Book Review

Dreamers: How Young Indians Are Changing the World
Snigdha Poonam
Hurst Publishers

Some years ago, I worked as a teacher and mentor to young Indians who had been admitted into the inaugural Young India Fellowship program, a group of men and women handpicked from across the country who had elected to take on an untested liberal-arts fellowship rather than more traditional postgraduate options. They were a disparate bunch: an environmentalist from rural Orissa, a lawyer from New Delhi, a South Indian engineer, even the daughter of a rickshaw puller. What bound them together was their intelligence and their drive: all wanted to make something of themselves in this new, confident India that was so different from that of their parents’ generation.

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