Biography & True Story Books:

The World in Our Time

A Memoir

Format

Paperback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

The World in Our Time by Tapan Raychaudhuri
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

The wide arc of the book - the last days of the Raj with its attendant traumas, the building of a democracy and even an analysis of life in Oxford - does not preclude its detailed and compassionate human interest; a true reminder that grand and sweeping events are, after all, comprised of little people. The author takes us on a roller-coaster ride through his early years in the idyllic surroundings of Barisal (now in Bangladesh) to the tumultuous 1940s, when he was imprisoned for his involvement in the Quit India Movement, to his extraordinary achievements as historian and academician, all playing out against the momentous changes taking place in the world around him. This retrospective recounting of tempestuous times, while being passionate and intense, is also suffused with an understated and wry humour which, in the words of Amartya Sen, 'demonstrates that seriously enlightening history can also be great fun to read'.

Author Biography

In the course of a long and distinguished career as a historian and academician, TapanRaychaudhuri has been lecturer in Calcutta University, professor of economic history at the Delhi School of Economics, professor and chair of history at the University of Delhi, reader in modern South Asian history, Oxford University, and professorial fellow, St. Antony's College, Oxford. He was promoted to an ad hominem chair at Oxford from which post he retired in 1993 as professor of Indian history and civilization. He is now emeritus fellow, St. Antony's College, Oxford.
Release date NZ
December 1st, 2011
Pages
388
Country of Publication
India
Imprint
HarperCollins India
Dimensions
139x215x26
ISBN-13
9789350291320
Product ID
28048278

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...