James Crabtree - The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through India's New Gilded Age — in conversation with Rachel Martin

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Today India’s economy is expanding faster than China’s, but the bulk of the new wealth—some 60% of it—has gone to just 1% of the population. In this eye-opening look at India’s radically unequal society and what it could mean for the country’s future, Crabtree, former Mumbai bureau chief for the Financial Times, shows us the lives of the “Bollygarchs,” whose wealth, conspicuous consumption, and political connections suggest an Indian Gilded Age. He also tours impoverished villages and attends mass political rallies, charting the social consequences of a new boom-and-bust cycle, and asking whether India can sustain its democracy given the pressures pulling it apart.

 

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Non Fiction
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$28.00
ISBN: 9781524760069
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Published: Tim Duggan Books - July 3rd, 2018

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