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OmeThese are remnants of an India that still exist in its old streets and neighbourhoods an unshakeable sense of belonging to a time that was the everyday life of our ancestors In The Lost Generation Nidhi Dugar Kundalia narrates the un. In zeest ki rahon ne hi sikha diya Khushboo hai kya The paths of life taught me how to smell The Lost Generation by nidhidkundalia traces the history and the current state of affairs of 11 dying professions of India Painstakingly researched and documented by the author each essay showcases the stories of people for whom time has stood still Some of these professions are known because of Bollywood but most unknown because they have no torch bearers except those who follow the craftThe godna artists in Jharkhand who are known for their tattoo making skillsThe Rudaalis from Rajasthan a group of lower caste women hired by rich people to mourn the death of loved ones The pandits in Haridwar painstakingly maintaining the genealogical records for Hindus from all around the world for generations The street dentists of Baroda whose ancestors learned the art from the first Chinese migrants in India The traditional boat makers from West Bengal the calligraphist in Delhi the letter

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The Lost Generation

A Haridwar pandit who maintains genealogical records of families for centuries; a professional mourner who has mastered the art of fake tears; a letter writer who overlooks the lies that a sex worker makes him write to her family back h. Incredible India A truly insightful book Must readIndia never ceases to amaze me I have immense respect to the author for chronicling these dying professions and elegantly presenting a picture of India we might not know anyThe book has 11 stories each describing a different profession Each story has a protagonist who is the last surviving member of the profession I was appalled at the knowledge people have for their respective craft The dedication and love they have for their craft is like the same love as a mother feels towards her child The protagonist of each story tell us about their profession and how it evolved in India how they learnt it from their parentsgrandparents or a master who introduced them to the craftKundalia has travelled the length and breadth of the country recording the age old practices professions and their history which are slowly diminishing in oir digital ageWe travel with her to the deep interiors of India through the stories why I saw my very own

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Forgettable stories of eleven professionals from the hauntingly beautiful rudaalis to the bizarre tasks of a street dentist uncovering the romance tragedy and old world charm of India’s ageing bylanes and its incredible living history. Concept is nice but the writing is uite sub par It feels like a chore reading this book


10 thoughts on “The Lost Generation

  1. says:

    Incredible India A truly insightful book Must readIndia never ceases to amaze me I have immense respect to the author for chronicling these dying professions and elegantly presenting a picture of India we might not know anyThe book has 11 stories each describing a different profession Each story has a protagonist who is the last surviving member of the profession I was appalled at the knowledge people have for their resp

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    Only in India would people think of such professions This book explores some of the professions of the old India by interviewing the people who do those work These professions are slowly vanishing in the winds of time and these professionals are increasingly finding it difficult to adapt to a new IndiaThe books is bruta

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    Nidhi Dugar Kundalia's The Lost Generation Chronicling India's Dying Professions is a collection of essays about those professionals who are clinging to their traditional ancestral trades despite the modern savage affecting the country in an im

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    In the hands of a better writer this book would have gone down as a classic And that's the thing it should have On

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    In zeest ki rahon ne hi sikha diya Khushboo hai kya – The paths of life taught me how to smell The Lost Generation by nidhidkundalia traces the history and the current state of affairs of 11 dying professions of India Painstakingly researched and documented by the author each essay showcases the stories of people for whom time has

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    The book looks at the different professions slowly dying out in the country but still present in those recesses of India where modernity has n

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    Concept is nice but the writing is uite sub par It feels like a chore reading this book

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    And overnight the letter writer's fate was decided an obscure place in the memory of hundreds of those who went to them to maintain their links to their homes families and friendsAs I finished reading The Lost Generation Chronicling India's Dying professions last night I was left with a nostalgic feeling and wanting for The Lost generation Chronicling India's dying professions by Nidhi Duggar Kundalia true to its title talks about 11 fading

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    A book like The Lost Generation wouldn't have made sense than in the present times It will remain relevant at least for two decades Although it covers traditional but unconventional Indian professions the context will appeal to all IT engineers and workers who are losing job and will certainly lose job to automationThe journalistic style of narration enables you to view each story and profession objectively The author abstains

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    Fascinating portrait of memories of diverse Indian professions all are originated to serve the societal needs and with the coming age losing there relevance In Lost Generation author Nidhi Dugar traces such 11 dying professions of