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Kota Neelima

Kota Neelima

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India's Power Elite

Sanjaya Baru and Kota Neelima in conversation with Maya Mirchandani

Policy analyst, academic and writer Sanjaya Baru's latest book, India's Power Elite: Caste, Class and Cultural Revolution, deconstructs the many hues of power and elitism in postcolonial India. An intricate look into the changing political landscape of the 21st century, Baru explores the role of caste, class and culture in the unraveling of a 'New India'. Baru's other books include The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh and 1991: How P.V. Narasimha Rao Made History. Kota Neelima is an Indian author, researcher, artist and political commentator, specialising in rural distress. In conversation with Maya Mirchandani, they discuss the traces of India's power elite in the face of a constantly evolving reality.