Nirad C. Chaudhuri: Many Shades, Many Frames

Dhruva N. Chaudhuri

Foreword: Khushwant Singh


Nirad C. Chaudhuri: Many Shades, Many Frames is the story of this famous writer, narrated by his eldest son Dhruva N. Chaudhuri. Words and photographs come together to create a charming picture of the prolific author whose The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian, published in 1951, put him on the shortlist of great Indian English writers. This book coversNiradChaudhuri’s early years, his struggle to find work, his stint at All India Radio,

going on to highlight his years inOxford, where he died at the age of one hundred and one.

This is the story of an author who was certainly not destined to remain an Unknown Indian. The dramatic photographs and rare documents bring this illustrated biography alive.

Dhruva N. Chaudhuri is a renowned photojournalist. He began his career with The Statesman in Delhi and Kolkata at the age of eighteen. He has worked with leading dailies and magazines in India, including The Illustrated Weekly of India. His photographs have been published in several foreign newspapers and magazines. The Millennium Book on New Delhi showcased over forty photographs by him. Dhruva N. Chaudhuri’s book, Delhi:Light, Shades, Shadows, also published by Niyogi Books, captures the spirit of the capital city and was very well received. He is deeply interested in wildlife photography and is also reputed for his knowledge of architecture and understanding

of nature.


Size: 9.75 inches x 8.75 inches

Binding: Hardcover with Dust Jacket

Paper: 150 gsm matt coated

Photographs: 168

ISBN: 978-81-89738-90-7

180 pp., 1250


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