A Comma in a Sentence: Extraordinary Change in an Ordinary Family Over Six Generations

By: R. Gopalakrishnan

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R. Gopalakrishnan recounts the story of the last century in India through the story of his own family, beginning with his great-great-great grandfather, Ranganathan. A small-time landowner, Ranganathan's business changed as India changed, evolving with the social and cultural change that followed the decades after the badly mismanaged great Madras famine which Ooshi, the author’s great grandfather, used for his benefit to wean a few more rupees out of his paddy. The landscape changed further and by the time of Gopalan, the author’s grandfather, modern school education became a sought luxury, one that Gopalan struggled to provide his children. Rajam, Gopalakrishnan's father, pioneered the move to the cities and they were witness to India's movement from the modest villages to the sprawling cities that she boasts today. Retold in a lucid style, this book helps readers see how India itself has grown through the growth of Gopalakrishnan's family. Printed Pages: 184.

Title: A Comma in a Sentence: Extraordinary Change in an Ordinary Family Over Six Generations

Author Name: R. Gopalakrishnan

Categories: India, Fiction,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Rupa Publications India Pvt. Ltd.:

ISBN: 8129129779

ISBN 13: 9788129129772

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 107282

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