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  • An End to Sufferingby Pankaj Mishra

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 8.65

    The Buddha, his life and legacy -- refracted through one man's search for identity and one nation's experience of independence more...

  • Temptations of the Westby Pankaj Mishra

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 8.65

    An engrossing account of Pankaj Mishra?s journeys ? both geographical and intellectual ? through the modern world more...

  • From the Ruins of Empireby Pankaj Mishra

    Doubleday Canada 2012; US$ 22.00

    The Victorian period, viewed in the West as a time of self-confident progress, was experienced by Asians as a catastrophe. As the British gunned down the last heirs to the Mughal Empire, burned down the Summer Palace in Beijing, or humiliated the bankrupt rulers of the Ottoman Empire, it was clear that for Asia to recover a vast intellectual effort... more...

  • From the Ruins of Empireby Pankaj Mishra

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.98

    From Pankaj Mishra, author the successful Temptations of the West and Butter Chicken in Ludhiana , comes a provocative account of how China, India and the Muslim World are remaking the world in their own image. SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2013 The Victorian period, viewed in the West as a time of self-confident progress, was experienced... more...

  • An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the Worldby Pankaj Mishra

    Pan Macmillan UK 2004; US$ 19.99

    Spanning centuries and covering the globe, this is a book unprecedented in its scope, immaculate in its execution and intimate in its detail. An accomplished history of the Buddha, "An End to Suffering" is also a deeply personal story - the story of Pankaj Mishra's search for meaning, for truth and peace in the modern world and, specifically, in post-colonial,... more...

  • The Romanticsby Pankaj Mishra

    Pan Macmillan UK 2000; US$ 15.45

    The hugely acclaimed, beautifully written novel now in paperback with a stunning new look. Set in contemporary India, The Romantics tells the story of Samar, a young man who goes to live in Benares to avoid a small town job and to lose himself in reading and a world beyond himself. But soon the realities of the bustling holy city begin to intrude... more...

  • Temptations of the Westby Pankaj Mishra

    Pan Macmillan UK 2006; US$ 14.54

    From Bollywood stars in Bombay worrying whether they are sexy enough to a heroin addict in Pakistan mocking jihad; from Indian mafia dons with political ambitions to Afghans waiting for American benevolence; from Kashmiri Muslims longing for democracy to Tibetan Buddhists fighting to preserve religion in politics - 'Temptations of the West' is a travel... more...

  • Temptations of the Westby Pankaj Mishra

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 16.98

    In this sparkling collection from one of our greatest essayists, Pankaj Mishra looks at the surprising ways modernity has come to South Asia. With lurid and astonishing characters, including, among others, heroin addicted jihadis, Indian mafia dons, Bollywood stars and Tibetan Buddhist activists, Mishra paints a picture of societies that are still... more...

  • An End to Sufferingby Pankaj Mishra

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 16.98

    Is the Buddha still relevant today and, if so, in what way? Pankaj Mishra tries to answer this question as he travels through poverty-ridden South Asia to gilded Europe and America. Along the way he discovers how Buddhist thought has flowered even in a materialistic world, and reveals the parallels between the age of the Buddha and the contemporary... more...

  • The Romanticsby Pankaj Mishra

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 16.98

    Samar, a young man of limited means, moves to Benares, the ancient city of learning, to lose himself in the world of books. There he meets Rajesh, a poor student, and Catherine, a young French woman, who shows him a very different side of his own country?and self. A resonant and ambitious novel, The Romantics is both the story of a sentimental education... more...