Auckland Council Libraries: India changes the world

India changes the world

Stand out nonfiction reads about India, covering Indian culture, international influence, innovation and more.


Snigdha Poonam

Over several years Snigdha Poonam tracked a disparate group of young Indians across small-town India, as they pursued success and influence. What do they want? And how will their dreams change our lives and the world?

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Our time has come

Alyssa Ayres

Long plagued by poverty, India's recent economic growth has vaulted it into the ranks of the world's emerging powers-but what kind of power it wants to be, remains a mystery.

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India after Gandhi

Ramachandra Guha

In this remarkable book, we have an epic account of the world's largest and least likely democracy. As Ramachandra Guha points out, India may sometimes be the most exasperating country in the world but it is always the most interesting.

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Touch the sky

Rashmi Bansal

This book is a tribute to the courage and confidence of the Indian woman, from Korba to Kashmir. In each personal triumph lies a larger story. Of boldness, of transformation. Of women rising, to take their place in the sun.

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Rayman Gill-Rai

A one-of-its-kind sensory journey across the length and breadth of India. Young, up-and-coming photographers explore India through the five senses - sight, touch, taste, sound, and smell.

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Dosa kitchen

Nash Patel

Dosa Kitchen shows you how to make this favourite comfort food at home with a master batter, plus 50 recipes for fillings, chutneys, and even cocktails to serve alongside.

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This book presents 48 contemporary artists and collectives working in dialogue with the long history and emergent future of India and its people. Its focus lies on the contemporary moment through a range of approaches.

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Fashion India

Phyllida Jay

India is set to join the world's fashion hubs. With a unique creative inheritance, stretching back thousands of years, it is also rapidly making the future. Read about how their unique perspective will influence this journey.

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The Indian vegetarian cookbook

Pushpesh Pant

This collection of 150 healthy and approachable vegetarian recipes showcases an array of delicious breakfasts and drinks, salads, vegetables and legumes, grains, and desserts.

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John Keay

John Keay's India: A History spans five millennia in a sweeping narrative that tells the story of the peoples of the subcontinent, from their ancient beginnings in the valley of the Indus to the events in the region today.

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Sandra Salmandjee

This cookbook is as colourful as the Indian culture itself and offers a variety of basic Indian recipes: from spicy dals and exotic curries to delicious tandoori. Food blogger Sandra Salmandjee takes you on a culinary journey through India.

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