SARC Book Launch: The Indian Economy by Matthew McCartney

Convener: Maryam Aslany

Speaker: Matthew McCartney

Chair: Amogh Sharma

The book uses case studies of poverty and inequality, of education, health, work, and gender issues to outline the human story behind the economic figures and performance indicators. The factors that have made India unique, such as its internal geography and languages, the significance of the service sector, and the "democratic paradox of public service delivery" are explored in detail. India's demographic dividend of a young population is one factor indicating a bright economic future, although its traditions and political structures remain the focus of intense debate.


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