In 2017, India celebrated 70 years of independence from British rule. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the country, calling for the people to set aside their differences. “India is about peace, unity and goodwill,” said Modi. “we have to take the country ahead with the determination of creating a new India.” Can a new India emerge from the old? How has it been shaped by its years in the British Empire?
Guest: Emeritus Professor Robin Jeffrey
Host: Matthew Smith