'Pallavi Aiyar's work stands out for its freshness, charm and keenperceptions, expressed with honesty, fairness and empathy ... Everyonewith any interest in China should read this book' - Business StandardIndia and China share a 3500 km border and have interacted with each other forover 2000 years. It is remarkable then that their people know so little of eachother: what they think, how they live, their language, customs and philosophy.Or even their cuisine.Very much the average Indian in her knowledge of China when she set out forBeijing in 2002, Pallavi Aiyar soon became intrigued by the country and its strangemix of material prosperity and authoritarianism. As she compares it with India'sexperience of development, Pallavi Aiyar provides a perceptive analysis of thestrengths and weaknesses of the process in both countries.An intimate look at a society undergoing relentless change, Smoke and Mirrors:An Experience of China destroys many cliches even as it opens new gatewaysthrough the Great Wall of China.
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September 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
|Title: Smoke and Mirrors|
Author(s): Pallavi Aiyar
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India
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