The book is set against the backdrop of the dawn of a New Millennium, the 21st century, and takes a sweeping and kaleidoscopic view of the world as it is likely to evolve over a 50-year horizon. While it is futuristic in its premise, it attempts to build scenarios based on historical facts, illustrations and deep personal perspective of evolving international relations; it is a study of the emerging challenges and geopolitical equations, showcasing shifting dynamics that will continue to influence how nations play their roles in the world arena. The author endeavours to create a credible imagery backed by cogent thoughts on the world that will be, in this new Millennium.
Arun Kumar Banerjee retired as the Secretary and Financial Advisor to the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, in October 1990. His 7-year stint with the MEA remained the most cherished and intellectually stimulating period of his professional career. During this time, he was also closely associated with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).