The past year saw a dramatic surge of economic growth in India. Despite this rapid spurt of growth, significant political problems continue to hobble the country partially because the coalition government in New Delhi seems unable to make hard policy decisions. Consequently, it remains unclear if India can surmount many of the obstacles that still stand in the way of sustained economic growth and even increased international political stature.
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Errata: In the September/October 2016 issue (volume 56 number 5, pages 836 and 849), there was a technical printing error in Figures 1b and 2 of the article by Ajay Raina that resulted in a loss of data on the graphs. This online article contains the restored figures in their original, correct state. The error is regretted.