Reading Sunil Khilnani’s Idea of India nearly two decades after its original appearance to considerable acclaim, and nearly fifteen years after I purchased a copy (yes, I have waited that long to read it!) I am struck by

  • the insights packed into this slim book (just 200-odd pages)
  • the quality of his prose, specifically how artfully he weaves phrases together to create magical sentences, or even a para or two

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