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Chapter 6: India: Don't Drink the Tap Wa... > India's Real Economy—Not What You Th...

India's Real Economy—Not What You Think

When thinking of India's economy, most investors probably associate it with its outsourcing companies, that is, India as the world's back office, with call centers and armies of computer programmers and engineers. But this part of the economy is still tiny, and much of India's strange economy is poor and backward.

The best book I found on India is In Spite of the Gods. The author was the South Asia bureau chief for the Financial Times, living in New Delhi from 2001 to 2006.

It seems Luce traveled everywhere in India, meeting with local officials, business people, journalists, and others. This is the kind of research I put a high value on. You learn things by being in a place that you simply can't from afar.


  

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