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The billionaire raj : a journey through India's new gilded age

Author: James Crabtree
Publisher: London, England : One World Publications Ltd, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Over the past two decades India has grown at an unprecedented rate, rivalled only by China. Yet while the Bollygarchs revel in the riches of their new dynasties, millions languish in their shadows, still trapped in the teeming slums of the country's megacities. From the sky terrace of the world's most expensive home to mass political rallies in the streets, James Crabtree documents the struggle between equality and  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Crabtree
ISBN: 9781786073808 1786073803 9781786075291 1786075296
OCLC Number: 1045636491
Description: xxv, 357 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: Robber barons. Ambaniland ; The good times begin ;Rise of the Bollygarchs --
Part II: Political machines.India modified ; The season of scams ; Money power politics ; Cronyism goes south --
Part III: A new gilded age. House of debt ; The anxious tycoons ; More than a game ;The nation wants to know ; The tragedies of Modi --
Conclusion: A progressive era?
Responsibility: James Crabtree.

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`A vivid comparison to America's late 19th-century Gilded Age drives this account of 21st-century India, with a teeming, colourful cast of the super-rich, the ultra-poor, the politically ambitious Read more...

 
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