"Sulekha Select was born of the long-standing demand of its loyal (and sometimes vociferous) readers for a print compilation of the most popular articles. True to the spirit of the Sulekha site itself, the 42 articles in the book were chosen from a pool of over 200 nominated articles, which readers selected from the over 1200 articles and columns published on Sulekha since 1998."
Venkatesh gives an overview of the book:
From the foreword by Pritish Nandy: "Sulekha Select achieves the impossible. It integrates what I always thought could never be integrated. The complete Indian experience. It is so varied, so magical, so differently hued that I always believed India would forever remain an assemblage of multiple experiences held together by a tenuous thread of nationhood or Hindutva, or however you may choose to describe it. I always believed that the Bengali experience, the Tamil experience, the Maharashtrian experience, the Kashmiri experience, all added up to create the sum total of what we often describe as the Indian experience. An experience that cannot stand on its own otherwise. But Sulekha Select has proved me entirely wrong. I now discover that it is possible in a wired world to actually have a cohesive and complete experience that can be actually described as Indian."
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