Democracy on the Road

Democracy on the Road

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On the eve of a landmark general election, Ruchir Sharma offers an unrivalled portrait of how India and its democracy work, drawn from his two decades on the road chasing election campaigns across every major state, travelling the equivalent of a lap around the earth. Democracy on the Road takes readers on a rollicking ride with Ruchir and his merry band of fellow writers as they talk to farmers, shopkeepers and CEOs from Rajasthan to Tamil Nadu, and interview leaders from Narendra Modi to Rahul Gandhi.

No book has traced the arc of modern India by taking readers so close to the action. Offering an intimate view inside the lives and minds of India's political giants and its people, Sharma explains how the complex forces of family, caste and community, economics and development, money and corruption, Bollywood and Godmen, have conspired to elect and topple Indian leaders since Indira Gandhi. The ultimately encouraging message of Ruchir's travels is that, while democracy is retreating in many parts of the world, it is thriving in India.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780241388075
BY (AUTHOR) Sharma, Ruchir
PUBLISHER : Penguin Books Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : February 28, 2019
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Allen Lane
LANGUAGE : English AGE : Tertiary Education
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 240 mm x 162 mm
WEIGHT : 649 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Economics, Finance, Business & Management
Society & Social Sciences
DESCRIPTION :
On the eve of a landmark general election, Ruchir Sharma offers an unrivalled portrait of how India and its democracy work, drawn from his two decades on the road chasing election campaigns across every major state, travelling the equivalent of a lap around the earth. Democracy on the Road takes readers on a rollicking ride with Ruchir and his merry band of fellow writers as they talk to farmers, shopkeepers and CEOs from Rajasthan to Tamil Nadu, and interview leaders from Narendra Modi to Rahul Gandhi.

No book has traced the arc of modern India by taking readers so close to the action. Offering an intimate view inside the lives and minds of India's political giants and its people, Sharma explains how the complex forces of family, caste and community, economics and development, money and corruption, Bollywood and Godmen, have conspired to elect and topple Indian leaders since Indira Gandhi. The ultimately encouraging message of Ruchir's travels is that, while democracy is retreating in many parts of the world, it is thriving in India.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780241388075
BY (AUTHOR) Sharma, Ruchir
PUBLISHER : Penguin Books Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : February 28, 2019
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Allen Lane
LANGUAGE : English AGE : Tertiary Education
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 240 mm x 162 mm
WEIGHT : 649 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Economics, Finance, Business & Management
Society & Social Sciences