AEI resident fellow Sadanand Dhume writes about South Asia with a focus on India and Pakistan. You can also follow his Twitter feed @dhume01.
“India: A Portrait,” Patrick French, 2011
This is an ambitious attempt to make sense of a land with one-sixth of the world's population, in the midst of the fastest change in its 4,000-year history.
“Pakistan: A Hard Country,” Anatol Lieven, 2011
It’s an insightful take on contemporary Pakistan, well worth reading despite its slant toward the military.
“India Unbound: The Social and Economic Revolution from Independence to the Global Information Age,” Gurcharan Das, 2001
More than a decade after its publication, this compelling memoir remains the best account of India’s misguided embrace of socialism.