Overview for Changing India (In 5 Volumes)
Manmohan Singh is globally renowned as the economist who played a key role in ushering in India’s economic liberalization and as the statesman who was Prime Minister of India for ten years. This eminent policymaker, however, remains at heart a thinker and a scholar.
Changing India, a set of five volumes, is the definitive expression of Singh’s perspectives on a wide range of economic, social, and political issues as they evolved over his long and eventful career. It covers a broad span of time, from his days in academia during the 1950s to 2014 when he completed two consecutive terms as Prime Minister. Including select writings, speeches, interviews, and press conferences, the volumes reflect his views on various themes, including trade and development, economic reforms, the quest for social equity, and India’s place in the world. Not only do they offer an insight into the mind of this important figure in India’s political and economic history, they help us understand the unfolding of that history itself.
Manmohan Singh (Author)
Dr. Manmohan Singh is an internationally renowned economist and statesman. He taught at Panjab University, Chandigarh, India, and at the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India. He occupied several major administrative positions in the Government of India, including that of Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. He worked with UNCTAD and was Secretary General of the South Commission. As Finance Minister of India from 1991 to 1996, he initiated far-reaching reforms that transformed the Indian economy. In 2004, Dr. Singh became the thirteenth Prime Minister of India, heading the United Progressive Alliance government. He served as Prime Minister for two consecutive terms until 2014. He is currently a Member of Parliament.
C. Rangarajan (Editor)
Dr. C. Rangarajan D is presently the Chairman of the Twelfth Finance Commission. Earlier, he was Governor of Andhra Pradesh for five years (1997-2003) and just before that he was Governor, Reserve Bank of India for five years (1992-1997). As Governor RBI, Dr. Rangarajan gave a major thrust to financial sector reforms. The institutional environment was altered to make monetary policy a more effective instrument of economic policy. The exchange rate regime underwent a fundamental change. He was member of the Planning Commission during 1991-92. Prior to that he held the position of Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India, for almost a decade. During this period, he was instrumental in bringing about a number of changes in the credit and financial system, both in terms of induction of new instruments and new institutions. Dr. Rangarajan has been a member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister between 1985 and 1991. He was the Chairman of the National Statistical Commission which was set up to reform the Indian Statistical System. He has taught at the Wharton School of Finance & Commerce, University of Pennsylvania and the Graduate School of Business Administration, New York University. In India, he has taught at Loyola College, Madras; University of Rajasthan, Jaipur; Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi and for well over a decade and a half at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He is the author or co-author of the following books : Short-term Investment Forecasting (1974); Principles of Macroeconomics (1979); Strategy for Industrial Development in the '80s (1981); Innovations in Banking (1982); Indian Economy: Essays on Money and Finance (1998); Perspectives on Indian Economy (2000); and Structural Reforms in Industry, Banking and Finance (2000). Many of his analytical writings have been published in various national and international journals. Among the several awards received by him are : Business Man of the Year 1997 (Madras Management Association); Honorary Fellow, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad 1997; Award of Excellence in Finance (Bank of India) 1998; Finance Man of the Decade (Bombay Management Association)1998; Financial Express Award for Economics 1998; Wharton-Indian Alumni Award for Outstanding Leadership (2002). Dr. Rangarajan was awarded Padma Vibhushan by the President of India in January, 2002.
K. Sundaram (Editor)
K. Sundaram is Chairman of the Advisory Committee on National Accounts Statistics, Central Statistical Organisation, Government of India; and former Member of the Expert Group to Review the Methodology for Measurement of Poverty, Planning Commission, Government of India. He served as Head, Department of Economics, as well as Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Delhi, India. Additionally, he was Regional Adviser, Asia and Pacific, International Labour Organization (Bangkok), and was associated with the National Sample Survey Organisation, Government of India. His research interests include population and development; employment, unemployment and poverty in India; and public finance.
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