A CPR podcast on my new book ‘Staggering Forward is available at
Taking off tonight for the US for an extended holiday coupled with a book event at the Atlantic Council, Washington DC, on Thursday Oct 4, 2018. The main discussant is Shuja Nawaz (who, incidentally, is the younger brother of the late General Asif Nawaz Janjua, former Chief of the Army Staff, Pakistan Army). Will post the video of the event once the Council uploads it to the net.
The notice of the event is reproduced below. It is also a personal invitation from me to readers of this blog in the extended Washington, DC area to participate in it. See you there!
October 4, 2018
A Discussion with Bharat Karnad, Author of Staggering Forward: Narendra Modi and India’s Global Ambition
Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center
A conversation with:
Distinguished Fellow, South Asia Center
The Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center invites you to a discussion on author Bharat Karnad’s recently published book ‘Staggering Forward: Narendra Modi and India’s Global Ambition‘, released on August 29, 2018. Analyzing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foreign and military policies in the context of India’s socio-political and economic milieu which has evolved in the new Century, this book offers a critical perspective that helps to understand the country’s present national security strategy, as seen through the twin-prisms of strongman-alpha male power politics that’s all the rage now featuring, other than the Indian prime minister, Trump, Putin, Xi, Erdogan and Shinzo Abe, and of the impact of Modi’s persona on India’s politics and policy-making.
The discussion will be held October 4, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Atlantic Council, followed by a reception. The event is open to press and on the record.DATE: Thursday, October 4, 2018TIME: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.LOCATION: Atlantic Council1030 15th Street NW, 12th floorWashington, DC 20005On Twitter? Follow @ACSouthAsia and use #ACSouthAsiaThe event is on-the-record and open to the public and media. For media related questions, please firstname.lastname@example.org. The recorded video will be available after the event.