On March 24, 2020, with approximately five hundred reported COVID-19 cases and only hours notice, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered the most stringent national lockdown the world has ever seen. Two months later, Modi announced the fourth phase of national lockdown with some relaxations.
Now in phase five of lockdown—and as restrictions are loosened even more—all everyone knows for sure is what is unknown: What happens to the virus as India reopens? What happens to the Indian economy? And what happens to Modi?
Lockdown brings you inside an event that will affect the world around us perhaps for decades to come.
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Sunil Sharan was born and raised in Delhi, where members of his family still reside. He lives and works in San Jose, California. Sunil has published several hundred opinion and research articles on politics, geopolitics, society, economy, and the military in such publications as the Washington Post, Fortune, Huffington Post, Canada’s National Post, India’s the Times of India, the Statesman of India, the Tribune, Business Standard, and the DeccanChronicle, and Pakistan’s Dawn, the Express Tribune, and News International. Sunil’s next book about India is the forthcoming Modi 2.0: Beyond the Ordinary (Bloomsbury).
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