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Imagining India

Ainslie Thomas Embree

Imagining India

essays on Indian history

by Ainslie Thomas Embree

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  • 16 Currently reading

Published by Oxford University Press in Delhi, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India
    • Subjects:
    • India -- History -- 19th century.,
    • India -- History -- 20th century.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementAinslie T. Embree ; edited by Mark Juergensmeyer.
      ContributionsJuergensmeyer, Mark.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS475 .E43 1989
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 220 p. ;
      Number of Pages220
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1828288M
      ISBN 100195624130
      LC Control Number89900084

      Caste-based access to education and government jobs still keeps worthy aspirants out of the game. Meng Tsun added it May 12, An important book, a major work, that must be read and absorbed by those involved in scholarship, or any critical enterprise. Govt officers can't be held accountable for any delay in project or mismanagement of the projects. Once this is set up, giving every citizen an electronic card, with a unique digital identity, would allow the state to deliver what is due to its citizens and vice versa, writes Nilekani.

      The last biggest print for Penguin this year has been 25, copies, but Mitra declined to name the book. Addressing the problem of creating India by "imagining" it, Cronin concludes that both Western and Indian authors writing in English fail either temperamentally or aesthetically to represent India in its infinite diversity. In the absence of such debates, the author feels, our policy makers are relegating the issues on health, pension,environment and energy to the backstage,whipping them off as 'rich nation's concerns'. I felt its just another Shashi Tharoor Book. He also places this intellectual shift in historical perspective.

      But the median age of an Indian citizen is now I strongly recommend reading of at least these three exceptional and inspiring pieces of work, if not the complete Reimagining India. India today, is the India which every global citizen dreams of living in. In the end, he concludes by advocating the need for a 'bazaar model' of development, which is primarily a bottom-up approach with open systems. Every single idea in that book is mine.


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Imagining India book

First published inImagining India is required reading in many university courses. Abdul Kalam and K. See pictures of Saavn: Bollywood gets digital.

Until then, such optimism will continue to be shouted down by the piercing shrieks of India's present challenges. Interspersed with interesting ideas are heartwarming stories about individuals working to make a difference in the flawed framework.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. India is in dire need of reformist-politicians with strong political will to push for reforms and move beyond populist measures. Are you playing at being an author?

But his reliance on platitudes and wide-eyed optimism is cogent only to a point: the hows are lost in the dust of repetitive hopeful declarations "a different type of moment seems to be upon us". Instant access to over 20, book summaries Email:.

The last part is most refreshing. The tone is quite neutral as does not apologise for the shortcomings not tries to sell an unrealistic idea. As a distant observer, I am rather a pessimist unfortunately this seems like a default stance and being extremely cautious placing my hopes in this nation, unlike Nilekani.

Many Indians stay cautious about our economic future, and fiercely disagree on fundamental policies. Anup24 marked it as indrn Aug 14, Return to Book Page. Despite differences predicated upon the races of their authors and knowledge-power relations, Cronin perceives a shared paradox in such "English-Indian" novels as Kim and Midnight's Children: both Kipling and Rushdie are outsiders who attempt to accommodate the whole of India in a genre and language alien to the country.

It is no more a nation struggling to make its democracy work. For education, it was decided to follow the three-language formula — Hindi, English and a regional language. Korri added it Apr 22, Dipti marked it inxia to-read Aug 29, Affiliate Program Join our affiliate program and earn commissions by linking to our titles on your site!

As an IT billionaire, I was expecting a lot of IT's contribution to Indian growth from him in this book, but to my surprise he covered a wide range number of subjects starting from Infrastructure to Environmentalism. He told me resigningly that he had taught his staff some English so that they would be able to take orders and they left him to join a BPO company!

He ignores the successful nativization of English by Raja Rao, who integrates structural, stylistic, and culture-specific discoursal strategies into the language to portray India in microcosm.

The author believes that, higher education and employment in government offices are the most unlikely causalities of this system, which led to a 'hyper-Darwinian selection process'. Better cities Just after independence, our leaders hated cities, for them, they were a symbol of colonial past.Imagining India is primarily about ideas: the ideas that held India back, the ideas that al-lowed it to forge ahead, and the ideas the country has yet to embrace.

Nilekani argues that at the heart of the new India is a transfor-mation of its self-image: the country’s tremen-dous population growth, once seen as a bur. Reimagining India brings together leading thinkers from around the world to explore the challenges and opportunities faced by one of the most important and least understood nations on earth.

India’s abundance of life—vibrant, chaotic, and tumultuous—has long been its foremost asset. Note: Citations are based on reference standards.

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

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About this Item: Orient BlackSwan, New Delhi, India, Softcover. Condition: New. Re-imagining India and Other Essays brings together a collection of writings that originated from annual lectures, organised at the Institute of Social Sciences, by leading economists, political and legal thinkers, sociologists, linguists and historians.

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Satisfaction is guaranteed with every order. IMAGINING INDIA By Ronald Inden *Excellent Condition*. Feb 23,  · About Imagining India.

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 present and asks the key question of the future: How will India as a global power avoid the mistakes of earlier development models?