Vinod Mehta memoir a rare and salacious Indian tell-allNovember 16, 2011 11:20
A review of Vinod Mehta's autobiography on the bbc.co.uk.
An excerpt: For a country obsessed with people's life stories, Indians don't write absorbing autobiographies or biographies. Most of them turn out to be long-winded hagiographies or self-absorbed and pedagogic narratives. India remains a deeply hierarchical society where criticism is often taken as a personal affront. Vinod Mehta's newly-published memoirs, Lucknow Boy (Penguin Viking), are a welcome exception.