India’s ‘New Political Economy’ in the recent years has been characterized by a continued thrust towards economic reforms and sustained economic growth, ascendance of rightwing politics driven by religious and cultural nationalism and the resilience of its democracy through its vibrant institutions. The three however intersect with each other in ways which are very different from the ways in which Indian political economy was characterized in its early years. The story of contemporary India and how it copes up with its challenges are relevant for the rest of the world as well, as the country seeks to position itself as a global player. The lecture attempts to map these multiple layers of India in transition.
About the speaker
Professor Rahul Tripathi has been teaching political science at Goa University for the last twenty years. He holds a doctorate in South Asian Studies from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He also taught courses on India at College of International Nihon University, Mishima Japan. He has worked in the area of International Political Economy, South Asia and International Relations. He is a member of International Political Economy Society and Indian Political Economy Association.