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India: The Emerging Giant

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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 ...more
Hardcover, 544 pages
Published March 17th 2008 by OUP USA (first published February 1st 2008)
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Riku Sayuj
Jul 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

After having read Sen (Development as Freedom) and having been greatly influenced by his ideas, it was only fair to Bhagwati that I read one of his books next. But I decided to start with his collaborator's work before moving into his own. Having read Dasgupta's views on this recently helped in this decision.

Am planning to be reading the two new works by the contending clans next…

In this book Panagariya offers an analytic account and interpretation of the major economic developments in postinde
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Matthew
Oct 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
Finally able to make a push and finish this book. It is dense, detailed, and difficult, but comprehensive and highly educational. The tone is academic and there is a wealth of statistical and historical data shared. The writing is generally non-ideological -- the author presents a short, objective history of the issue under discussion (e.g. infrastructure, civil service, healthcare, etc) and clearly demarcates where this empirical history ends and where his policy prescriptions begin. The latter ...more
David Mccracken
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A great overview of the Indian economy since Independence and the issues facing reform. Goes through each part of the economy in detail and shows how things have improved since the closed India of the Indira Gandhi era and how they can still be improved.

The book is ultimately hopeful, as the issues are mostly self-inflicted and the focus on competing with China and other emerging markets spurs even reluctant politicians to action.
Danny
Nov 28, 2011 rated it it was ok
Decent historical overview and literature review, but horribly written. Found myself quite bored though there were occasional stretches that piqued my interest.
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