India is poised at a crucial juncture in its post-independence history. Accountability, the heartbeat of governance, is under siege. Misgovernance is so vividly visible today that it is a strong signal that India’s liberal democracy is disobeying the principles of its grand design. Citizens are deeply concerned about the state of their nation, but unsure what role they can play in improving accountability. Accountability: Angst, Awareness, Action was written to increase the public understanding of accountability. The author, Jay P. Desai, asks very important questions: How did accountability historically evolve in India; can accountability be measured; how does India rank against other countries; does accountability impact economic and social performance; does our socio-cultural fabric influence accountability; and what role do existing accountability mechanisms and institutions play in strengthening, or weakening, the four foundations of accountability?