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Mehta, Gita

Overview
Works: 49 works in 315 publications in 16 languages and 5,472 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Art  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3563.E344, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Gita Mehta
A river Sutra by Gita Mehta( Book )

65 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set on the banks of India's holiest river amid the constant traffic of pilgrims, archaeologists, policemen, priests, and traders, A River Sutra weaves the richness of India into the dangerous lives of its characters. A bureaucrat retires to the sacred river in search of tranquility only to encounter a girl fleeing her kidnappers, a naked ascetic and the child he has saved from prostitution, a teacher who confesses to murder, a millionaire monk, and a musician silenced by desire. Instead of finding serenity, the bureaucrat is forced to confront the powers of mythology, religion, music, and philosophy, and to acknowledge that the holy river has a sanctity more threatening than he can imagine. In this exquisitely written novel, Gita Mehta uses the traditional forms of Indian story-telling to explore the savagery of human love and to illuminate the paradoxes of India
Raj : a novel by Gita Mehta( Book )

83 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An 'historical novel that traces the life of an Indian princess from her birth during the year of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897 until India wins its independence from the empire in the mid-twentieth century. Princess Jaya treads a path that leads from the ancient traditions of the maharajas -- in which the woman was subjugated to the man -- through the days in which India was held and exploited as a British possession; she becomes in the end a woman who has achieved her own independence and identity along with ehr country.'" Booklist
Karma cola : marketing the mystic East by Gita Mehta( Book )

60 editions published between 1979 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning in the late '60s, hundreds of thousands of Westerners descended upon India, disciples of a cultural revolution that proclaimed that the magic and mystery missing from their lives was to be found in the East. An Indian writer who has also lived in England and the United States, Gita Mehta was ideally placed to observe the spectacle of European and American "pilgrims" interacting with their hosts. When she finally recorded her razor sharp observations in Karma Cola, the book became an instant classic for describing, in merciless detail, what happens when the traditions of an ancient and longlived society are turned into commodities and sold to those who don't understand them. In the dazzling prose that has become her trademark, Mehta skewers the entire Spectrum of seekers: The Beatles, homeless students, Hollywood rich kids in detox, British guilt-trippers, and more. In doing so, she also reveals the devastating byproducts that the Westerners brought to the villages of rural lndia -- high anxiety and drug addiction among them. Brilliantly irreverent, Karma Cola displays Gita Mehta's gift for weaving old and new, common and bizarre, history and current events into a seamless and colorful narrative that is at once witty, shocking, and poignant. From the Trade Paperback edition
Snakes and ladders : glimpses of India by Gita Mehta( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Gita Mehta "gives a loving but unflinching assessment of India today, in an account that is entertaining, informative, and wholly personal."--Jacket
Snakes and ladders : glimpses of modern India by Gita Mehta( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India is a land of contrasts. It is the world's most populous democracy, but it still upholds the caste system. It is a burgeoning economic superpower, but one of the poorest nations on earth. It is the home of the world's biggest movie industry after Hollywood, as well as to the world's oldest religions. It is an ancient civilization celebrating fifty years as a modern nation. Now, as never before, the world wants to know what contemporary India is all about. As she has proved in three previous books--her wry take on the marketing of the mystic East in Karma Cola; the rich historical saga of Raj; and the beguiling tales of A River Sutra--there is no better guide to India's multihued mosaic than Gita Mehta. She knows India in all its rich detail--its folkways and history, its culture and politics, its ancient traditions and current concerns. In Snakes and Ladders, she gives a loving but unflinching assessment of India today, in an account that is entertaining, informative, and wholly personal. From the Trade Paperback edition
Snakes and ladders : a view of modern India by Gita Mehta( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eternal Ganesha by Gita Mehta( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Und immer wieder neue Himmel finden : Betrachtungen einer Inderin über ihr Land by Gita Mehta( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in 6 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel artikelen over uiteenlopende aspecten van het hedendaagse India
Eternal Ganesha : from birth to rebirth by Gita Mehta( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raj by Gita Mehta( Recording )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Swedish and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The remarkable story of a woman of royal birth coming of age during India's fight for independence
A river Sutra by Gita Mehta( Recording )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audio Literature presents Snakes and ladders by Gita Mehta( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gita Mehta looks at contemporary India in a series of sketches. India is not, as many Westerners believe, a single country, but several civilizations in differednt states of development
Karma Cola : Gurus, Freaks, Business ; d. Vermarktung d. ind. Mystik by Gita Mehta( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sutra vom heiligen Fluß : Roman by Gita Mehta( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maharani by Gita Mehta( Recording )

2 editions published in 1993 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maharani by Gita Mehta( Recording )

2 editions published in 1993 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maharani by Gita Mehta( Recording )

2 editions published in 1993 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karma Cola : Østens mystik på markedet by Gita Mehta( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in Danish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karma Cola : the marketing of the Mystic East by Gita Mehta( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carma-cola o marketing do Oriente místico by Gita Mehta( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Portuguese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A river Sutra
Alternative Names
Gita, Mehta.

Gita Mehta 1944-....

Gita Mehta directora de cine india

Gita Mehta Indiaas filmregisseuse

Gita Mehta indische Autorin und Fernsehregisseurin

Gita Mehta réalisatrice indienne

Gītā Prāṇalāla Mahetā

Mahetā, Gītā Prāṇalāla

Mehta, Geeta P.

Patnaik, Gita 1943-

Мехта, Гита

গীতা মেহতা ভারতীয় চলচ্চিত্র পরিচালিকা

ଗୀତା ମେହେଟ୍ଟା

கீதா மேத்தா

గీతా మెహతా

メータ, ギータ

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Raj : a novelKarma cola : marketing the mystic EastSnakes and ladders : glimpses of IndiaSnakes and ladders : glimpses of modern IndiaSnakes and ladders : a view of modern IndiaEternal GaneshaUnd immer wieder neue Himmel finden : Betrachtungen einer Inderin über ihr LandEternal Ganesha : from birth to rebirth