As a book on recent India, it’s one of the best, maybe the best, that I’ve read.
“As a book on recent India, it’s one of the best, maybe the best, that I’ve read – a mammoth amount of information, put together in a way that anybody can read.”
The Indian Economy
Kaushik Basu, Economist
“It gets right inside that period of the first few decades after independence in a way that I don’t think any other book does.”
Patrick French, Biographer
“This is a very detailed account of India over the past 60 years in one single volume. It is pro-Nehru, so it is a very secular view.”
Lord Meghnad Desai, Economist
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