The Broken Ladder: The Paradox and the Potential of India’s One Billion


Book (Edited Book)

In contrast to other investigations, which have taken a top-down view of the developments in the country, Krishna presents a ground-up perspective, delving into the lives of ordinary individuals. Through decades-long research conducted on the ground, living in villages and studying slum communities, he reveals the heartbreaking and eye-opening details of missed opportunities and immense, but untapped, talent which, if honed, can have a significant impact on both growth and equity.From presenting possible solutions to the problems of neediness and inequity to mulling over ways of fixing inequalities of opportunity, The Broken Ladder is a comprehensive account of India’s development strategies.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Krishna, A

Published Date

  • April 17, 2017

Published By


  • 416

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 9386495112

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9789386495112