A Monk and His Mission: The successes, failures and aims of India’s Modi government
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi can claim to have restored India’s economic growth trajectory and built a remarkable international profile. He has positioned himself domestically as a leader who gets things done. However, he is seeking to make fundamental changes to the relationship between New Delhi and the states, between politics and business, and, more controversially, between society and religion. In the coming years, however, he will have to resolve some policy contradictions such as his pursuit of protectionist policies while trying to revive India’s manufacturing sector.
Pramit Pal Chaudhuri is currently the Foreign Editor of The Hindustan Times and was previously the paper’s US correspondent following roles as editorial writer for The Telegraph and The Statesman of Calcutta. He specializes in India’s international security and economic policy. Over the past several years he has been a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow at the University of Maryland – College Park; media fellow at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; South Asia fellow at the Henry Stimson Centre in Washington DC, and a Visiting Fellow at Cornell University’s South Asia department.
Pramit is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, the Liberty Institute of New Delhi, the International Institute for Strategic Studies UK, the Asia Society Global Council and the Aspen Institute Italia. Pramit is an Indian delegate to the Confederation of Indian Industries' Indo-US Strategic Dialogue and Indo-Japan-US Strategic Dialogue. He also serves as a Senior Associate for the Rhodium Group, is a member of the Council of Emerging Markets and was recently the 2006-7 Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the Asia Society New York. He has a BA in history from Cornell University, has visited over 40 countries, and was born in Calcutta in 1964.