This year’s book reviews includes a “before and after” duo about the BJP: Vinay Sitapati’s India Before Modi and Christophe Jaffrelot’s Modi’s India. The third book on India is The Disrupter, a biography of V.P. Singh, whose brief
prime ministerial tenure in 1989-90 earned him a glowing reputation as a corruption fighter, but who always seemed somewhat uncomfortable in office. One on Pakistan: Nine Lives of Pakistan, a gripping collection of vignettes by a master story-teller, Declan Walsh. Finally, Ashley Tellis’s masterful “Striking Asymmetries,” about the triangular relationship among the nuclear programs of India, Pakistan and China.
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