Vinod Mehta memoir a rare and salacious Indian tell-all
November 16, 2011  11:20

A review of Vinod Mehta's autobiography on the

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.


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