Angela Saini visits Google's San Francisco office to present her book, Geek Nation. By the turn of the millennium, there were even claims that a third of all engineers in Silicon Valley were of Indian origin; with Indians running 750 of its tech companies. At the dawn of this scientific revolution, Geek Nation is a journey to meet the inventors, engineers and young scientists helping to give birth to the world's next scientific superpower.
Angela Saini explains how ancient science is giving way to how the technology of the wealthy are passing on to the poor. Delving inside the psyche of India's science-hungry citizens, she explores the reason why the government of the most religious country on earth has put its faith in science and technology.
Through witty first-hand reportage and penetrative analysis,Geek Nation explains what it means for the rest of the world and how a spiritual nation squares its soul with hard rationality. Full of curious, colourful characters and gripping stories, it describes India through a nation of geeks.Find out more