Imagining India has ratings and reviews. Caroline said: Finished. At last! It’s taken me three weeks of slow, solid reading to get through this. Imagining India (PB) by Nandan Nilekani from Only Genuine Products. 30 Day Replacement Guarantee. Free Shipping. Cash On Delivery!. 28 Jan Book Summary: Imagining India by Nandan Nilekani While rural India is still suffering from diseases like TB, malaria (due to poor healthcare).

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This book was relentless and boring.

Return to Book Page. As an IT billionaire, I was expecting a lot of IT’s contribution to Indian growth from him in this book, but to my surprise he nadnan a wide range number of subjects starting from Infrastructure to Environmentalism. At best China is an oligarchy that allows no opposition to put its views.

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But the positive side is we still have a chance to mould our people to keep the energy use minimum and yet maintain a decent life style, without wasting energy like the developed world do. In the second part, Nilekani describes how India’s progress, after it has adorned a new avatar, have automatically jettisoned the challenges we are facing in some key sectors. So this is where Rahul Gandhi gets his ammunition of “India is an idea. Jan 29, Nithin rated it really liked it.

Showing of 23 reviews. To see your saved stories, click on link hightlighted in bold. Changing realities of our families and oldage support systems, mainly due to the impact of economic growth on the joint family system, have made universal pension system all the nllekani an imperative.

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As an entrepreneur, he was one of the co-founders of Infosys. Author goes on and on about India’s problems but offers little solution. A nation that is a burgeoning knowledge power also has the largest number of school dropouts in the world. With its diverse culture and religions India is a mini World and what works here is most likely to work for the world as well.

He was quite silent when I told him that that all the development done by the British was nilekni served them in ruling India nildkani a colonial nliekani. This has ensured a chequered path to growth. The scope of the book is vast. He adopts a topical approach to elaborate the ideas that are in various stages of gestation.


Further, he throws light on the impact of information technology on business and governance. All IT companies insist on an engineering degree for entry into these organizations irrespective of the branch in which they graduate. In the first part of this book the author depicts how an entire country changed its mind on core beliefs. Feb 03, Nikhil Mulinti rated it really liked it Shelves: This gives us a golden chance to mitigate the environmental impact beforehand and still maintain the growth rate.

Imagining India charts the ideas that are crucial to India’s current infrastructure revolution and quest for universal literacy, urbanization, and unification; maps the ideological battlegrounds of caste, higher education, and labor reform; and argues that only a safety net of ideas from social security to public health to the environment can transcend political agendas and safeguard India’s economic future.

We had a short spell of emergency in but the global media and JP movement forced Congress to reinstall democracy in Read more Read less. The author covers seemingly trivial but hugely important for the Human Development Index, the availability of toilets in the country.

This is one of the few books i have read and this book has helped me in clearing many GD’s. In Indian cities, he brilliantly unwraps the crisis our urban areas are facing since independence, identifying that the marginalization of cities in our political theater as a root cause of this crisis. Healthcare While rural India is still suffering from diseases like TB, malaria due to poor healthcareurban India is already in a grip of lifestyle diseases obesity, diabetes.

The point that he makes that though democracy does not always gives the best solutions it also has the space to correct itself is ample reason why we must have it. Book shines on few aspects like giving an historical account of issues by accounting British India factor and also by providing innovative solutions.

Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation

Anonymous January 28, — 5: This disadvantaged and excluded population, who obviously seek upward mobility, turned towards caste based nxndan and government subsidies as their only hope. Though the book requires lot of attention and concentration while reading, the author’s own experiences and interactions with leading opinion leaders are very insightful. Caste discrimination aggravates the political and social ills and deepens inequality. Must for voracious readers.


It presents the transition of the country from the Indis well portrayed summary of India’s growth story. In one of the places talking about education he indicates that there has been a spate of engineering colleges that have come up in India and that the quality of these are going down day by day.

As India’s problems are creation of socialist ideas and Nehruvian Idea of India, Author as a Congress Party member can’t criticize or offer a solution without criticizing Socialist ideas. And the development of IT industry in late 80’s.

Would you like to see more reviews about this item? This book does not provide the solutions of the problems,which nanvan has described in very haphazard way. Nilekani’s views as expressed in book relating to business ideas are very refined and that is very interesting to read also.

India is a thought” from. India is deeply divided on the way forward on a variety of policies.

Technology, Globalization, Democracy, Language, Entrepreneurship, Industries, Business and Culture are all problems which we have accepted and concluded over the past fifty years. With Nandan Nilekani is not a professional writer.

However, I would still recommend it over other books on India as it is more relevant in context of business and economics than others. Get to Know Us. This book will prove to be a good read for the neo-liberal generation of Indians who have forgot the realities of India in their indiscriminate pursuit of material goals. Want to Read saving…. Customers who bought this item also bought. Start reading Imagining India: Though some facts are good but overall the flow of the topic is not there beacuse of which user find himself hard to make any image of Thus, not a very interesting book.