Neoliberalism and Politics in India

Toronto — 26 May 2014. Reflections on the recent elections in India Moderated by Ananya Mukherjee. Presentation by: Prabhat Patnaik is a highly distinguished and internationally renowned critical scholar. He holds a D.Phil in Economics from the University of Oxford, UK, and in 2012, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science (Economics) by SOAS, University of … Watch video »

Toronto — 26 May 2014.

Reflections on the recent elections in India

Moderated by Ananya Mukherjee. Presentation by:

  • Prabhat Patnaik is a highly distinguished and internationally renowned critical scholar. He holds a D.Phil in Economics from the University of Oxford, UK, and in 2012, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science (Economics) by SOAS, University of London. He has taught at the University of Cambridge, UK, and at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, widely recognized as a leading center of critical scholarship. He is currently Professor Emeritus at JNU, having retired in 2010 from the Sukhamoy Chakravarty Chair that he held there. Between 2006 and 2011 he was the Vice-Chairman of the Planning Board of the southern state of Kerala in India.

    He is the author of Time, Inflation and Growth (1988); Economics and Egalitarianism (1991); Whatever Happened to Imperialism and other essays (1995); Accumulation and Stability under Capitalism (1997);
    The Value of Money (2009); and Re-Envisioning Socialism (2011). His edited works include Lenin and Imperialism: An Appraisal of Theories and Contemporary Reality (1986); Macroeconomics (1995) and Excursus in History (2011).
    He edits the journal Social Scientist, the journal of the Indian School of the Social Sciences and is the author of hundreds of articles on political economy.

More analysis of the election: “Left’s Debacle in 2014 Elections in India,” by Prasenjit Bose.