Superfast, Primetime, Ultimate Nation (Ebook)

The Relentless Invention of Modern India

Adam Roberts

A compelling portrait of modern India - and where it should go next.

India dreams of a glorious future: to be a great power with global influence. And that may soon be within its reach - it has a young, dynamic and increasingly skilled population, a large and fast-growing economy and, as a democracy, its rise is welcomed by the West.

But, as Adam Roberts shows here, India must overcome equally large challenges. Travelling from Kashmir to Kerala, he gathers evidence of a changing nation, as India seeks to shape its relationships with China, Pakistan and America, resolve the legacy of colonialism and improve the health and education of its citizens.

Drawing on years of on-the-ground research as the Economist's South Asia Bureau Chief, and interviews with everyone from rickshaw drivers to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is essential reading for anyone who asks what the future holds for an immense and globally important nation.

Publication date: 06/04/2017


ISBN: 9781782832539


Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Biography & Memoir, Current Affairs, Politics & Economics

Reviews for Superfast, Primetime, Ultimate Nation

'Adam Roberts builds a cogent argument ... does not pull his punches'

 The Times

'Economic insights and first-hand information are in plentiful supply'

 Literary Review

'Anyone needing a primer on the next global superpower need look no further'


'Engagingly written, deftly weaving eclectic encounters into its portrait of a country in transition'

 Financial Times

Adam Roberts

Adam Roberts

Adam Roberts spent five years as South Asia bureau chief for the Economist, based in Delhi. Previously he was Africa Correspondent for the same publication. He is now European Business Correspondent, based in Paris. He is the author of The Wonga Coup.

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