India's New Government

After two raucous weeks, India's political picture is becoming clear. The new prime minister has been selected, and the volatile stock market has settled down. Join NPR's Neal Conan and his guests to examine the effects of a surprise election result and what it means for India's future.


John Lancaster
*South Asia bureau chief, The Washington Post

Sumit Ganguly
*Director of the India studies program and professor of political science at Indiana University in Bloomington

Marshall Bouton
*President, Chicago Council on Foreign Relations
*Former executive vice president of the Asia Society
*Specialist on South Asian politics and economies

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