Imagining India : Ideas For The New Century
Is India's huge population actually her greatest strength? How has rapid urbanization transformed both social and political life? Can we learn from India's difficult journey towards a single internal market? And how will India's developing future be shaped by her young people? Giving us a fascinating new perspective for the twenty-first century, Nandan Nilekani - previously named one of the '100 Most Influential People in the World' by Time and 'Business Leader of the Year' by Forbes - defies imported wisdom to reveal what is really at stake in a fast-changing India. Nilekani gets to the heart of debates about labour reform, language, education and the role of the state, and asks vital questions about the impending future of what is now the world's largest democracy.
- Paperback | 528 pages
- 128 x 194 x 24mm | 358.34g
- 29 Apr 2010
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
About Nandan Nilekani
Born in Bangalore, Nandan Nilekani is an Indian software entrepreneur and Co-Chairman of Infosys Technologies the company he co-founded. In 2004, Nilekani was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third highest Indian civilian decoration, as recognition for his distinguished service to the nation. In 2006, he became one of the youngest entrepreneurs to join the World Economic Forum Board. He has received international accolade for his work in the business community, most recently in Thomas Friedman's bestseller The World is Flat. He was named one of the '100 Most Influential People in the World' by TIME magazine in 2006 and Forbes' 'Business Leader of the Year' in the same year. This is his first book.
There is a bracing optimism about Nilekani's analysis . . . which can only be welcome in this age of doom and gloom * Telegraph * A rich, insightful look at today's India through the eyes of a business leader . . . Executives with a global scope should get their hands on a copy * BusinessWeek * A manifesto by the Bill Gates of Bangalore . . . Nilekani achieves an impressive breadth * Time Magazine *
There is a bracing optimism about Nilekani's analysis . . . which can only be welcome in this age of doom and gloom Telegraph