Shankkar Aiyar is the author of Accidental India: A History of the Nation’s Passage through Crisis and Change (Aleph Book Co.). As an analyst, he specialises in economics and politics with emphasis on the interface between the two. As a public intellectual, he provides insights on news channels and as columnist writes on how politics impacts governance, the economy and financial markets. As a journalist for nearly three decades, he has won awards and been at the helm of a national newspaper and newsweekly. Shankkar Aiyar, 50, has authored a study on India’s socio-economic fault lines. He has been a Wolfson Chevening Fellow at Cambridge University.
Shankkar Aiyar will participate in a panel discussion — Accidental India: An Economic History of Modern India — in Delhi on February 6, 2013, on the economic history of modern India with Bibek Debroy, Brinda Karat and Jayanthi Natarajan. Siddharth Varadarajan will moderate the discussion.
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