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Mishra, Pankaj

Works: 61 works in 314 publications in 12 languages and 8,830 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Adventure stories  Juvenile works  Action and adventure fiction  Essays  Biography  Spy stories  Young adult works  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR4854, 823.8
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Most widely held works by Pankaj Mishra
The writer and the world : essays by V. S Naipaul( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,346 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
From the ruins of empire : the intellectuals who remade Asia by Pankaj Mishra( Book )

44 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little more than a century ago, as the Japanese navy annihilated the giant Russian navy at the Battle of Tsushima, original thinkers across Asia, working independently, sought to frame a distinctly Asian intellectual tradition that would inform and inspire the continent's anticipated rise to dominance. Asian dominance did not come to pass, and those thinkers are seen as outriders from the main anticolonial tradition. But, in this stereotype-shattering book, Pankaj Mishra shows that it was otherwise. His enthralling group portrait of like minds scattered across a vast continent makes clear that modern Asia's revolt against the West is not the one led by faith-fired terrorists and thwarted peasants but one with deep roots in the work of thinkers who devised a view of life that was neither modern nor antimodern, neither colonialist nor anticolonialist. In broad, deep, dramatic chapters, Mishra tells the stories of these figures, unpacks their philosophies, and reveals their shared goals. - Jacket flap
The romantics : a novel by Pankaj Mishra( Book )

53 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,113 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 )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,036 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
Age of anger : a history of the present by Pankaj Mishra( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisis. 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 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 fulfill its promises--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 wider embrace of mass politics, technology, and the pursuit of wealth and individualism has cast many more billions adrift in a literally demoralized world, uprooted from tradition but still far from modernity--with the same terrible results. Making startling connections and comparisons, Age of Anger is a book of immense urgency and profound argument. It is a history of our present predicament unlike any other"--
India in mind : an anthology by Pankaj Mishra( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 318 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 192 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
An end to suffering : the Buddha in the world by Pankaj Mishra( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and French and held by 77 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 )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 63 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 49 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 38 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
De Boeddha in de wereld by Pankaj Mishra( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persoonlijke zoektocht naar de betekenis van het boeddhisme in de hedendaagse wereld met filosofische, politieke en historische accenten
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 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De verleiding van het Westen by Pankaj Mishra( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weerslag van vijf jaar reizen, observeren en discussiëren in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal en Tibet
The Time Regulation Institute by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar( Book )

2 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
The siege of Krishnapur by J. G Farrell( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in German and English and held by 21 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
Op de ruïnes van het imperialisme : de opstand tegen het Westen en het nieuwe Azië by Pankaj Mishra( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Dutch and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historisch onderzoek naar de ideeën uit eind negentiende-begin twintigste eeuw die ten grondslag lagen aan de dekolonisatie en het herwonnen zelfrespect van enkele Aziatische landen
Age of anger : a history of the present by Pankaj Mishra( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisis
Lockruf des Westens? modernes Indien by Pankaj Mishra( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Temptations of the West : how to be modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet and beyond by Pankaj Mishra( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Temptations of the West, Pankaj Mishra brings literary authority and political insight to bear on journeys through South Asia, and considers the pressures of Western-style modernity and prosperity on the region. Beginning in India, his examination takes him from the realities of Bollywood stardom, to the history of Jawaharlal Nehru's post-independence politics. In Kashmir, he reports on the brutal massacre of thirty-five Sikhs, and its intriguing local aftermath. And in Tibet, he exquisitely parses the situation whereby the atheist Chinese government has discovered that Tibetan Buddhism can be "packaged and sold to tourists." Temptations of the West is essential reading about a conflicted and rapidly changing region of the world. "A beautifully rendered mixture of history, philosophy, travel journal and autobiography"
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The writer and the world : essays
Alternative Names
Mishra, Pankaj 1969-

Miśrā, Pańkaja.

Miśrā, Paṅkaja 1969-

Pankaj Mishra.

Pankaj Mishra 1969-....

Pankaj Mishra Indiaas auteur

Pankaj Mishra indischer Schriftsteller und Kolumnist

מישרה, פנקג׳

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 KrishnapurTemptations of the West : how to be modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet and beyond