Tale of inequality

Print edition : September 06, 2013

Even though India’s recent record of fast economic growth is much celebrated, the societal reach of economic progress in India has been remarkably limited, say the authors. Photo: K.N. CHARI

Despite the per capita GDP of Bangladesh being half that of India's, the social indicators in Bangladesh are higher than in India. Here, a file photograph of a volunteer administering a polio vaccine to a child in Dhaka. Photo: RAFIQUR RAHMAN/REUTERS

An Uncertain Glory is an indictment of the Indian state for failing the poor by not addressing the disparities between the privileged class and the rest despite its stated aim.
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