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Reinventing Public Administration: The Indian Experience outlines the historical processes associated with the growth of public administration as a discipline and discusses contemporary perspectives on, and experiences in administration theory. The book considers the history of the Indian administration from the colonial period to the present and also focuses on changes brought about by globalisation, privatisation and structural adjustment on governance. Importantly, Reinventing Public Administration looks at the effects of the Fifth Pay Commission on the Indian bureaucracy and also discusses the role of NGOs in governance. What is distinctive about the book is its attempt to conceptualise the Indian experience of administration through received wisdom and through indigenous intellectual inputs. Written by Bidyut Chakrabarty, a well-known scholar in this field, Reinventing Public Administration is an accessible and up-to-date textbooks on public administration theory.