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The Elephant, the Tiger, and the Cell Phone

Reflections on India, the Emerging 21st-Century Power

By Shashi Tharoor, Joanne Myers | Public Affairs | January 18, 2008

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Diversity, says Tharoor, is the very essence and strength of India, the world's largest democracy. Rather than a melting pot, it is more like an Indian "thali," with each dish separate but combining in the mouth to make a harmonious whole.

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