Place Within : Rediscovering India

Place Within : Rediscovering India

Book - 2008/10
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The inimitable M.G. Vassanji turns his eye to India, the homeland of his ancestors, in the powerfully moving tale of family and country. Part travelogue, part history, "A Place Within" is M.G. Vassanji's intelligent and beautifully written journey to explore where he belongs.
Publisher: Doubleday, 2008/10
ISBN: 0385661782
Branch Call Number: 819.3 VAS
Characteristics: 440p.,ill


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Jul 27, 2012

Part history, part travelogue, part autobiography. Vassanji returns to India andis horrified by the violence of the present day. This author is always interesting and insightful.

Jan 03, 2012

Interesting reading, but about 1/2 way through hit information overload on history. Did help give a real sense of, and appreciation for, the country

Oct 01, 2010

This is a remarkable quest. Vassanji's yearning to find the familiar - glimpses of his childhood - amidst the ocean that is India. That familiar place is that 'Place within' and by and large, he does find it. I liked the cadences of his writing, like hearing a soft-spoken raconteur telling an epic tale.

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