Book Launch: From the Ruins of Empire
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Instinct led him down an ecclectic literary journey, says Pankaj Mishra, author of From the Ruins of Empire, an account of the response to colonialism in Asia, illustrated by the lives of a few continental figures such as Jamal al-Din al-Afghani, Liang Qichao and Rabindranath Tagore. V. Ganesan recorded some scintillating conversation at the launch in Chennai. Here's an account of the launch in New Delhi - http://thne.ws/Rf5Gm7
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