Why India matters, by Maya Chadda

Smruti S. Pattanaik is Research Fellow (SS) at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile
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  • July 2016
    Book Review

    Few issues have drawn as much attention and have been debated as intensely as the rise of India. There has been a plethora of literature that almost dissects various factors that have contributed to India’s rise and what the future holds for the country. Will India emerge as a major player in the international system? Will it be able to compete with a rising China as an Asian power? These are some of the questions that have confronted scholars of international relations and security. In this context the book by Maya Chadda Why India Matters is an important contribution that captures India’s relevance as a political power and its potential as an emerging economy. The book is divided into eight chapters capturing various aspects, both domestic and international, to argue why India matters.