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  • An End to Sufferingby Pankaj Mishra

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.94

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

  • Beer in the Snooker Clubby Waguih Ghali; Pankaj Mishra

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.00

    Set amidst the turbulence of 1950s Cairo, Beer in the Snooker Club is the story of Ram Bey, an over-educated, under-ambitious young Egyptian struggling to find out where he fits in. Ram?s favorite haunt is the fashionable Cairo Snooker Club, whose members strive to emulate English gentility; but his best friends are young intellectuals who devour... more...

  • An End to Sufferingby Pankaj Mishra

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 20.99

    An End to Suffering is a deeply original and provocative book about the Buddha's life and his influence throughout history, told in the form of the author's search to understand the Buddha's relevance in a world where class oppression and religious violence are rife, and where poverty and terrorism cast a long, constant shadow. Mishra describes... more...

  • Temptations of the Westby Pankaj Mishra

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 19.99

    A vivid, often surprising account of South Asia today by the author of An End to Suffering In his new book, Pankaj Mishra brings literary authority and political insight to bear on travels that are at once epic and personal. Traveling in the changing cultures of South Asia, Mishra sees the pressures--the temptations--of Western-style modernity... more...

  • Temptations of the Westby Pankaj Mishra

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.94

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

  • From the Ruins of Empireby Pankaj Mishra

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 17.99

    A surprising, gripping narrative depicting the thinkers whose ideas shaped contemporary China, India, and the Muslim world      A little more than a century ago, as the Japanese navy annihilated the giant Russian one at the Battle of Tsushima, original thinkers across Asia, working independently, sought to frame a distinctly Asian intellectual... more...

  • From the Ruins of Empireby Pankaj Mishra

    Doubleday Canada 2012; US$ 34.95

    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; Not Available

    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$ 19.08

    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$ 16.35

    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...