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"Every day, millions of people - the rich, the poor and the many foreign visitors - are hunting for ways to get their business done in modern India. If they search in the right places and offer the appropriate price, there is always a facilitator who can get the job done. This book is a sneak preview of those searches, the middlemen who do those jobs, and the many opportunities that the fast-growing economy offers."

Josy Joseph draws upon two decades as an investigative journalist to expose a problem so pervasive that we do not have the words to speak of it. The story is big: that of treacherous business rivalries, of how some industrial houses practically own the country, of the shadowy men who run the nation's politics. The story is small: A village needs a road and a hospital, a graveyard needs a wall, people need toilets.

A Feast of Vultures is an unprecedented, multiple-level inquiry into modern India, and the picture it reveals is both explosive and frightening. Within these covers is unimpeachable evidence against some of the country's biggest business houses and political figures, and the reopening of major scandals that have shaped its political narratives. Through hard-nosed investigations and the meticulous gathering of documentary evidence, Joseph clinically examines and irrefutably documents the non-reportable.It is a troubling narrative, but also a call to action and a cry for change. A tour de force through the wildly beating heart of post-socialist India, the book is a must-listen for anyone interested in understanding the large, unwieldy truth about this nation.

©2016 Josy Joseph (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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A book par excellence

Highly recommended for anyone interested in the nuances that make up the democracy in India, particularly some of the murkier aspects. A well researched and brave work. Kudos to the author and hope to see more in the same vein..

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an honest eye opening narration

it gives a real insight of India's middleman and so called elite group .
I was shocked to hear few the names, like Jindal's, Ambani's.
It gave the real picture of India's aviation industry as well.
well researched

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excellent read

loved it
book shud be a must read for all Indian citizens. will share with Family

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Essential Reading

Really cuts through the illusion of all anticorruption rhetoric. This book is very well researched and should be essential reading for all Indians. The author has done a fabulous job of explaining what doing business in India entails and how this country is in the grip of crony capitalism - right from a fixer to Mukesh Ambani.

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Revealing....

A fine piece of brave and well research journalism. The narrator did an exceptional job.