IN SPITE OF THE GODS is some way ahead of the game. Luce is a highly perceptive and intelligent writer and, unusually, he understands how India works. (SUNDAY TIMES
Luce delivers genuine insight and revealing observations among the exhaustive facts, interviews and history (METRO
Engrossing... Instead of standing loftily above the action, Luce gets in among the people to reveal the results of economic policy at street level... A wonderfully engaging portrait of India (DAILY TELEGRAPH
A brilliant, bracingly uncondescending introduction to the new India in its many-layered modernity, written with perceptiveness, humour and respect (SCOTSMAN
MAXIMUM CITY meets A MILLION MUTINIES NOW -- the definitive book on modern India by the ex-South Asia correspondent for the Financial Times.