1991:The Year that changed India
The year 1991 will always be remembered for the economic reforms that proved to be a watershed moment in the Indian economy. It put India on the global map and made it a flourishing market that it remains till today. The deft and futuristic person behind this initiative was the then Prime Minister, P. V Narasimha Rao who showed great vision throughout his tenure as Prime Minister. From the vantage point of his long personal and professional association with the former prime minister, author Sanjaya Baru shows how PV’s impact on the nation’s fortunes went way beyond the economy. In his book, ‘1991: How PV Narasimha Rao Made History’ he gives an insider’s account of the politics, economics and geopolitics that combined to make 1991 a turning point for India.
Join us for a discussion with Sanjaya Baru, as he narrates his experience of working with an ambitious leader and how PV Narasimha Rao orchestrated a defining moment in Indian economic history.
Sanjaya Baru is Consulting Fellow for India, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London; and Honorary Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. He was Media Adviser to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (2004-08). He is a senior journalist and has been editor of the Financial Express, Business Standard, Economic Times and Times of India. He is the bestselling author of The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making
Rama Bijapurkar leads a market strategy consulting practice. She serves as an independent director on the boards of CRISIL, Mahindra &Mahindra Financial Services Limited, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited, Janalakshmi Financial Services Limited and Redington Gulf FZE. She is also chairperson of People Research on India's Consumer Economy. She has several publications on the emerging market and consumer related issues.