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Rogue Elephant
Author: Simon Denyer

ISBN: 9781408849798
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 1 May 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 3.3
Description:
A lively portrait the state of India today and an investigation of what the future holds for the world's fastest-growing country, as told by those in the thick of the action

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, India seemed to stand on the brink of an exciting new era. Second only to China as the fastest growing major economy in the world, gleaming shopping malls were being built around the country to service a rapidly expanding middle class, and mobile phones were reaching even the remotest villages.

The installation of Manmohan Singh as Prime Minister in 2004 seemed to promise more good times ahead. Singh had unleashed 'shining' India's potential more than a decade before as finance minister, introducing the liberalising economic reforms that had set the country on a new course towards prosperity. Yet a decade later, the dream has crumbled. A series of corruption scandals has badly tarnished the nation's image and undermined its self-confidence, while the economy has slowed and violence against women has dominated the headlines. Their country is no longer 'shining' and Indians are left wondering where the magic has gone. ...

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