The Outsourcer: The Story of India’s IT Revolution

New Books in Economics | 24 Jun 2023 | 0h 17m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Dinesh Sharma about his book The Outsourcer: The Story of India’s IT Revolution. Discusses the technological, economic, and political transformations behind the rise of India’s IT industry.

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Shashi Tharoor on The Struggle for India’s Soul

Iain Dale’s Book Club | 12 August 2022 | 0h 45m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Shashi Tharoor about his book The Struggle for India’s Soul: Nationalism and the Fate of Democracy. Explores the contest in India between Narendra Modi pushing Hindu nationalism and its tradition of civic nationalism.

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Ashoka Mody on India is Broken

Top Traders Unplugged | 22 March 2023 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Ashoka Mody about his book India is Broken: A People Betrayed, Independence to Today. Argues that there are two Indias, a successful, highly skilled and educated elite and a billion-plus population that remains very poor. Suggests that this dangerous equilibrium is maintained by a close link between the government, big business and, in some cases, organized crime. This association produces projects that attract capital and headlines but leaves an employment deficit of over 100 million jobs.

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Tarun Khanna & Michael Szonyi on Making Meritocracy

Asian Review of Books | 29 December 2022 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Tarun Khanna and Michael Szonyi about their edited volume Making Meritocracy: Lessons from China and India, from Antiquity to the Present. Compares and contrasts the history and practices of identifying and promoting talent in China and India, drawing lessons for meritocracy elsewhere more generally.

 

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B-side: Interview with Shruti Rajagopalan

Beneath the Surface: An Infrastructure Podcast | 9 August 2022 | 0h 32m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Shruti Rajagopalan discussing her research on how population growth can accelerate economic development, the unintended consequences of fertility policy, India’s economic history, and the Indian economic deregulation from 1991.

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Kavita Puri: Partition Voices

The Book Club | 13 July 2022 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Kavita Puri about her book Partition Voices: Untold British Stories. Excavates often traumatic memories of the mass migration and bloody violence of the partition of India. Explains why the story has been so shrouded in silence – there isn’t a memorial to Partition, anywhere on earth – and yet how it has shaped the UK’s population and politics ever since. Argues that it’s vital that empire and the end-of-empire be taught in every British school.

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Naushad Forbes on Building Innovation in Industry

Ideas of India | 12 May 2022 | 1h 21m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Naushad Forbes about his book The Struggle and the Promise: Restoring India’s Potential. Discusses why Indian companies spend so little on R&D, how companies learn and innovate, protectionism versus open markets, cronyism, Parsi exceptionalism, higher education reforms and more.

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The Foundations of Modern India

Dan Snow’s History Hit | 3 April 2022 | 0h 25m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Shruti Kapila about her book Violent Fraternity: Indian Political Thought in the Global Age. Discusses the history of Indian political thought, from the Indian Rebellion of 1857 through to the modern-day, especially ideas of liberalism and nationalism.

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