The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of the New India

Parul Sehgal, Bookforum Sept/Oct/Nov 2011  India’s economic ascent has launched a flurry of books, most of them touting neoliberalism’s power to not only propel the country out of poverty but to chase away its unsightly caste and class divisions, its nasty penchant for pogroms and female feticide. Siddhartha Deb’s very fine The Beautiful and the Damned tellsContinue reading “The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of the New India”