The Twelfth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Thursday, November 18th to Sunday, November 21st 2021

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Looking For Prosperity : What Holds The Indian Tiger Back?

  • Thursday, 19th Nov
  • 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm IST

Is it a longstanding proclivity for socialism and an antipathy to markets across political parties? Is it a penchant for protectionism and the desire for a strong rupee? Or is it a more recent disdain for the independence of institutions such as the Reserve Bank of India? Based on their recent books, two leading economists who previously held senior positions in the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance that came to power in 2014 analyse the ideological, policy and governance problems that hold the Indian economy back and offer prescriptions for the way forward.


Private: Arvind Panagariya

Arvind Panagariya is Professor of Economics, Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy and Director, Raj Center on Indian Economic Policies in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

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Private: Viral Acharya

Viral V. Acharya is the C.V. Starr Professor of Economics in the Department of Finance at New York University Stern School of Business (NYU-Stern) and an Academic Advisor to the Federal Reserve Banks of New York and Philadelphia.

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Private: Mini Menon

Award-winning journalist and author, Mini Menon is the Co-Founder and Editor of ‘Live History India’, a first of its kind digital platform on Indian history and culture, aimed at helping Indians and India lovers rediscover the many stories that make the country.

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Books In The Session

India Unlimited: Reclaiming the Lost Glory

  • Arvind Panagariya
  • Harper India

Quest for Restoring Financial Stability in India

  • Viral V. Acharya
  • SAGE


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