The book The Great Disappointment How Narendra Modi Squandered a Unique Opportunity to Transform the Indian Economy is written by Salman Anees Soz. He is an international development expert and also an economic and political commentator.
As the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government completes its current term ahead of the general elections to be held in 2019. Now, it’s time to evaluate its performance, especially in terms of the economy. Most Noteworthy, this book is a critical assessment of five years of the brand of economics Prime Minister Narendra Modi has championed. It is often referred to as ‘Modinomics’.
With the biggest political mandate in almost three decades, did the NDA government succeed in transforming India’s economic trajectory for the better? Or, its economic performance is a ‘great disappointment’? Therefore, this book conjectures it is the latter, and analyses why this is so.
Published by Penguin Ebury Press
Release Date: 20 March 2019
Number of pages:304
Salman Anees Soz is a former World Bank Group staff member with experience across a range of economic development issues.
Author’s professional interests include rising market economics, political economy, and South Asian politics. Additionally, he writes op-eds for numerous media outlets. Currently, he is a member of the Indian National Congress. Moreover, as a party spokesperson. Usually, appears on television debates, focusing on economic affairs.