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The Year When The Consensus Broke Down

The Year When The Consensus Broke Down The Year When The Consensus Broke Down

The republic entered the age of adolescence when we finally began our struggle with the post-Nehruvian loss of innocence.

The war with Pakistan and the cascading economic dislocation it brought; the unsatisfactory peace at Tashkent; a drought and food shortage; the devaluation of the rupee; the humiliating dependence on pl-480 wheat from the United States; and widespread unrest—all this combined to sour up the national elan.

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