About the book
India will be the world’s most populous country by 2024 and its third largest economy by 2028. But the size of our population and a sense of historical greatness alone are insufficient to guarantee that we will fulfil our ambition to become a global power. Our approach to realize this vision needs more than just planning for economic growth. It requires a shift in attitudes.
In Making India Great, Aparna Pande examines the challenges we face in the areas of social, economic, military and foreign policy and strategy. She brings to light the dichotomy that lies at the heart of the nation: our belief in becoming a global power and the reluctance to consistently implement policies and take actions that would help us achieve that goal. New India holds all the promises of greatness that many of its citizens dream of. Can it become a reality? The book delves deep into this question.
About the author
Dr Aparna Pande is director of the Initiative on the Future of India and South Asia at the Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Born in India, Pande received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in History from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, before receiving an M.Phil in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University. She completed her Ph.D. in Political Science at Boston University in the United States. She is the author of From Chanakya to Modi (HarperCollins, 2017), Explaining Pakistan’s Foreign Policy: Escaping India (Routledge, 2010) and is the editor of Contemporary Handbook on Pakistan (Routledge, 2017).
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