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The New India

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ever wonder what it's like to work at a call center in Delhi? Hear Siddhartha Deb, creative writing teacher at the New School and journalist, who went undercover at just such a place, discuss his study of post-globalization India in the book, The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of the New India.

EVENT: Siddhartha Deb will be at the Barnes & Nobles in Tribeca on Warren Street at 6 p.m. tonight.

Guests:

Siddhartha Deb

Comments [5]

Mark

Second generation Indians in JC are so Jersey you might mistake some of them for Italians with a dark tan. I wouldn't worry about it dude.

Sep. 15 2011 01:56 AM
sanych

@Nancy

I have seen many people showing the same dismissive attitude - until the situation affects them personally. Your turn will come...

Sep. 14 2011 12:34 PM
Nancy from Brooklyn

Indians. First they take our jobs, then they take our book titles (tenuous connection to Fitzgerald notwithstanding).

Sep. 14 2011 11:52 AM
sanych

New India is Jersey City's side of Hudson river.

This is the place where many Wall Street companies moved from Manhattan, and it is at least eighty percent occupied by ethnic Indians who live and WORK there.

As the matter of fact, anywhere you look - office emails, meetings, TV, news, stops on NJ turnpike - all feel like being in "New India".

It is definitely "post-globalization"...

Unemployment, mounting debt, race to the bottom...

Good-bye American and hello New India!!!

Sep. 14 2011 11:34 AM

I'm reading a really good book on this topic—Dead Ringers by Shehzad Nadeem. Wildly interesting world that this industry has created.

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9341.html

Sep. 14 2011 11:31 AM

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