BOOKS OF THE WEEK - 20th February 2015
By - Hindol Sengupta
ABOUT THE BOOK :
Recasting India" does just that--it recasts India in our imagination. Hindol Sengupta breaks every cliche about India from caste to class, gender and poverty and shows us, through imaginative, vivid storytelling, the outstanding efforts of little known people and how they are tackling India's most daunting challenges through the sheer dint of everyday enterprise. Hindol brings us, finally, with startling clarity the little appreciated real story behind the rise of India. This is business at its best."--Vijay Govindarajan, Coxe Distinguished Professor at Tuck at Dartmouth and WSJ and NYT Best Selling Author" """Recasting India" brings to the fore our nation's ever-progressing entrepreneurial streak. Hindol Sengupta powerfully steers the book with his lucid opinion on free enterprise in India and its potential to transform our socio-economic landscape. His expert use of language and a riveting storyline create an interesting reading experience. The author's research-led approach captures the imagination, making it a worthwhile read for both aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders."-- N. R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman, Infosys "As India transforms from traditional to modern, rural to urban, agrarian to industrial and old to young, this book offers a fascinating look at the change from below: as seen by the entrepreneur, the consumer and, above all, the ordinary citizen. The added attraction is the lucid and engaging writing style of the author."--Arvind Panagariya, Professor of Economics, Columbia University
ABOUT THE AUTHOR :
Hindol Sengupta is the Senior Editor for the Indian edition of Fortune magazine and the founder of India's only open-government nonprofit, the Whypoll Trust. He has worked as a political interviewer on Bloomberg TV and as an anchor and reporter with the Indian editions of CNBC and CNN. He is the author of The Liberals, which won praise from globally renowned economists and public policy experts like British Labour peer Lord Meghnad Desai.The online ideas platform IdeaMensch included him on its list of 33 global social entrepreneurs who make the world a better place.