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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (118 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mira Kamdar Narrator: Shelly Frasier Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2007 ISBN: 9781400173778
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A lively, indispensable, cutting-edge exploration of our stake in India’s gambit to transform itself from a developing country into a global powerhouse in record time. With in-depth research, interviews, and provocative analysis, Mira Kamdar offers a penetrating view of India and its cultural and economic impact on the United States and the world. From Bollywood to the Indian diaspora to India’s effect on global politics, she reports on the people, companies, and places shaping the new India.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Mira Kamdar takes the seemingly endless historical and cultural cross currents of India and weaves them together into a story that bears on the whole world. She combines her admiration and affection for India and its people with a keen eye for its contradictory impulses, taking readers deep inside an India that is fighting for modernity on its own terms, but also changing, for good and ill, in response to dynamics beyond its control. Indians, both within and outside their country, are changing the fates of people everywhere. Planet India is our planet.”

    Ted Fishman, author of China Inc.

  • “This book is an absolute MUST read. It’s by far the best book on India and globalization to date and on top of that it’s a fun read.”

    Clyde Prestowitz, author of Rogue Nation and Three Billion New Capitalists

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bjorn Hardarson | 12/19/2013

    " "great book by my Linkedin friend Mira Kamdar on the new rising India" "grat book on the new rising India" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 12/13/2013

    " I don't read as much non-fiction as I strive to, but this was a gift - and a great one, at that! Very timely - very fascinating - It was nice to read after I visited India for the first time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melisa | 7/25/2013

    " The writing wasn't super compelling but the subject matter was. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taylor Kate Brown | 7/19/2013

    " If you can get past the first two chapters of a rehearsal of Most Awesome Facts of India's Awesomeness, it is a good overview of a very complicated country. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kandyce | 5/21/2013

    " interesting enough, but lots of statistics and three letter acronyms. it didn't change my life- i didn't finish it, and i don't feel like i need to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janel C. | 11/19/2012

    " I learned so much about India and U.S./Indian relations in this fascinating book. The author conducted hundreds of interviews all over India and gives anecdotal evidence to support her empirical claims about India's future. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 8/29/2012

    " I'm really happy about this book so far. It's a survey of modern India and its indicativeness (not a word, I know) of global change, much of it positive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Persis | 8/24/2012

    " A bit too optimistic about India's place in the world, but good random facts scattered throughout. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristina | 5/3/2012

    " A great up-to-date source for information on India. Tons of statistics and quotes from a myriad of sources. A surprising amount of information on the entertainment industry. Overall, a balanced view of modern India. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Julian Haigh | 6/12/2011

    " It's written like an overly slick government-sponsored pamphlet on the importance of India. Either that or an overly extended crappy Newsweek article. Dropping names on every page, just seems to show how biased this book is - I'm never reading another Mira Kamdar book again. Waste of time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kandyce | 9/14/2010

    " interesting enough, but lots of statistics and three letter acronyms. it didn't change my life- i didn't finish it, and i don't feel like i need to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taylor Kate | 3/27/2009

    " If you can get past the first two chapters of a rehearsal of Most Awesome Facts of India's Awesomeness, it is a good overview of a very complicated country. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Magpie Ima | 2/15/2009

    " The writing wasn't super compelling but the subject matter was. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Persis | 10/17/2008

    " A bit too optimistic about India's place in the world, but good random facts scattered throughout. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 4/6/2008

    " I don't read as much non-fiction as I strive to, but this was a gift - and a great one, at that! Very timely - very fascinating - It was nice to read after I visited India for the first time. "

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About the Author

Mira Kamdar is an award-winning author who writes in both French and English. Her books have been translated and published in over a dozen editions around the world. She provides analysis on breaking international news for leading broadcast and print outlets, and is regularly invited to speak for community, university and business audiences. She divides her time between New York, Paris and New Delhi.

About the Narrator

Shelly Frasier has appeared in many independent film and theater projects in Arizona and Southern California and has done voice-over work for commercials and animation projects. She trained at the Groundlings Improv School in Hollywood and South Coast Repertory’s Professional Conservatory in Costa Mesa, California. She has performed at theaters throughout North Hollywood and Orange County. Recent performances include Blue Window, The Battle of Bull Run Always Makes Me Cry, The Haunting of Hill House, and a British farcical version of A Christmas Carol. She resides in Hollywood.