Pankaj Mishra is the author of six books, most recently A Great Clamour. He writes for, among others, the New Yorker, the New York Review of Books, the London Review of Books, and the Guardian.
In this sparkling collection from one of our greatest essayists, Pankaj Mishra looks at the surprising ways modernity has come to South Asia. With lurid and astonishing characters, including, among others, heroin addicted jihadis, Indian mafia dons, Bollywood stars and Tibetan Buddhist activists, Mishra paints a picture of societies that are still struggling to define themselves.
Temptations Of The West
Pankaj Mishra is the author of From the Ruins of Empire and several other books. He is a columnist at Bloomberg View and the New York Times Book Review, and writes regularly for The Guardian, the London Review of Books, and the New Yorker. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he lives in London.