Book Launch

A Nation to Protect
Leading India through the Covid Crisis
By Priyam Gandhi – Mody
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The pandemic has altered the destinies of not just people worldwide but of entire nations.

Many developed countries despite having superior infrastructure and significant investments in public health haven’t been able to tackle the onslaught of Covid-19. It was in this backdrop that India’s ability to rise to the challenge had been written off entirely by many leading ‘experts. Doomsday predictions were made which included mass deaths and anarchy.

However, Prime Minister Modi’s robust grip on the administration changed India’s fortunes in the fight against the virus. He took absolute control of the country’s response mechanisms and streamlined systems to cut red-tape. Led by fact-based scientific advice, the Indian government galvanized their inheritance of less-than-adequate resources, augmented capacities rapidly and prudently spent its reserves on the most effective solutions.

Hence, even after two waves of the pandemic, India has managed to save more lives than most countries in the world. India has proved the cynics wrong with one of the lowest fatality rates. With a staunch resolve to help all of humanity emerge out of the pandemic, India has committed over five billion vaccine doses in 2022 for countries in need and intends to provide more until every human being is secure.

This book aims to be a definitive account of India’s pandemic response from the top echelons of leadership and government.

Priyam Gandhi-Mody is a strategist specialising in political communications. She frequently writes political non-fiction, and this is her third book. She’s a proud alumna of the University of Delaware and Florida State University. Having worked briefly at the Capitol in Tallahassee, she now lives in Mumbai with her husband, son, and golden retriever.