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India: The Emerging Giant

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India: The Emerging Giant


Arvind Panagariya discusses his new book, India: The Emerging Giant, a history of the economic development of India since independence and the “definitive book on the Indian economy” according to Newsweek editor Fareed Zakaria. Panagariya is Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy, International and Public Affairs, and Economics at Columbia University. He is also a former chief economist at the Asian Development Bank and an adviser to several multilateral financial institutions including the IMF and the WTO. The author or editor of several books and numerous scholarly articles, Panagariya also writes a monthly column in the Economic Times, India’s top financial daily, and contributes to multiple media outlets including the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, India Today, Newshour with Jim Lehrer, and CNN (Asia).

(c) 2008 - University of Chicago. The World Beyond the Headlines series is a collaborative project of the Center for International Studies, the International House Global Voices Program, the Seminary Co-op Bookstores and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Its aim is to bring scholars and journalists together to consider major international issues and how they are covered in the media.


Recorded Wednesday, November 05, 2008 at International House.

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