For more than four decades after Independence, India was associated with the plodding, somnolent elephant, comfortably resting on its achievements of the centuries gone by. Then, in the early 1990s, the elephant seemed to wake up from its slumber and slowly began to change-until today. Now, some even see it morphing into a tiger. So what does the twenty-first century hold for India? Will it bring the strength of the tiger and the size of an elephant to bear upon the world? Or will it remain just an elephant at heart? In this companion volume to the bestselling India: From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond, Shashi Tharoor analyses the forces that have made twenty-first-century India-and could yet unmake it.