About the Author
Uma Kapila has taught Indian Economy to undergraduate students for over forty-two years. She retired as Reader from the Department of Economics, Miranda House, University of Delhi. Presently, she is Editorial Director, Academic Foundation. An Honours Graduate from Miranda House, University of Delhi and MA and PhD from Delhi School of Economics (DSE), Dr Kapila has also served on the Planning Commission Study Group on “Agricultural Strategies in the Eastern Region of India for the Seventh Five Year Plan” (Perspective Planning Division). She is the author of the book Oilseeds Economy of India (1982) published by the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), Delhi. A prolific writer, she has authored, and edited and co-edited with Raj Kapila, a number of books on India’s economy, banking and finance. Edited by her and revised every year, the popular reference text, Indian Economy Since Independence is currently running into its 28th edition. She is editor of Academic Foundation’s continuing series EDI (Economic Developments in India), a monthly update on Indian economy (230 volumes published till date).