Indian Century

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The Indian Century[1][2] (or India's Century[3]) is a term referring to the possibility that the 21st century will be dominated by India, similarly to how the 20th century is often called the American Century,[4] and the 19th century as Pax Britannica (British Peace).[5]

According to the report named "Indian Century: Defining India's Place in a Rapidly Changing Global Economy" by IBM Institute for Business Value, India is predicted to be among the world’s highest-growth nations over the coming years.[6][7][8]


One of the key factors includes its populous democracy.[9][10]

India is generally considered an emerging power due to its large and stable population, and its rapidly growing economic and military sectors[11]

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  1. ^ Nayan Chanda; Clyde Prestowitz. A World Connected. Yale University Press. 
  2. ^ Martin Halliwell; Catherine Morley. American Thought and Culture in the 21st Century. Oxford University Press. p. 10. 
  3. ^ D. Arora, N. Political Science for Civil Services Main Examination. Tata McGraw-Hill Education. pp. 35–7. )
  4. ^ "21st century is going to be Indian century: Alagappan." December 1, 2007. OneIndia News/(UNI).
  5. ^ Halliwell, Martin; Catherine Morley (2008). American Thought and Culture in the 21st Century. Edinburgh University Press. pp. 9–10. ISBN 978-0748626021. 
  6. ^ "Indian Century - Defining India's place in a rapidly changing global economy" (PDF). IBM. Retrieved 11 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "India to be world's highest growth nation in 21st century: IBM study". Business Standard. Retrieved 11 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "21st century is India's century: IBM chief Virginia Rometty". Retrieved 11 February 2016. 
  9. ^ "‘India’s decade could pave way for an Indian century’." Hindustan Times.
  10. ^ "Next century will be India's, says WSJ - Oman Tribune". omantribune. 
  11. ^ Lydon, Christopher (6 August 2010). "Real India: A Historian's Cautions on "The Indian Century" (AUDIO)". Huffington Post. 

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