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How India’s billionaires captured the country

The "Bollygarchs" are a new breed of rich, powerful men

India has more than a billion people, but the title of James Crabtree’s book refers to just a handful of them: the ones who have more than a billion dollars. By telling the stories of how they acquired their wealth, he tells the story of modern India: how a planned but moribund economy started to transform in the 1990s due to market reforms, which turned…

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