Tag: Ian Jack

  • Speaking Volumes: This Outsized Reality

    (Published in the Business Standard, February 4th, 2014) In 1997, Granta 57 turned its entire issue over to India, commemorating the 50th year since Independence. The Golden Jubilee edition was greeted with cautious praise and what would become a trademark suspicion of any book that attempted to cover all of this vast, noisy republic. 17 […]

  • Journal: Nirad C Chaudhuri

    Ian Jack, from the Introduction to Autobiography of an Unknown Indian. I knew him during his last two decades, as many others knew him at that time, as a deeply mischievous and superbly entertain- ing egoist. It is impossible to exaggerate these aspects of his char- acter, which are also fully present in his writing. […]