India: A Portrait (Compact Disc)

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By Patrick French, Walter Dixon (Narrated by)
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Melding on-the-ground reports with a deep knowledge of history, French exposes the cultural foundations of India's political, economic and social complexities. He reveals how a nation identified with some of the most wretched poverty on earth has simultaneously developed an envied culture of entrepreneurship (here are stories like that of C. K. Ranganathan, who trudged the streets of Cuddalore in the 1980s selling sample packets of shampoo and now employs more than one thousand people). And even more remarkably, French shows how, despite the ancient and persistent traditions of caste, as well as a mind-boggling number of ethnicities and languages, India has nevertheless managed to cohere, evolving into the world's largest democracy, largely fulfilling Jawaharlal Nehru's dream of a secular liberal order.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781520020044
ISBN-10: 152002004X
Publisher: Gildan Media on Dreamscape Audio
Publication Date: July 19th, 2016
Language: English