The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian (Paperback)

By Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Ian Jack (Introduction by)

New York Review of Books, 9780940322820, 560pp.

Publication Date: September 30, 2001



The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian is an astonishing work of self-discovery and the revelation of a peerless and provocative sensibility. Describing his childhood in the Bengali countryside and his youth in Calcutta and telling the story of modern India from his own fiercely independent viewpoint Chaudhuri fashions a book of deep conviction, charm, and intimacy that is also a masterpiece of the writer's art.