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Superstar India

Superstar India

(2008)
A non fiction book by

 
It all began when, viewing the breathless preparations for independent India's 60th birthday celebrations - and poised then on her own sixth decade - Shobhaa De was struck by the thought: 'Surely my life has taken the same trajectory as the country's?' In an intimate confession to her readers, she answers that question, and many more: does India really deserve to congratulate itself? Has it lived up to the early promises it made to its people? Does the author believe in India herself?Surveying the many images of the country, De points out that for every truism about India the opposite is also true: India as the land of the meek; India as inheritor of the earth; India gherao-ed by distinctly unfriendly neighbours; Indians fleeing to jobs in the West and then racing right back to a better life; and, Indians who ape their erstwhile colonizers and yet cling irrationally to tradition. In a departure from anything else she has written, Shobhaa De focuses on Indian people and their place in the larger human society, pointing out her country's historical failings and equally historical glories. De reasons that the nation has earned superstar status, and with humorous argumentativeness, she convinces the reader that India is not about to lose its glow.

 
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Used availability for Shobhaa De's Superstar India


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Hardback Editions

April 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Superstar India: From Incredible to Unstoppable
Author(s): Shobhaa De
ISBN: 0-670-08233-3 / 978-0-670-08233-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books India
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Paperback Editions

August 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Superstar: India from Incredible to Unstoppable
Author(s): Shobhaa De
ISBN: 0-14-342480-7 / 978-0-14-342480-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books India
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Superstar India: From Incredible to Unstoppable
Author(s): Shobhaa De
ISBN: 0-14-310258-3 / 978-0-14-310258-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books India
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: Superstar India: From Incredible To Unstoppable
Author(s): Shobhaa De
ISBN: 0-14-103990-6 / 978-0-14-103990-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

August 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Superstar India: From Incredible to Unstoppable
Author(s): Shobhaa De
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   



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