Press & Reviews

Press & Reviews

There are many virtues of Akash Kapur’s beautifully sketched portrait of modern India. The book reads like a novel. Kapur’s skill is to get people talking and to weave their stories into a necessarily messy debate about India’s future.”

— The Financial Times

[R]eadable, acutely observed and crammed with well-drawn characters… Mr Kapur offers a corrective to a simplistic “new, happy narrative” of a rising India. That is welcome and he does it well.”

 —The Economist

This takes, wisely, a humble approach: instead of trying to encapsulate the entirety of India’s changes, it follows a few lives along the idiosyncratic ways they develop.”

— Evan Osnos, The New Yorker, Best Books of 2012

Kapur…is an excellent ambassador to explain the dynamic of change in India, what the nation is becoming. Any reader who would like to understand the country better would do well to give him a read.”

The Daily Beast (a “Nonfiction Must Read”)

  Here’s a quick roundup of some radio and TV from the French release of India Becoming. France24 did a TV interview in French and English. Jean Lebrun did a fun interview on France Inter (some fascinating audio clips from earlier decades in India). I was also part of panel discussions on Radio France Internationale, titled “Quelle Inde pour demain?” And another panel discussion […]

A lot to include in this second India media roundup for India Becoming. The Financial Express runs this nice review, The Indian Express does a profile/review, and Tehelka an interview.The PTI wire service also does a review/interview and The Hindu does a “Table for Two” feature (in which I announce my conversion to flexitarianism!). And finally, this photo essay feature from the online portal SIFY.

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