Nobody Does the Right Thing: A Novel

Nobody Does the Right Thing: A Novel

by Amitava Kumar
     
 

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A novel packed with telling details and anecdotes about life in contemporary India, set in the rural villages of Bihar and the metropolises of Bombay and Delhi.See more details below

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A novel packed with telling details and anecdotes about life in contemporary India, set in the rural villages of Bihar and the metropolises of Bombay and Delhi.

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Nobody Does the Right Thing imaginatively portrays the forces shaping contemporary India, and it is a remarkable reader of mass culture and popular narrative forms, of the worlds of Hindi cinema, pulp fiction, sensational journalism, and globalized media.”—Siddhartha Deb, author of An Outline of the Republic and The Point of Return

Nobody Does the Right Thing is a deeply compassionate novel about art, life, and everything that lies in between.”—Laila Lalami, author of Secret Son

Nobody Does the Right Thing is a quietly but deeply impressive novel. It not only takes us into the living, ambivalent textures of an India that is relatively little written about: the India of villages, highways, second-class train compartments, and old but second-rate metropolises. It also transforms itself, in the process, into an exemplar of how that variegated terrain might be addressed.”—Amit Chaudhuri, author of The Immortals

“To know a country so you have its dirt beneath your fingernails is a difficult thing. Read Nobody Does the Right Thing and you will have India beneath your fingernails.”—Akhil Sharma, author of An Obedient Father

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822346821
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
05/28/2010
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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