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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9780753520741
  • Imprint: Virgin Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

India Booms

The Breathtaking Development and Influence of Modern India




WHAT WE ALL NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS RISING POWER

The ancient birthplace of some of the world's major religions and now a modern nuclear power, India is experiencing spectacular economic growth. In twenty-five years its population will overtake that of China, making it one of the most populous and rapidly-developing countries in the world. We all need to know more about this intriguing country.

John Farndon explores the changing face of modern-day India and its fundamental contradictions. The country is leading the world in cutting edge technology and research, but it is also home to 40 per cent of the world's malnourished children. It is a liberal democracy, yet its political processes are influenced by some of the most conservative religious ideas in the world. The booming economy is at times both global and archaic. Getting to the heart of these inconsistencies, Farndon gives a fascinating insight into the country as it is now and as it will be in the future, and reveals how the changes in India will affect us all.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9780753520741
  • Imprint: Virgin Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

About the Author

John Farndon

John Farndon is the author of many books on contemporary issues, including the bestselling Do you Think you are Clever? and The World's Greatest Idea (Icon Books). He also writes widely for children, including Do Not Open (Dorling Kindersley), and has been shortlisted four times for the Royal Society Junior Book Prize. He lives in Islington, London.

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Praise for India Booms

“Farndon's exploration of modern India is informative and enlightening”

Daily Mail


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