THAROOR'S INDIA FROM MIDNIGHT TO THE MILLENNIUM AND BEYOND: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF PRE AND POST INDEPENDENT INDIA

Mr. Bhupesh O. Gupta

Abstract


The purpose of the present paper is to study the comprehensive analysis Tharoor did in his book of all
walks of Indian life, post-1947. It is a critical evaluation of the country's rst fty years of Independence.
Very skilfully, Tharoor examined some of the greatest challenges India has faced over the past ve decades as well as what lies
ahead for the nation. In the chapters devoted to such diverse topics as caste, Indian democracy, the troubled legacy of Indira
Gandhi, partition of India and Pakistan, sectarian violence, corruption, the author tries to dene what makes India one country.
He writes of these problems with a sense of optimism about the future. With a lucid and lively style he discusses India's transition
from a socialist economy to a free market and expresses satisfaction at the Indian leadership's realization that economic
interdependence is not incompatible with political independence. Keeping in mind the limitation of time and space, the
researcher would prefer to give overview of all chapters rather than a detailed discussion.


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(3) Tharoor Shashi, India from midnight to the Millennium and Beyond. New Delhi: Penguin Books, India. 2007

(4) www.shashitharoor.in


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