Erudite, witty, provocative, Tharoor has written an eminently readable book, making it one of the most insightful commentaries in a long time"
- India West
"Exceptionally well-reasoned and thorough... provocative and engaging.... The book's greatest strength is that on all the most impoertant political and economic questions facing India today, Tharoor has it right."
- The Washington Post Book World
"Tharoor is a thoughtful and well-informed observer.... He writes elegantly and often colorfully.... When he gets down to India as a concrete personal experience, everything seems new and fresh."
- The New York Times (daily)
"A literate and affecting panorama of the world's largest democracy"
- Publishers Weekly
"Vividly descriptive ... a mosaic that reflects India's endless variations on the theme of life"
"Superbly written, this work will be useful to anyone interested in modern India"
- Library Journal
- the Philadelphia Inquirer