Writer Anand Giridharadas hears ‘India Calling’


Hour 2

Anand Giridharadas was born in America but just a few decades after his parents left India in search of a better life, he returned to a new and economically booming India to work and explore his cultural heritage.  In his new book,  India Calling,  Giridharadas tells the stories of the people and the dilemmas of India today, through the lens of his family history and his childhood memories of his parent’s homeland.  He introduces us to entrepreneurs, radicals, industrialists, and religious seekers, but, most of all, to Indian families who are reconciling an economic boom with their cultural traditions.

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