Monday, June 22, 2009

Books I read in India till date

This India trip has given me lots of free time and I was able to utilize at least a part of it to read some quality books.

I decided that I should read something about contemporary India thinking that it would help me understand India better.

Books that I read:

1. Imagining India by Nandan Nilekani
2. India after Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha
3. A better India: A better World by Narayana Murthy

Interestingly, two of these books are written by the founders of Infosys, a highly successful and respected company in India and abroad.

'India after Gandhi' is a classic. The book deals with post- independence India and the narration was so good that I completed reading the 900 page book in about a week ( This is the third fastest I have ever completed reading a book. Dan Brown's 'The Da Vinci Code' and William Shirer's 'Rise and Fall Of The Third Reich' are the first two in the list).

Did I understand India completely by reading these books?

Definitely not.

But it is a start.

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