The book provides an overview of 75 years of progressive independent India and its evolutionary journey to strengthen the spirit of democracy, gear up pragmatism in diplomacy and accelerate the pace of development. It assesses and evaluates India’s pledge to democracy, her diplomatic posture on the world stage and her developmental drive towards self-reliance. It explores the discourses of the realization of the idea of democracy in India and the issues of bridging the elite and grassroots democracy, strengthening people’s participation and making politics work for development. It also elucidates the democratic ideals of India, which constructed its identity and influence across the world as a responsible and peaceful power. Against the backdrop of continuous shift in India's diplomatic presence and posture towards a more proactive and pragmatic line in recent years, it analyses the crux of India’s aspirations as a leading power on the global stage. It also examines the prospects of India’s development from a so-called bullock-cart economy to digital economy. Moreover, this book is an attempt to revisit the journey of India from independence and evaluates its achievements and adversities in the purview of the promise of making India great again.