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'The Billionaire Raj' explores India's new wealth – and the corruption it breeds

James Crabtree's devotes the bulk of its length to the new cadre of super-rich that has arisen in India's newly resurgent economy, but it opens with an important point: India is still an intensely poor country. The average citizen earns less than $2,000 a year, and the low-end of what constitutes the richest one percent of the country is only around $33,000. The richest one percent of the country owns

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