Thanks to Rahul Singh for this editorial by him, which was published in edited form in the world’s most widely distributed English language newspaper, the Times of India. Infosys is one of the India’s largest IT companies, and Nandan Nilekani is its co-founder. His book has sold a lot of copies. Rahul is the Chair of the Population Institute’s Global Media Awards Committee.
In his otherwise perceptive book, “Imagining India,” Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani has sadly got it completely wrong as far as the population problem is concerned.
In a key section of the book, titled “India By Its People,” he says, “As a poor and extremely crowded part of the world, we seemed to vindicate Thomas Malthus’s uniquely despondent vision – that greater population growth inevitably led to greater famine and despair.”
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