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Elephant, the Tiger, and the Cell Phone: Reflections on India, the Emerging 21st-Century Power

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2012

    Looking for books

    B n N kindly offer more books on india..update pax indica by tharoor and india after gandhi by ramachandra guha..apologies if the post is irrelevant for the context but i am ignorant to communicate u through my new device in the right forum..also kindly suggest more books like discovery of india etc

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  • Posted July 27, 2010

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    If you already know something about India (and about cricket!) this book is a good one.

    I liked this book well enough, though the author is an inveterate India-booster. (But hey, I like India too). There are just three main defects of this book, the first and most important one of which is that it requires a fair amount of background knowledge on the part of the reader. I failed almost completely to understand the parts about cricket, unfortunately, and these comprise a not insignificant part of the book. Second, as said before, one of the book's main purposes seems to be to say how great India is. This gets a little tiring after awhile. Third, and also fairly unproblematic for me, was that Mr. Tharoor seems a bit conceited. He refers to his own works time after time, which of course is not necessarily bad, but he seems to regard them as models for everyone to follow. I could be wrong, of course, and if I am, I apologize abjectly to him. But as I tried to say earlier, these last two things shouldn't be much of a problem for the reader. Anyone with a reasonable amount of previous knowledge of India will enjoy this book.

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