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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Review: Vishnus Crowded Temple: India Since The Great Rebellion

User Review  - Ross Cohen - Goodreads

Misra's prose is crowded, but her ideas are compelling. Anyone looking to understand India from the decline of the Raj to modern times would do well to undertake this read. Read full review

Review: Vishnus Crowded Temple: India Since The Great Rebellion

User Review  - Vishal V - Goodreads

This is a book that belongs in your collection, its weaknesses and shortcomings notwithstanding; a book that helps us understand, or at least get an insight into why and how we Indians are what we are ... Read full review

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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