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Snakes and Ladders

Snakes and Ladders

Glimpses of Modern India

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India is a land of contrasts. It is the world’s most populous democracy, but still upholds the caste system. It is a burgeoning economic superpower, but ranks among the poorest nations on earth. It is home to the world’s largest film industry after Hollywood, as well as two still-practised religions that are millennia old. It is an ancient civilization celebrating more than half a century as a modern nation. Mehta is fascinated by India in all its rich detail and gives a loving but unflinching assessment of India today in an account that is entertaining, informative, and wholly personal.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Sep/2015

ISBN: 9780143424369

Length : 216 Pages

MRP : ₹299.00

Snakes and Ladders

Glimpses of Modern India


India is a land of contrasts. It is the world’s most populous democracy, but still upholds the caste system. It is a burgeoning economic superpower, but ranks among the poorest nations on earth. It is home to the world’s largest film industry after Hollywood, as well as two still-practised religions that are millennia old. It is an ancient civilization celebrating more than half a century as a modern nation. Mehta is fascinated by India in all its rich detail and gives a loving but unflinching assessment of India today in an account that is entertaining, informative, and wholly personal.

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4 Books by Gita Mehta that Give You a Glimpse of the Real India

Refreshingly irreverent, brilliantly candid, Gita Mehta's four stories give a different slice each of the country we can only ever dream of knowing completely.