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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Vinay Rai, William L. Simon Narrator: Kent Cassell Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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With 1.1 billion residents, the world’s largest democracy is poised to dominate the world stage. Vinay Rai, one of India’s wealthiest men, gives an insider’s view into his country’s dynamic transformation, revealing the forces and unique characteristics behind India’s meteoric rise.

The buzzword of the twenty-first century is India—and it’s not just a story of software, outsourcing, and faraway call centers. With the economy soaring at 8 percent a year, India is a medical and pharmaceutical front-runner, an R & D powerhouse, a rising manufacturing hub, and an up-and-coming cultural trendsetter in areas from fashion to film. And the world is taking note: Western companies from Lockheed Martin to McDonald’s are moving in, Ford is setting up factories, Coca Cola is heading to the countryside in rickshaws, and research centers for Fortune 500 companies are popping up everywhere. Meanwhile, the US military is forging close ties, as India has become a key strategic partner.

Steel tycoon turned educator Vinay Rai, who now runs one of India’s two private universities—with fifteen campuses—couples with sociology professor William Simon to map out the rising new India. This colorful, lively, forward-looking account of India’s stunning world debut is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand India’s new muscle on the global stage.

In Think India, you will learn:

  • One out of every six people in the world lives in India
  • India’s top trading partner is the United States
  • India is the fastest-growing free market economy
  • India is the world’s top destination for retailers
  • India has the world’s youngest workforce (over 500 million under twenty-five)
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kacie | 9/25/2013

    " Really great information about the rise of India. It's pretty fascinating and isn't dry at all. My boss had me read it, and I actually really enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dibya Pal | 1/30/2013

    " A nice book describing the rise of India in the late 20th and early 21st century and what will be its impact on the world scenario. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sherry Lynn | 9/14/2012

    " found it very interesting at first but then it became very subjective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nivas | 8/7/2012

    " There are over a dozen books on India and modern india. I wouldn't recommend this as the top book. Mostly redundant information, only for those like me who are obsessed about the new Indian Economy "

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About the Author

Vinay Rai is the founder and president of Rai University and president of the Rai Foundation, which is dedicated to improving the quality of education at all levels in India. He was educated at Delhi University in India and MIT in the United States.

About the Narrator

Kent Cassella is an actor who divides his time between Vermont and New York. Television and film credits include all of the Law & Order franchise shows, FX’s Rescue Me, Showtime’s Brotherhood, and the Ben Affleck film The Town.