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Science  01 Aug 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5889, pp. 642
DOI: 10.1126/science.1160704

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The Dragon and the Elephant. Agricultural and Rural Reforms in China and India. Ashok Gulati and Shenggen Fan, Eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2007. 574 pp. $75. ISBN 9780801887864. Paper, $38. ISBN 9780801887871. Published for the International Food Policy Research Institute.

Exploring the reasons for the dramatic growth of the rural economies of China and India over the past few decades, the authors consider what lessons can be applied to other developing nations and to the problems of poverty in these two countries.