Rogue Elephant: Harnessing the Power of Democracy in the New India - Denyer, Simon
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At the beginning of the twenty-first century, India stood on the brink of an exciting new era. Yet only a decade later, a series of corruption scandals and acts of violence against women had tarnished the nation's image and slowed her economic growth. When Narendra Modi became India's fifteenth prime minister in May 2014, he promised to revitalise a nation which seemed to have lost its way. With a record turnout, the elections were a powerful testament to Indians' aspirations for a brighter future. Rogue Elephant uncovers the gripping struggle between powerful vested interest groups and those…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
At the beginning of the twenty-first century, India stood on the brink of an exciting new era. Yet only a decade later, a series of corruption scandals and acts of violence against women had tarnished the nation's image and slowed her economic growth. When Narendra Modi became India's fifteenth prime minister in May 2014, he promised to revitalise a nation which seemed to have lost its way. With a record turnout, the elections were a powerful testament to Indians' aspirations for a brighter future. Rogue Elephant uncovers the gripping struggle between powerful vested interest groups and those trying to foster change. Simon Denyer exposes the failures that undermined India's self-confidence and paved the way for Modi's triumphant victory, but also examines the heroic efforts of those who are fighting for a better future in the world's largest democracy.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Bloomsbury Trade
  • Seitenzahl: 480
  • Erscheinungstermin: 5. Januar 2016
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 198mm x 128mm x 35mm
  • Gewicht: 335g
  • ISBN-13: 9781408849798
  • ISBN-10: 1408849798
  • Artikelnr.: 41644258
Autorenporträt
Born in Portsmouth, Simon Denyer studied Economics at Trinity College, Cambridge, and worked as an economist in the City of London before changing to a career in journalism after a long stint of travelling. As a correspondent for Reuters he worked in numerous places, including New York, Latin America Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Washington covering various significant events including the 2004 Indian general election and the Asian tsunami. He is now based in Beijing as the Washington Post's China Bureau Chief, as well as being President of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of South Asia.
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Rezensionen
Revealing panorama ... Denyer explores issues through well-told stories of activists, officials, crusading lawyers, and grandstanding television journalists who are fighting to expose and correct abuses, sometimes at considerable peril ... The pervasive misrule that Denyer highlights is outrageous, but he balances it with hopeful signs that India's democracy can respond to popular pressure. Avoiding clichéd notions of India as either South Asian super-tiger or eternal basketcase, Denyer's sharp-eyed reportage and analysis convey both the size of India's problems and the strength of efforts to remedy them Publishers Weekly