A visionary look at the evolution and future of India by a preeminent business leader India342200231s recent economic boom342200224similar in scope to that of the United States during the early 1990s or Europe342200231s during the 1970s342200224has triggered tremendous social, political, and cultural change. The result is a country that, while managing incredible economic growth, has also begun to fully inhabit its role on the world political stage. In this far-ranging look at the central ideas that have shaped this young nation, Infosys cofounder Nandan Nilekani offers a definitive and original interpretation of the country342200231s past, present, and future. India342200231s future rests on more than simply economic growth; it also depends on reform and innovation in all sectors of public life. Imagining India traces the efforts of the country342200231s past and present leaders as they work to develop new frameworks that suit India342200231s specific characteristics and challenges. Imagining India charts the ideas that are crucial to India342200231s current infrastructure revolution and quest for universal literacy, urbanization, and unification; maps the ideological battlegrounds of caste, higher education, and labor reform; and argues that only a safety net of ideas342200224from social security to public health to the environment342200224can transcend political agendas and safeguard India342200231s economic future. As a cofounder of Infosys, a global leader in information technology, Nandan Nilekani has actively participated in the company342200231s rise in the last fifteen years. In Imagining India, he uses the global experience and understanding he has gained at Infosys as a springboard from which to discuss the future of India and its role as a global citizen and emerging economic giant. A fascinating window into the future of India, Imagining India engages with the central ideas and challenges that face the country342200224from within and as a part of the global economy342200224and charts a new way forward for a nation that has proved itself to be young, impatient, and vitally awake.