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India Shastra

(2015)
A non fiction book by

 
 
This has been a time of unprecedented change in the country. The transformation of Indias politics, economy, foreign policy, media, civil rights, governance and a myriad other aspects of our society and government has been swift and disruptive, sometimes brutally so. Narendra Modi, the nations new Prime Minister and his Bharatiya Janata Party, dominate the political scene, as the Congress once did and are attempting to change the way we work, think, pray and conduct ourselves as citizens of the planets most populous democracy. There are signs that the nation is moving in directions that will benefit its people-the economy has begun to revive, its foreign policy appears to be purposefully pursuing a visible place in the world, polls show that a significant percentage of the nations youth are optimistic about the future, at the same time, there are serious concerns about the rise of majoritarianism and religious fundamentalism (Often, this is one and the same thing), a disquieting intolerance of * speech, dissent and religious freedom, moreover, there appears to be no end to corruption, hate speech, criminals in politics, terrorism, violence against women, bureaucratic lethargy, governmental incompetence, endemic poverty, environmental degradation and a host of other problems that India has been struggling to overcome for decades. What does the future hold Is the promise of good times a mere illusion Have we forgotten the democratic, humane, secular and liberal values that our founding fathers endowed us with Are high-speed trains and missions to Mars eclipsing the vital need to achieve universal literacy, eradicate poverty and provide food, shelter and health-care for all Shashi Tharoor, one of our most distinguished and insightful writers, attempts to answer these and other important questions and demystify the complex issues that have been thrown up by the ongoing transformation of the nation

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"I'm enthralled by the writing of Shashi Tharoor, his remarkable erudition and insight. For me, his work has been illuminating introduction to India." - Joseph Heller


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Hardback Editions

February 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: India Sutra: Reflections on the World's Largest Democracy in the 21st Century
Author(s): Shashi Tharoor
ISBN: 1-62872-716-0 / 978-1-62872-716-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
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1741 : Hardback
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Title: India Shastra: Reflections on the Nation in our Time
Author(s): Shashi Tharoor
ISBN: 9384067288 / 978-9384067281
Publisher: Aleph Book Company
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Audio Editions

February 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: India Shastra: Reflections on the Nation in Our Time
Author(s): Shashi Tharoor
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon