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14 July 2011

In this week’s New Statesman: India

Should we fear this new superpower? | Arundhati Roy on violent resistance | Alan Rusbridger: how the

By Samira Shackle

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This week’s New Statesman features a special package on India in which we ask: will we like the world’s newest superpower? In our cover story, Patrick French charts the rise of India’s female politicians, while Sophie Elmhirst profiles the writer and activist Arundhati Roy, who accuses the elites of “colonising the lower sections of society who have to pay the price for this shining India”. Also, Jon Bernstein travels to India’s hi-tech cities, and Siddartha Deb discusses the troubled religious fight against corruption.

The magazine also features sharp analysis of the phone-hacking scandal engulfing Rupert Murdoch’s News International. The Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger gives the inside track on how the story broke in the Diary Column, Alice Miles remembers the night that Rebekah Brooks made her cry, and Alex Preston analyses the wider financial repercussions of News Corp’s crisis.

Elsewhere, Mehdi Hasan applauds Ed Miliband for breaking ties with the Murdochs, and Rafael Behr warns that there are only so many times that a prime minister can afford to be completely wrong.

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All this, plus Dominic Ponsford on the five “families” that control the British media, John Gray on the conclusion of Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast saga, and Ryan Gilbey on the latest Indian blockbusters.