* A personal story of India spanning half a century which focuses on people not places
* Provides new intimate insights into Britain’s most popular post-colonial world power
* Explores the Anglo-Indian literature and other creative arts that India has inspired
* Reveals personal experiences of colonialism, poverty, caste and Orientalism
* Attempts to understand the present by gazing back in time through the eyes of an amateur
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Michael Farthing trained as a physician in the UK and USA. As a clinical academic he became engaged in the health issues of the resource-poor countries of the world, working in India, Central America and sub-Saharan Africa. Although he has written many scientific papers and co-authored and edited more than 20 medical books, this is one of his first ventures outside science and medicine. In addition to India Calling, he has written Leonardo da Vinci: Under the Skin with his brother Stephen Farthing RA, published in 2019 by the Royal Academy.
He is an Honorary Professor at UCL, an Emeritus Professor at the University of Sussex and lives between London and Sussex. He is Chair of the Charleston Trust, the Brighton West Pier Trust and the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund.
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