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5.0 out of 5 stars Meet the Indians, 31 Mar 2011
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I never expected this book to be so entertaining. I was very keen to learn about the history of India and get an understanding of how the diverse communities come together to be a nation. I read the book in a very short period because it was so gripping. It's well written and draws on a huge number of interviews ranging from nation-builders to street-sweepers. I laughed, I nearly cried and I learned a huge amount. This is a great introduction to India and its history. Patrick French is a trenchant critic of some of the characters you will meet but clearly loves India.
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