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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.


Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer. She is the host of The Fifth Estate, the Wheeler Centre’s live series focusing on journalism, politics, media, and international relations, and The Leap Year, a Wheeler Centre podcast about Australians’ lives in the fog of ... Read more

Robin Jeffrey

Professor Robin Jeffrey is a researcher and author with expertise in Indian politics, culture and media. Jeffrey’s most recent book, written with his colleague Assa Doron, is The Great Indian Phone Book. The book is published in India under the title of Cell Phone Nation, and analyses the expansio... Read more

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. His other books include The Carpet Wars: A Journey Across the Islamic Heartlands, Bamboo Palace: Discovering the Lost Dynasty of Laos, and a historical novel, The Chase, set ... Read more


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