Hope and anxiety among liberalization’s children
An open economy spurred growth and created a generation of aspirational millennials, but provided few avenues to follow these dreams
The cruelty of their situation is exacerbated by the fact that as a whole, millennials are better educated than previous generations
Whenever I discuss my research on Indian millennials, most people assume that I’m talking about the social-media addicted youth they see in Delhi or Mumbai, glued to their smartphones and in pursuit of instant gratification. While that image might fit a very small minority of millennials, reality tells a starkly different story.