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November 09, 2009


A entertaining blend of anecdotal (a la Herodot), chronicle with emphasis on the historical personages (a la Thukydides) spiced with contextually relevant quotations _ your narrative makes a great reading. No doubt interpretative however without the usual post-renaissance western ethnographic bias, your narrative does more justice to that very unbiased critical humanistic rationalism that western thought during and after renaissance actually paid homage to. Although certainly evident in some specific works of some great historians this relatively unbiased epistemology however rarely found its way into the mainstream.

Moreover your narrative seems also relatively free from the extant occasionally virulent and even venomous anti-western ethnographic bias, understandably coursing predominantly through many an Asian and African post-colonial scholarship of the last decades. A very creative and certainly much needed endeavour. Looking forward for the next issues...

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Books by Namit Arora

  • “Namit Arora does for Silicon Valley what Tom Wolfe did for Wall Street in The Bonfire of the Vanities: with keen eye and sharp wit, he captures the culture and mores of the place. But Arora is funnier. And sweeter.” —S. Abbas Raza, Editor, 3QD.

  • The Lottery of Birth reveals Namit Arora to be one of our finest critics. In a raucous public sphere marked by blame and recrimination, these essays announce a bracing sensibility, as compassionate as it is curious, intelligent and nuanced.” —Pankaj Mishra

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