2.0 out of 5 stars
good in parts but----, 1 Jan 2013
Overall a readable book and gives good insight into the ground reality of Indian life at various levels. Author's objectivity slips up however while dealing with Hindu Nationalism and BJP as he spews vitriol in the chapter on Imaginary horse. He is candid enough to admit his visceral hatred for Hindu nationalism in the last chapter though. There are also a number of gross factual errors whenever he goes back into Hindu history to substantiate his argument.
i was going to give this book 5 stars till the imaginary horse chapter messed it up big time.