Coverbild Home Made in India von Christopher Kloeble, ISBN-978-3-423-26172-2
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Home Made in India

A love story between Delhi and Berlin
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“In order to love India, I had to get to know Germany again.”

Indians, Germans, and an author seeking to answer the question: What is home? Since his marriage to Indian native Saskya, Christopher Kloeble is a notarized “Person of Indian Heritage.” In this insightful, nuanced, amusing book, he strives to convey what it feels like to be suspended between two cultures. Of course, cliches and preconceptions abound here as well as there - Indians enjoy chiding Germans for their impatience and dogmatism, while Germans frequently have very exotic stereotypes about life in India. For example: Did Saskya ride an elephant to school? Kloeble describes the communication problems and cultural differences that exist between his two homes. However, his main focus is on the people he has met: Siddhi, the sheltered princess and politician; Kalu, the dreamy driver with a penchant for rose water. Each person he meets provides him with access points to this new land. Will he succeed at creating a home for himself in Delhi as well as Berlin?

- An intelligent, entertaining book about a person trying to create a new home for himself two worlds spanning
- An enchanting love story

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Portrait von Christopher Kloeble

Christopher Kloeble

Christopher Kloeble studied at the German Literature Institute in Leipzig, was writer-in-residence at Cambridge University (UK), at the Goethe Institute in Bangalore (India) and at the Deutsches Haus in New York (USA). In 2015 he was appointed Max Kade guest professor at Dartmouth College in Hanover (USA). His debut novel Amongst Loners won him the Jürgen Ponto Foundation literary prize, and his first screenplay, Inclusion, was filmed by Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation) in 2011 and received the ABU (Asia Pacific Broadcasting) Prize. In 2012 he published the novel Meistens alles sehr schnell in Germany which was released in the US under the title Almost Everything Very Fast in February 2016. A regular contributor to Die Zeit, Süddeutsche Zeitung and taz, he has homes in Berlin and Delhi.
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