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Sunlight On the Garden: A Story of Childhood and Youth

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Andre Beteille's memoir, spanning his childhood, his schooldays and his early years as a sociologist, encompasses many worlds--that of colonial Chandannagar, where he spent his early years; of Patna and Calcutta where he went to school; and of his college days where he started off as a physicist and then turned to sociology--a field in which he was to win international ...more
Hardcover, 293 pages
Published December 12th 2012 by Penguin Global (first published September 1st 2012)
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Kathakali
Jun 21, 2014 Kathakali rated it it was amazing
It indeed feels incredible to see the usage of beautiful English among Indian writers and Andre Beteille is undoubtedly one of them. The book is very careful to not repeat details which is a relief. The accounts are narrated well, too many details tires and bores the reader whereas inadequate information keeps the reader unsatisfied. The balance is struck well. It has indeed been a pleasure to see the society from the eyes of a sociologist!
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Apr 16, 2013 Mansi added it
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A very descriptive account of the Calcutta of the 40s and the 50s. Albeit tedious and boring at times which so many details about the authors acquaintances.
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