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  1. says:

    After reading Gurucharan Das' last release 'The Difficulty of being Good' I picked up 'India grows at Night' with much expectations Das seems to be stuck with his last book too having made dharma the central theme of this book as well On the brighter side it is a book that can be read to get oneself updated about the current political and economic situation of India Das has filled his book with data about India's political environment ri

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    India grows at night while the government sleeps India's growth in the last few decades is not because of the Indian Government but despite it is the basic premise of this book by Gurucharan Das He emphasizes how historically India has always been bestowed with a strong populace but rather a weak government Be it the warring kings of the princely states or the marauding foreign invaders or now the populist democratic government ex

  3. says:

    I read this book with so much expectations after reading his previous book Difficulty of Being Good But I feel highly disappointed for his take on some issues in which he is definitely one sided and that side is

  4. says:

    This was my first book by Das and I know I am late The data is old and a lot has happened since 2012 but the analysis was well done articulation is perfect It’s like a journey the author takes you on I like ho

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    I started the book with high expectations but was disappointed Although Das gives a account of the origins of the weak Indian State but he is repetitive; almost the same thing has been said in most of the chaptersand the worst thing is that same words and phraseology has been usedThere is almost nothing new in the book and the ideas given ar

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    This was a rather dull read For me the chapters merged into each other I could not even take away anything substantial from it I was just rushing to finish it It seemed like it was an intellectual trying to do what he does best talk about ideals and situations in thin air I genuinely do not understand what I was supposed to take

  7. says:

    Not as engaging as the other book which I had read and I'm re reading again this yearThis book does have it's good moments But somewhere down the line I kept losing track and had to go back to read again Maybe I'm not intellectual enough But overall an okay book

  8. says:

    tl;dr To play with the blurb on the cover 'Deserves to be universally ignored'The book is poorly argued and one ga

  9. says:

    With Anna Hazare's stirring clarion call for rooting out corruption as the back drop Gurcharan Das ruminates on the contradiction that is India Ruled by a deficient and flailing state the Congress Government with the helpless Manmohan Singh at its helm India still has managed to carve out a uniue niche in the Gl

  10. says:

    The title of the book India Grows at Night is only half the saying of the complete sentence 'India grows at night while the state sleeps' The book begins with a famous uote by AristotleThe state exists for the sake of good life not for the sake of life alone The book has explained the origin of 'weak Indian state' from history of prevailing kingdoms to the presently existing fast paced 21st century situation The author has advoca

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India Grows At Night

Governance failure pervades public life But how could a nation become one of the worlds fastest growing economies when its governed by a weak ineffective state And wouldnt it be wonderful if India also grew during the dayin other words if public policy supported private enterprise What India needs Gurcharan Das says is. I started the book with high expectations but was disappointed Although Das gives a account of the origins of the weak Indian State but he is repetitive almost the same thing has been said in most of the chaptersand the worst thing is that same words and phraseology has been usedThere is almost nothing new in the book and the ideas given are common knowledgeAlsothe strong advocacy of open market economy and economic reforms by Gurcharan Das may not go down well with some readersBut in spite of these lacunaethe book is readableIt presents the grim picture of the Indian State and exhorts the rising middle class to take steps to change itDas is wary of the Anna Hazare type movements and says that although such movements awaken the people but they weaken the institutions of the State which are necessary for the functioning of democracyButhe also warns the political class that if it doesn t reform itself then it may lead to the unwarranted situation of civil war in the countryHe also tries to disentangle the concept of dharma from religion and says that it is the part of Indian tradition and discourse in the same way as liberty was and is of American traditionHe defines dharma as doing the right thing and says that we must inculcate the values of dharma to bring a change in ourselves as well as societyThe emphasis of the book is on creating a liberal but strong state which takes decisive action and takes it uicklyAlthough to many it may seem that Gurcharan Das is advocating free market and the principle of laissez faire but to the contrary he criticizes the American republicans advocating the policy of laissez faire and says that strong regulation by state is necessary for the smooth functioning of the marketHe pitches for strongly regulated capitalismBy giving examples from history Das tries to prove that a strong government is necessary for the development of India and he fairly succeeds in his endeavor

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A strong liberal state Such a state would have the authority to take uick decisive action; it would have the rule of law to ensure those actions are legitimate; and finally it would be accountable to the people But achieving this will not be easy says Das because India has historically had a weak state and a strong socie. Not as engaging as the other book which I had read and I m re reading again this yearThis book does have it s good moments But somewhere down the line I kept losing track and had to go back to read again Maybe I m not intellectual enough But overall an okay book

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Indians wryly admit that India grows at night But that is only half the saying; the full expression is India grows at night when the government sleeps suggesting that the nation may be rising despite the state Indias is a tale of private success and public failure Prosperity is indeed spreading across the country even as. I read this book with so much expectations after reading his previous book Difficulty of Being Good But I feel highly disappointed for his take on some issues in which he is definitely one sided and that side is known to all Some of the ideas like weak state vs strong society are literally taken from another book The Origins of Political Order by Francis Fukuyama His repeated references of dharma as a contract enforcing concept in which only the welfare of the contracting parties are taken care of is too narrow and does not take into account its broader societal aspects

  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • India Grows At Night
  • Gurcharan Das
  • English
  • 04 July 2018
  • 9780670084708

About the Author: Gurcharan Das

Gurcharan Das Punjabi ਗੁਰਚਰਨ ਦਾਸ Hindi गुरचरण दास born October 3 1943 is an Indian author commentator and public intellectual He is the author of The Difficulty of Being Good On the subtle art of dharma which interrogates the epic Mahabharata His international bestseller India Unbound is a narrative account of India from Independence to the global Information Age and has been pub