By Josy Joseph
‘Every day, thousands of individuals – the wealthy, the negative and the various international viewers – are attempting to find how one can get their company performed in smooth India. in the event that they seek within the correct locations and supply the suitable expense, there's constantly a facilitator who can get the task performed. This ebook is a sneak preview of these searches, the middlemen who do these jobs and the numerous possibilities that the fast-growing economic system offers.’
Josy Joseph attracts upon twenty years as an investigative journalist to reveal an issue so pervasive that we don't have the phrases to talk of it. the tale is enormous: that of treacherous company rivalries, of ways a few commercial homes virtually personal the rustic, of the shadowy males who run the nation’s politics. the tale is small: a village wishes a street and a health center, a graveyard wishes a wall, humans want bathrooms. A banquet of Vultures is an unparalleled, multiple-level inquiry into glossy India and the image it unearths is either explosive and scary. inside those covers is unimpeachable facts opposed to many of the country’s largest enterprise homes and political figures and the reopening of significant scandals that experience formed its political narratives. via hard-nosed investigations and the meticulous amassing of documentary facts, Joseph clinically examines and irrefutably files the non-reportable. it's a troubling narrative, but additionally a decision to motion and a cry for switch. A journey de strength during the wildly beating middle of post-socialist India, the ebook is a must-read for someone attracted to knowing the massive, unwieldy fact approximately this country.
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M. and there was still no sign of the midday meal. Three women sat crouched outside the school kitchen. Food was ready, but I gathered that they did not want to serve it while I was there. What if I tasted the food? What if the food was not as nutritious as it should have been? What if I caught the school staff out for undercutting the food meant for kids? The children chattered on. They did not seem to care too much about their own hunger or the missing amenities. I did not want to delay their lunch any further.
A Feast of Vultures: The Hidden Business of Democracy in India by Josy Joseph