India Booms

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The ancient birthplace of some of the world’s major religions and now a modern nuclear power, India is experiencing spectacular economic growth. In 25 years, its population will overtake that of China, making it one of the most populous and rapidly developing countries in the world and this book explores the changing face of modern-day India and its fundamental contradictions. The country is leading the world in cutting-edge technology and research, but it is also home to 40 percent of the world’s malnourished children. It is a liberal democracy, yet its political processes are influenced by some of the most conservative religious ideas in the world. The booming economy is at times both global and archaic. Getting to the heart of these inconsistencies, Farndon gives a fascinating insight into the country as it is now and as it will be in the future, and reveals how the changes in India will affect the world.


John Farndon is the author of many books on international affairs, including China Rises.