Imagining India has ratings and reviews. Caroline said: Finished. At last! It’s taken me three weeks of slow, solid reading to get through this. Nandan Nilekani’s Imagining India presents a country whose place in modernity is not yet assured, finds Kenan Malik. A visionary look at the evolution and future of India In this momentous book, Nandan Nilekani traces the central ideas that shaped India’s past and.

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Taking cue from his arguments it is telling the people that if you want anything to be done force the government to do it.

Even though the certificate entitles the holder with certain privileges- the access towards educations and jobs that are reserved based on caste reservation system, the certificate appears to wrongly legitimize this very type of discrimination.

The twin problems have to be handled simultaneously. Detailed notes for reference and timeline of key events at the end of the book are resourceful.

Very well portrayed summary of India’s growth story. At best China is an oligarchy that allows no opposition to put its views. What is a Demographic imagiing Govt officers can’t be held accountable for any delay in project or mismanagement of the projects.

Being a man from the Information Technology sector, he stresses nilekwni importance and the role played by the sector in the various segments of economy – a funny incident being, a State bank union opposing the computerization of banks on the pretext of people losing jobs. The authors depiction of the white knuckle measures of family planning during the Malthusian hysteria of ‘s and the advantages of a demographic dividend with a double hump unique to our country are the topics I liked nilekanj most.


Badly planned urban agglomerations and slums are a consequence of these bad policies. Read Edward Luce’s book. See all 4 reviews. The book simultaneously fills one with optimism about India’s potential to become an economic powerhouse and laments the lack of initiative being taken.

He really comes across as having his finger on the pulse. Nilekani nnadan been written about in the New Yorker magazine.

Certified BuyerBengaluru. First chapter was a dull read, where he tried to give overall history of India but once he starts the historical monologue of each issue,reading becomes more nklekani. A collection of the best contributions and reports from the Telegraph focussing on the key events, decisions and moments in Churchill’s life.

As India’s problems are creation of socialist ideas and Nehruvian Idea of India, Author as a Congress Party member can’t criticize or offer a solution without criticizing Socialist ideas. Yes, the author talks about ideas but not without instances and stories. Thus, not a very interesting book.

Book Summary: Imagining India by Nandan Nilekani

Sankalp Wadhwa 31 Dec, How Tata’s and Birla’s emerged. Well the book takes you by surprise. Imagihing FT – Mckinsey business book nancan the year nominee in my shelf! The narration is intersting and makes for easy reading. The problem with the outside world was that Pakistan had raised the Kashmir bogey for so long nilkani they failed to see that India had left that nation way behind on practically every front.

His wife is Rohini, and they have two children. You could take months and years and may be your entire life to read and learn from it and still have something left. Indi the book talks more about globalisation, world trade, business, political red tape and education it misses in pointing out a few problems more central to Ind Imagining India is a tryst with ideas. We had a short spell of emergency in but the global media and JP movement forced Congress to reinstall democracy in English Choose a language for shopping.


With this unparalleled experience, the author presents an ‘idea based approach’ towards our various challenges without failing to give solutions to them.

Highly recommend that everyone buy and read it. In the second part, Nilekani describes how India’s progress, after it has adorned a new avatar, have automatically jettisoned the challenges we are facing in some key sectors.

Positive attitude towards globalization From the initial fear of globalization leading to colonialism to globalization which provides more opportunities, improves the standard of living and eliminates poverty Ideas that are in progress People are already aware of these and completing them is now a matter of time. Book shines on few aspects like giving an historical account of issues by accounting British India factor and also by providing innovative solutions.


Book Summary: Imagining India by Nandan Nilekani

Nandan Nilkani has proved that he is not only a beneficiary of the IT boom, but an asset for India in the true sense. Overall, the book is divided into four sets of ideas, that have arrivedthat are in progressthat are still being debated and finally, that have yet to become part of public debate.

The last part is most refreshing.