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Paperback • 2016
Pages: 1014
ISBN: 9789332703759
Special Price: INR 600
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Academic Foundation

Indian Economy Since Independence

A comprehensive and critical analysis of India’s economy, 1947-2016

Uma Kapila (Ed.)

Actual Price: INR 695

Praise for this book

“Uma Kapila’s 25th edition of this well-known volume contains an excellent and up-to-date collection of essays on the Indian Economy by some of the country’s leading economists, interspersed with very useful contributions by the editor herself. It will be a great boon for all students of the Indian economy…young and old.”
    — Shankar Acharya
        Chief Economic Adviser to the
        Government of India (1993-2001)

About the Author(s) / Editor(s)

Dr. Uma Kapila, author/editor of several books on Indian economy, retired as Reader, Department of Economics, Miranda House, University of Delhi. She has taught Indian economy to undergraduate students for more than 42 years. Currently, she is Senior Editor, Academic Foundation.


<p><strong>Arnab Acharya,</strong> Sr. Lecturer, London School of Hygiene<br /> and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Sanghmitra Acharya,</strong> Director, Indian Institute of&nbsp;Dalit Studies, New Delhi.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Pulapre Balakrishnan,</strong> Professor of Economics,&nbsp;Ashoka University, Haryana.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Rama Baru,</strong> Professor, Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health,<br /> Jawaharlal University, New Delhi&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Aditya Bhattacharjea, </strong>Professor and Head, Department of Economics,<br /> Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Achin Chakraborty, </strong>Professor and Director,&nbsp;<br /> Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>S. Mahendra Dev,</strong> Director (Vice Chancellor), Indira Gandhi Institute of<br /> Development Research, Mumbai.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Biswajit Dhar, </strong>Professor, Centre of Economic Studies and Planning,<br /> School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University,&nbsp;New Delhi.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Tim Dyson,</strong> Professor, Population Studies, DESTIN,<br /> London School of Economics, London.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Ashok Gulati,</strong> Chair Professor-Agriculture,&nbsp;Indian Council for Research<br /> in International Economic Relations (ICRIER); formerly Chairman,<br /> Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP), New Delhi.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Uma Kapila, </strong>Reader (Retd.), Department of Economics, Miranda House,<br /> University of Delhi. Presently, Senior Editor, Academic Foundation, New Delhi.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Vijay Kelkar, </strong>Chairman, India Development Foundation, New Delhi.<br /> Chairman, 13th Finance Commission, Government of India.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>K.L. Krishna, </strong>Chairman, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai; Member,<br /> Centre for Development Economics, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Nagesh Kumar, </strong>Head, UN ESCAP South and&nbsp;<br /> South-West Asia Office, New Delhi.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>A.K. Shiva Kumar,&nbsp;</strong>Co-Chair, Know Violence in Childhood Global Learning Initiatives;<br /> earlier Director, International Centre for Human Development, New Delhi.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Dipak Mazumdar, </strong>Munk Center for International Studies, University of Toronto;<br /> Visiting Professor, Institute for Human Development,&nbsp;New Delhi.</p> <p><strong>Prachi Mishra,</strong> Chief General Manager, Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai;<br /> earlier Senior Economist, IMF.</p> <p><strong>Rakesh Mohan,&nbsp;</strong>Executive Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF)<br /> Washington, DC representing India, Sri Lanka and Bhutan.</p> <p><strong>K. Nagaraj,&nbsp;</strong>Professor, Madras Institute of Development<br /> Studies, Chennai,&nbsp;Tamil Nadu</p> <p><strong>R. Nagaraj,</strong> Professor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Arvind Panagariya,</strong> Dy. Chairman, NITI Aayog, Govt. of India, New Delhi.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Manoj Panda, </strong>Director, Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi, Delhi.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>T.S. Papola, </strong>ICSSR National Fellow, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID), New Delhi.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>C. Rangarajan, </strong>Chairman, Madras School of Economics, Chennai; formerly Chairman,<br /> Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council; Chairman, Twelfth Finance Commission.</p> <p><strong>N. Chandrasekhara Rao,&nbsp;</strong>Professor, Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi, Delhi.</p> <p><strong>Tirthankar Roy, </strong>Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science, the U.K.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Shweta Saini, </strong>Consultant, Indian Council for Research in International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Sandip Sarkar, </strong>Professor, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi.</p> <p><strong>Alakh N. Sharma,</strong> Director, Institute for Human Development (IHD), New Delhi.</p> <p><strong>Manmohan Singh, </strong>Economist, Former Prime Minister of India, New Delhi.</p> <p><strong>M.H. Bala Subrahmanya, </strong>Professor &amp; Chairman, Department of Management Studies,<br /> Indian Institute of Science,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.6em;">Bangalore.</span></p>

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