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Economic Growth in India: History and Prospect

Pulapre Balakrishnan


The book is a comprehensive study of growth in post-Independence India. The theory is both subtle and eclectic, drawing on several strands of the relevant literature, and presented in an original narrative. It uses empirical methods to advantage and in the process of examining the several sensibly-defined historical periods, the book tests whether the conventional wisdom on these stands up to close scrutiny. If it does not, it explains why, and also why the carefully presented narrative is a more convincing explanation. The main body of the book is divided into four chapters. Chapter 1 provide ... More

Keywords: India, economic growth, economic history, historical periods, post-independence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780198065470
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065470.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pulapre Balakrishnan, author
Centre for Contemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi and Centre for International Trade and Development, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi