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• 2016

Pages: 578

ISBN: 9789332703742

Special Price: INR 425

INR 425

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Indian Economy

Economic Development and Policy (2016-17)

Uma Kapila (Ed.)

Actual Price: INR 495


This book has been designed to cover the course content of Indian Economy paper for the students of B.A. Programme and B.A. (Hons.) other than Economics, including B. Com (Hons.). The book, in five sections, aims to provide comprehensive coverage of the Indian economy as per the course outline with original readings as recommended.

Section I discusses the issues in growth, development and sustainability and factors in development followed by economic development in India since Independence (Section II). Section III is devoted to growth and structural change in Indian economy. Section IV provides an assessment of Indian development experience covering critical evaluation of growth, inequality, poverty, employment and unemployment. Section V looks into a comparative picture of Indian economy.

The analysis and discussion covering these 5 sections in 20 chapters include contributors by economics and experts in their respective fields.

About the Author(s) / Editor(s)

UMA KAPILA, author/editor of several other books, 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 Senior Editor, Academic Foundation.

An Honours Graduate from Miranda House, University of Delhi and M.A. and Ph.D. from Delhi School of Economics, Dr. Uma 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).

Dr. Uma Kapila is the author of the book Oilseeds Economy of India (1982) published by the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. She is also the author/editor of two other textbooks on Indian economy, one meant for B.A. (Hons.) Economics, and the other for B.A.(Programme) and B.Com (Hons.) and Honours other than Economics. She has edited, and co-edited with Raj Kapila, a number of books on India’s economy, banking and finance.


Arnab Acharya, Sr. Lecturer, London School of Hygiene
and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.


Sanghmitra Acharya, Director, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies,
New Delhi.


Pulapre Balakrishnan, Professor of Economics, 
Ashoka University, Kundli, Haryana.


Rama Baru, Professor, Centre of Social Medicine and
Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 


Kaushik Basu, Economist, Senior Vice-President and
Chief Economist, World Bank, Washington, USA.


S. Mahendra Dev, Director (Vice Chancellor),
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai.


Tim Dyson, Professor, Population Studies, DESTIN,
London School of Economics, London.


Uma Kapila, Reader (Retd.), Department of Economics,
Miranda House, University of Delhi.
Presently, Senior Editor, Academic Foundation, New Delhi.


A.K. Shiva Kumar, Co-Chair, Know Violence in Childhood
Global Learning Initiatives; earlier Director, International Centre
for Human Development, New Delhi. 


Rakesh Mohan, Executive Director, International Monetary
Fund (IMF) Washington, DC representing India,
Sri Lanka and Bhutan.


K. Nagaraj, Professor, Madras Institute of
Development Studies, Chennai, Tamil Nadu


T.S. Papola, ICSSR National Fellow, Institute for Studies
in Industrial Development (ISID), New Delhi. 


C. Rangarajan, Chairman, Madras School of Economics,
Chennai; formerly Chairman, Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory
Council; Chairman, Twelfth Finance Commission.


Alakh N. Sharma, Director, Institute for Human Development (IHD),
New Delhi.


Jayan Jose Thomas, Assistant Professor, Humanities and
Social Sciences Department, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.

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