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In spite of the gods : the strange rise of modern India

Author: Edward Luce
Publisher: London, Eng. : Abacus, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cutting through the miasma that clouds thinking about India, this title takes the measure of a society that struggles to come to grips with modernity. Drawing on his own unparalleled access as the New Delhi based, South Asia correspondent of 'The Financial Times', Edward Luce assesses the conflicting forces that forge the nation.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Luce
ISBN: 9780349118741 0349118744
OCLC Number: 426056208
Description: x, 399 pages, [16] pages of plates : color illustrations, map, portraits (chiefly color) ; 20 cm
Contents: Global and medieval : India's schizophrenic economy --
The Burra Sahibs : the long tentacles of India's state --
Battles of the righteous : the rise of India's lower castes --
The imaginary horse : the continuing threat of Hindu nationalism --
Long live the sycophants! : The Congress Party's continuing love affairs with the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty --
Many crescents : South Asia's divided Muslims --
A triangular dance : why India's relations with the United States and China will shape the world in the 21st century --
New India, old India : the many-layered character of Indian modernity --
Hers to lose : India's huge opportunities and challenges in the 21st century.
Other Titles: Strange rise of modern India
Responsibility: Edward Luce.

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"Maximum city" meets "A million minutes now" -- the definitive book on modern India by the ex-South Asia correspondent for the Financial Times.  Read more...

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'Engrossing... A wonderfully engaging portrait of India' DAILY TELEGRAPH **'Thoughtful and thorough... The research here is formidable' OBSERVER ** 'An unalloyed treat, rich in information, Read more...

 
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