© 1995

India’s Rise to Power

in the Twentieth Century and Beyond


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction

    1. Sandy Gordon
      Pages 1-16
  3. The Means to Power

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Sandy Gordon
      Pages 55-116
    3. Sandy Gordon
      Pages 117-142
    4. Sandy Gordon
      Pages 143-151
  4. The Limits to Power

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Sandy Gordon
      Pages 155-162
    3. Sandy Gordon
      Pages 163-199
    4. Sandy Gordon
      Pages 220-239
    5. Sandy Gordon
      Pages 240-244
  5. The Context of Power

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Sandy Gordon
      Pages 247-267
    3. Sandy Gordon
      Pages 268-281
    4. Sandy Gordon
      Pages 282-289
    5. Sandy Gordon
      Pages 290-317
    6. Sandy Gordon
      Pages 318-334
  6. Conclusion

    1. Sandy Gordon
      Pages 335-356

About this book


`...sober and extremely well-researched book.' - Inder Malhotra, Business World `...very detailed and up-to-date account.' - Richard Newman, Times Higher Education Supplement This book examines the economic and technological basis for India's rise to power and the political factors that shape the nature of the power it will develop into. It shows that while India has concentrated on many of the scientific and technical capabilities that serve the needs of a rising power, it has not been able to achieve a balanced process of development. This imbalance feeds sub-national political discontent and undercuts the very power that India has sought to acquire, thus delaying her rise to power.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Strategic and Defence Studies CentreAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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