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Mother Pious Lady: Making Sense of Every India (English)

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Specifications of Mother Pious Lady: Making Sense of Every India (English) (Paperback)

Book Details
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN-10 8172238649
Imprint Harpercollins
Number of Pages 400 Pages
Publication Year 2010
Language English
ISBN-13 9788172238643
Binding Paperback
Dimensions
Weight 449.0 Grams
Height 8.46 Inches (US)
Width 1.06 Inches (US)
Contributors
Author Santosh Desai
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Akshat Trivedi

Apr 10, 2012

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Subtly amusing and thought provoking

As the title suggests, the book is subtly amusing while being quite thought provoking. The humor is subtle and sarcastic at times.

It becomes plainly clear from the book that Santosh Desai is very well read, quite insightful and has a global view of things. He picks a bunch of Indian peculiarities and analyzes them but limits his analysis to digestible bite-sized chunks. The essays held my attention and by the time I reached the conclusions of individual essays, more often than not they made me stop for a moment and think of what Santosh had just described as the reason/background of why we
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Anshul Kandpal

Mar 26, 2014

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This Book is Overrated

Average book. Though it deals with middle class India in the late 80's and 90's, another writer could have handled it much better. It becomes a little boring and monotonous after the first few chapters. Santosh Desai is well known figure in the marketing world but I wasn't impressed at all with his style of writing. He's taken too many pages to narrate a story that could have been better as an airport read.
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ashish mahamunkar

Jan 30, 2014

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value for money!paisa vasool!

The book makes you laugh.the book is a,mirror reflection of our everyday lives.we can at some point relate ourselves or even be in those situations.this book is informative as well.santosh desai,hats off!this book give you the comination of enjoying and at the same time, learning!:)helps you writing essays.
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Latika Neelakantan

Dec 17, 2013

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Excellent reading!

Great insights on everyday things and a wonderful history of an India we're in danger of forgetting - our parents India - the 60s, 70s and 80s
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Nirav Karani

Oct 22, 2012

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Awesome!

This is easily my favourite non-fiction book. Desai's sense of humour is impeccable, the metaphors are all spot on and the writing, in general, has a nice flow to it. Besides, the spectrum of topics that he manages to cover in this 300-odd page book is incredible!

Indians will undoubtedly be able to relate to the articles and for foreigners who are fed up with the cliched descriptions of the country and want to get a peak of everyday India, there cannot be a better book!
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rohit sabherwal

Jul 30, 2012

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Mother Pious Lady

I heard an interview with Santosh Desai on a radio station and my curiosity was sparked. The book arrived in one day [a Flipkart speciality!!] and I have been reading, what is an interesting explanation, description and study on Indian habits, culture and idiosyncrasies alike!!
Very weel written and readable
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Anjum Zafri

Jul 11, 2012

Excellent read

This book immediately caught my attention as I was flipping through the pages reading the passages at a random manner. I must say-this book is well researched, not in a scholarly sense, but in a more nostalgic manner. This book is primarily about the biggest consumer in the country-the middle class. The author presents his observations in minute detail, be it the evolution of the Indian cinema, the tradition and joys of living in a joint family, the advent of the maruti car and its significance etc..he further observes how the generation is undergoing a change be it in aspirations, tastes, vis
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Shankar S

Feb 29, 2012

Nostalgic and Sensible

The book is divided into very small chapters, each is (kind of) an experience that an average Indian citizen would have undergone.The chapters about the Bajaj scooters and stainless steel utensils made me grin from ear to ear. While the chapters about the hill stations and vacations made me frown up on him for trivializing such an important experience in my life. But then again he shifted gears and had me in splits and nodding in smug appreciation when he trashes the concept of ‘arranged marriages’. The book in essence took me on a roller coaster in terms of my reactions to the chapters.
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Abhilash B.N.

Feb 2, 2012

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Good read, if you're not looking for something serious

Santosh Desai looks at the innate indianness in our everyday life. One can really relate to a lot of what he says and all of the themes are hilariously put.
One, however, can't expect an in depth analysis into the India consumer psyche from a marketing guru.
Overall it is a good, light read.
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Saurabh Gupta

Jan 28, 2012

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Hillarious and brilliant

Desai's view point is so refreshingly different. One marvels at his ability to look at normal aspects of an Indian life and find elements of quirkiness, satire and uniqueness. Each chapter is just 2-3 pages.. ideal for those who do not like being chained down by a fat book. I lost the first copy so bought a second one and gifted the third to a friend. Need I say more!
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