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The age of aspiration : power, wealth, and conflict in globalizing India, Dilip Hiro

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The age of aspiration : power, wealth, and conflict in globalizing India
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The age of aspiration
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power, wealth, and conflict in globalizing India
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Dilip Hiro
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eng
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"Nearly four decades ago, Dilip Hiro's Inside India Today, banned by Indira Gandhi's government, was acclaimed by The Guardian as simply 'the best book on India.' Now Hiro returns to his native country to chronicle the impact of the dramatic economic liberalization that began in 1991, which ushered India into the era of globalization. Hiro describes how India has been reengineered not only in its economy but also in its politics and cultural mores. Places such as Gurgaon and Noida on the outskirts of Delhi have been transformed from nondescript towns into forests of expensive high-rise residential and commercial properties. Businessmen in Bollywood movies, once portrayed as villains, are now often the heroes. The marginal, right-wing Hindu militants of the past now rule the nominally secular nation, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as their avatar, one whose electoral victory was funded by big business. Hiro provides a gripping account of the role played by Indians who have settled in the United States and Britain since 1991 in boosting India's GDP. But he also highlights the negatives: the exponential growth in sleaze in the public and private sectors, the impoverishment of farmers, and the rise in urban slums. A masterful panorama, The Age of Aspiration covers the whole social spectrum of Indians at home and abroad"--
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Nearly four decades after Dilip Hiro's Inside India Today was banned by Indira Gandhi's government, he returns to his native country to chronicle the impact of the dramatic economic liberalization which ushered India into the era of globalization. India has been reengineered not only in its economy but also in its politics and cultural mores. Places such as Gurgaon and Noida have been transformed from nondescript towns into forests of expensive properties. Businessmen in Bollywood movies, once portrayed as villains, are now often the heroes. The right-wing Hindu militants now rule the nominally secular nation. Hiro provides a gripping account of the role played by NRIs in boosting India's GDP. He also highlights the negatives: the exponential growth in sleaze in the public and private sectors, the impoverishment of farmers, and the rise in urban slums
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Hiro, Dilip
Dewey number
330.954
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • India
  • India
  • Globalization
  • Social change
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Wealth
  • Political culture
  • Social conflict
  • East Indians
  • East Indians
  • HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia
  • East Indians
  • Economic policy
  • Globalization
  • Political culture
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Social change
  • Social conditions
  • Social conflict
  • Wealth
  • California
  • Great Britain
  • India
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adult
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power, wealth, and conflict in globalizing India
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The age of aspiration : power, wealth, and conflict in globalizing India, Dilip Hiro
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Publication
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"First published in India as Indians in a globalizing world, by HarperCollins Publishers India, Noida, 2014"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Gurgaon : Shining City with a Dark Underbelly -- Britain : A Magnet for Indian Companies -- The Indian Diaspora in America's Valley of Fortune -- The Scandalous Neglect of India's Agriculture -- Slums on the Rise -- Sleaze Grows Exponentially -- Maoists in the Mineral-Rich Heartland -- Innovations and Distortions of Indian Democracy -- Perspectives from the Grassroots -- Overview and Conclusions -- Epilogue
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ocn902657209
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
xvii, 381 pages
Isbn
9781620971307
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015013943
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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(OCoLC)902657209
Label
The age of aspiration : power, wealth, and conflict in globalizing India, Dilip Hiro
Publication
Note
"First published in India as Indians in a globalizing world, by HarperCollins Publishers India, Noida, 2014"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Gurgaon : Shining City with a Dark Underbelly -- Britain : A Magnet for Indian Companies -- The Indian Diaspora in America's Valley of Fortune -- The Scandalous Neglect of India's Agriculture -- Slums on the Rise -- Sleaze Grows Exponentially -- Maoists in the Mineral-Rich Heartland -- Innovations and Distortions of Indian Democracy -- Perspectives from the Grassroots -- Overview and Conclusions -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn902657209
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
xvii, 381 pages
Isbn
9781620971307
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015013943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)902657209

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