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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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Awsome book in terms of imformation and facts. History and Politics Books.

Highly recommended to understand how politics in India’s has shaped the country. Shankar Hunger Games, this chapter describes how Dr. This book has been written after intensive research. Certified BuyerDelhi. May 24, Rohan Garg rated it really liked it.

The books is a fast read despite sticking to d subject n ignoring gimmicks. India’s post independence history and aiar of events is very poorly documented. A very good informative read. Oct 08, Masen Production rated it liked it. The journalist is married to Pinki Virani, a well-known Indian author and human rights activist. So I was looking to read more from him and this book was in my wish list for a long time.

Piercing, informative and a little sarcastic. A definite must read for anyone interested in this country. This is an extraordinary story. In this background, this book written in journalistic style comes as a fresh one.


Mandeep arora Certified BuyerDelhi 23 Dec, Shankkar Aiyar is an Indian indi, columnist, and journalist-analyst. It is also a really informative but hilarious commentary on the aiyxr incompetence and non-alignment of objectives of the great Indian bureaucracy. He has broken numerous front-page news reports and written over a hundred magazine cover stories. Very well researched, that’s the hallmark of this book.

Safe and Secure Payments. This was his last interview. One of the simple aigar no-nonsense book written about India. Hardcoverpages.

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About the Author In this brilliant and learned book, the author uses specific milestones-such as the Green Revolution which freed India from the fear of famine and delivered food security; the midday meal scheme which spurred school enrollment and literacy; the natio.

More than acccidental, the book is about the political, economic and mental battles that our policymakers underwent while bringing a major policy reform in India. Quotes from Accidental India He comes up with pretty fascinating observations.

Accidental India by Acxidental Aiyar Category: Jun 29, Ravi Gupta rated it really liked it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Offer valid only once per customer. Trivia About Accidental India Feb 13, Vijay Gopal rated it really liked it Shelves: It left me a little uncomfortable. What a nice book about the modern politics and decision making processes of India. He comes up A fascinating narration of watershed events in the Politco-Economic History since independence.

In crafting his narrative, Shankkar essentially looks at the rear-view mirror and traces the arc of missed opportunities and tragic failures.


May 08, Douglas rated it it was amazing. Its primary function should have been promoting exports; instead, it was controlling imports.

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

Today pasteurized milk and the milk trains are taken for granted. It needs to be told over and over again.

Shankkar Aiyyar, the read at no point did make me feel it. Would you like to alyar more reviews about this item? No this is not just right wing propaganda but a An exceptional review of India and how we got here It clearly brings out difficulties in maintaining the intricate balance Jul 30, Virat Sharma rated it it was alyar Shelves: My contention is that book could have better spotlighted these heroes and served to be more inspirational and positive.

Accidental India provides a very good illustration into how India has shaped up to what is today. 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.