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The Billionaire Raj
SHORTLISTED FOR THE FT & MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018219Skickas inom 5-8 vardagar.
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE FT & MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018 A Financial Times Book of the Year and an Amazon Top 100 Book of the Year India's explosive rise has driven inequality to new extremes, with millions trapped in slums as billionaires spend lavishly and dodge taxes. Controversial prime minister Narendra Modi promised 'to break the grip' of the Bollygarchs, but many tycoons continue to thrive amidst the scandals, exerting huge influence over business and politics. But who are these titans of politics and industry shaping India through this period of breakneck change? And what kind of superpower are they creating? A vivid portrait of a deeply divided nation, The Billionaire Raj makes clear that India's destiny - prosperous democratic giant or corrupt authoritarian regime - is something that should concern us all.
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A colorful and revealing portrait of the rise of India’s new billionaire class in a radically unequal society India is the world’s largest democracy, with more than one billion people and an economy expanding faster than China’s....
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'Who are the Indian nouveau riche and what do they want? James Crabtree's The Billionaire Raj will prove the defining work on these questions. It is a must-read for anyone interested in wealth, inequality, India, or the evolution of capitalism.' -- Tyler Cowen, economist, blogger and author of <i>The Great Stagnation</i> 'A wonderful book! It artfully weaves together lively stories of India's billionaires while retaining a balanced perspective on the big picture of the rise of India. It is not easy to write contemporary history but Crabtree manages to get to the heart of the matter - the problem of India's state capacity and the need to reform the institutions of governance.' -- Gurcharan Das, author of <i>India Unbound</i> and <i>The Difficulty of Being Good</i> 'In this eye-opening rumination on wealth, power, and those who seek both...Crabtree brings a reporter's precision and flair to his story... An inside look into the corridors of power, this is an invaluable commentary on Indian democracy and the forces that threaten it.' * <i>Publishers Weekly</i>, starred review * 'James Crabtree distinguished himself as the most insightful journalist writing for the Financial Times from India. It is not surprising therefore that he has now written a book that offers a splendid overview of the issues that have been raised concerning India's spectacular growth since the reforms began in 1991. It is bound to become a classic.' -- Jagdish Bhagwati, author of <i>In Defense of Globalization</i> 'A fascinating look into the world of the Indian business elite...shedding considerable light on whether the country will sustain the miracle that is the Indian democracy or go the way of populism and authoritarianism as so many others have.' -- Dani Rodrik, Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard University, and author of <i>The Globalization Paradox</i> 'A lucid, detailed and at times epic account of the new India... A must-read for all those interested in the political and economic destiny of the subcontinent.' -- Robert D. Kaplan, author of <i>Monsoon</i> and <i>The Return of Marco Polo's World</i> 'Billionaire-watching may seem like voyeuristic fun, but it also provides serious insights about where a nation is headed. James Crabtree does just that in The Billionaire Raj, as he traces the incredible rise of India's new super-rich and everything they reveal about the state of India's political economy. Mixing colourful anecdotes with serious analysis, Crabtree's urgent book gives us far more than just vicarious thrills about India's new Gilded Age.' -- Ruchir Sharma, author of <i>The Rise and Fall of Nations</i> 'Crabtree's stylish writing and sharp insights bring to life the extremes of a country changing with bewildering rapidity, and one the world will find increasingly hard to ignore. The Billionaire Raj is an essential guide if you want to understand modern India, as you must.' -- Edward Luce, Chief US Commentator, <i>Financial Times</i>, and author of <i>In Spite of the Gods: The Rise of Modern India</i> 'An enlightening and engaging story of wealth and poverty in India, but also a sad indictment of the power of inequity in subduing and overwhelming its areas of success.' -- Amartya Sen, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics 'James Crabtree, once a hugely-admired star foreign correspondent, has transformed himself into a brilliant writer and analyst of the Indian super-rich. This timely, fascinating and eye-opening book is also - a rarity for a book about money - wonderfully witty and beautifully written.' -- William Dalrymple 'A nuanced portrait...chock-full of profoundly revealing vignettes from various corners of India's endlessly diverse society and economy.' * <i>New York Times</i> * 'A lively and valuable blend of the empirical and the anecdotal... The best parts of Mr. Crabtre
James Crabtree spent five years in India as Mumbai bureau chief for the Financial Times. He is now an associate professor of practice at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore. He has written for Wired, Foreign Policy, and The Economist, among other publications. @jamescrabtree