The Idea of India
Sunil Khilnani is the author of The Idea of India and a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
It is popular in the West to think that the British influence led directly to Indian democracy. In fact, the vibrant democracy India has sustained for 50 years is really a product of the Indian political intelligentsia. Sunil Khilnani describes how Nehru and others invented their country at the time of independence.