Lesser Breeds

Lesser Breeds

by Nayantara Sahgal

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789350299760
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India
Publication date: 10/03/2005
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 380
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Nayantara Sahgal is one of India's best-known writers and thinkers. She is the recipient of the Sinclair Prize for Fiction, the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. A member of the Sahitya Akademi's advisory board for English till she resigned during the Emergency, Sahgal served on the jury of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize in 1990 and 1991. She has held fellowships in the United States at the Bunting Institute, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the National Humanities Center. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was awarded an honorary doctorate in literature by the University of Leeds in 1997. She is associated with the founding of the People's Union for Civil Liberties and served as its vice-president during the 1980s.
Nayantara Sahgal is a novelist and political commentator who has published nine novels and eight works of non-fiction. Born into the 'first family' of Indian politics - the Nehrus - Sahgal saw firsthand India's emergence as an independent nation under the prime ministership of her maternal uncle, Jawaharlal Nehru, and her cousin Indira Gandhi's rise to power as the country's first woman prime minister.

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