The Great Indian Middle Class

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Penguin Books India, 2007 - India - 243 pages
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[An] Erudite, Thoughtful, Perceptive And Elegantly Written Study -Hindustan Times

In This Powerful And Insightful Critique, The Author Examines The Evolution Of The Indian Middle Class During The Twentieth Century, Especially Since Independence. He Shows Us How The Middle Class, Guided By Self-Interest, Is Becoming Increasingly Insensitive To The Plight Of The Underprivileged, And How Economic Liberalization Has Only Heightened Its Tendency To Withdraw From Anything That Does Not Relate Directly To Its Material Well-Being.

An Essential Read, This Fresh Edition Updated With A New Introduction Analyses The Transformation Of The Middle Class In The Decade Since 1997 And Seeks To Reconcile The Seemingly Dichotomous Aspects Of Our Economy And Polity.
 

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This piece of writing is precisely written but has many illutioned topics, the topics which seemed to be unnecesary, better if he would have focued on very few aspect but in details...it is actually Jack of all...master of none kind of book.

Contents

RELEVANCE OF BEGINNINGS
1
THE AGE OF HOPE
26
THE END OF INNOCENCE
69
THE INNER LANDSCAPE
129
THE WRITING ON THE WALL
178
NOTES
225
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Varma is Joint Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs in India.

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