Autobiography Of An Unknown Indian
- Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
- ISBN-13: 9788172242879
- Pages: 575
- Binding: Paperback
- Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2016
About The Book
Autobiography of an Unknown Indian is the collective memoir of Nirad C. Chaudhuri, a man remembered for his support of the British Empire at a time that India was struggling to hold on to its newfound freedom.
Chaudhuri, a self-professed anglophile, dedicates the book to the British Empire and showcases the tone of the book from the very beginning. From his childhood in Kishorganj the book follows his growth and mental development. He describes colonial Calcutta and his fascination with the British Empire. An examination of the Indian renaissance, the politics that led to Freedom and the nature of Indian nationalism, the book is considered a vital contribution to Indian literature and contemporary history by several esteemed writers
About The Author
Nirad C. Chaudhuri was a Bengali-English writer and cultural commentator. He is best known for: A Passage to England, The Continent of Circe, The Intellectual in India, Thy Hand, Great Anarch! and Three Horsemen of the New Apocalypse among several other books.
A recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award for Scholar Extraordinary, a biography of Max Müller, he was later bestowed the title of Commander of Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in 1992.