Indian Economy Book Author

by Dr Ramesh Singh

 Indian Economy (for UPSC Examination) 9e is mainly aimed at students who are preparing for the UPSC Prelim and Main examinations. Its content is aligned to suit the specific needs of aspirants who are appearing for various competitive examinations like the civil services examinations, as also for those who have opted for economics as one of their optional subjects.

The main objective here is to provide all the possible economic concepts–technical terms, economic policies and developments in India and changes in those policies in successive Indian governments—in one book. The systematic definition and explanation of many economic terms will be of use to the students who have opted for economics in their preparation of various competitive examinations.

The Ebook of Indian Economy is designed to be a useful resource for the UPSC and State PSC aspirants. Made into a multicolor Epub version of the print book, this ebook can be accessed anywhere anytime in the student’s mobile phone, tab or other portable devices whether Android or Windows.  Every Chapter is designed based on its own theme and presents itself distinctly. Its easily navigable TOC and reference footnotes make it handy and more efficient for readers. This ebook is the perfect solution available to you 24*7 in your pockets

The Indian Economy
by Nilanjan Banik

This lucid and concise overview of India’s macroeconomy presents a comprehensive assessment of governmental policies and measures crucial to economic growth and stability. Thematically structured, the book discusses the demand- and supply-side factors affecting India’s economy, poverty and inequality projecting remedial measures, fiscal and monetary policy, budget constraints, unemployment and inflation, the post-liberalization era and its effects on the labour and capital markets, future reforms in the economy, and trade and external sector.

Grounded in the Indian context with extensive case studies, illustrations, and examples, it relates economic theories to real-world

by Arvind Panagariya

India is not only the world’s largest and fiercely independent democracy, but also an emerging economic giant. But to date there has been no comprehensive account of India’s remarkable growth or the role policy has played in fueling this expansion. India: The Emerging Giant fills this gap, shedding light on one of the most successful experiments in economic development in modern history. Why did the early promise of the Indian economy not materialize and what led to its eventual turnaround? What policy initiatives have been undertaken in the last twenty years and how do they relate to the upward shift in the growth rate? What must be done to push the growth rate to double-digit levels? To answer these crucial questions, Arvind Panagariya offers a brilliant analysis of India’s economy over the last fifty years–from the promising start in the 1950s, to the near debacle of the 1970s (when India came to be regarded as a “basket case”), to the phenomenal about face of the last two decades. The author illuminates the ways that government policies have promoted economic growth (or, in the case of Indira Gandhi’s policies, economic stagnation), and offers insightful discussions of such key topics as poverty and inequality, tax reform, telecommunications (perhaps the single most important success story), agriculture and transportation, and the government’s role in health, education, and sanitation. The dramatic change in the fortunes of 1.1 billion people has, not surprisingly, generated tremendous interest in the economy of India. Arvind Panagariya offers the first major account of how this has come about and what more India must do to sustain its rapid growth and alleviate poverty. It will be must reading for everyone interested in modern India, foreign affairs, or the world economy.

Indian Economy
by Bimal Jalan

The Indian Economy: Problems and Prospects, first published in 1992, looks at the country’s economy and the resolved fiscal crisis from a historical perspective. Edited and updated with a new Introduction by Bimal Jalan, the book retains the thirteen essays written by eminent economic thinkers in 1991 and 1992 in their original form as they provide a comprehensive overview of India’s economic development since Independence and answer questions on key economic issues that are as relevant today as they were at that time. Bipan Chandra conducts a historical survey of fiscal developments during the colonial period, the late V.M. Dandekar evaluates India’s economic performance from 1950 to 1990, and Rakesh Mohan traces the history of industrial controls from the pre-independence era. Also included are essays by C.H. Hanumantha Rao, C. Rangarajan and Narendra Jadhav, Raja Chelliah, Sudipto Mundle and M. Govinda Rao, Jyoti and Kirit Parikh, Pravin Visaria, T.S. Papola, Pranab Bardhan and Kaushik Basu. In his revised Introduction, Bimal Jalan assesses the country’s economic progress since 1991, examines crucial events and their relative significance. Exploring diverse aspects of the Indian economy as well as the political, institutional and legal implications of economic reforms, these insightful and revelatory essays will be of enormous interest to experts and the general reader alike.

The Indian Economy
by Matthew McCartney

The Indian economy has undergone marked changes over recent decades encompassing episodes of rapid growth and stagnation. It is a complex economic story that stretches back to the seismic events of 1947.

Within a measured overview, this new title in the World Economies series explains the development of the Indian economy since independence and partition. The author explores the debates around India’s trajectory that have linked its varied history to the domination in policy making of the interests of the industrial bourgeoisie, rich farmers, and white-collar workers.

The book uses case studies of poverty and inequality, of education, health, work, and gender issues to outline the human story behind the economic figures and performance indicators. The factors that have made India unique, such as its internal geography and languages, the significance of the service sector, and the “democratic paradox of public service delivery” are explored in detail. India’s demographic dividend of a young population is one factor indicating a bright economic future, although its traditions and political structures remain the focus of intense debate.

The book provides a welcome up-to-date overview of the contemporary Indian economy – and the reasons it has assumed its current form – that will be of great value to students, professionals, and scholars needing an introduction to this most diverse of economies.

Indian Economy
by Uma Kapila

Written in a clear and objective manner, this revised edition provides comprehensive coverage of the Indian economy. With extensive references to original works, this account examines updated data and answers important financial questions. From economic reform and foreign trade to agriculture and industrial growth, this textbook analyzes the contemporary issues confronting India. Especially designed for less-advanced students, this book is an ideal introduction to the Indian economy.

The Political Economy of India’s Growth Episodes
by Sabyasachi Kar, Kunal Sen

‘This book is different from most other attempts to understand the politics of Indian economic development. Breaking down the last 65+ years of Indian development into several episodes of growth, it provides a rich set of insights into the political economy of the Indian development process and is a valuable addition to the literature.’ –Pranab Bardham, University of California, Berkeley, USA

‘Sustained economic growth in the world’s largest democracy is critically important to human well-being, but the ups and downs of growth in India are not well-understood. This book provides a fresh and insightful approach to understanding what drives the starts of booms and the onset of slowdowns.’ –Lant Pritchett, Harvard University, USA

‘This is a little book with big arguments. The authors’ explanation of the changing character of the deals done between political and business elites makes for the most original contribution to studies of the political economy of Indian development since Pranab Bardhan’s seminal work of the early 1980s’ –John Harriss, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

This book moves beyond the usual economic analysis of the Indian growth story and provides a fresh perspective on the determinants of growth episodes in post-independence India, based on its political economy. Using a robust and novel technique, the authors identify four such episodes during this period. The first, running from the 1950s to 1992, was mostly characterized by economic stagnation, with a nascent recovery in the eighties. The second, covering the period 1993 to 2001, witnessed the first growth acceleration in the economy. A second acceleration ran from 2002 to 2010. The fourth and final episode started with the slowdown in 2010 and continues to this day. The book provides a theoretical framework that focuses on rent-structures, institutions and the polity, and demonstrates how changes in these can explain the four growth episodes. Kar and Sen argue that the transitions from one growth episode to another can be explained by the bi-directional relationship between growth outcomes and institutional arrangements, and by the manner in which institutional arrangements and their transitions are determined by the political bargains struck between the elite groups in Indian society.

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