Friday, November 30, 2012

Event: Face-to-Face with Pankaj Mishra

Select Books
is pleased to invite you to meet
Pankaj Mishra
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 7:00pm

About Pankaj Mishra
Pankaj Mishra is a renowned writer and intellectual, and a regular presence in the pages of publications such as The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, The London Review of Books and The Guardian. His books, which include An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World, Butter Chicken in Ludhiana: Travels in Small Town India, The Romantics and Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond, have received wide global acclaim. His latest work From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt against the West and the Remaking of Asia has just been published to rave reviews:

“Subtle, erudite and entertaining”–The Economist

“Enormously ambitious but thoroughly readable, this book is essential reading for everyone who is interested in the processes of change that have led to the emergence of today’s Asia”—Amitav Ghosh, Wall Street Journal

“In his brilliant new book Pankaj Mishra reverses the long gaze of the West upon the East, showing modern history as it has been felt by the majority of the world’s population from Turkey to China. These are the amazing stories of the grandfathers of today’s angry Asians. Excellent!” —Orhan Pamuk

“Compelling…Invaluable..Its detailed and rigorous historical emphasis..stands in stark contrast to some of the more superficial instant analyses of what the ‘rise of Asia’ might mean for the world”—Rana Mitter, Times Literary Supplement

“Deeply researched and arrestingly original…this penetrating and disquieting book should be on the reading list of anybody who wants to understand where we are today”—John Gray, Independent

About the Moderator
The event will be moderated by Simon Long.

Simon Long is the Banyan Columnist and former Asia Editor for The Economist, based in Singapore and is leading journalist and commentator on the Asia region. In his column, he touches on many of the critical issues shaping Asia’s future, including economic and political integration, climate change and competition for resources. He was previously the Asia Editor for The Economist based in London, and before spent an extended period posted in New Delhi with the newspaper, where he is still very well respected as a writer on India and its economy. He is the author of various Economist surveys on Asia, India, China-India, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Online Finance.

Date and Time
Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 7pm

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51 Armenian Street, Singapore 179939

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