Autobiography of an unknown indian written by kids
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Nirad, a self-professed Anglophileis in any situation an explosive proposition and in the book he is at his best in observing as well as observing-at-a-distance and this dual perspective makes it a wonderful reading. His treatment of his childhood, his enchantment, disillusionment and gratitude to the colonial capital Calcutta is highly factual as well as artistic to the extent highly readable. Arguably, his magnum opus considering his literary output that he could generate as late age as ninety years, Autobiography is not a single book, it is many.
Consciously or unconsciously he has left traces of all his erudition, his spirit and learning. Declaring himself a cartographer of learning, the book is also a cartographic evidence of the author's mind and its varied geographies, of the map as well as of the mind.
Nirad C. Chaudhuri
Which conferred subjecthood upon us, But withheld citizenship. To which yet every one of us threw out the challenge: Over the years, the Autobiography has acquired many distinguished admirers. He had published his lastbook only two years before. I knew him during his last two decades, as many others knewhim at that time, as a deeply mischievous and superbly entertain-ing egoist. It is impossible to exaggerate these aspects of his char-acter, which are also fully autobiography of an unknown indian written by kids in his writing.
As he sometimes said, it was thebrute power of his ego that had driven him onwards and upwards. How else would he have lived so long and productively? Hisphysique had nothing to do with it. His earlycircumstances were not promising. Birth and childhood in an ob-scure deltaic town in Bengal usually guaranteed the opposite ofWestern standards of longevity, nor did they offer any obviousroute to a literary career in the English language.
Narayan, which Chaudhuri had no time for—anantagonism which was gently reciprocated by the almost equallylong-lived South Indian novelist. He wrote a dozen more: All of them have their bril-liant rewards, but only in passages do they match the livelycourage and descriptive strength of this book, in which many ofhis later themes are introduced.
In this book, Chaudhuri is courageous in twoways: When he began to write The Auto-biography of an Unknown Indian, inhe had no models. Theautobiographical form had almost no tradition in India and tendedto be the preserve of the famous; only two other Indians of his era,Nehru and Gandhi, had tried it with any success.
Chaudhuri wasthen quite genuinely an unknown Indian, living modestly in Delhiand knocking out scripts for All India Radio during its transitionfrom British to Indian control. He was also suffering the crisis ofmale middle age. He had wanted tobe a historian. He considered himself a failure.
A Critical Review of the Autobiography of an Unknown Indian by Nirad C Chaudhuri
He would die—quite soon, he thought—without any achievement apart from hischildren. Forty years later, in Thy Hand Great Anarch!
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