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Who created it? Sengupta, Somini, author.
What's it called? The end of karma : hope and fury among India's young / Somini Sengupta.
Who published it? New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2016.
Edition info! First edition.
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Location Call No. Status
 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  305.2350954 Sen  AVAILABLE
What's it like? 244 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Extra info! Includes bibliographical references.
What's it about? "A penetrating, personal look at contemporary India--the world's largest democracy at a moment of transition. Somini Sengupta emigrated from Calcutta to California as a young child in 1975. Returning thirty years later as the bureau chief for The New York Times, she found a vastly different country: one defined as much by aspiration and possibility--at least by the illusion of possibility--as it is by the structures of sex and caste. The End of Karma is an exploration of this new India through the lens of young people from different worlds: a woman who becomes a Maoist rebel; a brother charged for the murder of his sister, who had married the "wrong" man; a woman who opposes her family and hopes to become a police officer. Driven by aspiration--and thwarted at every step by state and society--they are making new demands on India's democracy for equality of opportunity, dignity for girls, and civil liberties. Sengupta spotlights these stories of ordinary men and women, weaving together a groundbreaking portrait of a country in turmoil."--Dust jacket.
What's in it? Introduction: Aspiration, like water -- "Hi-fi" : how to outrun fate -- Gates : keeping out the lives of others -- Guerrilla : paying for broken promises -- Strongman : aspiration gets into politics -- Facebook girls : speaking up, testing democracy's conscience -- Apostates : when they dared to love -- Curse : father frets about rape, daughter dreams of being a cop.
Helpful subjects! Youth -- India -- History -- 21st century.
Women and democracy -- India.
India -- Social life and customs.
Special numbers! 9780393071009 (hardcover)
0393071006 (hardcover)
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