Original Letters from India

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NYRB Classics | Feb 02, 2010 | 304 Pages | 5 x 8 | ISBN 9781590173367

  • Paperback$16.95

    NYRB Classics | Feb 02, 2010 | 304 Pages | 5 x 8 | ISBN 9781590173367

Praise

“The Letters put Raiders of the Lost Ark in the category of timid and passive inactivity.” —The Courier-Mail

“In [the letters] we discover India through a woman blessed with unusual vitality and great humanity, a lively eye and a sharp ear. . . . In her exuberant presence we quickly come to see why Forster rated her ‘a work of art.’"—Francis Robinson, History Today

“Born in a country where caste was life, she had no caste to speak of, and she had no husband worth mentioning in an age when a woman could scarcely survive without one. Yet she survived. . . . Her sharp unsentimental middle-class eyes saw through the vanities of this world.” —Katherine Anne Porter, The New Republic

“Were she only frank and naïve, it would be something, but she is much more: a soul courageous and gallant, an eye and ear always on the watch. . . . Though [her letters] have value historically, their main interest is human: they show us a highly remarkable character, triumphant over the difficulties of life and narrative style.” —E. M. Forster

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