Indian Economy: Reforms and Development

Essays in Honour of Manoj Kumar Sanyal

  • Pradip Kumar Biswas
  • Panchanan Das

Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Pradip Kumar Biswas, Panchanan Das
    Pages 1-7
  3. Neoliberalism: Some Conceptual Issues and Implications for India

  4. Globalisation, Reforms and Indian Agriculture

  5. Manufacturing Sector

  6. Service Sector

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
  7. Unorganised Sector, Employment and Inequality

  8. Banking and Finance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Sadhan Kumar Chattopadhyay
      Pages 209-251
  9. Social Sector

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Parthasarathi Banerjee
      Pages 315-332

About this book


The book presents a comprehensive study of the impact of policy reforms on output, employment, and productivity growth across sectors of India since 1991. It showcases varied responses from different sectors as they faced different degrees of policy interventions, and challenges or opportunities as regards markets, technology, and availability of skills and other complementary resources. The book also discusses the contributions of the service sector on India’s GDP and employment. The book throws light on the phenomena of rising inequality and persistent poverty which continues to shadow and be a hallmark of post-reform India, despite high economic growth. It underlines the failure of these reforms to bring about major change in social and economic organizations and institutions. The book’s contents stress on the criticality of addressing these issues as they have a serious potential of jeopardizing the country’s ability to maintain high growth momentum. With these pertinent topics, the book would be of interest not only to the research community, but also to policy makers and practitioners of various sectors addressed here.


Corporate Churning Education Employment Health Liberalisation Poverty and Inequality Service Sector SME

Editors and affiliations

  • Pradip Kumar Biswas
    • 1
  • Panchanan Das
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Economics College of Vocational StudiesUniversity of DelhiGhaziabadIndia
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia

Bibliographic information

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