New PDF release: Bread and the Ballot: The United States and India's Economic

By Dennis Merrill

Dennis Merrill examines the origins and implementation of U.S. financial tips courses in India from independence in 1947 to the peak of John F. Kennedy's "development decade" in 1963. because the chilly conflict unfold to the 3rd international within the past due Forties and Fifties, American policymakers attempted to exploit financial relief to attract impartial India into the Western camp. bringing up the rustic because the "world's biggest democracy," the americans was hoping to set up India as a exhibit for American–sponsored improvement and a counterweight to the Communist version within the People's Republic of China.

By the early Nineteen Sixties, India has turn into one of many 3rd World's best recipients of yankee fiscal counsel. but, as Merrill demonstrates, India remained devoted to a nonaligned prestige, and major Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's common feedback of U.S. international coverage attempted the persistence of chilly conflict strategists. Even within the quarter of financial coverage, the 2 international locations differed on a large choice of developmental matters. therefore, argues Merrill, the Indian case bargains a prepared vantage element from which to explores sleek American international coverage and the complexities of the international relief process.

Bread and the Ballot is likely one of the first stories of U.S. attitudes towards 3rd global improvement within the many years following international battle II to be established principally on lately declassified govt files. Merrill's learn attracts on fabrics from the Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and John F. Kennedy presidential libraries, U.S. nation division files, and the papers of Chester Bowles, who served as ambassador to India lower than either Truman and Kennedy. moreover, Merrill's wide examine in Britain and Indian public files offers this paintings a multinational perspective.

Originally released in 1990.

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