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Mad(e) In India

Author: Tarika Roy & Soumya Gupta

Category: NON-FICTION 

Price: £11.99

Binding: PAPERBACK SIZE 129 x 198 mm 

Pages: 264 RIGHTS World 

Publish date:  September 2021

ISBN: 9789385609961


About the book

Mad(e) In India is a frank and funny exploration of India and Indians – looking into who we are as people, as a nation, our quirks, superstitions, our obsession with film stars and filmy style, myriad gods and goddesses and holy men, our jugaadu ways of solving all problems big and small. 

Indias packed cities and streets, diverse cuisines, cultural traditions and art forms, and the unity in diversity bridges superficial differences and makes the country a liberating place to explore. Roy and Gupta showcase all of Indians unique and diverse qualities, that make up the idea of India as a country, helping readers to understand it better and delve into its warm and generous heart as they turn the pages. 

Written in a conversational style, generously spiced with humour and insight, and interspersed with a rich variety of Indian phrases, this book is an entertaining and light-hearted read for anyone looking to expand their knowledge on India, culture and travel.



Tarika Roy, an Indian Railway Accounts Service officer, is currently Joint Secretary in the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. She has served as Financial Advisor in the Railways. She worked with the Ministry of External Affairs as Director, Indian Council of World Affairs and Director, Central Europe. Roy has also been a lecturer at Hindu College, Delhi. A national basketball player, she represented Delhi and is interested in mountaineering and archaeology. She is married to Sanjeev and has two daughters, Arshia and Mahika.

Soumya Gupta is an Indian Foreign Service officer currently serving in the Ministry of External Affairs. She was posted in the Embassy of India, Berlin as Second Secretary and Head of the Economic and Commerce Wing and in the MEA in the Central Europe Division. Gupta has worked as an investment banker in London and an M&A specialist with the Big 4 in India. She also has experience in academics and policy advocacy from her stints at the London School of Economics and at an international NGO. Her interests include dramatics, music, travel, gastronomy, cycling and yoga.