Mofussil Junction

Mofussil Junction

Mofussil Junction In this collection of essays profiles and reportage Ian Jack explores a wide and unlikely range of subjects which he encountered in than thirty years of reporting from India and its subcontinental

  • Title: Mofussil Junction
  • Author: Ian Jack
  • ISBN: 9780670086443
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this collection of essays, profiles and reportage, Ian Jack explores a wide and unlikely range of subjects, which he encountered in than thirty years of reporting from India and its subcontinental neighbours Some of the India he describes has vanished the drift of coal smoke from passenger trains, tea drunk from clay kulhads at country junctions Some of it remaiIn this collection of essays, profiles and reportage, Ian Jack explores a wide and unlikely range of subjects, which he encountered in than thirty years of reporting from India and its subcontinental neighbours Some of the India he describes has vanished the drift of coal smoke from passenger trains, tea drunk from clay kulhads at country junctions Some of it remains obscure Orwells birthplace in Motihari, the Anglo Indian search for a homeland in McCluskiegunge Some of it perseveres the NehruGandhis, the distress, the politics, and the hospitality The choice is eclectic he writes about G.D Birla and river steamers on the one hand, and Benazir Bhutto and railway accidents on the other But every piece in this selection is informed by the authors acute insights and superb eye for detail, expressed in luminous, evocative prose.

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    What a lovely read!Now that we have settled that, let me elaborate. Mofussil Junction is a collection of the author's articles about India written for various publications, over a time frame of more than 30 years. There are essays, profiles, and some wonderfully wistful travel writing. The book is divided into five parts - places, people, (the Nehru-Gandhi) dynasty, 'Life and Death', and 'Fellow Travellers'. He had me hooked from the first chapter, when I learned that Bihar was the birthplace of [...]

    A first hand and precise reporting of emergency with insights into the human fallacies of Indira Gandhi and her family are dealt in a matured way. Ian Jack's journeys concentrated in East and North India and brings out the little unknown things in simple Indian life, Anglo Indians, Indian authors, old unused steam locomotives, bizarre street names, English university founders, the remnants of colonial rule, the Indian railways. Jack also talks about the life of Indians, contradiction of egalitar [...]

    Mofussil refers to the regions in India which were outside the three East India company capitals.As you read, in every sentence you will be able to smell the streets described. It's like walking through all those places on your own. Ian Jack does not tell anything new about India. Everything that he says is always around us. I don't think many would have read or thought about them. The majority of people do not have time to do that. And for the minority, it doesn't always make a pleasant reading [...]

    This is a very pleasant book. It's a collection of gentle observational essays about the authors time in India. Different essays give perspectives on topics of interest to him. There's a great deal about the Gandhis and the Indian emergency. However, the most interesting pieces are where the book slows down and Jack writes about trains, steam boats, eccentric character or strange vestige of imperial rule. It's a book to be dipped into and savoured.

    “Mofussil Junction” is a good read. This book would grab special attention for those who have special interest on the history of India and in her journey from post-independence till as late as 2012. It consists of several articles which talks of the writer’s experience. Basically, a view of India from Ian Jack’s eyes. Let’s not have any prejudice considering the fact that the writer is a Scottish. This book covers George Orwell to William Carrey to Gandhi Dynasty to Chandrashekhar’s [...]

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