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Mishra, Pankaj

Works: 53 works in 261 publications in 11 languages and 8,244 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Biography  Adventure stories  Drama  Young adult works  Spy stories  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR4854, 823.8
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Most widely held works about Pankaj Mishra
Most widely held works by Pankaj Mishra
The writer and the world : essays by V. S Naipaul( Book )
26 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,410 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 )
42 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 7 languages and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in contemporary India, "The Romantics" tells the story of Samar, a young, uprooted Brahmin 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
From the ruins of empire : the intellectuals who remade Asia by Pankaj Mishra( Book )
37 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides an overview of the great thinkers and philosophical leaders from across Asia who helped change and shape the modern continent, including Tagore and Gandhi in India, Liang Qichao in China and Abdurreshi al Ibrahim in the Ottoman Empire
Literary occasions : essays by V. S Naipaul( Book )
23 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,109 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
India in mind : an anthology by Pankaj Mishra( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 406 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."--BOOK JACKET
Kim by Rudyard Kipling( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kim is the son of an Irish soldier born under British Imperial rule in 19th century India. Left in the care of a half-caste woman, Kim is free to explore the back allies and bazaars of Lahore . But when he meets with his father's old regiment he trades his native clothes for European suits and abandons his free wheeling life for the trappings of a secret agent
An end to suffering : the Buddha in the world by Pankaj Mishra( Book )
22 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 107 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
Butter chicken in Ludhiana : travels in small town India by Pankaj Mishra( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the author's recent travel experiences in some small towns in India
De verleiding van het Westen by Pankaj Mishra( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Weerslag van vijf jaar reizen, observeren en discussiëren in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal en Tibet
De Boeddha in de wereld by Pankaj Mishra( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Persoonlijke zoektocht naar de betekenis van het boeddhisme in de hedendaagse wereld met filosofische, politieke en historische accenten
Beer in the Snooker Club by Waguih Ghali( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 31 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
Painted songs & stories : the hybrid flowerings of contemporary Pardhan Gond art by John H Bowles( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Temptations of the West : how to be modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet and beyond by Pankaj Mishra( Book )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A vivid, often surprising account of South Asia today by the author of An End to Suffering In his new book, Pankaj Mishra brings literary authority and political insight to bear on travels that are at once epic and personal. Traveling in the changing cultures of South Asia, Mishra sees the pressures--the temptations--of Western-style modernity and prosperity, and teases out the paradoxes of globalization. A visit to Allahabad, birthplace of Jawaharlal Nehru, occasions a brief history of the tumultuous post-independence politics Nehru set in motion. In Kashmir, just after the brutal killing of thirtyfive Sikhs, Mishra sees Muslim guerrillas playing with Sikh village children while the media ponder a (largely irrelevant) visit by President Clinton. And in Tibet Mishra exquisitely parses the situation whereby the Chinese government--officially atheist and strongly opposed to a free Tibet--has discovered that Tibetan Buddhism can "be packaged and sold to tourists." Temptations of the West is a book concerned with history still in the making--essential reading about a conflicted and rapidly changing region
A passage to India by E. M Forster( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 18 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
The Time Regulation Institute by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar( Book )
2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 17 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
Une terrasse sur le Gange : roman by Pankaj Mishra( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman psychologique (formation)
Lockruf des Westens? modernes Indien by Pankaj Mishra( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Buddha in the world by Pankaj Mishra( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spanning centuries, covering the globe, and encompassing politics, philosophy and religion, 'The End of Suffering' is both unprecedented in its scope and immaculate in its execution. A history of the Buddha, it separates the man and his beliefs from the many myths and ideologies. Originally published: 2004
Made in India was wir von Indien lernen können ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La tentazione dell'Occidente : India, Pakistan e dintorni : come essere moderni by Pankaj Mishra( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Mishra, Pankaj, 1969-
Pankaj Mishra.
Pankaj Mishra 1969-....
מישרה, פנקג׳
ミシュラ, パンカジ
English (176)
Italian (11)
German (9)
French (8)
Dutch (5)
Spanish (4)
Chinese (3)
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