In Light Of India

Author: Octavio Paz
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1784870706
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In 1951 Octavio Paz travelled to India to serve as an attaché in the Mexican Embassy. Eleven years later he returned as Mexico's ambassador. In Light of India is Paz's celebration of that country and his most personal work of prose to date. As in all of his essays, he brings poetic insight and voluminous knowledge to bear on the subject, and the result is a series of fascinating discourses on India's landscape, culture and history. 'The Antipodes of Coming and Going' is a lyrical remembrance of Paz's days in India, evoking with astonishing clarity the sights, sounds, smells and denizens of the subcontinent. 'Religions, Castes, Languages' gives a survey of Indian history and its astonishing polyglot society. 'A Project of Nationhood' is an examinatino of modern Indian politics, comparing the respective Islamic, Hindu and Western civilizations through the course of history. 'The Full and the Empty' is an exploration of what Paz calls the soul of India, its art, literature, music and philosophy. It is also an uncompromising indictment of the self-centred materialism of Western society.
In Light Of India
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Octavio Paz
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-02-26 - Publisher: Random House

In 1951 Octavio Paz travelled to India to serve as an attaché in the Mexican Embassy. Eleven years later he returned as Mexico's ambassador. In Light of India is Paz's celebration of that country and his most personal work of prose to date. As in all of his essays, he
In Light of India
Language: en
Pages: 209
Authors: Octavio Paz
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Paz looks at the people and landscapes of India, based on his years with the Mexican embassy, offering a collection of essays on Indian history, culture, art, politics, language, and philosophy
Light of India
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Warren Dotz
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-28 - Publisher: Ten Speed Press

With all the zany vibrancy of a Bollywood musical, the colorful matchbox labels of LIGHT OF INDIA present a fascinating confluence of popular culture and a sophisticated graphic arts tradition that stretches back for centuries. Populated with pouncing Bengal tigers, regal jungle elephants, and Hindu gods and goddesses, these miniature
Competing Visions of India in World Politics
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: K. Sullivan
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-06 - Publisher: Springer

This edited collection presents an alternative set of reflections on India's contemporary global role by exploring a range of influential non-Western state perspectives. Through multiple case studies, the contributors gauge the success of India's efforts to be seen as an alternative global power in the twenty-first century.
Figures and Figurations
Language: en
Pages: 64
Authors: Octavio Paz, Marie Jose Paz
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-08 - Publisher: New Directions Publishing

A collaboration by the late Mexican poet Octavio Paz and his wife, artist Maria Josâe Paz, features a collection of twelve poems accompanied by twelve pieces of art.