10 May Nandan Nilekani’s Imagining India presents a country whose place in This book, however, is no primer on business strategy or economic. 3 Apr In , when Rajiv Chawla let the army of land title officers in the south Indian state of Karnataka know that the newly computerized system. A visionary look at the evolution and future of India In this momentous book, Nandan Nilekani traces the central ideas that shaped India’s past and.

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Like Telegraph Books on Facebook. Feb 03, Nikhil Mulinti rated it imqgining liked it Shelves: The change in attitude towards entrepreneurs from being suspected as devious capitalists to being adulated as ‘the source of India’s confidence and optimism’. Unlike India Unboundthis book focuses nandan nilekani book imagining india on post-independent India and takes a more pragmatic approach towards understanding problems of contemporary India.

Nilekani also calls for limits nileani governmental regulation, so as to encourage entrepreneurship and private investment, and for strong nandan nilekani book imagining india leaders able to overcome sectarian politics.

The book tries not only to talk about the country from the viewpoint of an entrepreneur but talks about a few ideas on which the strength and future of our country solemnly depends. India is confronting the West in more ways than one. Hardcoverpages. nandaj

Trivia About Imagining Nandan nilekani book imagining india Bad News Abraham Maslow, of the Maslow’s Pyramid fame, said “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. The material is repetitive. Even though the certificate entitles the holder with certain privileges- the access towards educations and jobs that are reserved based on caste reservation system, the certificate appears to wrongly legitimize this very type of discrimination.

Politics regularly favored rural development to the extent that states showed their urban areas as rural to nandan nilekani book imagining india funds from the center despite the fact that India was urbanizing at a rapid pace. No doubt it has helped the Indian economy but it really is exaggerated.

Unfortunately, no one is willing to fix them. A must for anyone interested in contemporary India.

See All Goodreads Deals…. The book is well researched and provides lots of insight into the problems plaguing India. Better cities Nandan nilekani book imagining india after independence, our leaders hated cities, for them, they were a symbol of colonial past. The conversion of our faith in governance from totalitarianism to an entirely alien idea called democracy and the way we ‘held on to it through upheavals both good and bad’.


With this unparalleled experience, the author presents an ‘idea based approach’ towards our various challenges without failing to give solutions to them. A visionary look at the evolution and future of India nandan nilekani book imagining india a preeminent business leader India’s recent economic boom—similar in scope to that of the United States during the early s or Europe’s during the s—has triggered tremendous social, political, and cultural change.

Book Summary: Imagining India by Nandan Nilekani

This will result in a major increase in output in terms of productivity of the nation. Refresh and try again. Towards a broken future of Internet. It’s a wide-ranging treatise with many big agendas; it covers education, infrastructure, environmental challenges, government intervention, and the role of historical narrative, among other things.

He talks about each idea and emphasizes its story of how much we have worked towards and what is still yet to be done. I also agree with him that India will ultimately overtake China. Get the best at Telegraph Puzzles. A cultural preference for white-collar jobs promotes theoretical knowledge over vocational training. Taking cue from his arguments it is telling the people that if you want anything to be done force the government to do it.

Time and again, government policies have ended up benefiting special interest groups and have shown a poor track record in emancipating the poor. I have personally held this view for a long time in spite of all the development on display in China. Book shines on few aspects like giving an historical account of issues by accounting British I Very thorough analysis nandan nilekani book imagining india relevant and critical issues faced by India.

Detailed notes for reference and timeline of key events at the end of nandan nilekani book imagining india book are resourceful.

How Tata’s and Birla’s emerged.

The problem with the outside world was that Pakistan had raised the Nandan nilekani book imagining india bogey for so long that they failed to see that India had left that nation way behind on practically every front. Has a lot of reformist view as expected but deals with the social nielkani, challenges and political pragmatism as well.

Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation

The Idea of a Renewed Nation 3. As India’s problems are creation of socialist ideas and Nehruvian Idea of India, Author as a Congress Party member can’t criticize or offer a solution without criticizing Socialist ideas. For much of the postwar period, change — economic and social — was tightly regulated by the state. Expect few details about how Infosys needed permission from Govt, book is very disappointing. A collection of the best contributions and reports from the Telegraph focussing on the key events, decisions and moments in Churchill’s life.

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This was followed by the major reforms of the s, and latterly, the flowering of India, with a sparking of nandan nilekani book imagining india business initiatives, nandan nilekani book imagining india in the high technology sector. Books by Nandan Nilekani.

But then, these are the ideas of one man. All IT companies insist on nilejani engineering degree for entry into these organizations irrespective of the branch nandan nilekani book imagining india which they graduate. The author is true to the core when he mentions that there are yet nandan nilekani book imagining india that we still do not understand and in a country like India it is all fast catching up.

What were the problems being faced to set up an industry. This has ensured upwards mobility in economics ladder for the certain, privilege castes, sidelining the less privilege, often bok lower castes. Nandan does it decently well almost undermining the challenges by giving them a ‘but.

Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation by Nandan Nilekani

Rather than attempting to win people to its ideas, the ruling Congress Party simply imposed its policies from the top. Though the book talks more about globalisation, world trade, business, political red tape and education it misses in pointing out a few problems more central to India.

The nandan nilekani book imagining india of awareness about INDIA, its problems, its people, its politicians, its policies this man possesses or has researched before writing this book is incredible.

However, I can hardly comprehend caste discrimination as it is just too foreign and too complex for me.