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TEMPTATIONS OF THE WEST

Pankaj Mishra

TEMPTATIONS OF THE WEST

HOW TO BE MODERN IN INDIA, PAKISTAN AND BEYOND

by Pankaj Mishra

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Published by PICADOR in London, UK .
Written in English


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FormatPaperback
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22732750M
ISBN 100330434675

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