ISBN: 9789385609961 Pages: 264 Size: 129 x 198 Language: English Book Binding: Paperback Weight: 230 gm.
About The Book
Mad(e) In India is a frank and funny exploration of India and Indians. With disarming wit, this book explores Indianness and its many facetsâ€”who we are as a people and a nation, our quirks, superstitions, myriad gods and goddesses and holy men, our packed cities and streets, our obsession with film stars and filmy style, our jugaadu ways of solving all problems big and small, our diverse cuisines, cultural traditions and art forms, and the unity in diversity that bridges our superficial differences. The authors skillfully showcase the qualities that quintessentially make up the idea of India. Diverse and complex as India is, readers are sure to understand it better and delve into its warm and generous heart as they turn the pages. Written in a conversational style, generously spiced with humour and insight, and interspersed with a rich variety of Indian phrases, this book is an entertaining and light-hearted read.
About Tarika Roy
Tarika Roy, an Indian Railway Accounts Service officer, is currently Joint Secretary in the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. She has served as Financial Advisor in the Railways. She worked with the Ministry of External Affairs as Director, Indian Council of World Affairs and Director, Central Europe. Roy has also been a lecturer at Hindu College, Delhi. A national basketball player, she represented Delhi and is interested in mountaineering and archaeology. She is married to Sanjeev and has two daughters, Arshia and Mahika.
Soumya Gupta is an Indian Foreign Service officer currently serving in the Ministry of External Affairs. She was posted in the Embassy of India, Berlin as Second Secretary and Head of the Economic and Commerce Wing and in the MEA in the Central Europe Division. Gupta has worked as an investment banker in London and an M&A specialist with the Big 4 in India. She also has experience in academics and policy advocacy from her stints at the London School of Economics and at an international NGO. Her interests include dramatics, music, travel, gastronomy, cycling and yoga.