India: From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond

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Arcade Publishing, 2006 - History - 392 pages
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At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, a new nation was born. It has 17 major languages and 22,000 distinct dialects. It has over a billion individuals of every ethnic extraction known to humanity. It has a population that is 32 percent illiterate, but also one of the worlds largest pools of trained scientists and engineers. Its ageless civilization is the birthplace of four major religions, a dozen different traditions of classical dance, and 300 ways of cooking a potato. Shashi Tharoors INDIA is a fascinating portrait of one of the worlds most interesting countriesits politics, its mentality, and its cultural riches. But it is also an eloquent argument for the importance of India to the future of America and the industrialized world. With the energy and erudition that distinguished his prize-winning novels, Tharoor points out that Indians account for a sixth of the worlds population and their choices will resonate throughout the globe. He deals with this vast theme in a work of remarkable depth and startling originality, combining elements of political scholarship, personal reflection, memoir, fiction, and polemic, all illuminated in vivid and compelling prose.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
A Myth and an Idea
7
Scheduled Castes Unscheduled Change
79
Of Indians and Other Minorities
112
Never Relinquished India
139
The Hindu Rate of Growth
159
Notes Toward
275
A Future Without Shock
322
Copyright

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Simply Arsh
Shashi Tharoor, a un diplomat and novelist, introduces his new book, India: From Midnight to the Millennium, as "not a survey of modern Indian history, ...
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India: From Midnight to the Millennium is a 1997 nonfiction book written by Shashi Tharoor. In his usual rambling style he covers India from its ...
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From Inside and Outside, A Portrait of India at 50 - New York Times
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India Perspective
The following is an excerpt from Shashi Tharoor's new book "India: From Midnight to the Millennium." Tharoor, currently the executive assistant to United ...
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Shashi Tharoor: The Next UN Secretary General?
His books include Reasons of State, The Great Indian Novel, Show Business and India: From Midnight to the Millennium (1997). ...
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Shashi Tharoor
India: From Midnight to the Millennium (1997), a historical commentary of India published on the 50th anniversary of India's independence. ...
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Review of The Great Indian Novel by Shashi Tharoor « Biju Parameswaran
... ‘India: From Midnight to the Millennium’. His ‘Nehru: The Invention of India’ is an objective examination of the life of India’s first Prime Minister. ...
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APPOINTMENT OF SHASHI THAROOR AS UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR ...
... The Great Indian Novel (1989), and India: From Midnight to the Millennium (1997), a study of Indian politics, society and economic development after ...
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Harvard International Review: Of Novels and Nations
His most recent book, Riot (Arcade Publishing, 2001), has won widespread praise, while his last book, India: From Midnight to the Millennium (Arcade ...
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