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 covers Nirad Chaudhuri’s early years, his struggle to find work, his stint at All India Radio, going on to highlight his years in Oxford, 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.