India Arriving: How This Economic Powerhouse Is Redefining Global Business / Edition 1

India Arriving: How This Economic Powerhouse Is Redefining Global Business / Edition 1

by Rafiq Dossani
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814474241

ISBN-13: 9780814474242

Pub. Date: 11/14/2007

Publisher: AMACOM Books

Once the jewel in the crown of the formidable British Empire, India has been surrounded by myth for years. After gaining independence in 1947, this often misunderstood country found itself faced with a new sense of freedom—and along with it, enormous burdens and challenges. While exotic, mysterious, and seductive, it has also become an economic force to be

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Once the jewel in the crown of the formidable British Empire, India has been surrounded by myth for years. After gaining independence in 1947, this often misunderstood country found itself faced with a new sense of freedom—and along with it, enormous burdens and challenges. While exotic, mysterious, and seductive, it has also become an economic force to be reckoned with. With the fourth largest economy in the world, the largest youth population on Earth, and a thriving middle class, India is the second most-preferred destination for foreign investment. But very few Americans truly understand what a rich and powerful country it has become—or its role as a global power, center of outsourcing, and potential partner with the United States.

From the country’s thriving film industry to its burgeoning high-tech industry as well as its attempts to stabilize its economy, India Arriving offers a fascinating glimpse into the real India, with all of its assets and all of its faults. Author Rafiq Dossani goes beneath the veil surrounding India and explores the many ways it has begun to emerge onto the world stage. He explores its birth as an independent nation and forces like poltical shifts, social reform, and education that have helped to shape a new India. Honest and revelatory, India Arriving provides a deeper understanding of a country that promises to be the next major player in the world economy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814474242
Publisher:
AMACOM Books
Publication date:
11/14/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Preface ix

1 India: Not What It Seems 1

2 Nehru’s India: The Rise of State Power 17

3 The Rise of States’ Power 31

4 The Diverse Outcomes of Federalism 47

5 Corruption 63

6 The English Language and India’s Future: Mental Workers or Metal

Bashers? 83

7 Walking on Water, or Getting into an IIT 93

8 India and the IT Industry 109

9 The Overseas Indian and the Multinational Firm in IT 123

10 Faith and Tolerance 153

11 The ABCD, NRI, and Other Species: Indians Living in America 187

12 The Stock Exchanges of India 199

13 Rural India 219

14 The Media in India 243

15 Different Approaches to Development? 255

Notes 273

Index 279

About the Author 291

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