• Ravi Nawal marks his debut as one of India's most promising and thought provoking new-age authors.
    Deepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFC Limited
  • India Can is a truly innovative way to address important challenges facing India.
    Dipak C. Jain, Former Dean - Kellogg School of Management and INSEAD
  • Ravi has captured several of the possible ideas in his book and they should be debated and implemented where possible.
    Nandan Nilekani, Co-founder & ex-CEO Infosys Limited
India Can is a national best seller within a week of publication.

India Can is a collection of twenty-one short stories. At the heart of each story (all fiction) rests an idea attempting to address one of the many significant socio-economic challenges before India. Stories in this book are focused on providing specific and simple solutions to India's growth, employment and equity challenges. The book takes the reader through twenty-one journeys, wherein the central characters breathe life into the travails, needs, desires and aspirations of their countrymen and women.

India Can is published by Bloomsbury, publishers to greats like JK Rowling, Khaled Hosseini, William Boyd, Howard Jacobson, William Dalrymple, Shanon Hale, Saurabh Mukerjea, Shiv Khera, Margaret Atwood, Anthony Bourdain, Vikas Khanna, John Irving- and the list goes on.

Book Sneak Peek

  • Dr. Laddha is a leading oncologist in Vishakhapatnam. He is anguished with the rapid increase in number of patients diagnosed with cancer. He resolves to find his own solution to this medical emergency. His solution can perhaps make India healthier
  • Rahiman Bi works as a cleaner at a South Delhi clinic. She commutes to work from the suburbs using public transportation. The commute is a nightmare. Rahiman decides to do something about it. Her solution is perhaps an answer to some of India's transportation challenges.
  • Vasudha Parekh is a housewife, who lost her husband to a tragic incident. She turns her personal tragedy into a mission. Her solution might help us in improving the security situation in the country.
  • Twelve-year-old Laika in Manipur is frustrated with inequitable growth in the country. 'Where is my Government?' she wonders. Her solution could perhaps bridge the gap between the backward and developed regions of the country.
  • Ramdeen Sharma works as a peon in a shoe shop. He struggles to augment his income but is challenged with paucity of dhana (capital), hunar (skills) and jagah (place/land). He still manages to come out a winner. His story might hold the key to help people make their way out of abject poverty.


Bloomsbury presents a treasure trove of ideas for India. Buy your copy of INDIA CAN now!!

Twenty-one stories that nudge you to THINK for INDIA. Stories that will SEED ideas, help you CRYSTALLIZE a point of view and inspire you to CONTRIBUTE to nation building.


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About Ravi

Ravi Nawal has had a distinguished career as a management consultant focused on strategy. An alumnus of the famed Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), Ravi has a keen interest in innovation and its application to developmental issues before India. He strongly believes that authors can be change agents and the time for impact writing to grow in India is now.

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