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The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian (1951)

by Nirad C. Chaudhuri

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Prose in the hands of this master is like Ravi Shankar with a Sitar, a Tiger Woods with a golf ball, Pele with a soccer ball etc.
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To the memory of the British empire in India which conferred subjecthood on us but withheld citizenship; to which yet every one of us threw out the challenge: "Civis Britannicus Sum" because all that was good and living within us was made, shaped, and quickened by the same British rule
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Kishorganj, my birthplace, I have called a country town, but this description, I am afraid, will call up wholly wrong associations.
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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.

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