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Globalised Indian Economy: Contemporary Issues and Perspectives

 
P Jegadish Gandhi (Editor)
Synopsis Since 1991 the Indian economy, like any other economy, is pulled through the pulls and pressures of globalisation. A decadel reform shows welcome changes in industrial and services sectors and worrisome problems in social sectoral shifts. Now there is a worldwide agonising appraisal to reprioritize the development initiatives. The book is a select analytical as well as critical contribution from distinguished social economists on the contemporary issues and perspectives of the globalised Indian economic dynamics presented at the 84 Annual Conference of Indian Economic Association held at Vellore in December 2001. The panel includes Professors : Arjun Sengupta, P.R. Brahmananda, V.R. Panchamukhi, C. Rangarajan, Ruddar Datt, R.S. Bawa, Subramanian Swamy, R.S. Misra, C.T. Kurien and Vedagiri Shanmugasundaram. The book is divided into four sections. Part I deals with the developmental imperatives in India against the backdrop of "development deficits" during the decade reforms period. Part II analyses the global economic dynamics with special reference to IMF, international money, trade and growth in developing areas and the impact of multinational commissions. Part III focuses on issues and concerns of economic reforms in India the challenges and opportunities of globalisation and its impact on agricultural development. Part IV gives refreshing insights into the teaching of economics in the Indian context, new strands in the global economic thought and the relevance of the Gadgilian economic policy. The role of economic trinity—WB, IMF and WTO—and their impactional syndrome on the Indian economic development are discussed in a dispassionate way and signalled alternatives to the current forms of economic globalisation. The message is clear : as a developed country, India should take advantage of both the threats and opportunities of globalisation and localization. The book provides a refreshing referral benefit to students, research scholars and teachers in socio-economic studies and, policy-makers in reorienting development programmes.
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About the author

P Jegadish Gandhi

P. Jegadish Gandhi (1941), formerly Professor of Economics at Voorhees College, Vellore for over three decades, is now Director of the Vellore Institute of Development Studies. Specialising in Development and Socio-economic issues, Gandhi has more than 200 articles published in leading economic journals and in popular periodicals in India and abroad and 23 books of his credit. His latest book on Dr. Kalam’s PURA Model and Societal Transformation was published in January 2005. he has participated in and presented papers at several national and regional seminars and international conferences. Gandhi jhas the distinction of having been a Visiting Scientist, DST (Government of India) Project, Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (1987-88). He was Vice-President of the International Society for Intercommunication of New Ideas (USA) and Treasurer, Vice-President and President (2000-2001), the Association of Economists of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry. Gandhi has been honoured with the Senior Economist Award of the Association of economists of Tamil Nadu in 2002. He was an Expert Member of the Working Groups on Road Transport Services, Employmetn/Unemployment and Rural Development in the formulation of 9th & 10th Plans, State Planning Commission, Government of Tamil Nadu. Dr. Gandhi is presently an Academic Council Member of Vellore Institute of Technology, Deemed University and Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore. As a social activist, he has been working for the abolition of bonded labour and child labour system among other issues of social concern.

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Bibliographic information

Title Globalised Indian Economy: Contemporary Issues and Perspectives
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176294411
length xxiv+292p., Index.