Gita Mehta Snakes and Ladders

ISBN 13: 9780099268222

Snakes and Ladders

3.61 avg rating
( 319 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780099268222: Snakes and Ladders
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

With a novelist's eye for detail and colour, Gita Mehta writes of the continent of contradictions that is host to one-sixth of the world's population. The world's largest democracy, it still practices the caste system. It's a burgeoning economic superpower, and one of the poorest nations on earth. It has the world's largest film industry, and the world's oldest religions. It is an ancient civilisation celebrating fifty years as a modern nation, entering a new international order many believe will belong to China and India. Now as never before, the world wants to know what contemporary India is all about.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap:

India is a land of contrasts. It is the world's most populous democracy, but it still upholds the caste system. It is a burgeoning economic superpower, but one of the poorest nations on earth. It is the home of the world's biggest movie industry after Hollywood, as well as to the world's oldest religions. It is an ancient civilization celebrating fifty years as a modern nation. Now, as never before, the world wants to know what contemporary India is all about.

As she has proved in three previous books--her wry take on the marketing of the mystic East in Karma Cola; the rich historical saga of Raj; and the beguiling tales of A River Sutra--there is no better guide to India's multihued mosaic than Gita Mehta. She knows India in all its rich detail--its folkways and history, its culture and politics, its ancient traditions and current concerns. In Snakes and Ladders, she gives a loving but unflinching assessment of India today, in an account that is entertaining, informative, and wholly personal.

About the Author:

In addition to her books Karma Cola, Raj, A River Sutra and Snakes and Ladders, Gita Metha has written articles for a number of Indian, European and American magazines, and filmed documentaries for European and American television. Her books have been translated into thirteen languages and published in twenty-seven countries. She lives in New York, London and India.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Gita Mehta
Published by Vintage, London, UK (1998)
ISBN 10: 0099268221 ISBN 13: 9780099268222
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Sanctum Books
(New Delhi, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, London, UK, 1998. Paperback. Condition: New. First Edition. Printed Pages: 232. Size: 13 Cms x 20 Cms. Seller Inventory # 009324

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 5.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.39
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Gita Mehta
Published by Vintage, London, UK (1998)
ISBN 10: 0099268221 ISBN 13: 9780099268222
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vikram Jain Books
(New Delhi, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, London, UK, 1998. Paperback. Condition: New. First Edition. Printed Pages: 232. Size: 13 Cms x 20 Cms. Seller Inventory # 009324

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 5.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.39
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Gita Mehta
Published by Minerva (1998)
ISBN 10: 0099268221 ISBN 13: 9780099268222
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Minerva, 1998. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 240 pages. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk0099268221

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.67
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Mehta, Gita
Published by Vintage/Ebury (a Division of Random (2003)
ISBN 10: 0099268221 ISBN 13: 9780099268222
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage/Ebury (a Division of Random, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0099268221

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.11
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Mehta, Gita
Published by Vintage/Ebury (a Division of R (2003)
ISBN 10: 0099268221 ISBN 13: 9780099268222
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage/Ebury (a Division of R, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110099268221

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.56
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Gita Mehta
Published by Vintage/Ebury (a Division of Random (2003)
ISBN 10: 0099268221 ISBN 13: 9780099268222
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage/Ebury (a Division of Random, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0099268221

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 37.51
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Gita Mehta
ISBN 10: 0099268221 ISBN 13: 9780099268222
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Looks like an interesting title!. Seller Inventory # M-0099268221

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 91.53
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds