In Spite of the Gods

The Rise of Modern India
Product Number: EB00148194
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307389534
Publisher: Anchor
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Description

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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author(s): Edward Luce
Original Publish Date: Nov 24, 2010

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