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“Superb. . . . The blend of anecdote, history, and economic analysis makes In Spite of the Gods an endlessly fascinating, highly pleasurable way to catch up on a very big story.”
—William Grimes, The New York Times

“Sophisticated and sympathetic. . . . Richly evocative. . . . Engaging. . . . [Luce's] sharp-witted prose brings today's India to life with insight and irreverence.” —The Washington Post

“[Luce's] research is formidable. . . . [In Spite of the Gods] is stunning in its breadth.” —The New Yorker

“Indispensable. . . . [Luce] is a keen observer.”
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About the Author

Edward Luce is the Washington commentator for the Financial Times and was previously the paper's South Asia bureau chief, based in New Delhi. He worked for two years as a speechwriter for former Treasury Secretary Laurence Summers. He studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at Oxford.


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  • Item Weight : 13.1 ounces
  • Paperback : 448 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1400079772
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1400079773
  • Dimensions : 5.14 x 0.93 x 7.97 inches
  • Publisher : Anchor; Illustrated edition (March 11, 2008)
  • Language: : English
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