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India in the 21st Century By Mira Kamdar (Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute and an Associate Fellow at the Asia Society)

Summary

A focused and accessible introduction to modern India by award-winning author Mira Kamdar,India in the 21st Century addresses the history, political and social structures, economic and financial system, and geopolitical landscape of a country set to play a critical role in how the world evolves in the coming decades.

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India in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) by Mira Kamdar (Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute and an Associate Fellow at the Asia Society)

India is fast overtaking China to become the most populous country on Earth. By mid-century, its 1.7 billion people will live in what is projected to become the world's second-largest economy after China. While a democracy and an open society compared to China, assertive Hindu nationalism is posing new challenges to India's democratic freedoms and institutions at a time when illiberal democracies and autocratic leaders are on the rise worldwide. How India's destiny plays out in the coming decades will matter deeply to a world where the West's influence in shaping the 21st century will decline as that of these two Asian giants and other emerging economies in Africa and Latin America rise. In India in the 21st Century, Mira Kamdar, a former member of the New York Times Editorial Board and an award-winning author, offers readers an introduction to India today in all its complexity. In a concise question-and-answer format, Kamdar addresses India's history, including its ancient civilization and kingdoms; its religious plurality; its colonial legacy and independence movement; the political and social structures in place today; its rapidly growing economy and financial system; India's place in the geopolitical landscape of the 21st century; the challenge to India posed by climate change and dwindling global resources; wealth concentration and stark social inequalities; the rise of big data and robotics; the role of social media and more. She explores India's contradictions and complications, while celebrating the merging of India's multicultural landscape and deep artistic and intellectual heritage with the Information Age and the expansion of mass media. With clarity and balance, Kamdar brings her in-depth knowledge of India and eloquent writing style to bear in this focused and incisive addition to Oxford's highly successful What Everyone Needs to Know (R) series.

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India in the 21st century is at a crossroads-and the path it decides to take will have an impact far beyond its own borders. With a book as ambitious as the country it covers, Mira Kamdar does us all an important service by writing this excellent volume * Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia group and author of Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism *

About Mira Kamdar (Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute and an Associate Fellow at the Asia Society)

Mira Kamdar is the author of the award-winning memoir Motiba's Tattoos: A Granddaughter's Journey into her Indian Family's Past and Planet India: The Turbulent Rise of the World's Largest Democracy, which has been translated and published in more than a dozen foreign editions. A former Paris-based member of The New York Times Editorial Board writing on international affairs, her work appears in leading publications around the world.

Table of Contents

Introduction: India: Past and Future Present ; Part One: How India Got to the 21st Century ; Section I: India's Civilizational Legacy ; Section II: India and Western Expansion ; Section III: India's Independence Movement ; Section IV: A New Republic ; Section V: The 1990s and early 2000s: Setting the Stage for the 21st Century ; Part Two: Will the 21st Century be India's Century? ; Section I: Economy ; Section II: Geopolitics ; Section III: Society ; Section IV: Environment ; Conclusion

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9780199973590
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India in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) by Mira Kamdar (Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute and an Associate Fellow at the Asia Society)
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Oxford University Press Inc
2017-07-27
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