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From Thomas the Apostle to Slumdog Millionaire- how we imagine India, from the author of Delhi- Adventures in a Megacity.
Sam Miller was born and brought up in London, but has spent much of his adult life in India. He is a former BBC journalist and is the author of Delhi- Adventures in a Megacity (2009), Blue Guide- India (2012) and A Strange Kind of Paradise- India Through Foreign Eyes (2014). He is also the translator of The Marvellous (But Authentic) Adventures of Captain Corcoran (2016) by Alfred Assollant.
"Sam Miller has written a wonderfully witty, wise, idiosyncratic
and properly hybrid book that achieves the near-impossible. It is
at once a touching personal memoir, a droll and discursive
travelogue and an erudite work of literary criticism which somehow
manages to be, at the same time, a hugely entertaining history of
the world's often confused dialogue with South Asia over three
thousand years. It is also, almost as an after-thought, a most
moving love letter to India." -- William Dalrymple, author of City
"[Miller] is a congenial guide. He has a fantastically sharp eye... Amid a torrent of sparkling details, what stands out is Miller's heartfelt love for the country." -- Alex Von Tunzelmann * Evening Standard *
"Delightfully eccentric... A very readable account... Miller is the master of the must-read footnote, while matching the travel writer Eric Newby in his acute descriptions of contemporary life in India." -- Victor Mallet * Financial Times *
"Laconic and engaging... [An] attractive book." -- David Gilmour * Literary Review *
"Fascinating." -- Tarquin Hall * Sunday Times *