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India's Economic Developments Since 1947: 2009-10

Editors:
Kapila, Uma
Chand, Ramesh
Deaton, Angus
Dreze, Jean
Dyson, Tim
James, K.S.
Kapila, Uma
Kannan, K.P.
Mohan, Rakesh
Nagaraj, R.

ISBN:
978 81 7188 793 4
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
928
List price(s):
35.95 USD

Publication date:
1 November 2009

Short description: 

Presenting a basic understanding of India's economy, this guide addresses topics such as growth, policy regime changes, unemployment, macroeconomic stabilization, agriculture, and development prospects. It is suitable for the readers who are interested to explore various aspects relating to India's economic development since 1947.

Full description: 

Providing a basic understanding of India's economy, this guide addresses topics such as growth, policy regime changes, unemployment, macroeconomic stabilization, agriculture, and development prospects. The book is organised into four sections: Section 1, covers the major features of Indian Economy since Independence. Section 2, Growth, Development and Structural Change, discusses the growth and development experience with reference to changes in policy regimes and goals of development. Section 3, deals with issues in Indian economic policy with regard to population and human resource development; growth, unemployment and poverty; macroeconomic stabilisation - trade, fiscal and monetary policy; and, agriculture, industry, services and trade. Section 4, looks at India's development prospects. The book is essentially, a collection of select articles by eminent economists and experts. These highly recommended original readings are well supported by comprehensive 'editorial notes' by Uma Kapila. In addition to being a textbook, this volume also serves as an ideal gateway for any interested reader to explore, in a most authentic manner, various aspects relating to India's economic development since 1947.

Biography: 

Uma Kapila is the senior editor for the Academic Foundation; a coeditor of numerous books on India's economy, banking, and finance; and a former professor of Indian economics at the University of Delhi.

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