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Imagining India has ratings and reviews. Caroline said: Finished. At last! It’s taken me three weeks of slow, solid reading to get through this. Nandan Nilekani’s Imagining India presents a country whose place in modernity is not yet assured, finds Kenan Malik. A visionary look at the evolution and future of India In this momentous book, Nandan Nilekani traces the central ideas that shaped India’s past and.

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Technology, Globalization, Democracy, Language, Entrepreneurship, Industries, Business and Culture are all problems which we have accepted and concluded over the past fifty years. A must for anyone interested in contemporary India. What were the problems being faced to set up an industry. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Trivia About Imagining India: Book shines on few aspects like giving an historical account of issues by accounting British I Very thorough analysis of nilfkani and critical issues faced by India.

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The twin problems have to be handled simultaneously. A lot of ideas. The book definitely talks about our greatest hindrances in our development of the varna or caste system, illiteracy and many other dichotomies in our Indian life I believe the author spends more time with problems of technology and industry.


The depth of awareness about INDIA, its problems, its people, its politicians, its policies this man possesses or has researched before writing this book is incredible. Yet, if the Nano gave us a glimpse of the new India, it also reminded us of the old. Though the book is about a decade old, its ideas and explanations of the past still hold true. Penguin; 9 edition February 1, Language: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Nandan Nilkani has proved that he is not only a beneficiary of the IT boom, but an asset for India in the true sense.


India in essence belongs to its many factions and since independence every fifth year the world leaders were scared whether there would be a next election? I got this book a few days back and after reading some pages 50I definitely like the way he thinks about the problems persisting in India and the possible solution of it.

If a single moment could be said to symbolise the contemporary transformation of India, it is probably the unveiling earlier this year of the Tata Nano car, the Indian-built super-cheap super-mini. Add 3 Items to Cart. The problem with the outside world was that Pakistan had raised the Kashmir bogey for so long that they failed to see that India had left that nation way behind on practically every front. Probably because India cannot be explained easily in one book.

A complete edition of John James Audubon’s world famous The Birds of America, bound in linen and beautifully presented in a special slipcase. Part III Fighting words is all about the current arguments, about literacy for example, and goes into great depth explaining why these arguments continue to drag India in their march towards reforms. The cities that were built Chandigarh, Dispur, Durgapur etc.

Return nqndan Book Page. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. India’s future rests on more than simply economic growth; it also depends on reform and innovation in all sectors of public life.

And ultimately leaves the reader excited and sombre. It talks about specifics like government plans on education, housing, electricity and all the efforts made post-independence, how much it succeeded and where all it failed.


The transformation of our comprehension of the role we can play in the world especially after the reforms. Though the peace in Kashmir is still in doubt over Article we have a united front when we talk about our individual states being run by sovereign state governments.

Imagining India

Great Visionary and hope India becomes as he have dreamt. Nilekani had been written about in the New Yorker magazine. Imagining India Imagining India is a book that every Indian must read. Imagining India by Nandan Nilekani. Sep 21, Tushar Udernani rated it it was ok. One example was and is still, civic works in Bangalore. Jun 20, Caleb rated it did not like it.

Although Nilekani mentioned that the governments are slowly changing, thanks to the democratic pressure from the ground, his hope and optimism however, do not resonate well with that of mine. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Further, he throws light on the impact of information technology on business and governance. We now have an immense advantage in terms of our superior demographics and skilled, english speaking population that can compete in the world job-market as well as a rising trend of private enterprises showing the way for bottom-up growth.

The scope of the book is vast.