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India's Broken Promise

How a Would-Be Great Power Hobbles Itself

Author: Basharat Peer
May/June 2012
Foreign Affairs


Indian elites are cheering their country's newfound status and influence. But two recent books reveal the ugly underbelly of India's success story. A vast gulf has opened up between the rich and the poor, corruption suffuses every aspect of life, and the country's political leaders lack the vision needed to turn this would-be world power into an actual one.

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