Making Sense of Modi’s India (HarperCollins) attempts to understand the meaning and implications of Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party’s massive victory in the May 2014 general election, regarded as a watershed in post-Independence India’s political history. The book brings together a cross-section of leading voices from academia, media and politics to examine the factors behind the dramatic resurgence of Hindu nationalism and Modi’s own meteoric rise. Where is India headed under Modi? What exactly are the contours of the ‘new’ India he has promised to build? And is his promise of ‘development’ real or a cover for a hidden agenda? The book raises these questions in an attempt to contribute to – and hopefully shape – the debate on the future of modern India.
Contibutors include Meghnad Desai, Gyanendra Pandey, Shruti Kapila, Radhika Desai, R. Jagannathan, Faisal Devji, Beena Sarwar, Sudheendra Kulkarni, Zoya Hasan, V. Krishna Ananth, Andrew Whitehead, Sevanti Ninan, Rashmee Roshan Lall