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India Express

The Future of the New Superpower

Daniel Lak

Palgrave Macmillan Trade

These days India is in the news almost daily, and it is taking on a much more involved role in international politics, policy, and military intervention. Daniel Lak concludes that the strength that democracy gives it means that India is much better positioned to sustain its newfound superpower status than China, whose political system is sure to eventually hinder it.  As an expert who has covered the region for the BBC for the last twelve years, Lak weaves together his substantive knowledge of Indian politics, economics, and culture with fascinating stories of everyday people, to supply readers with a comprehensive and compelling guide to this fascinating country.

 

 

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"Daniel Lak's journalism from India and around South Asia has been consistently powerful and enlightening. He  understands the nuanced realities of the region and never fails to find the human side of a complex and troubling situation.  His optimism -- rare enough in an international journalist -- is refreshing, never cloying." --Kathy Gannon, Associated Press special correspondent and author of I Is for Infidel: From Holy War to Holy Terror

"In his travels through South Asia, Lak always stayed off the path beaten by other foreign correspondents. No matter where he wandered in India, Pakistan and Nepal, Lak always delved deeper into the culture than the rest of us, coming back with unique insights and wonderful stories. He is rarity among journalists --one who portrays his subjects with elegance, compassion and humor."  -- Tim McGirk, Time Magazine
 
"The author writes eloquently... Makes a convincing and thoroughly readable case for India's claims to be "the next liberal superpower." --Kirkus
 
"A persuasive primer on the economic rise of a part of the world that gave us the word juggernaut....The narrative gracefully incorporates episodes of Indian history ranging from Mohandas Gandhi's Salt March to the assassination of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi."--Bloomberg News

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  • Daniel Lak

  • Daniel Lak is a reporter with the BBC who reported on the Indian sub-continent for twelve years, working from Pakistan and New Delhi. He reported on the rise and fall of the Taliban, Kurdish refugees in Iran, India's 1999 war with Pakistan over Kashmir, and the hijacking of an Indian aircraft by Islamic militants in what later became known as a dry-run for 9/11. Lak now lives in Toronto reporting for the BBC from the Americas and making documentaries.

  • Daniel Lak

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The Future of the New Superpower

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