|Pages/Publication Date:||416 / 2018|
Over the past two decades India has grown at an unprecedented rate, yet while the "Bollygarchs" revel in new riches, millions still languish in their shadows, trapped in the teeming slums of the country's megacities. From the sky terrace of the world's most expensive home to impoverished villages and mass political rallies, James Crabtree gathers firsthand impressions of these crony capitalists and the economic reformers, revealing a tense struggle between equality and privilege playing out against a combustible backdrop of aspiration, class, and caste.
"A nuanced portrait.... Chock-full of profoundly revealing vignettes from various corners of India's endlessly diverse society and economy."—NYTimes