The Idea of India by Sunil Khilnani

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The Idea of India by Sunil Khilnani February 13, 2008 Pages 61-106 Obstacles to a Successful, Modernized India The prosperity of any country or nation rests upon the amount, and use, of its resources, whether they are environmental resources such as coal, oil, and grain or otherwise natural resources such as manpower and intelligence. The question is, therefore, who should reap the benefits of these resources and what is the best way to get the maximum value for them. When the people if India saw the great concrete structures such as the dam at Bhakra and Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh, they saw in it the future of what their nation was to achieve. They saw the possibility to live like the western world, like the British who had built these great structures for them. There was no doubt that this industrialization would entail a great amount of effort put into the organization of such an undertaking. Independence itself surely would not solve the vast poverty issues across the country. In fact, upon independence, the Congress Party had not devised any kind of stable economic strategy. The history of pre-independent India must be told first to understand what the next step would be. Under British rule, the countryside was the source of economic power in India.
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2008 for the course MC 202 taught by Professor Kikiedozie during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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