Shankkar Aiyar on the Proliferation of India’s “Gated Republics”

Shankkar Aiyar on the Proliferation of India’s “Gated Republ...

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In a much cited 2009 essay, economist Lant Pritchett argued that India is not a failed or a failing state, but a flailing one. In Pritchett’s words, India is “a nation-state in which the head, that is the elite institutions at the national level remain sound and functional but this head is no longer reliably connected via nerves and sinews to its own limbs.”A new book the author and journalist Shankkar Aiyar takes the argument one step further. A...Read More
In a much cited 2009 essay, economist Lant Pritchett argued that India is not a failed or ...Read More