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Read online Gay Neck: The Story of a Pigeon.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Gay Neck: The Story of a Pigeon Writing out of his own experience as a boy in India Dhan Gopal Mukerji tells how Gay Neck s master sent his prized pigeon to serve in World War I and of how because of his exceptional training and his brave heart Gay Neck served his new masters heroically Winner of the Newbery Medal by Dhan Gopal Mukerji, Boris Artzybasheff

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Gay Neck: The Story of a Pigeon
Title:Gay Neck: The Story of a Pigeon
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In the author won the Newberry Medal for children sliterature the only Indian to achieve this feat His mission was to interpret Indian tradition and thought to an American readership This book talks about the life of a boy of his first fifteen years his training as a hunter and keen observation of wildlife, A person of rare talent and broad appeal Dhan Gopal Mukerji holds the distinction of being the first South Asian immigrant to have a successful career in the United States as a man of letters As the author of two dozen published volumes of poetry drama fiction social commentary philosophy translations and children s stories Mukerji was a pivotal figure in the transmission and interpretation of Indian traditions to Americans in the first several decades of the twentieth century This reissue of his classic autobiography i Caste and Outcast i with a new Introduction and Afterword seeks to revitalize interest in Mukerji and his work and to contribute to the exploration of the South Asian experience in America br br Originally published in this book is an exercise in both cultural translation and cultural critique In the first half of the book Mukerji draws upon his early experiences as a Bengali Brahmin in India hoping to convey to readers an intimate impression of eastern life the second half describes Mukerji s coming to America and his experiences as a student worker and activist in California br br Mukerji s text written in an engaging personal style is the kind of ethnographic writing that seeks to render intelligible and familiar the unfamiliar and the exotic Gordon H Chang s substantial Introduction locates the story of i Caste and Outcast i within the larger context of Mukerji s life tracing the author s personal history and his connections to such major figures as Jawaharlal Nehru M N Roy Van Wyck Brooks Roger Baldwin and Will Durant The Afterword by Purnima Mankekar and Akhil Gupta examines the ways in which Mukerji stretches the limits of the autobiographical genre and provides a counternarrative to the dominant nationalist account of American society br br, No description available, Dhan Gopal Mukerji was the first successful Indian man of letters in the United States He studied at Duff School the University of Calcutta in India Tokyo University in Japan and at the University of California Berkeley and Stanford University in the U S In Dhan Gopal s family sent him to Japan to study industrial machinery Although he was initially fascinated with the positivistic spirit of industrialization later he became disillusioned by the assembly line method of production After a short stay in Japan he boarded a ship for San Francisco where he looked about for a way to support himself and pay for his college education and soon lit upon writing Financial constraints and his political radicalism made him move on to Stanford University from where he earned a graduate degree in metaphysics in Around he wrote Rajani or Songs of the Night and Laila Majnu In the s Mukerji moved to New York and began his most prolific period of writing Amongst his other works are Sandhya Songs of Twilight Kari the Elephant and Caste and Outcast