[India From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond] E–pub Ë Shashi Tharoor

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Read India From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond Summary Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Shashi Tharoor Shashi Tharoor ☆ 0 Summary So affect America and the West in the 21st century now available in paperback with a new preface by the authorAuthor Biography Shashi Tharoor was born in London an. Pongalswamy said When I was a kid I used to hear my father and his friends discussing two topics cricket and politics I liked cricket But I could never make head or tail of politics Now that I have attained my father s then age I find myself talking with my friends two topics cricket and politicsAh Politics India s biggest timepass Switch to any news channel It will be the politicians and their archaic views will be the talking points In order to have a wholesome understanding of what is happening in the present we need to understand the past And that s why I have developed a keen interest in the political history of post independent India Tharoor s India From Midnight to Millennium is an effort in that lineBut a bit disappointing I would say What this book lacks is a structure a theme It reads like a mess resulting from information diarrhea Tharoor s well read well travelled cultured intellect is evident in each page but also it presents his confused opinions vacillating between nationalistic optimism and west bound cynicism The non linear depiction of political history also demands a good deal of prior knowledge that might induce yawn in a novice reader No No I am not suggesting the book is avoidable Some of Tharoor s hard hitting criticisms as well as constructive optimism are really impressive But I would strongly suggest to read Guha s India after Gandhi before you attempt this one

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Read India From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond Summary Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Shashi Tharoor Shashi Tharoor ☆ 0 Summary D educated in India and the United States Tharoor is undersecretary general for communications and public information at the United Nations He lives in New York Ci. I ve mixed feelings about this book Shashi Tharoor definitely has a great flair for the English language But his wordinessverbosity in this book can sometimes be just annoying While I did note down some of the anecdotes or authors that Shashi Tharoor pointed out I didn t really find any original ideas It felt like a hodgepodge of liberal and patriotic ideas written in a sophisticated manner Don t get me wrong I do agree with his sentiments But I just feel a little let down since the book didn t really challenge any of my preconceived notions or perspectives The book serves as a nice summary of Indian politics over the last few decades He does cite several authors and analysts whose work might be interesting I intend to check that out The chapter with Charlis was heart warming Overall a decent read

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Read India From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond Summary Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Shashi Tharoor Shashi Tharoor ☆ 0 Summary One of the best in a generation of Indian authors New York Times Book Review shows how the challenges facing the world's largest and most diverse democracy will al. If India would ve been a living lady this book would ve been her personal diary I gave 5 stars to this book I only do this with those books which change my life Forget about all the information and knowledge that you would derive out of this masterpiece the real gist of it lies in the astute observational inferences which goes a mile further by not only giving a realistic picture of India and its evolution but also by explaining the reason behind it Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny and now that time comes when we shall redeem our pledge not wholly or in full measure but very substantially At the stroke of the midnight hour when the world sleeps India will awake to life and freedom With these words our country woke up to freedom and with freedom a whole new direction and dreams with a diefied guide none other than Mr Nehru But the principle error in diefying a human being or an organisationINC for that matter is that the very act of dissent becomes sacrilegious It has often been observed that bad experiences teach wrong lessons and in this case it was India s perception of capitalistic traders turning into rulerscolonialism which pushed it towards the embrace of soviet model of socialism Our leaders could only see the euitable distribution of jobs food and prosperity but they turned a blind eye towards excessive controls overegualtion and parochialism of the ideology 40 years of continued socialistic practises created an India which was unheard of in the ancient historical and mythological books a corrupt immoral society which only desired to have power and pelf Let s see how did this happenThe basic assumption of socialism is that government holds the interest of its people above everything and based on that logic it should ve control over all the major components of an economy which includes sectors like mining petroleum etc Now whatsoever minuscule amount of private entrepreneurship which was mushrooming was nipped in the bud under stupid regulatory rules like to produce and reinvest their profits they had to seek permission of the government Rather than focusing on self improvement and innovation government offices became new temples for the entrepreneurs officials became the gods and wishes were of licenses and uotas In time as Indian culture has always been an epitome of we endured We realised that rather spending energy on creative endeavours it s easier to gratify the needs of government officials as well as democrats Unfortunately decades of practise in managing government has led to a severe decline in creative energies of Indian population as it lost the very importance utility and relevanceIt may seem to one that our country is doomed now and there s no hope and some would even say that s the popular opinion even among the natives Is it so Plenty of tomes can be found on how congress should ve proceeded but that is something we came upon after the post mortem didn t we If only there was a pre mortem maybe the course of the history of our country would ve had spanned out differently But there is one thing that congress did which it hardly gets credit for It represented a multi cultural India united and even proud of the diversity but as we know that it is an unfortunate weakness of a democracy that it cannot specify the time period in which it can deliver on to the promises to every community which eventually leads to the disenchantment of democracy and engenders sectarianism Since then or less it has always been about which community is moving forward and at which community s expense Religious fundamentalism has taken its roots and is fostering at an alarming rate An interesting interpretation of Hinduism is enunciated by Mr Tharoor in this book which says that Hinduism is the only religion in the world which has not claimed to be the only path to attain salvation doesn t consider itself to be infallible and establishes the concept of dualism that encapsulates life in a circle Now to uote the rainbow parts since all the dirt has already been amply described of the India since independence What we really miss out on as we are really not looking for it is that while we continuously focus on what could or should ve been done when there was time or opportunity but we really did endure that Despite of all the negativities that impeded our growth emergency corruption politicisation etc we have still remained a shining star in the subcontinent even though our shine kept flickering now and then but it remained there Literacy self sufficiency in case of food private entrepreneurship are some of the major highlights post liberalisation which has brought India onto the global map and there are various ways in which we can continue these series of miracles But in my personal opinion the best method is through education be it social awareness giving a fillip to creative forces of the natives sex education and what not Nothing works better than education What we can really do is that work on the nuances of education by edifying people as to what consists of education and how really can it help and this includes examples like spreading awareness regarding certain laws like women cannot be kept in jails after sunset and can only be arrested by a woman officer financial literacy like helping people to open up Demat accounts and start through safe trading in government bonds then stock markets educating people in tax laws like capital bonds which can save capital gain tax upto 50 lac Hope is a toxic intoxication they say but I relate it to an elixir named felix felesis mentioned in Harry Potter which means liuid luck Our country is rapidly changing from a place where Anything is possible to be imbibed by peopleunfortunately even the bad habits of intoxication to a place where People cannot be trusted with their own freedom I cannot provide you with any statistical data but just a humble apprehension that if we fail to take action now our posterity won t be kind towards us Especially with the current pace of intolerance that is growing Someone has rightfully saidMr Tharoor History is its own revenge How Don t worry our posterity will let us know


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    Summary Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Shashi Tharoor Shashi Tharoor ☆ 0 Summary [India From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond] E–pub Ë Shashi Tharoor If you like non fiction and can read about India and its political history from a 400 pages book then this book is for you Its largely written from the view point of an expatriate Indian a Keralite and that of a Hindu It was uite surprising for me as I never thought of Shashi Tharoor having such a patriotic inside view of India as he had spent most of the time outside it Even when he speaks about Kerala its as if he has

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    [India From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond] E–pub Ë Shashi Tharoor If India would've been a living lady this book would've been her personal diary I gave 5 stars to this book I only do this with those books which change my life Forget about all the information and knowledge that you would derive out of this masterpiece the real gist of it lies in the astute observational inferences which goes a mile further by not only giving a realistic picture of India and its evolution b

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    Shashi Tharoor ☆ 0 Summary Summary Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Shashi Tharoor [India From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond] E–pub Ë Shashi Tharoor India from Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond by Shashi Tharoor was in many ways disappointing It is not the overall readability of the book or of the topics covered or of the beauty of the language used ; but it is the lack of expected depth of the book which gives that impression And especially when its title makes one assume that it must cover the whole of Independent India’s historyNo one can deny th

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    Read India From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond [India From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond] E–pub Ë Shashi Tharoor Shashi Tharoor ☆ 0 Summary It has been over a decade since Shashi Tharoor had written this book the book seems to work in bits and pieces Hard hitting in places but does not sustain the flowDivided Pluralism is the backbone of the novel ra

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    [India From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond] E–pub Ë Shashi Tharoor Pongalswamy said When I was a kid I used to hear my father and his friends discussing two topics cricket and politics I liked cricket But I could never make head or tail of politics Now that I have attained my father's then age I fin

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    Read India From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond Summary Ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Shashi Tharoor Shashi Tharoor ☆ 0 Summary Here is what I will take away from this book 1 Tharoor's understanding of Hinduism and his well reasoned arguments that justify why Hindu nationalists are actually disloyal to the very religion they claim to uphold 2 His view of India as an e

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    [India From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond] E–pub Ë Shashi Tharoor Tharoor a gifted writer takes us on tour of India's economy politics caste system and religious beliefs in the post Gandhi periodHe conveys the message of India's harmonious pluralism while simultaneously expressing his understandable cynicism towards Hinduism and Indira Gandhi Most of his insights are very accurate for this vibrant country w

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    [India From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond] E–pub Ë Shashi Tharoor Read India From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond I've mixed feelings about this book Shashi Tharoor definitely has a great flair for the English language But his wordinessverbosity in this book can sometimes be just annoying While I did note down some of the anecdotes or authors that Shashi Tharoor pointed out I didn't really find any original ideas It felt like a hodgepodge of liberal and patriotic ideas written in a sophisticated manner Don't get me wrong

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    Read India From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond Shashi Tharoor ☆ 0 Summary [India From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond] E–pub Ë Shashi Tharoor This is one of the best books I've read about India I had been meaning to read something on post independence India for a long time and this book did not disappoint The author makes a great case for democracy pluralism and unity in diversity while at the same time explaining how India has evolved to its current state since independence Roots of many things in Indian politics society economy etc which my generation tak

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    Read India From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond Shashi Tharoor ☆ 0 Summary [India From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond] E–pub Ë Shashi Tharoor Shashi Tharoor the man with the foreign accent the snob who called us economy class travellers cattle class a pseudo secul

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  • Paperback
  • 392
  • India From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond
  • Shashi Tharoor
  • English
  • 03 October 2019
  • 9781559708036