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God Market: How Globalization Is Making India More Hindu

3.48 of 5 stars 3.48  ·  rating details  ·  31 ratings  ·  6 reviews
240 pages
Published (first published October 1st 2011)
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Akshay Hajare
The book is an interesting read. It proposes that with neo-liberal economic regime India(and even many other countries like US) are becoming more and more religious. In short, with globalization India is becoming more religious(Hindu).
The book tries to build on the hypothesis of temple-state-corporate complex that has developed in India post 1991 reforms by quoting results of various surveys. It also shows how the Indian State is colluding with the temple and the corporate sector to promote Hin
A good introduction to the temple-state-business complex. This book focuses on the increasingly Hindu stance being taken by the state and our sense of false pride in being the most "cultured" place on Earth. The book itself is well written. However, I would have liked it more if the author had considered some specific cases and described them in detail. I would ideally give this 4 stars and not 5. But I gave an extra star only because of the issue it has focused on. This is not an issue that has ...more
If ever a book was written so unabashedly one-sided, almost like a stooge from Congress, this would win hands down. It does not even make an attempt to write an impassive critique. Hinduism is made out to be a monster which can take over the other dogmatic religions simply because it is a way of life and not a monotheistic faith like others. What more, she keeps blaming the BJP government for regularization of hinduism in society when they were in govt for only 5 years and congress for the other ...more
Several insights offered but not persuasively taken to completion. Some of the key points seem inconclusive at the end of the argument. The fresh perspective on several facets of hinduism (and the challenges they pose) is valuable and thought provoking.
Although the book itself reads more like a research paper (for most parts), it does throw up interesting facts, information and of course thoughts to consider.
Suman Srivastava
It helps me understand a lot of what is going around in the world. Very insightful. A trifle academic and preachy in the writing style though.
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