- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: May 2020
- Print publication year: 2020
- Online ISBN: 9781108886932
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108886932
In this exploration of the meaning of home, Annie Zaidi reflects on the places in India from which she derives her sense of identity. She looks back on the now renamed city of her birth and the impossibility of belonging in the industrial township where she grew up. From her ancestral village, in a region notorious for its gangsters, to the mega-city where she now lives, Zaidi provides a nuanced perspective on forging a sense of belonging as a minority and a migrant in places where other communities consider you an outsider, and of the fragility of home left behind and changed beyond recognition. Zaidi is the 2019/ 2020 winner of the Nine Dots Prize for creative thinking that tackles contemporary social issues. This title is also available as Open Access.
Lord Meghnad Desai - Member of the House of Lords, and author of The Raisina Model: Indian Democracy at 70 and The Rediscovery of India
Musharraf A. Farooqi - author of Between Clay and Dust and The Merman and the Book of Power
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