Vishnu's Crowded Temple: India Since the Great Rebellion

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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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' Vishnu's Crowded Temple - full of her extraordinary collection of anecdotes - is every Indophile's dream' -- Businessworld

'In this thought-provoking book, Misra shows with verve just how India is learning to make a virtue of its astonishing diversity' -- Lucy Moore, Daily Telegraph

'Like a breath of fresh air ... fascinating ... Misra writes quite splendidly'
-- Chendak Sengoopta, Independent

'Masterly ... packed with information, engagingly written and often bracingly maverick in its interpretations' -- Independent

'Tells its story with panache and elan ... with a sure grasp of the rhetoric of history telling' -- Barnita Bagchi, The Statesman

About the Author:

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.

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