English, August: An Indian Story

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Author: Upamanyu Chatterjee

9780571345892 | PB | pp. 352 | 2018 | Faber and Faber

English, August is a comic masterpiece from contemporary India, hailed as India’s Catcher in the Rye. Agastya Sen also known as August finds himself surrounded by incompetents and cranks, time wasters, bureaucrats, and crazies. What to do?

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Agastya Sen, known to friends by the English name August, is a child of the Indian elite. His friends go to Yale and Harvard. August himself has just landed a prize government job, which takes him to Madna – a town with the highest temperatures in India – deep in the sticks. There he finds himself surrounded by incompetents and cranks, time wasters, bureaucrats, and crazies. What to do? Get stoned, shirk work, collapse in the heat, stare at the ceiling. Dealing with the locals turns out to be much easier than living with himself.

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Author:

Upamanyu Chatterjee

ISBN:

9780571345892

Publisher:

Faber and Faber

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

352

Year of Publication:

2018

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

The author was born in 1959 at Patna, Bihar. After studying English literature at Delhi University, he joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1983. He has written three novels. His best-selling novel, English, August : An Indian story (subsequently made into a major film), was published in 1988.

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