India: from Midnight to the Millennium

India: from Midnight to the Millennium

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<P>"Few books in recent years, if any, offer such a comprehensive overview of what ails India, its politicians and its people; and few writers, apart from Nirad Chaudhury and V. S. Naipaul, benefit so obviously from the perspective Tharoor offers, that of an Indian with a profound empathy for his native culture, combined with the insight made possible by following India's progress from afar."<BR>--<I>New York Times</I><P>"A hard-hitting, powerfully analytical and supremely articulate new book. . . . Tharoor discusses the 'flawed miracle of Indian democracy' from various angles, opting for a take-no-prisoners approach as he criticizes politicians, unpacks layers of misguided governmental policies and exposes the atavistic tendencies of special-interest pols." <BR>--<I>Newsday</I><P>"Tharoor looks back at his country's first 50 years of independence, describing its challenges (illiteracy, poverty, sectarian violence and the ever-present caste problem) and its triumphs (a thriving democracy, a burgeoning economy) in lively, informative prose. He is particularly adept at describing all that India and Indians are not--not the same ethnicity, religion or language--to arrive at the nation's essence: that 'the singular thing about India was that you could only speak of it in the plural'." <BR>--<I>Seattle Times</I>
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  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 135 x 205 x 25.4mm | 325g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0060977531
  • 9780060977535

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