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India Express: The Future of the New Superpower

3.52 of 5 stars 3.52  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  5 reviews
In evocative prose and with street-level reporting, Daniel Lak argues that India has become a global superpower because of its religion, caste, politics, and poverty, and not in spite of it. He looks presciently to the future, and concludes that the strength that democracy gives it means that India is much better positioned to sustain its newfound status than China, whose ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published September 2nd 2008 by St. Martin's Press
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This was an okay book. It took me a while to get into it. I don't think Lak is making a convincing enough argument that India will be the next superpower. He spends the entire book outlining all sorts of significant problems that India has (sanitation, poverty, illiteracy rates, ineffective and corrupt leaders, bad roads, pollution) but still declares that in a few decades India will not only overcome those problems, but get better than the rest of the world. I don't disagree that India has the ...more
Written by a (British? Canadian?) journalist, the book was a tad tedious at times, but it is informative in addressing the how and why of the citizens of India gaining ground in the world marketplace, with some colorful characters along the way. I learned much about the culture, but I found myself bogged down by the writing at times. The end projects India's potential future as an "Asian America," given that it's a liberal democracy.
Easy to read and a good initial overview of recent developments in India and gaps that need to be addressed if it is to move forward. Can be a bit cumbersome at times but it's short.
The Tick
He makes some good points in the early chapters, but he also makes some assumptions that weaken his case.
Umesh Kesavan
A typical foreigner's introduction to India.But nowhere near the works of Edward Luce or Patrick French.
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