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Political impulses in economic policies

'India in Search of Glory' is an unbiased account of the interplay between politics and economics in independent India. This voluminous book needs to be savoured like a fine wine

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India in Search of Glory: Political Calculus and Economy

V Kumaraswamy
India in Search of Glory: Political Calculus and Economy 
Author: Ashok Lahiri
Publisher: Penguin 
Pages: 712 
Price: Rs 1,499

The book by the veteran economist and former chief economic adviser is more a narrative of the historical progress (from Jawaharlal Nehru to Narendra Modi) and the “interplay between politics and economic policies in India since independence” than an evaluation, and is a valuable addition that sheds more light than heat unlike the current acrimonious public discourse.
 
From independence, the Indian administration has struggled to shake off inherited colonial attitudes of “controlling the natives” or the influences of wars, Partition and shortages at the

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First Published: Jan 30 2023 | 11:27 PM IST

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