India has 600 million young people – and they’re set to change our world


This new generation is motivated: it combines the cultural values of the traditional Asian family with the life goals of the American teenager

An illuminating and sometimes alarming book, Dreamers: How Young Indians Are Changing the World, is published this month.

About 600 million people, more than half India’s population, are under 25 years old; no country has more young people.

India & lapsop 1a Matt Kenyon LLL“No matter how poorly placed they find themselves now,” writes the book’s author, Delhi journalist Snigdha Poonam, “they make up the world’s largest ever cohort of like-minded young people, and…

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