Becoming Indian: The Unfinished Revolution of Culture and Identity by Pavan K. Varma

Category: Non-fiction
Publisher: Penguin Random House India
Publisher (Marathi): Ameya Prakashan
Publisher (Punjabi): Unistar Books
Publisher (Tamil): New Horizon Media

In this book, Pavan Varma looks at the consequence of Empire on the Indian psyche. Drawing upon modern Indian history, contemporary events as well as personal experience, he examines how and why the legacies of colonialism persist in our everyday life, affecting our language, politics, creative expression and self-image. For all our bravado as an emerging superpower, we remain unnaturally sensitive to both criticism and praise from the Anglo-Saxon world and hunger for its approval. With passion, insight and Impeccable logic, Pavan Varma shows why India, and other formerly subject nations, can never truly be free – and certainly not in any position to assume global leadership – unless they reclaim their cultural identity.

The author: Pavan Varma