In The Indian Renaissance - India’s Rise After A Thousand Years Of Decline, Sanjeev Sanyal examines the processes which contributed to over ten centuries of political, economical and social decline in India, and how India is trying to transform itself in the present century.
Summary Of The Book
The Indian Renaissance - India’s Rise After A Thousand Years Of Decline, is written from the perspective of India’s newest generation, who have arisen through this vast period of change. Sanyal begins his discussion by providing readers a candid portrait about India’s power, political influence, and economic prowess, as it was over ten centuries ago.
Readers are then guided through a brief, but detailed overview about the forces which contributed to India’s decline, in all sectors, over a period of ten centuries.
As the title suggests, Sanyal then looks at present day India. He states that the country is at the crossroads. India continues to face obstacles which it needs to address, so that future generations will benefit. Due to shifts in population demographics, rising literacy rates, and increased reliance on innovation and technological advancement, Sanyal states that India is once again at the brink of becoming an economically and socially powerful nation, which will ultimately transform the entire nation.
Towards the end of The Indian Renaissance - India’s Rise After A Thousand Years Of Decline, Sanyal leaves readers to ponder over whether the Indian people are ready to take certain risks in order to move forward.
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About Sanjeev Sanyal
Sanjeev Sanyal, is an author, environmentalist, economist and urban theorist.
Apart from The Indian Renaissance - India’s Rise After A Thousand Years Of Decline, he has also authored Land Of The Seven Rivers: A Brief History Of India's Geography.
Sanyal uses the narrative technique to present readers with an in depth and concise picture of India’s progress through the centuries.
Sanyal is a Rhodes Scholar, and was given the title of “Young Global Leader 2010” by the World Economic Forum at Davos. Currently he is the Global Strategist for Deutsche Bank.