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Imagining India has ratings and reviews. Caroline said: Finished. At last! It’s taken me three weeks of slow, solid reading to get through this. Nandan Nilekani’s Imagining India presents a country whose place in modernity is not yet assured, finds Kenan Malik. A visionary look at the evolution and future of India In this momentous book, Nandan Nilekani traces the central ideas that shaped India’s past and.

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Through the book’s introduction, author clarifies that nadnan book is on India, not on Infosys or IT industry, and also he reveals the purpose of his meticulous attempt to write this book. The key to ensuring that economic growth creates a more equal society, he argues, is to ensure access to resources for all, but does not explain how this might be possible, especially in an already deeply divided society.

Anyone from the “west” who truly wants to be informed about the global economy, compassionate fact checking and application of the past to help explain the future for India, pick this book up and plan to spend a good bit of time abosorbing it.

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Imagining India

Though the book talks more about globalisation, world trade, business, political red tape and education it misses in pointing out a few problems more central to India. Badly planned urban agglomerations and slums are a consequence of these bad policies. Positive attitude imatining globalization From the initial fear of globalization leading to colonialism to globalization which provides more opportunities, improves the standard of living and eliminates poverty Ideas that are in progress People are already aware of these and completing them is now a matter of time.

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Imagining India: Ideas for a New Century by Nandan Nilekani: review – Telegraph

Aug 25, Andy Oram rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book definitely talks about our greatest hindrances in our development of the varna or caste system, illiteracy and many other dichotomies in our Indian life I believe the author spends more time with problems of technology and industry.


Only then can one expect to get a feel of the whole picture.

The depth of awareness about INDIA, its problems, its people, its politicians, its policies this man possesses or has researched before writing this book is incredible. Trivia About Imagining India: Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation.

Well Researched and Collated Data by the Master. Most of the discussion is on Ideas in progress like better schools,better cities and roads. I found this a fascinating and inspiring read. Like Telegraph Books on Facebook. It is too rigid.

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Changing realities of our families and oldage najdan systems, mainly due to the impact of economic growth on the joint family system, have made universal pension system all the more an imperative.

The book presents a generalists view of post-independent India. For education, it was decided to follow the three-language formula — Hindi, English and a regional language.

The last part is most refreshing. It presents the transition of the country from the protectionist regime to the imagjning friendly, open economy it is today. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The author lays emphasis on the nandab played by the youth of the country in its development.

Today the computers have taken banking to the nook and corner of the country boosting employment be it through the public or private banks.

Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation

Imaginjng on the basis of delivery of item. After several weeks, I’m throwing in the towel. Nandan Nilekani has certainly done a lot of research nadnan put forward a lot of interesting views. Or why is it that women want to be included into the fighting force while everybody protested when the army chief suggested one year of conscription service for the men to make up for the shortfall of the army?


The concept was new to me before reading this book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

I had to do a search on the exact title to find it on Amazon since the author names were wrongly listed. I got this book a few days back and after reading some pages 50I definitely like the way he thinks about the problems persisting in India and the possible solution of it.

Book shines on few aspects like giving an historical account of issues by accounting British India jandan and also by providing innovative solutions. This is partially because of the lack of access of electricity to the rural areas and the general low standard of life.

Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation by Nandan Nilekani

The mistake Brazil did was nileiani it never created enough jobs for its young people, thereby making them waste their youthful energy doing nothing productive. Caste discrimination is the Indian discrimination towards Indians.

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Nandqn from Telegraph Books For instance, how is it that states like Bengal and Gujarat have the least representation in the armed forces?

One person found this helpful. The book may not be very convincing to a lot of rea And his ideas on how to rectify the mistakes we did and continue to be doing. The metamorphosis of our usage of Imaginong in India from a language primarily for international business, into social-political reform language and finally into a career language. We live in a history and yet fail to understand that every moment yet we are writing something new to it!!