ISBN 9789350291436,The Liberals

The Liberals


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HarperCollins Childrens Books

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9789350291436

ISBN-10 9350291436


Number of Pages 336 Pages
Language (English)

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1991. The year the Indian economy opened up to the world and unleashed a billion desires and dreams. But who are these restless dreamers? This is a very private story of a very public middle-class consumption revolution. From proselytizing American schools in Calcutta to Page-3 parties in Delhi and television studios in Bombay, The Liberals brings to life unforgettable characters spawned by the needs of the worlds largest democracy. Communist Bob Dylans jam with murderous villagers, girlfriends give lessons in capitalism, TV stylists snarl over white shirts, Amar Singh talks about love and Akshay Kumar about what it takes to be the boy next door. Through it all, Hindol Sengupta lives to tell the tale of GDP rising. This is the autobiography of liberalization, entertaining and immensely relatable, and an insiders account of finding ones place in a newly liberalized India. About The Author Hindol Sengupta is the author of definitive books on the Indian luxury industry. He is the founding trustee of Whypoll Trust, Indias only open government trust. He is senior editor at the Indian edition of Fortune magazine.