India: it's a nation of geeks, swots and nerds. Almost one in five of all medical and dental staff in the UK is of Indian origin, and one in six employed scientists with science or engineering doctorates in the US is Asian. By the turn of the millennium, there were even claims that a third of all engineers in Silicon Valley were of Indian origin, with Indians running 750 of its tech companies. At the dawn of this scientific revolution, Geek Nation is a journey to meet the inventors, engineers and young scientists helping to give birth to the worldas next scientific superpower a a nation built not on conquest, oil or minerals, but on the scientific ingenuity of its people. Angela Saini explains how ancient science is giving way to new, and how the technology of the wealthy are passing on to the poor. Delving inside the psyche of Indiaas science-hungry citizens, she explores the reason why the government of the most religious country on earth has put its faith in science and technology. Through witty first-hand reportage and penetrative analysis, Geek Nation explains what this means for the rest of the world, and how a spiritual nation squares its soul with hard rationality. Full of curious, colourful characters and gripping stories, it describes India through its people a a nation of geeks. curious, colourful characters and gripping stories, it describes India through its people a a nation of geeks.Lucrative though it is, most of the work being done in Bengaluru tends to be day- to-day maintenance and routine software ... firm Siemens, and of course each of the top three Indian IT companies, Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro and Infosys. ... quicker for his Infoscions (this is what he affectionately calls his workers, as if they were scions of some great, dynastic family). ... Ita#39;s comfortably high enough above the dirty mess of the garment factories and wooden shacks below to give theanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2011-03-03|