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Incredible India

India is booming: everyone says so. The economy is growing to match its massive population, and new industries like IT are creating a thriving middle class. Yet millions of Indians, especially women, are doing it as tough as ever.

Following our spotlight events on Indonesia, Syria and China, the Fifth Estate turns to incredible India. What are the foreign policy objectives of this rapidly growing nation? And why has its relationship with Australia never quite worked as well as it might, despite strong ties in trade, sport, education and culture?

Join Sally Warhaft and guests Christopher Kremmer and Professor Robin Jeffrey for an in-depth look at India today, its relationship with Australia and the world.


Portrait of Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer and the host of the Wheeler Centre’s live journalism series, the Fifth Estate, now in its sixth year. She is a former editor of the Monthly magazine and the author of the bestselling book Well May We Say: The Speeches that Made Australia.

Portrait of Robin Jeffrey

Robin Jeffrey

Professor Robin Jeffrey is a researcher and author with expertise in Indian politics, culture and media.

Portrait of Christopher Kremmer

Christopher Kremmer

Christopher Kremmer is the author of Inhaling the Mahatma, a memoir of the eight years in which he lived and worked in India.

The Fifth Estate

Sally Warhaft has been the Wheeler Centre’s in-house news anchor since 2012. In 2018 – over 100 episodes in – the anthropologist, broadcaster and intrepid interviewer’s fortnightly live series continues, as she responds to the most important debates of the day and reignites stories that have fallen off the front pages.

Every second Tuesday, Sally hosts a dizzying array of guests from the worlds of politics, culture, international relations and beyond, in a witty and revealing analysis of current affairs. It’s an event series and a live podcast taping rolled into one. Topical guests are announced in the weeks prior to events: keep an eye on our website (or in the Wheeler Weekly) for updates.


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