Watch and listen: Josy Joseph on the state of the nationUpdated: Aug 05, 2016, 23:54 IST
A Feast of Vultures: The Hidden Business of Democracy in India by investigative journalist Josy Joseph is a hard-hitting examination of the state of the nation. It looks at India’s faceless fixers, the movers who get things done, the middlemen who are always useful to know. Through them it presents a picture of all pervading corruption, of unscrupulous business practices, a ravaged environment and a society mired in poverty. This is a gripping book about oligarchy in contemporary India, about the grabbing of its resources, and the impoverishment of the nation.