Three years into the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to be going from strength to strength.
This summer’s standoff between the Chinese and Indian militaries at Doklam has revived the troubled but fascinating history of relations between the world’s two most populous nations.
Seventy years after gaining independence, India is poised to consolidate its dominance in South Asia.
India’s economic resurgence has been the subject of many extravagant predictions and hopes. The road India takes will matter not only for the lives of its billion-plus people but also for the course of global economics and politics.
While a growing private sector and a vibrant civil society can help compensate for the shortcomings of India’s public sector, the state is—and will remain—indispensable in delivering basic governance.
For countless years, India has been touted as a country with enormous potential. But its ability to realize this promise faces innumerable hurdles.
In democracies stretching from Brazil to Nigeria, criminals routinely thrive at the ballot box. In India, the world’s largest democracy, as many as a third of elected politicians are under criminal indictment.
Pakistan’s 2013 general election marked the country’s first civilian transfer of power following the completion of an elected government’s full term. However, questions linger over the country’s democratic durability as next year’s election will occur against a challenging backdrop.
With exclusive access to Rao’s never-before-seen personal papers, Vinay Sitapati’s definitive biography provides new revelations on the Indian economy, nuclear program, foreign policy, and domestic politics.
Authors Devesh Kapur and Sanjoy Chakravorty will present their findings on Indian-Americans’ rapid rise, the social and economic challenges particular to immigrants of Indian heritage, and the group’s influence on the trajectories of both nations.