‘Modern Mughal Mentality’ book launched
ALIGARH: Dr. Afshan Naheed Hashmi, a renowned entrepreneur and a distinguished alumna of the Aligarh Muslim University, who lives in Maryland, United States of America, has published a book, â€œThe Modern Mughal Mentality: New Strategies to Succeed in India and the Global Marketplaceâ€.
Dr. Afshanâ€™s book, which has gained unparallel popularity in a short span of time, succeeds in making a strong point that Indian economy â€œis surging while the West is experiencing an economic downturnâ€. She has pointed out in her book that â€œaccording to a UN trade bodyâ€™s survey, India ranked third globally as an FDI recipient in 2009 and as per the US census Bureau, Asian Indian owned businesses are having a strong economic impact in many states across the US in a wide range of sectors and are the major engine of economic growthâ€.
Dr. Hashmi has claimed that â€œthe flourishing Indian economy owes itself to both Jugaad and a striving for greatness that moderns Indians inherited from their Mughal-influenced historyâ€. She said that the â€œModern Mughal Mentalityâ€ could be defined as â€œfusing lofty ambitions with practical and innovative ways of maximizing resources to achieve objectivesâ€™.
Describing the uniqueness of Indiaâ€™s economic trends persisting throughout the ages, Dr. Hashmiâ€™s book makes a special reference to the history of Jugaad as well as its place in Indian culture and how it leads to success.