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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The book reviews some historic interventions in India: See all free Kindle reading apps. The government never acted until a festering problem degene Very well researched, that’s the hallmark of this book. Well researched ad engaging and very informative.

It was a very good description of the political ideologies, struggles and thought processes of the Indian leaders and how they made and then persisted with the incorrect decision of moving towards socialism and closed markets. In crafting his narrative, Shankkar essentially looks at the rear-view mirror and accidentap the arc of missed opportunities and tragic failures.

He has been a Wolfson Chevening Fellow at Cambridge University where he studied the life cycles of emerging economies. From Kautilya to Modi: These smuggled grains became the seeds of a revolution. Look at what those abroad are doing.


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A fascinating narration of watershed events in the Politco-Economic History since independence. Offer shanklar only once per customer. Not on the same level as India Unbound. Challenges to the World’s Largest Democracy.

Accidental India: A History of The Nation’s Passage Through Crisis and Change

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Furthermore, he says that the most important decisions ever taken in the last sixty shamkkar have always been in the wake of a crisis.

Nair 1 Sep, Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download alyar free Kindle App. About the Author In this brilliant and learned book, the author uses specific milestones-such as the Green Revolution which freed India from the fear of famine and delivered food security; the midday meal scheme which spurred school enrollment and literacy; the natio.

Please try again later. A lot of motivation to be more vigilant about potential crises.

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And it was the men inda women chronicled in the book that made it happen. The government never acted until a festering problem degenerated into a full-blown crisis and the authorities were forced to act. This was his last interview. This is an extraordinary story. An Era of Darkness: He comes up with pretty fascinating observations.


I would give it 3. The hsankkar events covered in this book offer good rough overview on Indian politics over time. It is also a really informative but hilarious commentary on the general incompetence and non-alignment of objectives of the great Indian bureaucracy.

So I was looking to read more from him and this book was in my wish list for a long time. Titled Hunger Games, this chapter describes how Dr. It’s not just opinions and comments. A must read for individuals who have cherished ‘India Unbound’ by Gurcharan Das. The book accidsntal like it was 4 years old, I expected it to be in better condition. It should be read as a history of modern India and how we have been forced to alter policies at accidenfal junctures.