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Mishra, Pankaj

Works: 76 works in 379 publications in 14 languages and 10,066 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  History  Action and adventure fiction  Adventure stories  Essays  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Spy fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Translator, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., win
Classifications: PR6011.O58, 823.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Pankaj Mishra
Age of anger : a history of the present by Pankaj Mishra( Book )

22 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world -- from American shooters and ISIS to Donald Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism across the world to racism and misogyny on social media? In Age of Anger, Pankaj Mishra answers our bewilderment by casting his gaze back to the eighteenth century before leading us to the present. He shows that as the world became modern, those who were unable to enjoy its promises -- of freedom, stability and prosperity -- were increasingly susceptible to demagogues. The many who came late to this new world -- or were left, or pushed, behind -- reacted in horrifyingly similar ways: intense hatred of invented enemies, attempts to re-create an imaginary golden age, and self-empowerment through spectacular violence. It was from among the ranks of the disaffected that the militants of the 19th century arose -- angry young men who became cultural nationalists in Germany, messianic revolutionaries in Russia, bellicose chauvinists in Italy, and anarchist terrorists internationally. Today, just as then, the wide embrace of mass politics and technology and the pursuit of wealth and individualism have cast many more billions adrift in a literally demoralized world, uprooted from tradition but still far from modernity -- with the same terrible results
The writer and the world : essays by V. S Naipaul( Book )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For forty years V.S. Naipaul has been traveling and, through his writing, creating one of the most wide-ranging and sustained meditations on our world. Now, for the first time, his finest shorter pieces of reflection and reportage are collected in one volume. With an abiding faith in the redemptive power of modernity balanced by a sense of wonder about the past, Naipaul has explored an astonishing variety of societies and peoples through the many-sided prism of his own experience. Whether writing about the Muslim invasions of India, Mobutu's mad reign in Zaire, or the New York mayoral elections, he has demonstrated again and again that no one has a shrewder intuition of the ways in which power works, of the universal relation of the exploiter and the exploited. And no one has put forth a more consistently eloquent defense of the dignity of the individual and the value of civilization. Infused with a deeply felt humanism, The writer and the world attests powerfully not only to Naipaul's status as the great English prose stylist of our time but also to his keen, often prophetic, understanding
The romantics : a novel by Pankaj Mishra( Book )

56 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in contemporary India, "The Romantics" tells the story of Samar, a young, uprooted Brahman intellectual still deeply committed to his uncertain society and its fracturing caste system, but who is no less powerfully drawn to the West and its literature of self-discovery
Literary occasions : essays by V. S Naipaul( Book )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers eleven essays on reading, writing, and identity, discussing such topics as early forays into the world of books, the relationship between different literary forms and their cultures, and the author's reflections on his career
From the ruins of empire : the revolt against the West and the remaking of Asia by Pankaj Mishra( Book )

47 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Pankaj Mishra, author the successful Temptations of the West and Butter Chicken in Ludhiana, comes a provocative account of how China, India and the Muslim World are remaking the world in their own image. The Victorian period, viewed in the West as a time of self-confident progress, was experienced by Asians as a catastrophe. As the British gunned down the last heirs to the Mughal Empire, burned down the Summer Palace in Beijing, or humiliated the bankrupt rulers of the Ottoman Empire, it was clear that for Asia to recover a vast intellectual effort would be required. Pankaj Mishra's fascinating, highly entertaining new book tells the story of a remarkable group of men from across the continent who met the challenge of the West. Incessantly travelling, questioning and agonising, they both hated the West and recognised that an Asian renaissance needed to be fuelled in part by engagement with the enemy. Through many setbacks and wrong turns, a powerful, contradictory and ultimately unstoppable series of ideas were created that now lie behind everything from the Chinese Communist Party to Al Qaeda, from Indian nationalism to the Muslim Brotherhood. Mishra allows the reader to see the events of two centuries anew, through the eyes of the journalists, poets, radicals and charismatics who criss-crossed Europe and Asia and created the ideas which lie behind the powerful Asian nations of the twenty-first century
India in mind : an anthology by Pankaj Mishra( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ever since Herodotus reported that it was home to gold-digging ants, travelers have been intrigued by India in all its beguiling complexity. This anthology gives us a selection of the best fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that has been written over the past two centuries about the world's second most populous nation."--Jacket
Kim by Rudyard Kipling( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of an orphaned sahib and the burdensome fate that awaits him when he is unwittingly dragged into the Great Game of Imperialism
Age of anger : a history of the present by Pankaj Mishra( Recording )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernity, secularism, development, and progress have long been viewed by the powerful few as benign ideals for the many. Today, however, botched experiments in nation-building, democracy, industrialization, and urbanization visibly scar much of the world. Many more people today, unable to fulfill the promises of a globalized economy, are increasingly susceptible to demagogues and their simplifications. A common reaction among them is intense hatred of supposed villains, the invention of enemies, attempts to recapture a lost golden age, unfocused fury and self-empowerment through spectacular violence. Here, Pankaj Mishra explores the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in this close-knit world, from American 'shooters' and ISIS to Trump, Modi, and racism and misogyny on social media
An end to suffering : the Buddha in the world by Pankaj Mishra( Book )

29 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An End to Suffering is a deeply original and provocative book about the Buddha's life and his influence throughout history, told in the form of the author's search to understand the Buddha's relevance in a world where class oppression and religious violence are rife, and where poverty and terrorism cast a long, constant shadow. Mishra describes his restless journeys into India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, among Islamists and the emerging Hindu middle class, looking for this most enigmatic of religious figures, exploring the myths and places of the Buddha's life, and discussing Western explorers' "discovery" of Buddhism in the nineteenth century. He also considers the impact of Buddhist ideas on such modern politicians as Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. As he reflects on his travels and on his own past, Mishra shows how the Buddha wrestled with problems of personal identity, alienation, and suffering in his own, no less bewildering, times. In the process Mishra discovers the living meaning of the Buddha's teaching, in the world and for himself. The result is the most three-dimensional, convincing book on the Buddha that we have
Das Zeitalter des Zorns Eine kurze Geschichte der Gegenwart von Rousseau bis zum IS by Pankaj Mishra( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Autor (Jahrgang 1969), der seit Langem für renommierte Blätter über Asien schreibt, versucht hier eine Erklärung für die Anfälligkeit ausgegrenzter, zurückgelassener Menschen gegenüber den Versprechungen von Demagogen und angeblichen Heilsbringern
Butter chicken in Ludhiana : travels in small town India by Pankaj Mishra( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TRAVEL WRITING. A little over a decade ago, Pankaj Mishra travelled through the small towns of India and found they had shed their sleepy, half-apologetic air; brash and ostentatious, kitschy and clamorous, here was an India in transition. A convent-educated young woman from Jhansi aspiring to be a beauty queen; a rich young man in Gujarat speaking casually of murdering Muslims; Naxalites in Bihar trying to foment revolution; small shopkeepers planning a vacation in London - Mishra captured, with irony and humour, a people rushing headlong to their tryst with modernity. Acutely observed and rendered with insight and biting wit, Butter Chicken in Ludhiana is a contemporary classic, now revised and featuring a new introduction by the author
A passage to India by E. M Forster( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What really happened to Miss Quested in the Marabar Caves? This tantalising question provides the intense drama of racial tension at the centre of Foster's last and greatest novel
Beer in the Snooker Club by Waguih Ghali( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set amidst the turbulence of 1950s Cairo, Beer in the Snooker Club is the story of Ram Bey, an over-educated, under-ambitious young Egyptian struggling to find out where he fits in. Ram's favorite haunt is the fashionable Cairo Snooker Club, whose members strive to emulate English gentility; but his best friends are young intellectuals who devour the works of Sartre and engage in dangerous revolutionary activities to support Egyptian independence. By turns biting and comic, Beer in the Snooker Club--the first and only book by Waguih Ghali--became a cult classic when it was first published and remains a timeless portrait of a loveable rogue coming of age in turbulent times."--Page 4 of cover
Begegnungen mit China und seinen Nachbarn : Malaysia - Hongkong - Indonesien - Taiwan - Mongolei - Tibet - Japan - Indien by Pankaj Mishra( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The siege of Krishnapur by J. G Farrell( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in German and English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British residents of Krishnapur, a Victorian outpost on the subcontinent of India in 1857, are initially unperturbed by rumors of strife from afar, but when they find themselves under siege by native soldiers, they withdraw into the Residency where they slowly come to realize the true character of colonialism
The Time Regulation Institute by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the misadventures of Hayri Irdals, an unforgettable antihero who, along with an eccentric cast of characters (a television mystic, a pharmacist who dabbles in alchemy, a dignitary from the lost Ottoman empire, the "life-artist" Halit), founds The Time Regulation Institute
De Boeddha in de wereld by Pankaj Mishra( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persoonlijke zoektocht naar de betekenis van het boeddhisme in de hedendaagse wereld met filosofische, politieke en historische accenten
La tentazione dell'Occidente : India, Pakistan e dintorni : come essere moderni by Pankaj Mishra( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in Italian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Désirs d'Occident : la modernité en Inde, au Pakistan, au Tibet et au-delà by Pankaj Mishra( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kashmir : the case for freedom by Tariq Ali( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At home, the Kashmiri people's ongoing quest for justice and self-determination is as much ignored by their venal politicians as it is rejected by Pakistan. Internationally, their struggle is forgotten, as the West refuses to bring pressure to bear on its regional ally India. Kashmir: The Case for Freedom is an impassioned attempt to redress this imbalance and to fill the gap in our moral imagination. Covering Kashmir's past and present and the occupation's causes and consequences, the authors issue a clarion call for the withdrawal of Indian troops and for Kashmir's right to self-determination
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The writer and the world : essays
Alternative Names
Mishra, Pankaj

Mishra, Pankaj 1969-

Miśrā, Pańkaja.

Miśrā, Paṅkaja 1969-

Pankaj Mishra.

Pankaj, Mishra, 1969-

Pankaj Mishra écrivain indien

Pankaj Mishra escriptor indi

Pankaj Mishra escritor indio

Pankaj Mishra Indiaas auteur

Pankaj Mishra indischer Schriftsteller und Kolumnist

Панкай Мишра индийский писатель

מישרה, פנקג׳

מישרה, פנקג׳‏ 1969-

מישרה, פנקג׳ סופר הודי

미슈라, 판카지 1969-

미시라, 판카즈 1969-

ミシュラ, パンカジ

The romantics : a novelLiterary occasions : essaysIndia in mind : an anthologyKimAn end to suffering : the Buddha in the worldButter chicken in Ludhiana : travels in small town IndiaA passage to IndiaThe siege of Krishnapur