India in the world economy 2016-2017

Academic year: 2016-2017


 Rodolfo Helg, Dipak Pant, Narinder Sharma,

Aim of the course

The aim of this short course is to introduce India to the students. The approach will be an interdisciplinary one. The instructor composition testifies this: one economist, one anthropologist and one engineer.

Course content

The recent economic evolution (Rodolfo Helg) (presentation)

India  and its subcontinent: an anthropological perspective  (Dipak Pant)

India: its history and cultural heritage (Narinder Sharma)

Indian business success stories (Narinder Sharma)


Student evaluation will be based on their class participation and on a short paper and related class presentation.  Topics and bibliography for the paper and class presentation will be suggested by the lecturers.

Suggested readings:

- Nandan Nilekani, Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation,Penguin Press; 528 pages (Nandan’s Blog)
- Arvind Panagaryia, India: The Emerging Giant, Oxford University Press, 2008  (video presentations of the book: 
   ° A Panel on India, (with Panagariya, Bhagwati Varadarajan) on YouTube, 17 September 2008
   ° India, (Panagariya) on ForaTv
   ° India: The Emerging Giant, (Panagariya) on You Tube, 31 January 2008
- Arvind Panagaryia, Transforming India, October 2006
Indian Economic Summit, World Economic Forum, November 2008
- Paul Davies, What's This India Business? Off shoring, Outsourcing and the Global Services Revolution,   Nicholos  Brealey   International, London, 2008 
- Abbe J A. Dubois, Henry K. Beauchamp, Hindu Manners, Customs and Ceremonies,  Rupa & Co, New Delhi, India
- India-Continuity in Change, External Publicity Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi
- Stefano Chiarlone, L’economia dell’India, Carocci, 2008
- Rajesh Kumar, Anand Kumar Sethi, Fare affari in India, Etas, 2007
- Federico Rampini, L'impero di Cindia, Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, 2006
- Indian Business Magazines: Business TodayBusiness WorldOutlook Business