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The new 19th edition of the widely accepted textbook on Indian Economy for undergraduate students (BA /BCom/Hons) incorporating the latest recommended readings. The book provides a comprehensive coverage of Indian economy under five sections: I. basic issues in economic development: institutional framework and policy regimes; II. growth and distributional issues: poverty, inequality and employment; III. current perspectives in Indian agriculture: growth, productivity, constraints and pricing; IV. industry and services sector; V. financial sector and the external sector. In the present volume, the Authors has made an effort to keep the language simple without compromising the effectiveness of the argument or diluting the analyses. The book also carries a comprehensive glossary. Apart from undergraduate students, the book is widely used by students preparing for the IAS and other competitive examinations.


About the Authors

Uma Kapila, Authors/editor of several other books, has taught Indian Economy to undergraduate students for over forty-two years. She retired as Reader from the Department of Economics, Miranda House, University of Delhi. Presently, she is Editorial Director, Academic Foundation. An Honours Graduate from Miranda House, University of Delhi and M.A. and Ph.D. from Delhi School of Economics, Dr. Uma Kapila has also served on the Planning Commission Study Group on “Agricultural Strategies in the Eastern Region of India for the Seventh Five Year Plan” (Perspective Planning Division). Dr. Uma Kapila is the Authors of the book Oilseeds Economy of India (1982) published by the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. She is also the Authors/editor of two other textbooks on Indian economy, one meant for B.A. (Hons.) Economics, and the other for B.A.(Programme) and B.Com (Hons.) and Honours other than Economics. She has edited, and co-edited with Raj Kapila, a number of books on India’s economy, banking and finance.


  • Paperback:?560 pages
  • Publisher:?Academic Foundation; 19th Revised edition edition (30 September 2018)
  • Language:?English
  • ISBN-10:?9789332704756
  • ISBN-13:?978-9332704756
  • ASIN:?9332704759
  • Product Dimensions:?3 x 14 x 22 cm

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Indian Economy Performance and Policies


Uma Kapila


19th Revised edition




Academic Foundation








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