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Reply to Pankaj Misra

Pankaj Mishra is always entertaining. His elegant tirade against the “neo-oriental discourse” of the “business lounge class”, however, doesn't help very much to further one's understanding of the great puzzle of our times—why, in fact, are China and India rising economically, and so rapidly? The reasons are very different for the two countries, and I shall try to grapple with the case of India.