By Pavan K. Varma
Within the twenty first century each 6th person should be Indian. India is especially with regards to changing into the second one biggest shopper industry on the earth, with a deciding to buy heart category numbering over part a billion.It is within the most sensible ten in total GNP. but at the very least two hundred million Indians stay desperately bad. Illiteracy charges are excessive. Communal violence is frequent; corruption endemic. Brides are nonetheless tortured and burnt for dowries; the caste method has misplaced little of its energy and none of its brutality.
How are we to make feel of those , it appears contradictory, photographs of India this present day? and the way do we triumph over the numerous misconceptions approximately India which are fed by way of the stereotypes created through foreigners and the myths approximately themselves projected by means of Indians? In Being Indian, Pavan Varma, whom the mother or father has known as 'one of the country's such a lot perceptive writers', demolishes the myths and generalisations as he turns his sharply observant gaze on his fellow countrymen to envision what fairly makes Indians tick and what they need to supply the realm within the twenty first century.
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Being Indian: Inside the Real India by Pavan K. Varma