Author: William Radice
Publisher: Indialog Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187981415
Covering a wide range of topics – cinema, theatre, music, education, politics, current affairs and others – these quintessentially personal pieces make this collection what it is: witty, humane and affecting.
For four years from June 1998, William Radice has written a fortnightly Letter from England for the Statesman in India. These one hundred Letters from England now appear in a book form.
These texts form a strand of cultural history. No matter how topical and fleeting this strand may have seemed at the time, it is more than worthy of preservation in its totality, worthy of a place on one's bookshelf.
I was not surprised when William told me that the Statesman had asked him to write a regular column. It was more than yet another feather in his cap. Rather, this column has supported and expressed what he sees as his life’s work: the dialogue between Europe and India, the meeting of two civilized cultures for mutual refined enjoyment and personal enrichment…these texts form a strand of cultural history.