Excellent analysis of current economic growth paradigm. The book tries to answer questions like are we really progressing? is free market economy overrated? does everyone being selfish will serve the purpose of everyone's welfare? - which Adam Smith had once advocated. Has opening up the Indian market really created a new jobs? is it a all inclusive growth? And the cities, metros - are they the answers for the future? or Gandhian economic model is more valid today? Extensive research on many new examples of models like Mendha-lekha is the new hope for the Jungle dwellers and also for the city people. Its the direct democracy, actual power in the hands of people.
What I dislike about the book is: its heavy use of big jargons and heavy language. I think,When you write subjects like this to awaken the masses language should be simple and still appealing. For me it was like Churning the dictionary :D. But overall wonderful book. I would put it in Must have, must read category for people interested in economics, social justice, policy making, ecology and nature.
For anyone to realise why we are - where we are this is the book to go to. Clearly shows the links between the unfettered drive for a "new India" at the cost of the "real india " or maybe the fogotten India.
Awesome book but as mentioned by one of the reader that the language used is not very friendly for the layman. But its a wonderful piece of work highlighting many of the issues of present day So-called Development that the Nation or the Globe as a whole is facing.