July 21, 2018
In his July 21, 2018 Indian Express article, Ashutosh Varshney reviews James Crabtree's The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through India's New Gilded Age. The central focus of the book, and Varshney's review, is the comparison between India's economic rise over the last two decades and the so-called American Gilded Age (1865-1900), when the US was transformed from a predominantly agrarian county to an urban-industrial one. Varshney asks the question: are the two periods similar in significant ways? Read the full review.