The world's largest democracy, India is the fastest-growing major economy and a rising global power, but also a deeply divided society. Twenty-nine of the world's 500 richest individuals are Indian, but the country has a daily per capita income of $1. Religious majoritarianism is on the rise. Lucky then, that the country is also the land of Gandhi and the Buddha, and of the ultimate symbol of love — the Taj Mahal.
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