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Publisher:Jaico Publishing House
Published In:2006
ISBN-10:8172242875
ISBN-13:9788172242879
Binding Type:Paperback
Weight:1.84 lbs
Pages:pp. xvi + 611

The Title "Autobiography of an Unknown Indian 23rd Jaico Impression" is written by Nirad C. Chaudhuri. This book was published in the year 2006. The ISBN number 8172242875|9788172242879 is assigned to the Paperback version of this title. The book displayed here is a 23rd Jaico Impression edition. This book has total of pp. xvi + 611 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Jaico Publishing House. We have about 2537 other great books from this publisher. Autobiography of an Unknown Indian 23rd Jaico Impression is currently Available with us.

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About the Book

Nirad G. Chaudhuri's Autobiography is one of the classic of contemporary Indian literature. When it was first published in 1951 it was instantly acclaimed. and provoked a furious debate for its controversial insights into India and European history.

Autobiography of an Unknown Indian is both a profoundly analysis of twentieth-century historical trends as the personal story of an erudite, humane and civilized man. Chaudhuri begins the book with an elegant and beautifully remembered account of his childhood in rural Bengal and lakes us 111 rough the Calcutta of his youth. In addition, he gives the reader a lucid exposition of Hinduism beginning with its birth in the Yedic ages, lie examines the nineteenth-century Hindu revivalism of Swam Vivekananda. and probes the Roots of the chronic Hindu-Muslim antagonism that plagues Indian Society even today. Nirad Chaudhuri also offers penetrating insights into what he believes caused the pa partition of India in 1947.

As V.S. Naipaul says, 'Chaudhuri's Autobiography may be the one book to have come out of the Indo-English encounter. It has Withstood the lest of time. and is still considered the author's greatest Work.

About the Author

Nirad C. Chaudhuri was born on 23 November 1897, in the East Bengal town of Kishorganj, now in Bangladesh. He lived in Calcutta and Delhi before setting in England in 1970

Nirad C. Chaudhuri began writing his first book Autobiography of an Unknown Indian in 1947, and it was published in England in 1951. An instant success, the book received universal critical acclaim. In 1955, at the age of fifty-seven, Chaudhuri first visited England to broadest a series of talks for the BBC, and this memorable journey prompted him to write The Passage to England. He won the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize for the continent of Circe, also published Jaico.

Nirad G. Chaudhuri received the Hon. D. Litt. Of the Oxford University and the CBE bestowed by the Queen of England. He lived in Oxford. England till his death in 1999.

Contents

Preface

Book I : EARLY ENVIRONMENT
Prefatory Note
1. My Birthplace
2. My Ancestral Village
3. My Mother's Village
4. England

Book II : FIRST TWELVE YEARS PREFATORY NOTE :
Prefatory Note
1. My Birth, Parents, and Early Years
2. Torch Race Of The Indian Renaissance
3. Enter Nationalism :
i. Postscript : We Leave Kishorganj

Book III : EDUCATION PREFATORY NOTE :
Prefatory Note
1. Calcutta
2. Experiences of Adolescence
3. Citizen-Student
4. Initiation Into Scholarship

Book IV : INTO THE WORLD PREFATORY NOTE :
Prefatory Note
1. Man And Life In Calcutta
2. New Politics
3. Vanishing Landmarks
4. An Essay On The Course of Indian History