Shaped Human History (2016), Land of the Seven Rivers: A Brief History of India's Geography (2012) and The Indian Renaissance: India's Rise After a Thousand Years of Decline (2008), published by Penguin. This book is an adaptation of the second.

Sowmya Rajendran has written several books for children, from picture books for toddlers to young adult fiction. She won the Sahitya Akademi's Bal Sahitya Puraskar in 2015 for her children's novel Mayil Will Not Be Quiet, co-authored with Niveditha Subramaniam. Sowmya works as a journalist for a news publication and writes on gender, culture and cinema. She lives in Pune.

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