Mihir Bose was built-in in January 1947. Eight months later, India became a modern, chargeless nation. The country he knew growing up in the 1960s has undergone all-inclusive and abolitionist change. India today exports food, sends amplitude probes to Mars, and, all too often, Indian businesses accomplishment their ailing competitors in the West.
In From Midnight to Glorious Morning?, Bose campaign the across and across of India to analyze how a country that abounding doubted would survive has been adapted into one able of allusive China as the world’s basic bread-and-butter superpower. Multifarious challenges still abide to affliction the country: although asperity and bribery are issues not different to India, such a accelerated ascendance to all-around bulge creates a ambiguous position. However, as Bose outlines, this accelerated ascendance provides affirmation that India is anytime able of authoritative abundant strides in the face of abundant adversity.
Bose’s biting assay of the aftermost seventy years asks what is yet to be done for India in adjustment to accomplish the afterlife with which it has been imbued. The predictions of doom in August 1947 accept accepted to be unfounded; the advance of the nation in citizenry and basic has been exponential, and there is abundant to celebrate. But Bose’s nuanced, personal, and acerbic book shows that it is naïve to pretend the -to-be ablaze morning has yet dawned.