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Understanding India

This is a selection of resources on understanding India available from the NLB catalogue or the Internet and is not meant to be an exhaustive list. If you know of or come across more useful resources, please drop us a note so that we can share them with our readers.

NLB print and digital resources

The Oxford handbook of the Indian economy in the 21st century: Understanding the inherent dynamism

Since the mid-1980s, India has shown considerable dynamism in processes and outcomes. Learn about the policies, institutions and incentives that have worked for India, as well as understand the various constraints to its growth prospects.

All rights reserved, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2014.

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Modinomics: Inclusive economics, inclusive governance

This book highlights the economic and development strategies of inclusive economics and governance that were adopted by India’s current Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

All rights reserved, Haryana, India: Skoch Media, 2014.

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Economic cooperation between Singapore and India: An alliance in the making

Singapore is one of the top five foreign investors in India. This book provides insights into the economic relationship of the two countries and the signing of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA), in 2015.

All rights reserved, Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge, 2016.

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Entrepreneurship, innovations and start-ups in India

India has declared 2010 through 2020 as the Decade of Innovation. Learn more about the Indian policies and programmes for the development of entrepreneurship and innovations in India in conjunction with the government’s flagship initiative, Start-up India.

All rights reserved, New Delhi: New Century Publications, 2017.

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India: The future is now

India’s young parliamentarians provide a perspective on a wide range of sectors from technology to infrastructure, healthcare, education and the environment. This vision and roadmap for the country is essential for anyone interested in India and her role in the world economy.

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Superfast primetime ultimate nation: The relentless invention of modern India

In this title, Adam Roberts, the Economist’s former South Asia correspondent, provides vivid insights into the problems and promises of a fast-growing India. He spent five years travelling the length and breadth of the country and interviewing people from all walks of life to understand how India can become a truly great economic power, more influential abroad and stable at home.

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