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The billionaire raj : a journey through India's new gilded age, James Crabtree

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The billionaire raj : a journey through India's new gilded age
Title
The billionaire raj
Title remainder
a journey through India's new gilded age
Statement of responsibility
James Crabtree
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A colorful and revealing portrait of the rise of India's new billionaire class in a radically unequal society. India is the world's largest democracy, with more than one billion people and an economy expanding faster than China's. But the rewards of this growth have been far from evenly shared, and the country's top 1% now own nearly 60% of its wealth. In megacities like Mumbai, where half the population live in slums, the extraordinary riches of India's new dynasties echo the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers of yesterday, funneling profits from huge conglomerates into lifestyles of conspicuous consumption. James Crabtree's The Billionaire Raj takes readers on a personal journey to meet these reclusive billionaires, fugitive tycoons, and shadowy political power brokers. From the sky terrace of the world's most expensive home to impoverished villages and mass political rallies, Crabtree dramatizes the battle between crony capitalists and economic reformers, revealing a tense struggle between equality and privilege playing out against a combustible backdrop of aspiration, class, and caste. The Billionaire Raj is a vivid account of a divided society on the cusp of transformation--and a struggle that will shape not just India's future, but the world's"--Dust jacket flap
Cataloging source
T7B
Dewey number
330.954
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The billionaire raj : a journey through India's new gilded age, James Crabtree
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-390) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Robber barons. Ambaniland ; The good times begin ; Rise of the Bollygarchs -- Part II: Political machines. India modified ; The season of scams ; Money power politics ; Cronyism goes south -- Part III: A new gilded age. House of debt ; The anxious tycoons ; More than a game ; The nation wants to know ; The tragedies of Modi -- Conclusion: A progressive era?
Control code
on1041709443
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
vii, 408 pages
Isbn
9781524760069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1041709443
Label
The billionaire raj : a journey through India's new gilded age, James Crabtree
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-390) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Robber barons. Ambaniland ; The good times begin ; Rise of the Bollygarchs -- Part II: Political machines. India modified ; The season of scams ; Money power politics ; Cronyism goes south -- Part III: A new gilded age. House of debt ; The anxious tycoons ; More than a game ; The nation wants to know ; The tragedies of Modi -- Conclusion: A progressive era?
Control code
on1041709443
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
vii, 408 pages
Isbn
9781524760069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1041709443

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