Making India great: the promise of a reluctant global power
Essential reading at a time when India debates fundamental issues, not just about the kind of power she wishes to be, but also about the very nature of the nation that is emerging. A sane, skilful and knowledgeable analysis of India’s potential as a great power and what is holding her back, weaving together the domestic, external and ideational considerations that will determine the country’s course. A topical and hopeful book, informed by a deep sense of history and international relations’
SHIVSHANKAR MENON FORMER FOREIGN SECRETARY AND NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR
‘This is an essential read for anyone who follows India and wants to appraise its global role and impact. Aparna Pande comprehensively shines a torch on many of the country’s structural frailties and, most importantly, on its inadequate and incomplete modernization process that hold back the nation’s promise to its people and to the world. She rightly argues that the story India must focus on lies ahead and not in the past.
SAMIR SARAN PRESIDENT, OBSERVER RESEARCH FOUNDATION