India's Governance, a collection of 37 select essays written between 2006 and 2018, brings out some of the prime concerns facing India. The writings bring into focus the importance of safeguarding secularism if India is to remain at peace with herself; strengthening and empowering institutions for the sustenance of democracy; and meeting the menacing challenges to the rule of law in the country. Dr Madhav Godbole, an eminent civil servant with 34 years of distinguished service, took voluntary retirement in March 1993 when he was Union Home Secretary and Secretary, Justice. He has written 25 books on public policy issues of which 14 are in English. This also includes an authoritative work on the Babri Masjid-Ram Mandir issue.