The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through India's New Gilded Age

James Crabtree
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A timely account of the emerging superpower that is India and the rise and rise of the Bollygarchs
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE FT & MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018



`A jaw-dropping look at the spectacular growth of wealth in India since the mid-1990s.'



-Tarquin Hall, Sunday Times



`Compelling... Crabtree has given us the most comprehensive and eminently readable tour of economic India.'



-Lord Desai, Financial Times



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.

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ISBN 9781786073808
Publisher Oneworld Publications
Format Hardback
Pages 384
Publication date 5 July 2018

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