Vishnu's Crowded Temple: India Since the Great Rebellion

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Penguin Books Limited, May 29, 2008 - History - 576 pages
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There can be few more discussed countries in the world today than India. From being a seemingly closed off, economically stagnant part of Asia, with intractable problems of poverty and population, India has in a short space of time reached an astonishing level of growth, taking with China the lion's share of the benefits from post-Cold War globalization. In VISHNU'S CROWDED TEMPLE, Maria Misra has written the essential history to allow us to understand this extraordinary transformation.

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User Review  - Rushi - Goodreads

My rating: 4.25 / 5 Vishnu's Crowded Temple is an intriguing take on the history of modern India. As the title indicates, the book focuses on the politics of late British RAj in India and that of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Diane - Goodreads

Solid, well-written history of India from the mid-19th century Raj to the present day. This book is easily accessible to someone without much background knowledge of India, and covers a great deal of material in an engaging, scholarly way. Clearly very well researched. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Maria Misra is Lecturer in Modern History at Oxford University and a Fellow of Keble College Oxford. She presented a television series, called An Indian Affair, which was broadcast on Channel 4 and is the author of Business, Race and Politics in British India.

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