Author: James Cameron
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140095691
Extraordinarily rich, packed with treasures of description, of reflection, of introspection, this book will teach outsiders a lot about India and Indians something about themselves. The writing is superb.
‘An Indian Summer’, described it as ‘The dairy of a year in the life of a sharp and sensitive man spent in various Indian settings.
James Cameron started his lifelong career in journalism in Dundee in 1928. After leaving Scotland he traveled widely as a foreign correspondent in almost every part of the world, working for ‘Picture Post’ and the ill-fated ‘New Chronicle’ before becoming a freelance.
He won the Granada Journalist of the Year Award and Foreign Correspondent of the Decade Award for his journalism, and he moved on to television journalism in the 1970s.
James Cameron, who wrote several other books, including ‘Point of Departure’, died in 1985. The ‘Observer’ said of his work: ‘There are very few journalists capable of the precise combination of topicality, experience and controlled indignation which make up his best pieces.’ ‘The Times’, writing about ‘An Indian Summer’, described it as ‘The dairy of a year in the life of a sharp and sensitive man spent in various Indian settings. . . Delightful pages that evoke everything of the odd pattern of human behavior under the Indian sun’. ‘The Times of India’ was equally complimentary: ‘Few foreigners are so well qualified to write a book on India. . .It is no exaggeration to say that he is in love with this vast, complex, confusing and often tormenting country.