India Changes Course
Great Decisions 2015 | Topic 4
For the U.S., change in India brings its own set of unknowns, heralding an age ruled by a prime minister new to national office and other policymakers who have been out of the public eye for a decade.
Fed up with corruption, dynastic policies and ineffective public services, Indian voters catapulted Narenda Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party to power in the country's 2014 elections. For voters, Modi embodied real change and an India that wasn't stumbling, but running, to greatness. But for the U.S., change in India brings its own set of unknowns, heralding an age ruled by a prime minister new to national office and other policymakers who have been out of the public eye for a decade. Now, the U.S. has to determine how to best secure its interests as India asserts itself on the world stage.
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Gary Bass' book provides a full account of the atrocities in Bangledesh that led to the India-Pakistan war. Bass critically analyzes the role both Nixon and Kissinger played in the events that rocked the region to its core.
Katherine Boo's book paints a picture of the effects of global change and inequality through the eyes of some of Mumbai's poorest residents in Annawadi.
Siddhartha Deb, himself from a small town in rural India, looks at how the contradictions of a post-globalized world have played out in the country through a series of individual perspectives.
This CFR backgrounder gives a good overview of the infrastructure troubles plaguing India. It also provides a list of recommended resources on the topic.
Despite breakneck growth, India's corruption has held the country back—and significantly so. This CFR backgrounder offers a run-down of how corruption has affected the country, as well as recommends additional resources on the topic of corruption.