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Alam Srinivas (Author)

What is common between demonetization, Maruti, polio, mobile phones, IITs and Halaal Street? One man’s dream of making a people’s car lead to the birth of Maruti and fuelled many a middle-class Indian’s automobile dreams. The Green Revolution fed millions of Indians but brought water shortage and productivity losses to the very farms that sprung it. The polio eradication programme, which stuttered and stumbled, finally led to the foundations of one of the most efficient public-health systems. These, among many others, constitute the unexpected consequences of economic policies of independent India, resulting in surprises that the country’s policymakers did not foresee. Deftly weaving the story of the policies that shaped the narrative of the nation’s economic history over 70 years, Alam Srinivas explores in ten enlightening and thought-provoking essays those that resulted in unintentional and unintended revolutions or unexpected havoc, complete with the intrigue, scandal and drama that each entailed. A timely narrative that looks back on an economy recovering from many shocks, and paves way for newer perspectives.

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About the author

Alam Srinivas

In his twenty-year career as a journalist, Alam Srinivas, Business Editor, Outlook, has worked for premier Indian publications like The Times of India, Businessworld, India Today and Business Today. He has focused on investigative pieces exposing corporate corruption and the nexus between big business and politics. Since 1986, he has written dozens of articles on the Reliance group and the various controversies that gripped the Ambani family. He lives in Delhi.

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Title Boomerang
Author Alam Srinivas
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2018
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Hachette India
Language: English
isbn 9789351952459
length 200p.