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. Nandan Nilekani’s Imagining India presents a country whose place in modernity is not yet assured, finds Kenan Malik. A visionary look at the evolution and future of India In this momentous book, Nandan Nilekani traces the central ideas that shaped India’s past and.

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We need imaginjng such people to put forward their ideas. Jan anndan, Kaustubh Kirti rated it liked it Shelves: What is a Demographic dividend?

And his ideas on how to rectify the mistakes we did and continue to be doing. Anonymous January 28, — 5: Great Visionary and hope India becomes as he have dreamt. Proud to be an Indian. I would particularly recommend this for non Indians who will get an Objective,genuine and authentic story on India. Imagining India is a tryst with ideas.

I will recommend this book to each and everyone who dream about a better India and want to make some efforts in achieving the goal. A point which India has to improve upon before sending our man to the moon, along with the other nilkani like malnourishment and the skewed sex ratio.

He rightly detected the curiosity which any reader would have, and goes to explain a Nandan Nilekani certainly needs no introduction. Other topics covered include labour reform, caste politics, urbanisation, infrastructure, higher education, English language, and globalisation.

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The book surprisingly flows well i,agining with all the disparate topics. Nilelani speed of change is excruciatingly slow. After several weeks, I’m throwing in the towel.


Imagining India offers a visionary outlook about India and its burgeoning future through the eyes of its author Nandan Nilekani, who is an accomplished business leader. Against them are our self-imposed divide of reservation and caste based politics which counters every act of goodwill the government undertakes.

Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation

He talks about each idea and emphasizes its story of how much we have worked towards and what is still yet to be done. As a cofounder of Infosys, a global leader in information technology, Nandan Nilekani has actively participated in the company’s rise in the last fifteen years.

Regressive government policies failed to encourage Indian businesses from becoming globally competitive until very recently. Was he trying to expand on the idea of Friedman or did he sense a skewed image of India building up in global arena as an outsourcing hub.

With Nandan Nilekani is not a professional writer. As people have become more valued, so have cities. The book Imagining India is a very well structured and very well researched book. India is a thought” from. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Read more Read less.

Then it was late for one day as well. Or why is it that women want to be included into the fighting force while everybody protested when the army chief suggested one year of conscription service for the men to make up for the shortfall of the army? The key to ensuring that economic growth creates a more equal society, he argues, is to ensure access to resources for all, but does not explain how this might be possible, especially in an already deeply divided society.

The authors depiction of the white knuckle measures of family planning during the Malthusian hysteria of ‘s and the advantages of a demographic dividend with nadan double hump unique to our country are the topics I liked the most.


Jun 20, Caleb rated it did not like it. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. He writes this book on the basic premise that, it is not economic growth alone that decides the country’s future, also reform and innovation. Penguin Random House India Genre: In the end, he concludes by advocating indiia need for a ‘bazaar model’ of development, which is primarily a bottom-up approach with open systems. Lists with This Book. At best China is an oligarchy that allows no opposition to put its views.

The depth of awareness about INDIA, its problems, its people, its politicians, its policies this man possesses or has researched before writing this book is incredible.

Book Summary: Imagining India by Nandan Nilekani

One example was and is still, civic works in Bangalore. First chapter was a dull read, where he tried to give overall history of India but once he starts the historical monologue of each issue,reading becomes more insightful. Nilekani seems to be implying that the people are ready to move forward, only that the government is barricading them.

It was a treasure trove of insight into the way our country has developed, and with it, how the IT boom has happened. Yet, if the Nano gave us a glimpse of the miagining India, it also reminded us of the old. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

As an average reader on the road no where did I feel that the book was a monotonous economic survey stacked with figures to prove a point. Nandan Nilekani is not a professional writer.