The Setting Sun: A Memoir of Empire and Family Secrets by B J Moore-Gilbert, Bart Moore-Gilbert (Hardback, 2014)
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- DescriptionWhen a letter from an Indian historian arrives out of the blue and informs leading academic Bart Moore-Gilbert that his beloved deceased father, a member of the Indian Police before Independence, took part in the abuse of civilians, his world is shaken as cherished childhood memories are challenged. He sets out in search of the truth - discovering much about the end of empire, the state of India today, and whether his father, as one of the many characters on his quest claims, really was a terrorist. Crisscrossing western India, and following leads from bustling Mumbai to remote rural locations, Moore-Gilbert pieces together the truth, discovering that the story of his father's life links today's politics with the past's, colonial India with its modern incarnation, terrorism across the ages, and father with son. The Setting Sun is at once an extraordinary meditative voyage across India, a story of the dying days of an empire, and a gripping family history.
- Author BiographyBART MOORE-GILBERT is Professor of Postcolonial Studies and English at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the author of Postcolonial Theory: Contexts, Practices and Politics, Kipling and Orientaliism , and editor of Literature and Imperialism, Cultural Revolution? The Challenge of the Arts in the 1960s, The Arts in the 1970s: Cultural Closure?, Writing India: British Representations of India 1857-1990 and Postcolonial Theory: A Reader.
- Author(s)B J Moore-Gilbert,Bart Moore-Gilbert
- PublisherVerso Books
- Date of Publication30/04/2014
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintVerso Books
- Content NoteIllustrations, maps
- Weight499 g
- Width140 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine33 mm
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