India Booms

India Booms : The Breathtaking Development and Influence of Modern India

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The ancient birthplace of some of the world's major religions and now a modern nuclear power, India is experiencing spectacular economic growth. In twenty-five years, its population will overtake that of China, making it one of the most populous and rapidly-developing countries in the world. We all need to know more about this intriguing country. John Farndon explores the changing face of modern-day India and its fundamental contradictions. The country is leading the world in 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, yet its political processes are influenced by some of the most conservative religious ideas in the world. The booming economy is at times both global and archaic. Getting to the heart of these inconsistencies, Farndon gives a fascinating insight into the country as it is now and as it will be in the future, and reveals how the changes in India will affect us all.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 20mm | 258.55g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 3 x maps
  • 0753513544
  • 9780753513545

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.show more

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India is one of the world's oldest civilisations, the birthplace of four major world religions and the origin of many of the ideas, philosophies and movements that have shaped the destiny of mankind. In the twenty-first century, India is the largest democracy in the world, and is experiencing economic development matched only by its booming population. It is only a matter of time before India becomes a world superpower. Exploring the changing face of contemporary India, this revealing guide examines the nation in all its guises - as a liberal democracy where politics is shaped by highly conservative religious ideas, and as a global hub for technology and research, which is also home to 40 per cent of the world's malnourished children. Getting to the heart of the country's contradictions, this is an absorbing introduction to one of the most rapidly-developing countries in the world and reveals a future in which India will affect us all.show more

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"Farndon's exploration of modern India is informative and enlightening"show more

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