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An Indian Summer: a personal experience of India

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James Cameron's personal experience of India.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published 1994 by Penguin Books India (first published 1974)
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Ensiform
Mar 15, 2015 Ensiform rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, india
Cameron, a journalist, returns to India after a lifetime as a foreign correspondent, now married to an Indian. He recalls his past there as well as India’s past and present, and along the way muses about life and death and everything else. Then he gets into a serious car collision and finds that he needs an artificial heart.

A rich book, filled with truly deep thoughts and stunningly honest self-assessments about fear and dying as well as the human condition: “I am not afraid of the dark, I am af
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Sairam Krishnan
Jun 13, 2015 Sairam Krishnan rated it really liked it
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Possibly one of the most insightful memoir/travelogues ever written about India, James Cameron's book is a revelation. I'll have to read his other India book for some perspective before I return for a deeper read.
Vikas Datta
Feb 08, 2015 Vikas Datta rated it liked it
Some interesting perceptions of India especially of Delhi and Shimla under the Raj as high-level political discussions on the country's fate were underway in the mid-1940s and some revealing but too short incisive portrayals of main players like Mr Nehru and Mr Jinnah, and of Maulana Azad, Wavell and Atlee too.... I wish he had given more focus here. Then fast forward to the country in the early 1970s and his nearly-fatal brush with the 1971 war. An interesting account no doubt but somewhat dive ...more
David
Jul 11, 2011 David rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable account of the English writer, newly married to an Indian woman, moves to this land that he once knew well before. He sees how much it has changes.
Ann
Dec 29, 2013 Ann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
beautifully written
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James Cameron was born in London in 1911. After leaving school he worked as an office boy for the Weekly News. He worked for newspapers in Dundee and Glasgow before joining the Daily Express in 1940.

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