New Book

The Broken Ladder.

“The Broken Ladder” has received numerous reviews so far from its release in India:

The Financial Express: Anirudh Krishna’s ‘The Broken Ladder: The Paradox and the Potential of India’s One Billion’, a poignant narrative of the extremes in India

“Written with old-fashioned clarity, hawk-like precision and a sense of urgency, The Broken Ladder: The Paradox and the Potential of India’s One Billion is a heart-wrenching tale of space-age wealth versus stone-age poverty in India.” — Ashwani Kumar

The Tribune: No Support, No Information . . . No Opportunities for Poor

This interesting book makes the point that bureaucrats are not heartless, merely clueless. Unwittingly, they have managed to create a governmental system in which no one has any stake in achieving any outcome. Correspondingly, human capital is the one area where India has faltered.” — M. Rajivlochan

The Business Standard: Fixing the Ladder of Opportunity

“Mr Krishna presents detailed case studies of people he lives around, and this closeness keeps him from making glib judgements.” — Vikram Johri

Business Line: Blame the ‘Broken Ladder’ for India Not Climbing

“About his motivation to write the book, Krishna says, “After serving in the IAS for 14 years, I became a full-time academic researcher. I spend several months each year living in villages in different parts of India, and in slums. It’s the human stories from these places that form the bulk of the book. These stories are backed up by research.”

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