Book Review: A New Reform Paradigm by Radhicka Kapoor

Unlocking India's potential for rapid development.

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Book Title: A New Reform Paradigm
Author: Radhicka Kapoor
Publisher: Rupa Publications

Book Review
Radhicka Kapoor’s “A New Reform Paradigm” seeks to establish a blueprint for achieving rapid, inclusive, and sustainable growth in India after the pandemic. This book comprises essays written by renowned economists and experts in public policy. A Festschrift commemorates the work of Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, a distinguished policy economist in India who received the Padma Bhushan award. Dr. Ahluwalia, a woman of substance, significantly contributed to economic development, urban infrastructure, and sustainable urbanization. The book’s objective is to honor her outstanding achievements in public policy.

A New Reform Paradigm by Radhicka Kapoor Book Cover
A New Reform Paradigm by Radhicka Kapoor Book Cover

The book “A New Reform Paradigm”, edited by Radhicka Kapoor, seeks to bring together the insights of experts on how India has progressed in crucial areas of development. This involves an analysis of the past and present trajectory of the country and an exploration of the various factors that have contributed to its current state. Through the compilation of essays by renowned economists and public policy experts, the book aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the Indian economy, society, and politics.

Furthermore, the book proposes a new reform paradigm enabling India to achieve rapid, inclusive, and sustainable growth in the post-pandemic world. This reform agenda may include policy measures, structural reforms, and institutional changes that can address the challenges and opportunities of the new normal. The book’s objective is not only to analyze the issues but also to provide practical solutions that can be implemented to improve India’s development trajectory.

A New Reform Paradigm” is published by Rupa Publications India. This indicates that the book has undergone a rigorous editorial process and meets the standards of a reputable publishing house. Furthermore, the fact that Radhicka Kapoor is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) adds credibility to her work as the book editor. ICRIER is a premier economic think-tank in India known for its high-quality research on international economic issues. Kapoor’s association with ICRIER suggests that she has public policy and economics expertise.

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The book’s essays’ aims to analyze how India has fared on crucial dimensions of development and identify the factors that have contributed to its successes and shortcomings. The book further strives to provide insights into how India can improve its course and achieve its potential as a rapidly developing economy.

Overall, the book aims to present a comprehensive picture of India’s development trajectory and provide practical solutions that can be implemented to enable the country to achieve its growth potential. The perspectives of experts in the field of public policy and economics offer valuable insights that can help policymakers, researchers, and practitioners in India to navigate the complex challenges and opportunities of the post-pandemic world.

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