The situation, I had imagined, must have changed over the last couple of decades, but Angela Saini’s revealing book suggests the contrary. Book Review – ‘Geek Nation’ Angela Saini’s “Geek Nation – how Indian Science is taking over the World” – is an attempt to answer an ever growing question in. Geek Nation by Angela Saini. Its funding is derisory, but India has had extraordinary success in science. What is its secret? Patrick French.

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Our Authors See all Authors. And that is why Geek Nation — in part — seems to be another account by a young NRI who returns to India in search of some explanations especially when she draws the picture of Science Vs. In this unique book he takes his own experiences and widens them out to look at the social, historical and political factors that have left us where we are today.

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But Saini should know that geeky-ness, of the scale she is talking about, is a function of the milieu. Here is the antidote.

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