Listen to the full CPR podcast ThoughtSpace (above) featuring Research Professor Bharat Karnad about his new book, Staggering Forward: Narendra Modi and India’s Global Ambition.
The book analyses Prime Minister Modi's foreign and military policies in the context of India's evolving socio-political and economic milieu, global power politics featuring other strongmen-alpha male leaders (Trump, Putin, Xi, Erdogan, Shinzo Abe), and of Modi's persona and style of governance, and offers a critical perspective that helps explain why India has not progressed much towards becoming a consequential power.
The book was released by Yashwant Sinha, former Minister of Finance under Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and former Senior Leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
This was followed by a panel discussion between Yashwant Sinha, Admiral Arun Prakash, Jairam Ramesh, Shivshankar Menon and Bharat Karnad and was moderated by Ajai Shukla.
Book reviews of Staggering Forward: Narendra Modi and India’s Global Ambition can be accessed below:
'Staggering Forward-Narendra Modi and India’s Global Ambition' review: Foreign policy in a hurry by Suhasini Haidar, The Hindu
The Reality of Narendra Modi's Foreign Policy Failures Laid Bare by Shivshankar Menon, The Wire