A Place Within: Rediscovering India

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A Place Within: Rediscovering India

by Mg Vassanji

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Publisher: Doubleday Canada

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It would take many lifetimes, it was said to me during my first visit, to see all of India. The desperation must have shown on my face to absorb and digest all I possibly could. This was not something I had articulated or resolved; and yet I recall an anxiety as I travelled the length and breadth of the country, senses raw to every new experience, that even in the distraction of a blink I might miss something profoundly significant.

I was not born in India, nor were my parents; that might explain much in my expectation of that visit. Yet how many people go to the homeland of their grandparents with such a heartload of expectation and momentousness; such a desire to find themselves in everything they see? Is it only India that clings thus, to those who’ve forsaken it; is this why Indians in a foreign land seem always so desperate to seek each other out? What was India to me?

The inimitable M.G. Vassanji turns his eye to India, the homeland of his ancestors, in this powerfully moving tale of family and country. Part travelogue, part history, A Place Within is M.G. Vassanji’s intelligent and beautifully written journey to explore where he belongs.

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A Place Within

A Place Within

by M G Vassanji

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8vo. pp. xvii [2] 440.

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A Place Within: Rediscovering India

A Place Within: Rediscovering India

by M.G. Vassanji

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Hardcover, in jacket. Clean, unmarked, tightly bound. Light wear.

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A Place Within: Rediscovering India

A Place Within: Rediscovering India

by M. G. Vassangi

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8vo. pp. 440, ¿Vassanji brings a gifted storyteller's eye to A Place Within, drawing entertainingly on extensive journals he kept on his Indian excursions¿. He captures both the spiritual and the uglier sides of India, all the raw fundamentals of life there, but he always leads with what he sees as India's ¿essential quality of tolerance and flexibility, ' and the overwhelming pull of ancestry. ¿

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A Place Within: Rediscovering India

A Place Within: Rediscovering India

by M.G. Vassanji

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8vo. Signed by Author. xvii, 440 pp., illus. + map. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the title-page. But for some mild bumping on lower rear edge, an as new copy. "The inimitable M.G. Vassanji turns his eye to India, the homeland of his ancestors, in this powerfully moving tale of family and country. Part travelogue, part history, 'A Place Within' is M.G. Vassanji's intelligent and beautifully written journey to explore where he belongs." (Doubleday Canada). Winner of the 2009 Governor General's Non-Fiction Award.

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