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What do we learn when one great democracy looks at another? Alexis de Tocqueville's seminal Democracy in America answered the question 1800S. Today, India is the world's other great democracy, and maybe the answers are different.

Through stories large and small, this book shows us America as refracted through the eyes of an Indian who is critical but not intolerant, understanding but not starry-eyed. From gawking at wall murals by German World War II POWs in Texas to getting to know the bikers for Christ at the annual bike carnival in Sturgis, from charting the history of immigrant Icelanders to driving a fire truck in a quiet mountain town, D'Souza travels American roads, discovering old cultures and new concerns in one of the most revered and reviled nations in the world today.

More important, he explores the lessons in that process, for India and for readers everywhere, as he searches for meaning and nuance in ideas like patriotism and being liberal, in a country's sense of self.Passionate and perceptive, wry and empathetic, this book is ultimately about what it means to belong. Wherever you are.

About The Author
Trained in computer science, with two decades of software under his belt, Dilip D?Souza eventually realized writing was his passion. He has written two books, Branded by Law: Looking at India?s Denotified Tribes and The Narmada Dammed, a monograph of essays on patriotism, and has contributed to several anthologies. He has won a number of awards for his writing.

Specifications of Roadrunner : An Indian Quest In America (English) (Paperback)

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Author Dilip D Souza
Book Details
Publisher Harpercollins Publishers
Imprint Fourth Estate
Publication Year 2009
ISBN-13 9788172239060
ISBN-10 8172239068
Language English
Edition 1stEdition
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 368 Pages
Dimensions
Weight 356.0 g
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