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In only six decades since independence, India has gone from a place associated with some of the most wretched poverty on Earth to one that, economically, could dominate the 21st century. French examines the cultural foundations that have made possible a stunningly accelerated transformation from listless planned economy to capitalist and entrepreneurial powerhouse.

About the Author

\Patrick French was born in England in 1966 and studied literature at Edinburgh University. He is the author of Younghusband; Liberty or Death; Tibet, Tibet; and The World Is What It Is, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Hawthornden Prize. French is the winner of the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, the Royal Society of Literature Heinemann Prize, and the Somerset Maugham Award. He lives in London.

Table of Contents

Pt. 1. Rashtra: nation. Accelerated history — There will be blood — The centrifuge — Family politics — pt. 2. Lakshmi: wealth. — The visions of John Maynard Keynes — A dismal prospect — Falcon 900 — A quarry near Mysore — pt. 3. Samaj: society. The outcastes' revenge — 4ever — Solace of religion — Only in India.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307596642
Subtitle:
A Portrait
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Author:
French, Patrick
Subject:
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Publication Date:
20110607
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
398

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History and Social Science » Asia » India » Ancient and General
History and Social Science » Economics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Social Science » Developing Countries
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » Asia » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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