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BITSian authors "Road Runner"

Monday, November 23, 2009   (0 Comments)
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Author of Branded by Law: Looking at India's Denotified Tribes and The Narmada Dammed: An Inquiry Into the Politics of Development, Dilip's new book, RoadRunner: An Indian Quest in America will soon be available in the bookstores. America remains the touchstone for the definition of true democracy, civil liberties and personal freedom. After 9/11, America changed. The book is Dilip's literary debut, part travelogue, part reportage, attempts to define that change, and how Americans judge their country and their place in a divisive world. He also attempts to view American through the eyes of an Indian now living in another kind of democracy, flawed but durable.

Dilip D'Souza is a Mumbai-based writer and journalist. He writes about social and political causes, with a far-left perspective, as well as some travel and current affairs articles. He worked as a software engineer in United States from 1984 to 1992 when he returned to India to write full time. He still works part-time as a software consultant. As an alumnus of Birla Institute of Technology and Science (1976 batch), he is dedicated to alumni activities and has come over many times to his alma mater. He has also been the editor of the BITS Alumni magazine Sandpaper.

An excerpt from the review of the book in India Today, November 30, 2009 is presented here "Defining America today is an impossibility, so polarised is its society about a huge range of issues, from healthcare and religion to Iraq and Afghanistan. In that context, this is an effort worth applauding. America is still the world's only superpower and any attempt to get under its collective skin is worth the read, more so when it's from an Indian perspective.

So let's get a copy now!!

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