ISBN 9780349123462,In Spite Of The Gods

In Spite Of The Gods



Hachette Book Publishing

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9780349123462

ISBN-10 0349123462


Number of Pages 448 Pages
Language (English)


India is being lauded for its rising economic power and its image as the world's largest democracy. However, it is also being criticized for the large percentage of illiteracy and the rampant poverty and unemployment. Edward Luce travels across India's numerous regions, cultures and religious circles to understand what is holding it back. He tries to find what manages to keep the fragile balance between tradition and progress intact. He relates how he met religious gurus, politicians and villagers to understand their points of view and the problems they face. Despite India's vast population, it has failed in actualizing its labour force, and Edward Luce explains how the education system continues to hinder this progress. Readers will understand much about India's place in recent events and the expectations it has garnered so far in an international setting.