India Booms

India Booms : The Breathtaking Development and Influence of Modern India

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India will soon rival China, and perhaps even the United States, on the world stage. We all need to know more about this fascinating country and India Booms is the prefect place to begin. This entertaining, up-to-date and informative guide provides all the information readers need on the India of today - and looks to the future to reveal what lies ahead for the India of tomorrow.

India is a country with a rich history, but its present and its future are potentially even more dynamic and globally important than its past. The country is experiencing spectacular economic growth and its population is set to overtake that of China by 2032. Its role in the world will only get more important, and yet it is a country full of contradictions. Modern India is a nuclear power and a source of cutting edge technology and research, but it is also home to 40 per cent of the world's malnourished children. It is a liberal democracy, but its political processes are influenced by some of the most conservative religious ideas in the world. It has a booming economy, led by service and high tech industries, but has a lagging manufacturing sector and its economy seems at times both global and archaic.

India Booms gets to the heart of these contradictions and looks beyond to give a fascinating insight into the country as it is now and as it will be in the future.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 152 x 233 x 16mm | 298g
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3 x maps of India
  • 0753512548
  • 9780753512548

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'India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition.' Mark Twain

The home of four major world religions, India has always been a melting pot of traditions, a crossroads of trading and cultural routes, taking pride in its multi-lingual, multi-ethnic status. Now, with massive economic growth and an increasingly nationalistic democracy, India is taking on a new and ambiguous role in the world. Sixty years after achieving independence, India is a fully-fledged nuclear power, but is home to 40% of the world's malnourished children. The economy is booming despite an enduring anti-materialist philosophy. At the forefront of some of the world's most cutting edge technology and research, India is also home to some of the most conservative and intolerant religious ideas in the world. But what do these changes and contradictions in India mean for us?

India 2010 gives a fascinating insight into the country's politics, economy, social organisation, culture, and relationships with other nations. The perfect companion to your travel guide, this detailed analysis of the country as it is today shows how it will develop in the future, and the dramatic effect that will have on the rest of the world.
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About John Farndon

John Farndon is the author of many books on international affairs, including several books in The Economist Business Traveller's Guide series and books on subjects ranging from bird flu to Iran.
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