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Books on India

Posted by kaushalkurapati on August 22, 2006

I chanced upon this blog post about Books on India and decided to list out some of the books listed by people in the comments of that blog post. So here is a lot of food for thought on India…

  1. Khushwant Singh’s collection of essays on India
  2. Chapter 8: “After the Permit Raj – India’s Awakening”, from “The Commanding Heights” by Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw.
  3. “Culture Shock! India” by Gitanjal Kolanad – how Indian society works.
  4. “Everybody loves a good draught”, by P. Sainath – IT outsourcing related.
  5. “The idea of India” — Sunil Khilnani
  6. “In the name of democracy” by Bipan Chandra – Emergency period in 1970s.
  7. “India 2020″ by APJ Kalam.
  8. Gurcharan Das’s “India Unbound” and “The Elephant Paradigm”.
  9. “India in slowmotion” by Mark Tully.
  10. “In Light of India” — Octavio Paz.
  11. “Empire of the Soul” – Paul William Roberts.
  12. “The Burdens of Democracy” by Pratap Bhanu Mehta.
  13. “The Best of R K Laxman”.
  14. “India’s Economic Reforms” – Jagdish Bhagwati.
  15. “The Age of Kali” - William Dalrymple.
  16. “The Argumentative Indian” by Amartya Sen.
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