Snakes And Ladders
Glimpses of Modern India
by Gita Mehta
Nan A. Talese, 1997 [First Edition], ISBN 0385474954, hardcover, dustjacket
As New Condition
'Here, at last, is a key to modern India. India is the land of contradictions. It is the world's largest democracy, but it still practices the caste system. It is a burgeoning economic superpower, but it ranks among the poorest nations on earth. It is home to the world's largest film industry, and to the world's oldest religions. It is an ancient civilization celebrating fifty years as a modern nation, entering a new century many believe will belong to China and India. Now, as never before, the world wants to know what contemporary India is all about.'