Imagining India has ratings and reviews. Caroline said: Finished. At last! It’s taken me three weeks of slow, solid reading to get through this. Nandan Nilekani’s Imagining India presents a country whose place in modernity is not yet assured, finds Kenan Malik. A visionary look at the evolution and future of India In this momentous book, Nandan Nilekani traces the central ideas that shaped India’s past and.

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The one I found most amusing was about the time when Rajiv Gandhi asked Indian Railways to present data on spreadsheets and the Babus wrote it all on bed-sheets.

Notify me of new posts by email. It is a triumph of Democracy and consnsus as opposed to unilateralism which always seems to be more effective and invariably collapses at some time or other. Feb 03, Nikhil Mulinti rated it really liked it Shelves: Read more Read less. The book is content wise very rich and can probably be replace a text book on India, however it can be too tiring to complete because of information overload.

It presents the transition of the country from the Very well portrayed summary of India’s growth story. The stories from License-Permit Raj drive home the point that it wasn’t So this is where Rahul Gandhi gets his ammunition of “India is an nileknai.

It is worth every penny and then some.

If a single moment could be said to symbolise the contemporary transformation of India, it is probably the unveiling earlier this year of the Tata Nano car, the Indian-built super-cheap super-mini. He adopts a topical approach to elaborate the ideas that are in various stages of gestation. Further, he throws light on the impact of information technology on business and governance.

Though some facts are good but overall the flow of the topic is not nulekani beacuse of which user find himself hard to make any image of Certified BuyerMuzaffarpur.


You could take months and years and may be your entire life to read and learn from it and still have something left. The depth of awareness about INDIA, its problems, its people, its politicians, its policies this man possesses or has researched before writing this book is incredible. I am more inclined to assess the country in terms of its effectiveness in addressing social issues, and so far the country proves to be unsuccessful in this, regardless of the economic advancement shown.

We now have an immense advantage in terms of our superior demographics and skilled, english speaking population that can compete in the world job-market as well as a rising trend of private enterprises showing the way for bottom-up growth.

There has been new material added after a couple of years.

In Nilekanu Indiahe uses the global experience and understanding he has gained at Infosys as a springboard from which to discuss the future nandqn India and its role as a global citizen and emerging economic giant. Nilekani’s views as expressed in book relating to business ideas are very refined and that is very interesting to read also.

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This book is an absolute “must read” for all folks who are interested in where India has been, where they are now, and where they are headed. A lot of explanation. He discusses a raft of issues pertinent to modern India. Further, he throws ineia on the impact of information technology on business and governance.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Jun 10, Vadassery Rakesh rated it really liked it. Author goes on and on about India’s problems but offers little solution. Eventually, we can see that large proportion in the upper class is being made up by the upper castes, while the lower class is often associated with the lower castes.


Imagining India: Ideas for a New Century by Nandan Nilekani: review

Part III Fighting words is all about the current arguments, about literacy for example, and goes into great depth explaining why these arguments continue to drag India in their march towards reforms. However the great discovery is that Modi has implemented every single idea that Nandan has mentioned in this book. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The transformation of our nilemani of the role we can play in the world imaginong after the reforms.

The book tries not only to talk about the country from the viewpoint of an entrepreneur but talks about a few ideas on which the strength and future of our country solemnly depends. The point that he makes that though democracy does not always gives the best solutions it also has the imaginint to correct itself is ample reason why we must have it. The concept was new to me before reading this book.

Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation by Nandan Nilekani

India today is at cross roads having reaped rich dividends in the 20 years of economic reforms, complimented by the boon of Information Technology. Book shines on few aspects like giving an historical account of issues by accounting British India factor and also by providing innovative solutions. May 03, Ramakrishnan M rated it liked it. Slow, dense, circular, and repetitive. The book is unique blend of perspectives of various scholars from myriad fields and the authors vision to look at India in a changed face in the 21st century.

The author lays emphasis on the role played by the youth of the country in miagining development. Mar 23, Ranjith Raghunathan rated invia really liked it Shelves: