ABSTRACT

The hypothesis of this chapter and the one following is that the United States, for reasons that do not primarily turn upon its concern for or linkage to India as a nation, may find cause rather soon to radically increase the flow of economic assistance to that country. This chapter first sketches the rationale for such a move and speculates about its scale, then considers whether it would be economically useful and examines the political constraints with which such a venture would have to contend. Chapter 11 tries to bring the issues into more concrete focus by laying out, for argument's sake, a particular pattern of aid revival that might be both constructive and politically feasible.