Pankaj MISHRA ... Butter Chicken in Ludhiana: Travels in Small Town India (Picador, 2007)
AN AMUSING and entertaining overview of small-town India and the sociocultural changes wrought by globalisation, Butter Chicken in Ludhiana: Travels in Small Town India, is Pankaj Mishra’s first book, first published in India in 1995. It was relaunched in the U.K. in 2007. I especially enjoy reading his literary essays. I am so looking forward to a collection of essays by this purveyor of wonderful literature.
MISHRA Pankaj [1969-] Novelist, essayist, literary critic. Born in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Novel The Romantics (1999: winner of the 2000 Los Angeles Times/Art Seidenbaum Book Prize for First Fiction) Nonfiction An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World (2004) Travel Temptations of the West: How to be Modern in India, Pakistan and Beyond (2006); Butter Chicken in Ludhiana: Travels in Small Town India (1995) Edited India in Mind (2005); V.S. Naipaul’s Literary Occasions: Essays (2003); V.S. Naipaul’s The Writer and the World: Essays (2002)