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RESET: Regaining India’s Economic Legacy

By: Subramanian Swamy

In 1970, at the request of a few Jan Sangh leaders including Nanaji Deshmukh and JagannathraoJoshi, Subramanian Swamy prepared and presented a Swadeshi Plan. The monograph vociferouslydemanded that socialism be sacrificed for a competitive market economic system, so India cangrow at 10 per cent per year, achieve self-reliance, full employment and produce nuclear weaponry.The then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi denounced the plan as dangerous.Fifty years later, Swamy redefines his path-breaking ideas on India-specific economic developmentin his seminal work, Reset. It undertakes a nuanced analysis of the manner in which the highlyprosperous Indian economy witnessed a long, accelerated declin

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  • Pages:202 pages
  • Publication Date:Wed Sep 04 2019
  • Publisher:Rupa Publications India
  • Language:English
  • Readers:15

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In 1970, at the request of a few Jan Sangh leaders including Nanaji Deshmukh and JagannathraoJoshi, Subramanian Swamy prepared and presented a Swadeshi Plan. The monograph vociferouslydemanded that socialism be sacrificed for a competitive market economic system, so India cangrow at 10 per cent per year, achieve self-reliance, full employment and produce nuclear weaponry.The then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi denounced the plan as dangerous.Fifty years later, Swamy redefines his path-breaking ideas on India-specific economic developmentin his seminal work, Reset. It undertakes a nuanced analysis of the manner in which the highlyprosperous Indian economy witnessed a long, accelerated decline due to persistent British imperialistaggression, and compares the distinctive manner in which Asian giants—India and China—sufferedat the hands of imperialism. He critically analyses the highs and lows of the Nehruvian model ofcentralized economic planning borrowed from the Soviet Union, and the debilitating circumstancesthat impelled him, as Commerce Minister in Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar’s government, todraw up a blueprint for economic reforms.