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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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Good for upsc aspirant for starting Somehow I could not help thinking that “The World is Flat” managed to provoke different kinds of responses from different people especially from people of Indian origins.

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

Part III Fighting words is all about the current arguments, about literacy for example, and goes into great depth explaining why these arguments continue to drag India in their march towards reforms. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Safe and Secure Payments. Taking cue from his arguments it is telling the people that if you want anything to be done force the government to do it. Unlike India Unboundthis book focuses primarily on post-independent India and takes a more pragmatic approach towards understanding problems of contemporary India.

In this light, I believe that this book is written ultimately for the Indian politicians, less for the common readers. Usually delivered in days?

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

As soon as you finish the book, you will realize that Nandan almost met entire Intellectual base in India,who were part of India’s growth story. Flipkart delivery system is degrading day by day. However, in the initial chapter, sometimes, it seems as if the author is presenting a case for Infosys. Available from Telegraph Books This was followed by the major reforms of the s, nandab latterly, the flowering of India, with a sparking of successful business initiatives, particularly in the high technology sector.

Add to the executive branch compromising of IAS of Author goes on and on about India’s problems but offers little solution. The book may not be very convincing to a lot of rea Other topics covered include labour reform, caste iindia, urbanisation, infrastructure, higher education, English language, and globalisation.


Although Nilekani mentioned that the governments are slowly changing, thanks to the democratic pressure from the ground, his hope and optimism however, do not resonate well with that of mine. The mistake Brazil did was that it never created enough jobs for its young people, thereby making them waste their youthful energy doing nothing productive. Imagining India traces the efforts of the country’s past and present leaders as they work to develop new frameworks that suit India’s specific characteristics and challenges.

Penguin; 9 edition February 1, Language: Very thorough analysis of relevant and critical issues faced by India. This was not just an empty nilemani, he met lot of experts in all these field and took great care in writing. In this far-ranging look at the central ideas that have shaped this young nation, Infosys cofounder Nandan Nilekani offers a definitive and original interpretation of the country’s past, present, and future. But when one reads the social and political views they are biased, ambiguous and haphazard.

There can be no better example of technology creating more jobs and better efficiency. As an average reader on the road no where did I feel that the book was a monotonous economic survey stacked with figures to prove a point. Nov 19, Tejashwi Sharan rated it it was amazing. Read Edward Luce’s book. Would have been relevant in !

Biggest among its agenda–and the one that I wager will generate the most debate–is Nilekani’s own version of what I’d call a modern combination of neoliberalism and neoprogres I learned quite a bit from this book, as someone outside India and the Indian community, and thoroughly enjoyed Nilekani’s writing.

Certified BuyerNawada. India’s future rests on more than simply economic growth; it also depends on reform and innovation in all sectors of public life. Nandna is worth every penny and then some.

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He charts ideas that are pivotal to India s future growth, and stresses that new ideas for social security, environment, public health, etc. Then it was imagiing for one day as well. He was quite silent when I told him that that all the development done by the British was what served them in ruling India as a colonial power.


I would particularly recommend this for non Indians who will get an Objective,genuine and authentic story on India. The book is divided into several parts – Part 1 India re-imagined which runs for about pages, focuses on how Indians attitudes have changed over the years, from pre-Independence to post-Independence and today.

This is partially because of the lack of access of electricity to the rural areas and the general low standard of life.

Read more Read less. This is something I have regularly felt while reading the otherwise brilliant Dilbert Blog as well. My addition to the book is that this is what we have accepted as a nation and what our biggest support of upholding our democracy is. Good News At pages, you expect the book to be grounded in research.

He then gave a TED talk that the world is not flat and went on to create a website where you can check the level of your globalization which would turn out to be abysmally low always thus proving the world is not flat “Imagining India” came later in understandably so, considering it huge size in which Nilekani goes into his own story telling of Indian history and what lies ahead.

And where once foreign trade especially with the West was seen as kowtowing to imperialism, it is now seen as the means of turning India into a global player, leading many to embrace both industrialisation and globalisation.

As an entrepreneur, he was one of the co-founders of Infosys. He was equally taken aback when I told him that our real challenge was not Pakistan but China, not only economically but militarily as well.

Trivia About Imagining India: I bought this book nandsn the airport on my trip back from India this summer

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