For me, John Elliott is one of the top renowned American journalist based in India and his views on India is definitely worth reading and a must read for any India -Watchers. If we talk about John and his writings on India, it is immediacy, accuracy, and plain old reporting and always delivered with a gentle punch. In one of his articles, he says that Hinduism is the main obstacle to India’s modernisation and liberalisation. How true but the Indians hated it. He is, at least in my view, the American point of view on India. Some say he works for the American CIA, but I don’t think so.