The Indian Renaissance: India's Rise After a Thousand

The Indian Renaissance: India's Rise After a Thousand India s recent economic performance has attracted world attention but the country is re awakening not just as an economy but as a civilization After a thousand years of the decline, it now has a genuine opportunity to re establish itself as a major global powerIn The Indian Renaissance , the author, Sanjeev Sanyal, looks at the processes that led to ten centuries of fossilization and then at the powerful economic and social forces that are now working together to transform India beyond recognition These range from demographic shifts to rising literacy levels, but the most important revolution has been the opening of mind and the changed attitude towards innovation and riskThis book is about how India found itself at this historic juncture, the obstacles that it still needs to negotiate and the future that it may enjoy The author tells the story from the perspective of the new generation of Indians who have emerged from this great period of changePublished and distributed worldwide by World Scientific Publishing Co except India, UK and North America


10 thoughts on “The Indian Renaissance: India's Rise After a Thousand Years of Decline

  1. Ashish Iyer Ashish Iyer says:

    This book is well written and complex and difficult to understand concepts are explained in a simple way One cannot help but admire the analysis of the author From its glorious days in the past to its decline and the reason for the decline has been explained in a logical way I wish our history books at school was written by such good people This book needs to be updated It was a good read.


  2. Abhishek Desikan Abhishek Desikan says:

    The Indian Renaissance is the tale of India s economy Although Sanjeev Sanyal has written some excellent books on India from a historical and geographical perspective, he is an economist by profession, and his first book shows us that it s his forte as well After a brief look at how India collapsed from being the country with the largest share of GDP in the world to one of the lowest, he centers most of the book around the liberalization reforms of 1991 as the focal point and the watershed mom The Ind


  3. Arpit Bansal Arpit Bansal says:

    A well researched book on state of economic affairs of Indian subcontinent in past 1000 years and subsequent shift in economy of the country post liberalization in 1991 along with the road map to becoming an economic superpower The author tries to establish throughout the book that To take advantage of the world, one needs the right attitude towards innovation, change and risk taking with numerous anecdotes from history of India and the world It is this attitude that lead to the decline of t A well researche


  4. Anand Rai Anand Rai says:

    It was written in 2008 So many things have changed since then so this book needs a second edition Many people have problem with first chapter and they stop reading after that A friend of mine who is preparing for UPSC stopped reading after reading the statement that Aryan Invasion Theory has largely been debunked And she told me this that she couldn t read it any further I tried to convince her sending her bunch of science papers and I was able to partially convince her that our History b It was written in 2008 So


  5. Himanshu Himanshu says:

    Not as interesting as his latest work ie the land of seven rivers Positives Talkes about the middle class of India and how it grew and hhow it wil grewfossilisation of ideas Kolkotta being an example India s demographic divident and how primary education and blue collar jobs will play an interlinking part in it Negatives Quite obsolete and needs a updation its of 2008 period repetitive at some placessome times come as boring and one has to force through pages in between though in the last Not as interesting as his latest


  6. Chirayu Batra Chirayu Batra says:

    I read two books of Sanjeev Sanyal back to back His books will definitely give you a sense of pride about your country with a very optimistic outlook This book explains how different factors such as demographics, culture, attitude, innovation, risk taking capability, service sector growth etc are contributing to India s growth trajectory A special emphasis on the power of Indian middle class has been put and explained at length It is a simple read, will improve understanding of various rela I read two books of Sanjeev Sanyal bac


  7. Vineet Vineet says:

    Turned out to be a little too verbose and monotonous.


  8. Dhruv Goel Dhruv Goel says:

    The period focused in this book is after 1990s Since, Arvind Subramanian has convincingly argued in his own book India s Turn about foundations being laid in 1980s of the impressive economic growth later on, it would have been wise to also cover this decade The author has laid down important factors responsible for India s Renaissance that flowered in 1990s The outlook of the book is positive The greatest emphasis is given on rise in educational level of previous unskilled workers which is The period focused in this book is after 1990s Since,


  9. Kaustubh Kirti Kaustubh Kirti says:

    Sanjeev Sanyal presents a small but powerful description of how the Indian history would be recounted 50 60 years down the line 1947 was the year when the country woke up to freedom however the poverty and malnutrition still plagued the country at large Hindu rate of growth and the license raj prevented the economy to breathe The common man had limited options even when it came to cars This was the time when Rao and Manmohan were forced to open up the economy to meet the balance of payment Sanjeev Sanyal presents a small but powerful description of


  10. Sanjeev Sanjeev says:

    Being a recently selected and appointed civil servant, I must say, it feels as if I was reading the economic survey of the Govt of India while reading this book Critics of the neo liberal school of thought say that, the people of today have the advantage of hindsight when they retrospectively put the Nehru Mahalobanis model in the docks.Frankly I believe both the schools of thought have merit It just totally depended on the acumen and foresight and the risk taking ability of the men at the helm Being a recently selected and appointed civil servant, I must


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