Imagining India gives us a fascinating new perspective for the twenty-first century, defying imported wisdom to show us what is really at stake in the worlds largest democracy. Nilekani reveals why India's huge population has now become her greatest strength; why rapid urbanization is transforming social and political life; and how we can learn from India's difficult journey towards a single internal market. He also gets to the heart of debates about labour reform, the social security system, higher education, and the role of the state. And he asks the key questions about the future: How will India as a global power avoid the mistakes of earlier development models? Will further access to the open market continue to stimulate extraordinary growth? How will this affect India's youth?
Visionary and authoritative, Imagining India engages with the central challenges facing India and charts a new way forward.