Nirad C. Chaudhuri: Many Shades, Many Frames book

Nirad C. Chaudhuri: Many Shades, Many Frames

Paper Type: 130 gsm Art paper (matt) | Size: 248 mm x 222 mm
All colour; 158 photographs; 180 pages; Hardback
ISBN-10: 8189738909 | ISBN-13: 978-81-89738-90-7

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Nirad C. Chaudhuri: Many Shades, Many Frames is the story of this famous writer, narrated by his eldest son Dhruva N. Chaudhuri. Words and photographs come together to create a charming picture of the prolific author whose The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian, published in 1951, put him on the shortlist of great Indian English writers. This book covers Nirad Chaudhuri’s early years, his struggle to find work, his stint at All India Radio, going on to highlight his years in Oxford, where he died at the age of one hundred and one. This is the story of an author who was certainly not destined to remain an Unknown Indian. The dramatic photographs and rare documents bring this illustrated biography alive.

Dhruva N. Chaudhuri
Dhruva N. Chaudhuri

Late D N Chaudhuri had begun his illustrious career as a freelance photojournalist at the age of 18, working mainly for The Statesman in Delhi and in Kolkata. His works have featured prominently in leading dailies and magazines in India, including The Illustrated Weekly of India. In addition, his photographs have been published in foreign newspapers and magazines. Recently, The Millennium Book on New Delhi included more than 40 photographs by DN Chaudhuri. His photographs had also been exhibited worldwide and he had won many prestigious awards. After his retirement, he had been actively engaged in wildlife photography and, in 1998, was invited to the Nehru Centre in London for an exhibition and an audiovisual presentation on wildlife in India.

Khushwant Singh
Khushwant Singh

Khushwant Singh (born Khushal Singh, 15 August 1915 – 20 March 2014) was an Indian author, lawyer, diplomat, journalist and politician. His experience in the 1947 Partition of India inspired him to write Train to Pakistan in 1956 (made into film in 1998), which became his most well-known novel.