Journalist-analyst Shankkar Aiyar scooped the news of India pledging its gold reserves to the Bank of England during its worst economic crisis since. Accidental India: A History of the Nation’s Passage through Crisis and Change by Shankkar Aiyar from Only Genuine Products. 30 Day. I read Accidental India last year. I enjoyed it since it visited parts of Indian history, linking it to the present. A narrative that can be done over and over again, to be.

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A gentleman whom I met some years ago, but this chapter brings out the unwavering support Kurien had despite the blocks set up by politicians and academics. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The lucid and simple narration of interesting events, especially the strategies and tactics used to achieve various goals makes it difficult for you to put the book down.

Read it to know how far we have come, and how much farther we could have gone. It should be read as a history of modern India and how we have been forced to alter policies at critical junctures.

See all 13 reviews. India’s War in Bastar. The author has shortlisted seven game changers, and he deconstructs each one of them to explain to readers that India has missed many opportunities in every decade.

Kautilya to the 21st Century. I hope that one day, as a nation, we would appreciate and celebrate the achievements of those unknown Shankkzr officers and department secretaries through our course books, films and documentaries. Pilgrim Nation by Devdutt Pattanaik Related. He gives credit where it is due, esp acccidental modern readers least expect read chapter on RTI. Nov 10, Raghubansh Mani rated it liked acidental.

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But as I read each chapter I was struck by the courage, skill and commitment by a host of personalities. Aiyar has analyzed every Budget since I would give it 3. India has never been a good crisis manager but a nation that has always taken the bull by its horns when no other option remained viable. We rely on a handful of authors to understand what transpired post Aleph Book Company 1 October Language: Aug 07, Sarthak rated it really liked it.

He has been a Wolfson Chevening Fellow at Cambridge University where he studied the life cycles of emerging economies.

Accidental India: A History of The Nation’s Passage Through Crisis and Change

The book shows that these came about because of accidental crises, instead of careful planning. Then you can aaccidental reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.

Nair 1 Sep, Here’s how terms and conditions apply. He lists out various examples to prove his point. Books by Shankkar Aiyar. Refresh and try again. A brilliant critique is proffered in the book by the author regarding Liberalization, Green and White revolution,Nationalization of Banks,Mid-day meal scheme,RTI,Software revolution and both the bird-eye view as well as worm-eye view are presented for each turning points.

Though it is the first time I read Mr. The author is fair in stating d facts and offers intelligent opinions despite being critical. It clearly brings out difficulties in maintaining the intricate balance Jul 30, Virat Sharma rated it it was amazing Shelves: The specific events covered in this book offer good rough overview on Indian politics over time.


Maybe it should be pitched at schools for their libraries too. Also liked d no nonsense style and d purposeful flow unlike d trend of light books nowadays. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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Even the epilogue of this book is a classic with some shocking statistics. Want to Read saving…. No this is not just right wing propaganda but a An exceptional review of India and how we got here Didn’t expect this from Flipkart.

But lots of facts, that too properly attributed with footnotes. The author has written more than a hundred magazine cover stories, and has broken the front-page news numerous times.

Accidental India: A History of The Nation’s Passage Through Crisis and Change by Shankkar Aiyar

Accidentxl book in terms of imformation and facts. A Feast of Vultures: And so in this racy book, Shankkar chronicles the misguided policies, the misbegotten results and then the final acceptance of a rational solution after trying every other irrational option. When I got this book, I was not disappointed.