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Mira Kamdar

Mira Kamdar

India: The Turbulent Rise of the World’s Largest Democracy and the Future of our World
Talen : Engels, Frans

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Mira Kamdar is a 2008 Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the Asia Society in New York and a Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute. She is a regular speaker at high-level international gatherings, and has addressed audiences on India and global affairs at venues as diverse as the Asia Society in New York and in Mumbai, J.P. Morgan Private Bank, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, the University of Washington School of Business, Lehman Brothers, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Altria, the

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Mira Kamdar is a 2008 Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the Asia Society in New York and a Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute. She is a regular speaker at high-level international gatherings, and has addressed audiences on India and global affairs at venues as diverse as the Asia Society in New York and in Mumbai, J.P. Morgan Private Bank, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, the University of Washington School of Business, Lehman Brothers, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Altria, the Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, and various World Affairs Council chapters. Mira Kamdar's work has appeared in publications around the world, including Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, World Policy Journal, Times of India, Daily News & Analysis, Outlook, Tehelka, The Guardian online and YaleGlobal, the online publication of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization. She has provided expert commentary and been interviewed for radio and television outlets as diverse as CNN International, Bloomberg TV, the BBC, National Public Radio, TV Ontario, Public Radio International, Headlines Today, South Asia World, and TV Asia. Please click here to view Mira Kamdar at CNN to analyze the Mumbai attacks at the end of 2008. Award-winning author Mira Kamdar's latest book is Planet India: The Turbulent Rise of the Largest Democracy and the Future of Our World. The book has been translated and published in Hindi, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, French and Chinese. The French edition, published by Actes Sud in January 2008, was translated by Andre Lewin, former French ambassador to India and translator of Pavan Varma's Being Indian. Kamdar's critically acclaimed memoir, Motiba's Tattoos: A Granddaughter's Journey from America into her Indian Family's Past was a 2000 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection and won the 2002 Washington Book Award.

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Motiba's Tattoos

Title:
 
Motiba's Tattoos
Subtitle:
 
A granddaughter's journey from America into her Indian family's past
Author:
 
Mira Kamdar
Publisher:
 
Plume
Book:
 
Paperback, 320 pages
ISBN:
 
978-04-522-8269-8

From the Bible to the 'Odyssey to Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon', the journey or quest has been a staple motif of Western literature. 'Motiba's Tattoos' is a welcome addition to that list." — The Washington Post

Mira Kamdar was born in the United States to an Indian father and a Danish-American mother. In this fascinating memoir, she sets out to rediscover her family's story by tracing its journey from an isolated corner of India to the Web-wired world of twenty-first-century America.

Delving into the history of Motiba-the Gujarati word for grandmother-she follows the family's emigration from feudal India to Bombay where, in the city's Art Deco movie houses, they are introduced to postwar American life-Hollywood-style. Kamdar's father's journey to the U.S. in the '50s marks the beginning of the family's great westward Indian migration, and their subsequent struggle with multiethnic identity in postmodern California.

Deftly evoking lost times and places, 'Motiba's Tattoos' explores the borderless world of Indian-Americans today. Told in rich, lyrical language, Kamdar's story becomes the story of every family who has ever assimilated into a new culture.

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Planet India

Title:
 
Planet India
Subtitle:
 
The Turbulent Rise of the Largest Democracy and the Future of Our World
Author:
 
Mira Kamdar
Publisher:
 
Scribner Book Company
Book:
 
Paperback, 335 pages
ISBN:
 
978-07-432-9686-1
 
 
 

India is everywhere: on magazine covers and cinema marquees, at the gym and in the kitchen, in corporate boardrooms and on Capitol Hill. Through incisive reportage and illuminating analysis, Mira Kamdar explores India's astonishing transformation from a developing country into a global powerhouse. She takes us inside India, reporting on the people, companies, and policies defining the new India and revealing how it will profoundly affect our future — financially, culturally, politically.

The world's fastest-growing democracy, India has the youngest population on the planet, and a middle class as big as the population of the entire United States. Its market has the potential to become the world's largest. As one film producer told Kamdar when they met in New York, "Who needs the American audience? There are only 300 million people here." Not only is India the ideal market for the next new thing, but with a highly skilled English-speaking workforce, elite educational institutions, and growing foreign investment, India is emerging as an innovator of the technology that is driving the next phase of the global economy.

While India is celebrating its meteoric rise, it is also racing against time to bring the benefits of the twenty-first century to the 800 million Indians who live on less than two dollars per day, to find the sustainable energy to fuel its explosive economic growth, and to navigate international and domestic politics to ensure India's security and its status as a global power. India is the world in microcosm: the challenges it faces are universal — from combating terrorism, poverty, and disease to protecting the environment and creating jobs. The urgency of these challenges for India is spurring innovative solutions, which will catapult it to the top of the new world order. If India succeeds, it will not only save itself, it will save us all. If it fails, we will all suffer. As goes India, so goes the world.

Mira Kamdar tells the dramatic story of a nation in the midst of redefining itself and our world. Provocative, timely, and essential, 'Planet India' is the groundbreaking book that will convince Americans just how high the stakes are — what there is to lose, and what there is to gain from India's meteoric rise.

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Planet India NL

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Titel:
 
Planet India
Subtitel:
 
Hoe de snelst groeiende democratie de wereld verandert
Auteur:
 
Mira Kamdar
Uitgeverij:
 
Scriptum
Uitvoering:
 
Hardcover, 320 pagina's
ISBN:
 
978-90-559-4551-1
 
 
 
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In deze reportage en analyse verkent Mira Kamdar de transformatie die India op dit moment doormaakt: een ontwikkelingsland verandert in een mondiale krachtpatser.
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Mira Kamdar Interview on Mumbai hotel attacks
Mira Kamdar Interview on Mumbai hotel attacks