Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India description
“My stories, my family’s stories, were not stories in India. They were just life.” Ants Among Elephants tells the story of a family and a nation: a moving account of Gidla’s family, from the life of her grandparents to her own, and the intractable reality that, in India, caste is fate. Even as momentous change transforms India, Ants Among Elephants is a visceral and sobering reminder of how discrimination and segregation endure.
Chair: Jeff Sparrow
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Sujatha Gidla was born in India and moved to New York aged 26. The personal history Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India is her first book.
Jeff Sparrow is a writer, editor, broadcaster and a columnist for The Guardian. His most recent book is Trigger Warnings: Political Correctness and the Rise of the Right.
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