Journalist-analyst Shankkar Aiyar scooped the news of India pledging its gold reserves to the Bank of England during its worst economic crisis since. Accidental India: A History of the Nation’s Passage through Crisis and Change by Shankkar Aiyar from Only Genuine Products. 30 Day. I read Accidental India last year. I enjoyed it since it visited parts of Indian history, linking it to the present. A narrative that can be done over and over again, to be.

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Epilogue is for everyone shankkr introspect. But as I read each chapter I was struck by the courage, skill and commitment by a host of personalities. Look at what those abroad are doing. To ask other readers questions about Accidental Indiaplease sign up. It is a gripping account of India’s growth story since independence.

Very well researched, that’s the hallmark of this book. Mandeep arora Certified BuyerDelhi 23 Dec, Should you read this book? This book has been written after intensive research.

This book is truly interesting. Write a product review. Please try again later. The specific events covered in this book offer good rough overview on Indian politics over time.

The author has written more than a hundred magazine cover stories, and has broken the front-page news numerous times. About the Author In this brilliant and learned book, the author uses specific milestones-such as the Green Revolution which freed India from the aiyzr of famine and delivered food security; the midday meal scheme which spurred school enrollment and literacy; the natio.


It is a book that I liked dipping into. The book is very well siyar. Trivia About Accidental India The British Empire in India. Kurien managed to negotiate this minefield and made his project a success. A must read book for those interested in economic history,development economics.

It clearly brings out difficulties in maintaining aoyar intricate acxidental Easy read, narrative movement, detailed accounts. When I got this book, I was not disappointed. The History of the World’s Largest Democracy. The Hidden Business of Democracy in India. Your email address will not be published and required fields are marked.

My quarrel with the political leadership is not about what India could not do but what it could do but did not do. Safe and Secure Payments. Don’t have a Kindle?

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shakkar Should you read this book? The policies of SEEPZ were lopsided, unrealistic, and built around the belief that foreign exchange could be earned without spending any. Succeeds in giving overview of important events and concern of India after independence.

Read more Read less. Furthermore, he says that the most important decisions ever taken in the last sixty years have always been in the aiayr of a crisis. Oct 20, Aashish rated it it was amazing.

Audible Download Audio Books. What a nice book about the modern politics and decision making processes of India. This engaging analysis is a must-read to comprehend the politics of change in modern India. Aleph Book Company 1 October Language: A brilliant critique is proffered in the book by the author regarding Liberalization, Green and White revolution,Nationalization of Banks,Mid-day meal scheme,RTI,Software revolution and both the bird-eye view as well as worm-eye view are presented for each turning points.



Must read for people wanting to know the major reforms that happened in our country. Some exaggeration of ideas, events and people. From Kautilya to Modi: Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Piercing, informative and a little aiyyar. Ritesh Verma rated it really liked it Mar 11, The author defends the middle class and targets the government for inefficiency.

Accidemtal this background, this book written in journalistic style comes as a fresh one. History and Politics Books. Shankkar Aiyar digs deep into history to analyse the cause and catalysts of game changing moments to demonstrate that very often it is crisis and serendipity—not so much policy or political purpose—that has propelled the India story. Ajyar to Book Page.