India's foreign policy prowess may be growing, but it is governed by the nation's internal health - which is riddled with poverty, corruption and displacement. Such vulnerabilities can threaten the smooth functioning of our democracy, and need to be addressed promptly.
Author and Analyst
Sudeep Chakravarti is a writer of narrative non-fiction and fiction; an analyst of socio-political and security issues in South Asia; a columnist; and consultant to media and think-tanks. In 2008 Penguin/Viking published his Red Sun: Travels in Naxalite Country, a best-selling, critically fêted work of narrative non-fiction about India’s ongoing Maoist rebellion (revised edition, 2009). HarperCollins has in May 2012 published Highway 39: Journeys through a Fractured Land, Sudeep’s latest work of narrative non-fiction set in the conflict zones of Nagaland and Manipur in India’s far east, as part of its 4th Estate imprint. Sudeep began his career with The Asian Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones & Company. He joined India Today magazine as Business Editor in 1991, and left in 2002 as an Executive Editor with India Today Group, where he was also Director of the India Today Conclave. He was later Consultant Editor with Hindustan Times Group. Sudeep has since helped to launch several media initiatives in areas as diverse as news, senior empowerment, and features. He was until January 2012 Editorial Mentor with India Today Group. Sudeep is widely published in Indian and global media. His fiction and non-fiction contributions are included in several volumes; and commentaries in publications of National University of Singapore (More than Maoism, 2012), and India’s Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses (Non-state Armed Groups in South Asia, 2011). He is a professional member of the World Future Society, Washington D.C. He is also a member of Coastal Impact, a not-for-profit he co-founded in Goa, India with fellow scuba diving enthusiasts. He lives in Goa. Disclaimer: External experts are not affiliated with Gateway House and have been presented here for reference only.
security, socio-political issues, South Asia
Last modified: October 3, 2017
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