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The Resource Superfast primetime ultimate nation : the relentless invention of modern India, Adam Roberts

Superfast primetime ultimate nation : the relentless invention of modern India, Adam Roberts

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Superfast primetime ultimate nation : the relentless invention of modern India
Title
Superfast primetime ultimate nation
Title remainder
the relentless invention of modern India
Statement of responsibility
Adam Roberts
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mr. Joshi is a fortune teller in a slum in south Delhi who uses a soothsaying green parrot to make predictions. When Adam Roberts visited him in 2012, Joshi's parrot declared that India was destined to become the most powerful nation under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The parrot also foretold that India would win the soccer World Cup. Parrots may not be the preeminent political authority, but many Indians were just as confident. So Adam Roberts spent five years traveling the length and breadth of the country from Kerala to the Himalayas, Bengal to Gujarat...Through vivid storytelling and insight, Superfast Primetime Ultimate Nation examines the problems and promises of fast-growing India to reveal how it might reach its full potential and become, as Mr. Joshi's parrot predicted, a truly powerful nation."--Dust jacket flap
Summary
Examines the promise and problems of a rapidly growing, modern India and discusses how the country can reach its full potential and become a powerful nation
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Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10560771
Cataloging source
DLC
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Roberts, Adam
Dewey number
306.0954
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HN683.5
LC item number
.R576 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • India
  • India
  • India
  • Roberts, Adam
  • India
  • Social change
  • Economic development
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Roberts, Adam
  • Economic development
  • Economic history
  • Politics and government
  • Social change
  • Social conditions
  • Travel
  • India
Target audience
adult
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the relentless invention of modern India
Label
Superfast primetime ultimate nation : the relentless invention of modern India, Adam Roberts
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-296) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Preface: The wisdom of parrots -- Introduction: Superfast, Primetime, Ultimate, Nation -- Superfast: economy. View from a stopping train -- Argumentative Indians -- The Sonia and Singh show -- Bring back the Golden Bird -- Tech dreams and silver bullets -- Primetime: politics. Weaker families, stronger democracy? -- Seasons of scams -- Elections never end, but they improve -- India's women, India's men -- Tackling the tragedy of the commons -- Ultimate: abroad. Lifting an old curse from Pakistan -- A shadow cast from the East -- America calls -- Nation: home. Hindutva nation? -- Why Gujarat, 2002, still matters -- The power of mingling -- Liberals under pressure -- Conclusion: Party like it's 2047
Control code
ocn959263576
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xxi, 312 pages
Isbn
9781610396691
Lccn
2017006077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)959263576
Label
Superfast primetime ultimate nation : the relentless invention of modern India, Adam Roberts
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: The wisdom of parrots -- Introduction: Superfast, Primetime, Ultimate, Nation -- Superfast: economy. View from a stopping train -- Argumentative Indians -- The Sonia and Singh show -- Bring back the Golden Bird -- Tech dreams and silver bullets -- Primetime: politics. Weaker families, stronger democracy? -- Seasons of scams -- Elections never end, but they improve -- India's women, India's men -- Tackling the tragedy of the commons -- Ultimate: abroad. Lifting an old curse from Pakistan -- A shadow cast from the East -- America calls -- Nation: home. Hindutva nation? -- Why Gujarat, 2002, still matters -- The power of mingling -- Liberals under pressure -- Conclusion: Party like it's 2047
Control code
ocn959263576
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xxi, 312 pages
Isbn
9781610396691
Lccn
2017006077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)959263576

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