Finding India

A Fifty Year Magical, Medical Odyssey

Michael Farthing

Finding India

Michael Farthing

Distributed for Unicorn Publishing Group

320 pages | 125 Illustrations | 5 x 6 3/4
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9781912690473 Will Publish January 2020 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
Finding India is an exploration of the development of independent, democratic India over the last fifty years through the eyes of an English doctor. During this journey, which was driven by study and work, not travel or tourism, the author is led into the pressing issues of the day—politics, health, education, and the economy, and the subsequent fiction, film, and fine art inspired by this ancient nation as it reemerges in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Finding India attempts to understand the present by gazing back in time through the eyes of an amateur.
 
The story begins in an isolated mission hospital in an impoverished village in South India as man took his first intrepid steps on the moon and ends more than forty years later, in the same hospital, as India declares itself as one of the fastest growing world economies, a leader in information technology and manufacturing, and a nuclear power with its own space exploration program. A personal story spanning half a century and accompanied by 125 illustrations, Finding India focuses more on people than the place itself. The book provides intimate new insights into Britain’s most popular post-colonial world power, explores the Anglo-Indian literature and other creative arts inspired by India, and reveals personal experiences of colonialism, poverty, and caste.
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