Episode 54 – India’s Economic Reforms

Since the onset of the pandemic, the BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pushed forward a whole host of reforms, including much-needed changes to India’s farm laws. Farmer protests, however, have caused many to focus on the everything but the core components of these reforms and what they seek to achieve.

In this episode, Uzair spoke to Sadanand Dhume about India’s economic reforms and what he calls Modinomics 2.0. Sadanand is a South Asia columnist for the Wall Street Journal and covers South Asia’s political economy and business affairs. He has worked as a foreign correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review in India and Indonesia and was a Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the Asia Society in Washington, D.C.

Reading Recommendations:

Politics and the English Language by George Orwell

Tilak and Gokhale: Revolution and Reform in the Making of Modern India by Stanley Wolpert

Pakistan: A Hard Country by Anatol Lieven