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The sequel to No Full Stops in India, Mark Tully’s most popular book so far

Since the Indian economy was liberated from bureaucratic, socialist controls in 1991, it has developed rapidly. A country once renowned for the backwardness of its industries, its commerce and its financial market is now viewed as potentially one of the major world economies of the twenty-first century. But there are many questions which need to be asked about the sustainability of this rapid economic growth and its effect on the stability of the country. Have the changes had any impact on the poor and marginalised? Can India's democracy contain the mounting resentment of those left out of the new economic order? Can a high growth rate be sustained with India's notoriously corrupt and inefficient governance? Can the development of its creaking infrastructure be speeded up? How is India going to feed itself unless agriculture is reformed?This timely book will answer these questions through interviews with industrialists and cricketers, God men and farmers, plutocrats and former untouchables. Full of fascinating stories of real people at a time of great change, it will be of interest to economists, business people, diplomats, politicians, as well as to those who love to travel and who take an interest in the rapid growth of one of the world's largest countries, and what this means to us in the West.

Reviews

A rounded and balanced account of the real India...incisive...each story reveals [Tully's] knowledge and insight

Time Out

[Tully] is sympathetic but clear-eyed in his assessments of India's prospects

The Times

Astute analysis

Economist

In Tully's company, a tour round India is an unpredictable and enlightening ride

Metro

Superb...The book's key strengths are its readability, its determination to look beyond the obvious, and Tully's ability to think laterally across a number of issues simultaneously.

Times Literary Supplement

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781846041624

    June 15, 2012

    Rider

    320 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781446490945

    February 29, 2012

    Ebury Digital

    320 pages

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