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.
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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.Review:
"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)
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Book Description Penguin UK, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140285318
Book Description Penguin UK 2008-08-26, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 0140285318. Bookseller Inventory # Z0140285318ZN
Book Description Penguin UK. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140285318. Bookseller Inventory # Z0140285318ZN