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The Billionaire Raj

By: James Crabtree
Narrated by: Sartaj Garewal
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Can one of the most divided nations on the planet become its next superpower? James Crabtree reveals the titans of politics and industry shaping India in a period of breakneck change from controversial prime minister Narendra Modi, victor in the largest election in history, to the leading lights of the country's burgeoning billionaire class.

While King of the Good Times Vijay Mallya languishes in exile in Britain, other major Bollygarchs prosper at home despite a series of scandals. Issuing jewel-encrusted invitations to their children's weddings, these tycoons exert huge power in both business and politics.

But India's explosive economic rise has driven inequality to new extremes. Millions remain trapped in slums and corruption is endemic. Reformers fight to wrest the nation from these dark forces, leaving its fate poised between that of a prosperous democratic giant and a saffron-tinged version of Russia.

©2018 James Crabtree (P)2020 Audible, Ltd
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India has lessons for many countries .. a fascinating read

Reading this made me understand the predicament of my own country Kenya and my adopted country South Africa. There are important lessons to be learnt. The interplay between big business, crony capitalism, politics ethnicity and regional balances are significant. India is still a fascinating country and much has to be done for the country to realize it’s true potential.

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