India  - From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond

India - From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond  (English, Paperback, Tharoor Shashi)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin Random House India
    • Genre: History
    • ISBN: 9780143103240, 0143103245
    • Pages: 420
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    India: From Midnight to the Millennium and beyond is a book written by Shashi Tharoor that expresses the importance that India enjoys in the global scene and how the country will contribute to the developed world in the future. Tharoor explains India’s connection with some of the most important questions that the present world is facing. The book mentions that India houses one-sixth of the world’s population, a fact that increases the chances of Indians bringing about a change in the international scenario. Tharoor, through his book, also provides answers to questions related to democracy, inefficient political infighting, religious fundamentalism, pluralism and diversity among cultural and religious traditions, the introduction of Western consumer goods, and protectionism. He whips up a book based on his political scholarship, and adds a tinge of his own personal reflections and memories in constructing this polemic work.

    About the Author
    Shashi Tharoor
    , born in 1956 in London, is a member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies in London, the India International Centre in New Delhi, and the American PEN Center (SAJA). He obtained his BA in History from St. Stephen's College and pursued his PhD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He has worked for the United Nations since May 1978. He initially worked as the Special Assistant to the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations in New York. He has written many editorials, commentaries, and short stories through Indian and Western publications. Tharoor has also won many journalism and literary awards, including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. His other works include The Great Indian Novel, Pax Indica: India and the World In The 21st Century, Nehru: The Invention Of India, Riot A Novel, and The Five Dollar Smile. His bibliography includes several works of fiction, non-fiction, and even illustrated books.

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    Very Good

    It has much more info to who want to know about indias major past historical events
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    srivathsav naidu

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    The journey

    India's Journey from the midnight of 15th August to date in the words of former under secretary to the UN Shashi Tharoor. A book which has gained praise from none other than the great Amartya Sen. This must be a Must-Read. In the unique style of Mr. Tharoor using simple language this book flows like a river through the years of the history of our independant nation; both glorious and turbulent times. Nice portrayal of the times under Gentlemen Prime Minister Nehru to the Great Indira Gandhi t...
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    DHARMATEJAS PRASANNADAS

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    absolutely Beautifull..!!!

    A great book to read... have explained the events from 1947-2007... and in a stylish manner. i would only say that..it was a good buy..and flipkart as usual delivered it as fast it can..
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    Sudhir Kumar Singh

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    Jan, 2014

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    Highly recommended

    Excellent book from an erudite writer.For who wants to understand India growth from independence, this book is recommended. Every Indian must read this book.
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    Gopi Krishna Mathi

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    Oct, 2018

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    Good choice

    history of India after independence & details of liberalization of economy in 1991 .
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    Flipkart Customer

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    Really Nice

    Excellent book. Enhance your knowledge about the history of India after independence day.
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    Divyanshu Dixit

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    Reader's delight

    An honest and diplomatic point of view of an learned diplomat on the series of developments happened in India after independence.
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    Pratyush Kumar

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    Great product

    Astounding book. Was frightening in buy due to the havoc cause by the name of Shashi bcoz of his vocab, but it is ok to comprehend. Happy to have it in my bookshelves .
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    Best in the market!

    For getting knowledge and increasing vocabulary should read
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    Classy product

    Brilliant.
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    Q:Is this book is in simple english language ? As we know that Mr. Tharoor wrote book using hard words and hard language and Indian can't understand that ?
    A:To be honest, as u said Mr. Tharoor uses difficult words but it's still understandable.
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    Q:In any way, is this book biased like the entire book depends on mostly Congress era , can i expect genuineness in this book?
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    Q:How many pages??
    A:389 including glossary and index.
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    Q:Does the congress man in Shashi Tharoor pop up in this book?
    A:please check details on site
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