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India

a portrait

1st U.S. ed.
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This edition published in by Alfred A. Knopf in New York.

Written in English

398 pages

Second only to China in the magnitude of its economic miracle and second to none in its potential to shape the new century, India is fast undergoing one of the most momentous transformations the world has ever seen. In this panoramic book, Patrick French chronicles that epic change, telling human stories to explain a larger national narrative. Melding on-the-ground reports with a deep knowledge of history, French exposes the cultural foundations of India's political, economic and social complexities. He reveals how a nation identified with some of the most wretched poverty on earth has simultaneously developed an envied culture of entrepreneurship. Even more remarkably, he shows how, despite the ancient and persistent traditions of caste, as well as a mind-boggling number of ethnicities and languages, India has nevertheless managed to cohere, evolving into the world's largest democracy, largely fulfilling Jawaharlal Nehru's dream of a secular liberal order.--From publisher description.

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Work Description

Second only to China in the magnitude of its economic miracle and second to none in its potential to shape the new century, India is fast undergoing one of the most momentous transformations the world has ever seen. In this panoramic book, Patrick French chronicles that epic change, telling human stories to explain a larger national narrative. Melding on-the-ground reports with a deep knowledge of history, French exposes the cultural foundations of India's political, economic and social complexities. He reveals how a nation identified with some of the most wretched poverty on earth has simultaneously developed an envied culture of entrepreneurship. Even more remarkably, he shows how, despite the ancient and persistent traditions of caste, as well as a mind-boggling number of ethnicities and languages, India has nevertheless managed to cohere, evolving into the world's largest democracy, largely fulfilling Jawaharlal Nehru's dream of a secular liberal order.--From publisher description.

India

a portrait

1st U.S. ed.

This edition published in by Alfred A. Knopf in New York.


Edition Description

Second only to China in the magnitude of its economic miracle and second to none in its potential to shape the new century, India is fast undergoing one of the most momentous transformations the world has ever seen. In this panoramic book, Patrick French chronicles that epic change, telling human stories to explain a larger national narrative. Melding on-the-ground reports with a deep knowledge of history, French exposes the cultural foundations of India's political, economic and social complexities. He reveals how a nation identified with some of the most wretched poverty on earth has simultaneously developed an envied culture of entrepreneurship. Even more remarkably, he shows how, despite the ancient and persistent traditions of caste, as well as a mind-boggling number of ethnicities and languages, India has nevertheless managed to cohere, evolving into the world's largest democracy, largely fulfilling Jawaharlal Nehru's dream of a secular liberal order.--From publisher description.

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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [359]-377) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
954.04
Library of Congress
DS480.84 .F75 2011

The Physical Object

Pagination
xi, 398 p. :
Number of pages
398

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24906108M
Internet Archive
isbn_9780307272430
ISBN 10
0307272435
ISBN 13
9780307272430
LC Control Number
2011003921
OCLC/WorldCat
676726642

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