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Vishnu's Crowded Temple By Maria Misra

Vishnu's Crowded Temple by Maria Misra

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Summary

From being a seemingly closed off, economically stagnant part of Asia, with intractable problems of poverty and population, India has in a short space of time reached an astonishing level of growth, taking with China the lion's share of the benefits from post-Cold War globalization. This title offers an understanding of this transformation.

Vishnu's Crowded Temple Summary

Vishnu's Crowded Temple: India Since the Great Rebellion by Maria Misra

There can be few more discussed countries in the world today than India. From being a seemingly closed off, economically stagnant part of Asia, with intractable problems of poverty and population, India has in a short space of time reached an astonishing level of growth, taking with China the lion's share of the benefits from post-Cold War globalization. In "Vishnu's Crowded Temple", Maria Misra has written the essential history to allow us to understand this extraordinary transformation.

Vishnu's Crowded Temple Reviews

"An ambitious project. . . . Misra reveals how India has drawn most sustenance from its diversity and plurality." -- Soumya Bhattacharya "Observer" (11/04/2007)
"An enlightening and witty portrait of a lively democracy, peopled with fascinating characters. There could be no better introduction for anyone wishing to find out about modern India." -- Septimus Waugh "American Conservative" (04/21/2008)
"An accessible account of the history of India that brings the story right up to date. . . . To write a history in one volume on how modern India has evolved is a daunting task but one Misra has skillfully executed." -- Talat Ahmed "BBC History Magazine" (11/04/2007)

About Maria Misra

Maria Misra is Lecturer in Modern History at Oxford University and a Fellow of Keble College Oxford. She presented a television series, called An Indian Affair, which was broadcast on Channel 4 and is the author of Business, Race and Politics in British India.

Additional information

GOR002044344
9780140285314
0140285318
Vishnu's Crowded Temple: India Since the Great Rebellion by Maria Misra
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2008-05-29
576
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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