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“A fascinating look at the transformation of India, with broader lessons on the upside and downside of progress.”—Booklist (starred)
“[A] Lively, anecdotal look at the people who have been vastly changed by the entrepreneurial explosion in India. . . . An honest, conflicted glimpse of a country.”—Kirkus
I wanted a view of contemporary India as free from Western bias as I could find and this did it for me. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gerald E. Connally
Nice roundup of some of changing India's current problems. The personal involvement of the author is evident throughout the book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by International Traveler
This is an ethnographic study of how the lives of common people are being impacted by contemporary economic development in India. Read morePublished 6 months ago by DeeAreSea
Akash Kapur in his recent book "India Becoming" examines the complexities of contemporary India. Kapur tells two major stories in his fascinating book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Gregg Chadwick
If you're into books that tell about culture through the eyes of people experiencing it, this is going to be a fun book for you.Published 8 months ago by Reyhan
I love reading a book whose pages end before my mind is done partaking in the story. Moments after finishing the last page of this book, I caught myself still staring at the cover,... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Lisa
I haven't traveled yet in India but have spent time in various parts of China and see the same issues and mixed feelings there. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Kathleen Salminen
This thoughtful, incisive read comes from the pen of Akash Kapur, the former columnist of the "Letter from India," which appeared regularly in the IHT. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Andy Orrock