In Spite of the Gods: The Rise of Modern India (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Nov 24, 2010 - Social Science
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As the world's largest democracy and a rising international economic power, India has long been heralded for its great strides in technology and trade. Yet it is also plagued by poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, and a vast array of other social and economic issues. Here, noted journalist and former Financial Times South Asia bureau chief Edward Luce travels throughout India's many regions, cultures, and religious circles, investigating its fragile balance between tradition and modernity. From meetings with key political figures to fascinating encounters with religious pundits, economic gurus, and village laborers, In Spite of the Gods is a fascinating blend of analysis and reportage that comprehensively depicts the nuances of India's complex situation and its place in the world.


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Well researched and insightful. - Goodreads
Gave me insights into things that I've overlooked. - Goodreads
Very interesting, perceptive introduction to India. - Goodreads
Great overview of the workings of Indian society. - Goodreads
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Great reading though, and a funny, wry writer to boot. - Goodreads

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Of all the books which purports to portray India in its recent times, this one by Mr.Luce does a greater justice to the subject at hand and the land it intends to portray. The essays on the Indian ... Read full review

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Of all the books which purports to portray India in its recent times, this one by Mr.Luce does a greater justice to the subject at hand and the land it intends to portray. The essays on the Indian ... Read full review

Contents

south Asias
218
Why Indias Relations
257
The ManyLayered
295
HEHSTO LOSE Indias Huge
328
NOTES
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INDEX
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About the author (2010)

Edward Luce is the Washington commentator for the Financial Times and was previously the paper's South Asia bureau chief, based in New Delhi. He worked for two years as a speechwriter for former Treasury Secretary Laurence Summers. He studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at Oxford.


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