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Name of Article:
A Tale of Two Indias 
Title of Book/Journal:
Society 
Type:
Article 
English Translation:
 
Publication Date:
July 2006     
Author(s):
MacDonald, Scott B.
 Editor(s):
 
Volume:
43 
Issue: 5
Pages: 72 - 77  
Corporate Author:
 
Publisher:
Transaction Periodicals Consortium   
EPA Number:
 
Other Number:
ISSN: 0147-2011   
Keyword(s):
INDIA
POLLUTION
SOUTH ASIA
Comments:
 
 
 
 
    
 
Annotation:
Examines Indias dual nature as a dynamic nation involved in the global high tech economy & a backward country plagued by poverty, corruption, & an inadequate infrastructure. Dynamic India is based on technological proficiency & a large pool of educated, English-speaking people able to perform jobs outsourced from the US. Other factors that attract investors are described, along with the Indias fiscal problems; its poor rural side; & the negative impact of corruption. India is also facing serious environmental problems resulting from deforestation, soil erosion, pollution, & land degradation. Difficult human rights issues related to the untouchables are discussed. In spite of these problems, it is contended that Indias future appears encouraging. The private sector is forcing the government to improve the infrastructure; there are increasing ties to the global economy; & the disposable income of the population is growing. Consideration is given to potential obstacles related to competition with China & shortcomings in the education system. The implications of Indias rising power for the international political economy of South Asia are discussed. Tables. J. Lindroth
 
 
       
 
 
 

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