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Planet India : how the fastest-growing democracy is transforming America and the world / Mira Kamdar.

By: Kamdar, Mira.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Scribner, c2007Description: xi, 320 p. : map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781416551096 (pbk.); 1416551093.Subject(s): Social change -- India | India -- Social conditions -- 21st century | India -- Economic conditions -- 21st century | India -- RelationsDDC classification: 303.482540182109051 KAM Online resources: Table of contents only
Contents:
Life on Planet India -- Indians and Americans -- India imagines the future -- Retailing India -- 600,000 villages -- The cities -- The other India -- Power -- As goes India, so goes the world.
Summary: "India is everywhere: on magazine covers and cinema marquees, at the gym and in the kitchen, in corporate boardrooms and on Capitol Hill. Through incisive reportage and illuminating analysis, Mira Kamdar explores Indiaʼs astonishing transformation from a developing country into a global powerhouse. She takes us inside India, reporting on the people, companies, and policies defining the new India and revealing how it will profoundly affect our future -- financially, culturally, politically. The worldʼs fastest-growing democracy, India has the youngest population on the planet, and a middle class as big as the population of the entire United States. Its market has the potential to become the worldʼs largest. As one film producer told Kamdar when they met in New York, ʺWho needs the American audience? There are only 300 million people here.ʺ Not only is India the ideal market for the next new thing, but with a highly skilled English-speaking workforce, elite educational institutions, and growing foreign investment, India is emerging as an innovator of the technology that is driving the next phase of the global economy."--From source other than the Library of CongressSummary: While India is celebrating its meteoric rise, it is also racing against time to bring the benefits of the twenty-first century to the 800 million Indians who live on less than two dollars per day, to find the sustainable energy to fuel its explosive economic growth, and to navigate international and domestic politics to ensure Indiaʼs security and its status as a global power. India is the world in microcosm: the challenges it faces are universal -- from combating terrorism, poverty, and disease to protecting the environment and creating jobs. The urgency of these challenges for India is spurring innovative solutions, which will catapult it to the top of the new world order. If India succeeds, it will not only save itself, it will save us all. If it fails, we will all suffer. As goes India, so goes the world. Mira Kamdar tells the dramatic story of a nation in the midst of redefining itself and our world. Provocative, timely, and essential, Planet India is the groundbreaking book that will convince Americans just how high the stakes are -- what there is to lose, and what there is to gain from Indiaʼs meteoric rise.Summary: Includes information on advertising, agriculture, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Bombay, George W. Bush, caste, children, China, consumerism, culture, employment, energy, entertainment industry, environment, film industry, food, health system, Hindus, HIV/AIDS, immigrants from India, Indian Americans, information technology, Internet, management, Muslims, nuclear power in India, offshoring (outsourcing), Pakistan, politics, religion, retailing, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, technology, terrorism and terrorists, villages, water crisis, women, etc.
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Life on Planet India -- Indians and Americans -- India imagines the future -- Retailing India -- 600,000 villages -- The cities -- The other India -- Power -- As goes India, so goes the world.

"India is everywhere: on magazine covers and cinema marquees, at the gym and in the kitchen, in corporate boardrooms and on Capitol Hill. Through incisive reportage and illuminating analysis, Mira Kamdar explores Indiaʼs astonishing transformation from a developing country into a global powerhouse. She takes us inside India, reporting on the people, companies, and policies defining the new India and revealing how it will profoundly affect our future -- financially, culturally, politically. The worldʼs fastest-growing democracy, India has the youngest population on the planet, and a middle class as big as the population of the entire United States. Its market has the potential to become the worldʼs largest. As one film producer told Kamdar when they met in New York, ʺWho needs the American audience? There are only 300 million people here.ʺ Not only is India the ideal market for the next new thing, but with a highly skilled English-speaking workforce, elite educational institutions, and growing foreign investment, India is emerging as an innovator of the technology that is driving the next phase of the global economy."--From source other than the Library of Congress

While India is celebrating its meteoric rise, it is also racing against time to bring the benefits of the twenty-first century to the 800 million Indians who live on less than two dollars per day, to find the sustainable energy to fuel its explosive economic growth, and to navigate international and domestic politics to ensure Indiaʼs security and its status as a global power. India is the world in microcosm: the challenges it faces are universal -- from combating terrorism, poverty, and disease to protecting the environment and creating jobs. The urgency of these challenges for India is spurring innovative solutions, which will catapult it to the top of the new world order. If India succeeds, it will not only save itself, it will save us all. If it fails, we will all suffer. As goes India, so goes the world. Mira Kamdar tells the dramatic story of a nation in the midst of redefining itself and our world. Provocative, timely, and essential, Planet India is the groundbreaking book that will convince Americans just how high the stakes are -- what there is to lose, and what there is to gain from Indiaʼs meteoric rise.

Includes information on advertising, agriculture, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Bombay, George W. Bush, caste, children, China, consumerism, culture, employment, energy, entertainment industry, environment, film industry, food, health system, Hindus, HIV/AIDS, immigrants from India, Indian Americans, information technology, Internet, management, Muslims, nuclear power in India, offshoring (outsourcing), Pakistan, politics, religion, retailing, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, technology, terrorism and terrorists, villages, water crisis, women, etc.

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