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Rogue elephant : harnessing the power of the India's unruly democracy

Author: Simon Denyer
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Five years ago, India was an emerging world power being courted by the world's most powerful political and business leaders, an upbeat story of unparalleled economic growth. Since then, it has failed to account for the human capital at the heart of its effort to modernize: more than one billion people clamoring for what has become known as the "Indian Dream"--An education, a career, and an opportunity to pull one's  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Denyer
ISBN: 9781408849774 1408849771
OCLC Number: 870895993
Description: 440 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: by Simon Denyer.

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Five years ago, India was an emerging world power being courted by the world's most powerful political and business leaders, an upbeat story of unparalleled economic growth. Since then, it has failed to account for the human capital at the heart of its effort to modernize: more than one billion people clamoring for what has become known as the "Indian Dream"--An education, a career, and an opportunity to pull one's family out of poverty and into prosperity. Today, India is suffering an immense crisis of confidence-crippling political corruption, politicians mired in the status quo, economic inequality, brutal violence against women, and rampant social injustice. Simon Denyer, former Indian bureau chief for the Washington Post, perceptively captures India at this crucial tilting point in its history-from the Nehru-Gandhi family dynasty that has ruled the country for most of its post-independence years, to flawed heroes such as news anchor Arnab Goswami and anticorruption crusader Arvind Kejwiral, to, most compelling, ordinary people fighting daily against corruption and the system.

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