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Ascending India and Its State Capacity: Extraction, Violence, and Legitimacy

Sumit Ganguly and William R. Thompson


This book offers an account of the ongoing struggles and instability of India's political and economic institutions. India's ascent as a formidable power on the world stage and its geopolitical ramifications have received much attention in recent years. The text delves into the intricate inner workings of this great Asian nation to reveal an Indian state struggling to maintain national security, domestic order, and steady fiscal growth despite weaknesses in its economic and political institutions. The sobering account questions India's perceived strengths and domestic and foreign policy initia ... More

Keywords: India, geopolitics, national security, domestic order, fiscal growth, economic institutions, political institutions, growth, reform

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780300215922
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300215922.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sumit Ganguly, author
Indiana University, Bloomington

William R. Thompson, author
Indiana University, Bloomington