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India! The Golden Jubilee: Introduction

Ian Jack

‘I first went to India twenty years ago as a reporter.’

I first went to India twenty years ago as a reporter. It was late 1976, in the last months of what India knew as ‘the Emergency’. In the summer of the previous year, fearing anarchy and more particularly a threat to her own position, Mrs Indira Gandhi, the prime minister, had imposed a form of d…


Ian Jack

Ian Jack edited Granta from 1995 to 2007 and previously edited the Independent on Sunday. He has written for the magazine since 1987, when his piece ‘Finished with Engines’ was published in Granta 21. He has since written about the Titanic, Kathleen Ferrier, the Hatfield train crash and the three members of the IRA active-service unit who were killed in Gibraltar. ‘The Serampur Scotch’, published in Granta 100, is taken from a book about the industrial revolution and India that he may never finish. He writes for the London Guardian.

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